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Oct 6:  My home state #Oklahoma has #marriageequality, for now, much to the chagrin of so-called Christians.  How many more gay people does God have to create before everybody learns to love people for who they are?
#365in2014  #oklahoma #marriage #lgbt #humanrights

Oct 6: My home state #Oklahoma has #marriageequality, for now, much to the chagrin of so-called Christians. How many more gay people does God have to create before everybody learns to love people for who they are?
#365in2014 #oklahoma #marriage #lgbt #humanrights

Rise and shine internet! This may be the nearest you ever get to rolling around in bed and morning coffee with the amazingly talented singer-songwriter Matt Alber. This morning Matt premiers his new, sexy with charming all over it, music video for “Handsome Man” off of his new album Wind Sand Stars on Accidental Bear. (Find album HERE)

Now go enjoy and share the video below of one of the top queer artists performing in the world today!

Any who reposts this A/B feature to Facebook and leaves a comment “I shared it” and tags Accidental Bear in comment is entered to receive a free signed copy of the album on CD & Vinyl (There will be 3 winners!!)

Be sure to watch video in HD to see all of the stunning details.

Check out fun Q & A with Matt Alber below where he gives us all of the sweaty details behind the “Handsome Man” Music video.

What is the story going on in this new video for “Handsome Man?”

Well, there’s always room for interpretation, but I see this as the story of two guys who find the spark of love the morning after a pivotal sleepover. Maybe they’ve jut been hooking up until now, keeping things casual. But something changes when neither of them wants the morning to end. One of the fellas hides a love-note for the other on the back of a photo-strip, and when the other one finds it… well, it’s ON!

You’re the one who wrote the song and also co-stars in the video, yet you’re speaking about the characters in the third person. Are you playing a character or are you playing yourself in this video?

When I started out on this project I was single and playing a character in a story I’ve been wanting to see on the screen. I see a fair share of gay humor, drama and gay sex in the media , but I’m hard-pressed to find moments like these on the screen. (Thank God LOOKING is finally here.) But being single and navigating a healthy sex-life can be tricky. I’ve definitely had varying degrees of success at it. I guess in the back of my mind I’m always hoping I’ll run into Mr. Right when I’m hooking up. Someone who will want me to spend the night, stay up late sipping whiskey, smoking joints, making fun of Party Of Five and then want me to stick around in the morning, skipping school, goofing around under the sheets and kissing like you mean it.

So did something change for you personally during the project? Did you fall in love with your co-star? And by the way, WHO IS HE and do you have any nudes? (wink wink)

Ah, Alan… What a babe, huh? We met on SCRUFF a few years ago and have stayed great pals. He even wrote the opening line of my song “Spectacularly”– he’s one heck of a poet. I asked him to play opposite me because I knew we’d have good chemistry. He flew down from Seattle to do the shoot and we had blast. He brought a ton of good ideas to the table and some damn fine acting if you ask me. I’ve always had a crush on him, but that’s not how the story goes. 

Well Mr. Alber, are you gonna tell us how it goes? Give me the dirt!

I’ll tell ya a little. About a month after we shot the video for Handsome Man, I met this amazing guy on Scruff who, long story short, wanted me to stick around. We started sleeping over and wasting the mornings away laughing and kissing under the sheets. We decided to open up to each other and start telling each other our deep dark secrets. Neither of us flinched. When he learned I was working on a music video, he offered to help me edit it. It slowly dawned on us both that the story taking shape our iMacs was happening for us. How about that, huh?

Accidental Bear Love! I’d say you owe the good people at SCRUFF a letter.

Well, he’s more of a Prairie dog. And yes, I already sent my letter to SCRUFF!

Well, congratulations Matt the video results are stunning! I am going to crawl back in to bed and watch this on repeat!

Follow Matt Alber on FACEBOOK | TWITTER |  mattalber.com

I don’t know why I torture myself sometimes, when I find a good looking guy, and talk to him, then realize I’m totally out of my league with him.  What am I thinking?  Some tall, dark, tatted, and hot guy isn’t going to deal with a tall, buzzed & bearded 46 year old blogger.  Oh yeah, I can be kind, loving, passionate, faithful, funny as hell, accepting, compassionate, etc.  I can also be cantankerous, fussy, moody, and pissy. 

eh.

