Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"The New Gay Mafia Collective"

I sit here this morning with my shit completely flipped. Partially because Frankie Sharp and the DJ Bearded Lady had me dancing until security dragged my ass out of the Transfer last night (and i haven't had my fucking coffee) but mostly because The Guardian released it's annual list of influential San Francisco Queers. and who should be topping that list but the Brothers Herrera, and HomoChic. The piece is brief, but very sexy.

"Yes, they're gay brothers, which is, like, totally hot. But even if they weren't related, their individual artistic creations would have us on the hook. Heads of HomoChic (, the new gay mafia collective that combines gallery shows, fashion design, and nightlife craziness into mind boggling events, they're inspiring the latest generation to revel in its scandalous past. Leo's photography mixes porn with historical reference to dizzying, stimulating effect. Allan's costuming and styling brings bathhouse and backroom gay culture to light. Currently the Chihuahua, Mexico-born siblings have pieces in the queer Latino "Maria" show at GalerĂ­a De La Raza. Leo features pants-raising boy-pics and a video installation centered on Harvey Milk. Allan, whose Money Shots underwear line graces many an alternaqueer's backside, displays a chandelier made of 2,000 pink condoms."

If you know Leo and Allan then you know they are the hardest working men in all of Faggotry. They both some how manage to bring the cows home just about every night and still manage to be completely on top of their shit at all times. I am immensely proud of them both, and i can't think of anyone more deserving... except perhaps tireless AIDS crusader (and personal friend) Hunter Hargraves, and he is featured too! Both for his work as head of Stop AIDS and for his DJing and Drag Performances. Clearly i am lucky to have such friends and if i wasn't so fucking hungover i'd inflate their egos for another few paragraphs (they deserve it) but instead i think i'm gonna grab a quick role in the hay with my boyfriend before work.

See you kids at the Bubble Lounge Tonight.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Celebrating Stonewall

Fuck, kids. It's only tuesday morning and pride week is already kicking my ass. Last night of cource was (the possibly last ever) MoneyShot Mondays @ Jet. Wherein I participated in the (100 dollar prized) 'Hairiest Bush Contest.' Sadly i didn't win. Before that i spent most of the afternoon playing pornographer for two of the dead-sexiest boys i know. They are starting a naked hose cleaning service and they needed sexy pics for their website... i am very lucky.

But you good folks don't want to hear about my wacky miss-adventures. You all would like to know all the best places to sow those wild oats this week. So here it is: your official HomoChic San Francisco Pride Agenda:

We start the festivities tonight @ seven @ A Different Light Bookstore in the Castro where the indomitable Brontez of Gravy Train fame will be reading from the new issue of his hypersexy zine, Fag School.

After that head over to the Transfer @ Church and Market for Chilidog, where i will attempt not to drink myself stupid. (wish me luck!)

Wednesday from 7-9 is the IDA benefit @ the Bubble Lounge up in North Beach. (i'd link to their website but it hasn't been updated since Al Gore invented the Internet. Boylesque will be performing and that is a show that is always worth seeing. there might be an orgy or something afterwards. not sure yet.

Thursday is the only day all week i get to sleep.

Things really get rolling Friday night with Sweet Beast
(which has in my opinion the best fucking flier all year)
and then get your ass over to the Burning Marys Burning Man fund raiser party.
Half price w/ costums (underwear counts as a costume!) drinks all night, sexy beats, sexy boys, sexy fun.

Pink Saturday will find you at Afterglow where all the boys you were grinding up against @ Mary will be giving you head.

And sunday after the parade and the festival you simply MUST go to Juanita More's Pool Party at the Phoenix Hotel. It's a San Francisco tradition.

I'm gonna go take a nap before work.

clearly i will need my rest.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Slightly Delayed

So here it is, my big 'Welcome to HomoChic' blog post, and it's only about two weeks late. Which isn't entirely my fault. I had my wisdom teeth pulled out (which is a fucking brutal experience, but honestly not as bad as i had pictured it/ everyone had warned me it was gonna be.), and i've been helping to plan for the big HomoChic/Burning Marys Pride fund raiser, and i was camping in Mojave with some friends, and it's been really hot, and Mercury has been in retrograde, and, and, and... i've had a serious case of writer's block.

When Jacob and Leo invited me to be the 'Cultural Journalist' for i was crazy-excited. Politics is my passion and i've been needing a project for a while now. Something more constructive then arguing with my parents about whether or not Barack Obama is a Secret Muslim (he's not).

But every time i sat down to write this entry i immediately hit a brick wall. My first several tries were flat, reductive, tired. they looked and read just like every other blog out there. I started to really question myself; "Who the fuck am I that anyone would even care what i have to say? What do i have to offer? And why am i wearing this shirt? fuck this is an ugly shirt." But just as i was about to fix up a self-pity cocktail of vodka and quaaludes a voice spoke to me, Obi-wan like from the aether, "Shut the fuck up Brenden and stop being such a little bitch. Just tell the people who you are and why you are here. and stop waisting every bodies god damn time."

So, Hi... My name is Brenden. I am a 27 year old man living in San Francisco with my two boyfriends and our awesome roommate. I'm HIV positive, and have been for two and a half years. I write. I read. I dance. I throw parties. And i feel exceptionally privileged to be a member of HomoChic with Allan, Jacob, and Leo.

Not only are each of them truly talented and creative artists, with long sexy careers ahead of them. But they are kindred spirits with whom i share a set of values, and a point of view; That we are the inheritors of a culture that reaches back through luminaries like Harvey Milk, and Gore Vidal, past Oscar Wilde and all the way to Alexander the Great. That our legacy and our community are being sold out by the current generation of gay leaders who want us to assimilate and turn our gay communities into glorified strip malls and tourist attractions. That HIV is not an end to life nor a triffle to be ignored and dismissed, but rather a responsibility to one's self and community. That sex and sexuality are nothing to fear or be ashamed of, but something to celebrate and share. That a change is coming, and the time to prepare is now.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Everyone Say "Ummm... Thanks"

Z-List celebrity "bi-sexual" wants all the homos here in California to know that we can thank her for our gay marriage victory.

[The legalization of gay marriage] is because of me — I definitely think [my show] has helped the movement. Before it came out, everyone was still a little apprehensive about [same sex relationships]. Then they realized, ‘Wow, everyone is really into this stuff, and it is fine.’ The next thing you know, [gay marriage] is legal.

Clearly big fake tits weighed heavily into the Justice's decision.