Written by Instinct Staff | Tuesday, 07 August 2012
Tags: aiden leslie
, instinct magazine
, world premiere
, diamond dreams
, marco ovando
“In the end, all of what you do in your life makes you who you are,” says Aiden Leslie. “Why not celebrate it and reach for the Diamond Dreams that inspire you? You only have one go-around to make it happen."
Aiden—easily one of pop music's hunkiest artists—has made at least one of our dreams come true by premiering the video for his newest "rocktronic" single "Diamond Dreams" right here on Instinct! We know you've been waiting to see the latest from the club-chart-topping artist of 2011’s “Worlds Away,” so without further ado, head to our Web Exclusives area to check out “Diamond Dreams,” from Aiden Leslie and famed NYC-based director Marco Ovando!
Written by Instinct Staff | Wednesday, 01 August 2012
Tags: house democrats
, binational same-sex couples
, lgbt protection
, department of homeland security
, janet napolitano
, nancy pelosi
, written guidelines
House Democrats are applying necessary pressure to the Obama administration to ensure that binational same-sex couples are protected from deportation.
As it stands now, a foreign same-sex partner of a US citizen has virtually no protection regarding whether they're forced to leave the country based on immigration laws.
House Reps, including Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats, want President Obama and his Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano to change that—in writing.
More after the jump.FULL STORY
Written by Instinct Staff | Friday, 27 July 2012
Tags: dustin lance black
, jj abrams
, j. edgar
, new film
Oscar-winning screenwriter and LGBT advocate, Dustin Lance Black has just landed his next project and it's a biggie.
In fact, we're positively quaking in our high-heeled boots.
Black will be teaming up with JJ Abrams to bring us Earthquake!
Details after the jump.FULL STORY
Written by Instinct Staff | Monday, 23 July 2012
Tags: the spice girls
, london olympics
, girl groups
As the world waits on edge to see what London has come up with for the Opening Ceremony on Friday, it's actually the Closing Ceremony that has garnered plenty of headlines today, all thanks to a little zig-a-zig-ah.
Written by Instinct Staff | Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Tags: general motors
, chevrolet volt
, between the lines
, gay targeted marketing
, auto ad
, car ad
, gay and lesbian consumers
, niche marketing
, detroit free press
We think this ad for General Motors' Chevrolet Volt is really clever and fun—and we have to admit, we love being the targeted demographic for a car company!
And why wouldn't we be?
According to a recent marketing survey, "Gay and lesbian consumers prefer fuel-efficient cars, account for 5% of new car purchases and have average household income in the six figures -- more than that of heterosexual households."
No wonder auto companies are now actively courting us! We put out!
More after the jump.FULL STORY
Written by Instinct Staff | Thursday, 05 July 2012
Tags: frank ocean
, odd future
, hip hop
, comes out
, in love
, new album
, liner notes
, channel orange
, live with jimmy fallon
Updated, Friday, 2:29 p.m. PST
With his first official solo album due July 17 and his recent outing, which he's handled with admirable grace, all eyes are going to be on Frank Ocean when he performs as the musical guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this Monday, July.
More after the jump!FULL STORY
Written by Instinct Staff | Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Tags: national gay media association
, regional newspapers
, windy city times
, washington blade
, dallas voice
, between the lines
, georgia voice
, bay area reporter
Big news that oughta give the weekly gay newspapers that are so invaluable to many gay communities across the country some staying power: a national LGBT newspaper alliance has formed, banding together some of the country's top regional publications.
Written by Instinct Staff | Tuesday, 26 June 2012
, it's ok to say gay
, stacey campfield
In a state that birthed the notorious "Don't Say Gay" nickname, Knoxville, Tennessee's Mayor Madeline Rogero stuck her neck out to support the gay community in a recent speech devoted to inclusion (and saturated with Instinct-approved sauciness directed at homophobic lawmaker Stacey Campfield).
Written by Instinct Staff | Monday, 25 June 2012
Tags: chandler massey
, daytime emmy
, will horton
, younger actor
, coming out
, gay youth
, days of our lives
, deidre hall
, gay storyline
We've been pretty vocal fans of Days Of Our Lives' treatment of Will Horton's coming out storyline. (And we still maintain that daytime television, with its daily episodic format, offers a unique opportunity to delve into the intricacies of this type of subject matter, so stop cancelling our soaps!)
We were totally thrilled to see Will's portrayer, Chandler Massey, walk away with the Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his work!
This is the first time an actor has won a Daytime Emmy for playing a gay character. Watch his Emmy win after the jump!FULL STORY
Written by Instinct Staff | Friday, 22 June 2012
, quad cities
, university club
, reception hall
, lesbian couple
, kristen stewart
, taylor shumaker
, anti gay
, the bible
An engaged lesbian couple is on the hunt for a new wedding reception venue after being told they couldn't rent out Moline, Illinois' historic University Club because THE BIBLE!! Details follow.
Written by Instinct Staff | Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Tags: priscilla queen of the desert
, free performance
, gay pride
, american airlines
Not that we track past Instinct cover hottie Nick Adams's every move or anything, but word along the gayvine is that the cast of Broadway's Priscilla: Queen of the Desert will treat JFK travelers to a surprise free show on Thursday!