Fuqit.

Sept 20:  Boxes, ceiling high.  Bed time, then more tomorrow.  Seven days until I’m sleeping in a new place!
#365in2014 #gpoy #beards #beardenvy #thebeardedlife #beardedmen #beard #thebeardedhomo #beardlife #bearmen #gaybeard
#gayvegan #gaysofinstagram #gaystagram #lgbt #gaymen #rensselaerny #scruffy #gaybear

Sept 20: Boxes, ceiling high. Bed time, then more tomorrow. Seven days until I’m sleeping in a new place!
#365in2014 #gpoy #beards #beardenvy #thebeardedlife #beardedmen #beard #thebeardedhomo #beardlife #bearmen #gaybeard
#gayvegan #gaysofinstagram #gaystagram #lgbt #gaymen #rensselaerny #scruffy #gaybear

Sept 17:  Sunshine and #beards.  Can’t ask for much more than that in life.
#365in2014 #gpoy #beardenvy #thebeardedlife #beardedmen #beard #thebeardedhomo #beardlife #bearmen #gaybeard
#gayvegan #gaysofinstagram #gaystagram #lgbt #gaymen #scruffy #gaybear

Sept 17: Sunshine and #beards. Can’t ask for much more than that in life.
#365in2014 #gpoy #beardenvy #thebeardedlife #beardedmen #beard #thebeardedhomo #beardlife #bearmen #gaybeard
#gayvegan #gaysofinstagram #gaystagram #lgbt #gaymen #scruffy #gaybear

Sept 14:  13 days until the move, and I’m already over these fucking boxes.
#gpoy #365in2014 #beardlife #bearmen #BeardsofInstagram #BeardsofInstagram #beardedmen #beards #beard #lgbt #beardedhomo #scruffy

Sept 14: 13 days until the move, and I’m already over these fucking boxes.
#gpoy #365in2014 #beardlife #bearmen #BeardsofInstagram #BeardsofInstagram #beardedmen #beards #beard #lgbt #beardedhomo #scruffy

otterfiles:

That time you realized boys kiss better than girls.

They really do.
To be more specific, boys kiss boys better than girls.
I’ve sorta kissed a girl, and felt nothing other than awkwardness.  But a guy kissing - man.  That’s the shit.

otterfiles:

That time you realized boys kiss better than girls.

They really do.

To be more specific, boys kiss boys better than girls.

I’ve sorta kissed a girl, and felt nothing other than awkwardness.  But a guy kissing - man.  That’s the shit.

(via Adam4Adam Blog » Celebrities : Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka Are Married)

Neil Patrick Harris is a married man!

The Tony winner, 41, and his 10 years partner David Burtka, 39, tied the knot on Saturday in Italy. The couple are parents to twins Gideon and Harper, 4 years old.

Both grooms wore custom Tom Ford tuxedos for the wedding. Their friend and mentor, How I Met Your Mother producer and director Pam Fryman, officiated the ceremony.

And talk about a wedding singer, no other than Elton John performed at the reception!

Congratulations to both actors and long live to the new couple!!

(via Adam4Adam Blog » Celebrities : Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka Are Married)

Neil Patrick Harris is a married man!

The Tony winner, 41, and his 10 years partner David Burtka, 39, tied the knot on Saturday in Italy. The couple are parents to twins Gideon and Harper, 4 years old.

Both grooms wore custom Tom Ford tuxedos for the wedding. Their friend and mentor, How I Met Your Mother producer and director Pam Fryman, officiated the ceremony.

And talk about a wedding singer, no other than Elton John performed at the reception!

Congratulations to both actors and long live to the new couple!!

Founder of Chick-Fil-A dead at 93

I’m gonna leave this right here.
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S. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-Fil-A, is dead at age 93.

A spokesman for the company said Cathy died on Sunday at his home surrounded by family.

He began the chicken restaurant near Atlanta in 1946.

