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'Looking' Star Danny Franzese Talks Body Positivity, Bears And More With James St. James: VIDEO

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Mean Girls and Looking actor Danny Franzese sat down with James St. James this week to talk body positivity in the gay community, HIV awareness, PrEP and his plans for the future.

Franzese also discusses his journey to self-acceptance, and how going shirtless in Bully helped him overcome his fixation on his weight.

Check out the frank, funny discussion, AFTER THE JUMP

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Frank Ocean Reveals New Album ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ and Release Date In Tumblr Post

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R&B singer Frank Ocean posted images of himself deciding between what appears to be two album covers to his Tumblr account along with the hashtags #Issue1, #ALBUM3, #JULY2015 and #BOYSDONTCRY revealing the title and release window of his third full-length album yesterday reports Spin.

Ocean captioned the two images saying, "I got two versions. I got twooo (sic) versions…" indicating that he is in the final processes of picking an official cover for the album. Ocean has remained particularly mum about the details of his new album except for releasing a demo snippet of a new song called Memrise in November 2014.

Ocean explored homoromantic subject matter in the songs Pink Matter and Forrest Gump on his previous album Channel Orange, leading news outlets and music journalists to speculate on the singer’s sexual orientation. Ocean later confirmed in an open letter, which was originally intended for the liner notes of Channel Orange, published on his Tumblr page affirming that his first love was with a man. Few details exist concerning Ocean’s new album Boys Don’t Cry, but the title may indicate that the singer may continue to explore these themes further.


D.C. Mayor Appoints Local LGBT Activist To Newly Created Deputy Mayor Position

Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 1.40.27 PMD.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Wednesday that she named local lesbian activist and public affairs lobbyist Courtney Snowden as her administration’s Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity, a new position within the executive office of the mayor reports The Washington Blade. Snowden, who originally ran for a seat on D.C.’s City Council as an independent, is the highest ranking LGBT official in the Bowser administration and the fourth gay or lesbian appointee named to a cabinet-level position.

Over the last 10 years Snowden has worked as a lobbyist and public policy strategist for both corporate and non-profit clients for the Raben Group, a D.C.-based public relations and communications firm founded by gay attorney Robert Raben. Snowden has also worked in several policy positions for the Human Rights Campaign, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network and then-Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin. Snowden also served on Bowser’s mayoral transition team prior to Bowser taking office on Jan. 1. 

The D.C. government website posted a revised organization chart showing the newly created post of Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity as one of four deputy mayor’s positions. According to Bowser the deputy mayor "will be charged with creating solutions to improve outcomes for residents who face challenges to entering the workforce or starting their own ventures."

 


ASAPScience Investigates the Stinging Possibility of a World Without Bees: VIDEO

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The ASAPScience guys have finally weighed in on the popular topic of bee extinction in their new video and what it means for us and the rest of the world should they go extinct. Scientists have claimed the extinction of bees spells catastrophic consequences; the ASAPScience guys calmly clarify exactly what would and it’s still not pretty. Up to 70 percent of the world’s fruit, vegetables and nuts would vanish, an estimated $200 billion loss in agriculture revenue along with a drastic effect on the food chain.

Watch ASAP Science thoroughly explain bee extinction, along with the potential processes that are leading to their deaths, AFTER THE JUMP

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Gay Couple Pen Adorable Meghan Trainor Parody 'Dear Future Baby' to Highlight Adoption Efforts: WATCH

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Minneapolis couple Joe Morales and Joey Famoso have experienced a tough road on the way to adoption, with their latest attempt to adopt a baby girl falling through at the last second. Instead of dwelling on the heartache of their situation, the two created a viral parody video set to Meghan Trainor’s song "Dear Future Husband," called "Dear Future Baby" - an ode to their future baby boy or girl. The couple wrote and sang the song together to share their message with the world and shared  why they wrote the song with TODAY Parents 

Said Morales:

"We wanted to do something different that stood out, but also showed our personalities. We were very intentional about the words used in the song to illustrate the type of dads we will be. There are so many great families for a birthmother to choose, and by doing this, we hope to be one of the top on her list."

Although the Internet has already generated potential leads for the couple, they’re aware that a lot can happen in the adoption process before they’re connected to a baby. However, the couple remains hopeful after all the support they’ve received from the online community; even Meghan Trainor commented on the parody in On Air with Ryan Seacrest, calling the parody "the cutest thing ever - I’m gonna tweet it."

The couple also has an informational site through their adoption agency and a group page devoted to their adoption efforts on Facebook.

Watch the two sing about what their future baby’s life will be like with them, and the sweet things they’ll do for their baby, AFTER THE JUMP

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Gay Couples Offer Dramatic Readings of Grindr Messages: VIDEO

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Reading Grindr messages seems to be an endless form of entertainment. Especially for moms, as we saw yesterday.

YouTube couples RJ and Will, and Trent and Luke along with other gay YouTube personalities sat down for a riveting read of the lewd, and often hilarious, messages men send to each other on Grindr.

The messages they read run the gamut of everything from one user telling another user that they must ask their mother for permission to have sex first, to one user describing how his time spent in jail with tough men led him to "switch sides."

You can watch the group read the painful, yet humorous, Grindr messages AFTER THE JUMP

And if you missed Part 1, it's HERE.

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