Today the chain has more than 1800 locations.

You may remember a somewhat recent controversy involving Cathy and donations his company made to anti-LBGT organizations.

It lead to wide-spread picketing and major changes to the way the company made donations.

Cathy is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jeannette McNeil Cathy; sons Dan T. and Don “Bubba” Cathy; daughter Trudy Cathy White; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, according to a company statement.

It’s official - we’ve found the missing link - A GAY REPUBLICAN! 
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 (via Former GOP spokesman comes out, pushes for marriage | Oklahoma City - OKC - KOCO.com)

He is gay. He’s a Republican. He wants to get married.

During his time as a spokesperson for the Republican Party and GOP candidates, James Richardson noted that “never once did I write that I am gay.”

That changed with the publication of a column by Richardson in Thursday’s Washington Post that openly proclaims his sexuality.

Despite being a member and former spokesman for a party that doesn’t support what he so badly desires — to marry his same sex partner — Richardson is committed to the GOP and committed to changing the party’s views on the issue.

While all six openly gay members of the U.S. House and one member of the Senate are Democrats, that could change in November as at least three gay Republicans are currently running.

"I’m advocating for change openly as a gay Republican," he said in an interview with CNN about why he decided to announce his sexuality. "It brings some personal heft when you are convincing people that what they are doing is going to hurt you."

He wants to work “from within” to change minds and the law about same sex marriage, he said.

"My partner and I are envious subscribers to the conventional, conservative family model. Yet together, as two men wishing to grow grey and ornery in matching rocking chairs, we are consigned to ‘cohabitation’ as a consequence of law. That’s unjust, and it’s uniquely painful," he wrote in the Post.

Richardson once worked for the more moderate Republican Jon Huntsman who has embraced same-sex marriage. But he also worked for candidates adamantly against same sex marriage, including former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s short-lived presidential exploratory campaign. Barbour has said he firmly believes that marriage is between a man and a woman.

"I strongly disagree" with Barbour, Richardson said, adding that he respects Barbour’s position. "It’s a matter of overlooking something for the broader picture."

Ken Mehlman, former adviser to President George W. Bush and former chair of the Republican National Committee, announced that he is gay in 2010 after he stepped out of the political spotlight and into the private sector.

It’s official - we’ve found the missing link - A GAY REPUBLICAN!
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(via Former GOP spokesman comes out, pushes for marriage | Oklahoma City - OKC - KOCO.com)

He is gay. He’s a Republican. He wants to get married.

During his time as a spokesperson for the Republican Party and GOP candidates, James Richardson noted that “never once did I write that I am gay.”

That changed with the publication of a column by Richardson in Thursday’s Washington Post that openly proclaims his sexuality.

Despite being a member and former spokesman for a party that doesn’t support what he so badly desires — to marry his same sex partner — Richardson is committed to the GOP and committed to changing the party’s views on the issue.

While all six openly gay members of the U.S. House and one member of the Senate are Democrats, that could change in November as at least three gay Republicans are currently running.

"I’m advocating for change openly as a gay Republican," he said in an interview with CNN about why he decided to announce his sexuality. "It brings some personal heft when you are convincing people that what they are doing is going to hurt you."

He wants to work “from within” to change minds and the law about same sex marriage, he said.

"My partner and I are envious subscribers to the conventional, conservative family model. Yet together, as two men wishing to grow grey and ornery in matching rocking chairs, we are consigned to ‘cohabitation’ as a consequence of law. That’s unjust, and it’s uniquely painful," he wrote in the Post.

Richardson once worked for the more moderate Republican Jon Huntsman who has embraced same-sex marriage. But he also worked for candidates adamantly against same sex marriage, including former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s short-lived presidential exploratory campaign. Barbour has said he firmly believes that marriage is between a man and a woman.

"I strongly disagree" with Barbour, Richardson said, adding that he respects Barbour’s position. "It’s a matter of overlooking something for the broader picture."

Ken Mehlman, former adviser to President George W. Bush and former chair of the Republican National Committee, announced that he is gay in 2010 after he stepped out of the political spotlight and into the private sector.