1. Protect Our Pride: Julius' Bar


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    It's time for New York City to recognize and protect LGBTQ history. Tell NYC officials to landmark places of significance to LGBTQ history including the Stonewall Inn, Julius' Bar, the LGBT Center, and the Gay Activists Alliance Firehouse, so that our story will always remain a part of our city. Visit www.ProtectOurPride.org to add your voice. ProtectOurPride.org | A Project of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and Casa Vera Production. 2015, All Rights Reserved.

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    • "3 Eras of Gay Sex in 3 Mins" Film by Leo Herrera


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      “3 ERAS of GAY SEX in 3 Minutes”– Viral Valentine Film Celebrates The History and Power of Gay Sex, Fetish & Cruising An Original Three-minute Film by Leo Herrera Visually Spans The History of Homosensual Communication from Pre-Stonewall to Present Day Leo Herrera, a NYC-based visual artist, filmmaker, writer and advocate with a focus on cataloging and presenting gay history, today announced his latest work “3 ERAS of GAY SEX in 3 Minutes” an original piece illustrating 3 generations of gay sex in three-minutes, featuring Pre-Stonewall cruising; 1970’s/80’s Leather BDS&M; and Present Day App usage, filmed in NYC and San Francisco. Instead of presenting gay history as sexless or focusing solely on AIDS, the film celebrates Gay Communication in its most sensual form, through the glances, codes and technological breakthroughs that have allowed gay sex and gay communities to flourish through generations of oppression. Taking us on a time machine into archetypes of Gay Sex and the unspoken communication methods of these communities, “3 ERAS of GAY SEX in 3 Minutes” informs us and a wider audience, of the rich sexual history of the modern gay male; the symbolism and power of our once ‘secret’ encounters; and a glimpse into the infrastructure of deviant gay communities that are the foundations for the modern gay civil rights movement. There is a love for gay culture and iconography that vibrates in the film, from the setting of historic landmark Julius, the SF army barracks and a sex dungeon, to the soundtrack, which features poetry from Walt Whitman, Truman Capote and human pup play master, Pup Boss Jyan. The film stars Gay Hip-Hop artist, Rikki Crowley and HIV Activist Zachary Barnett. It touches upon the themes of technology, PrEP, the closet and gay S&M in a way that’s tasteful and romantic. “This film is about sharing a facet of our history that is rarely represented in mainstream gay media,” said Herrera. “While I applaud the strides we’ve made in our mainstream visibility, it sometimes comes at the expense of our sexuality. Gay fetish is treated as a punchline, or punished with disease. The drag queens and gay characters I see on television do not represent what I see at Folsom Street Fair, or at a Brooklyn gay warehouse party on a Saturday night or any of the Eagles in the country. There is an inherent romance to cruising, a jolt of electricity to our secrets and codes, that’s what this clip is about.” “The idea that as a culture we DO have a past, present and future is something that is very, very powerful. We didn’t come out of nowhere, and we haven’t been standing around waiting to be “accepted”, and we aren’t this monolithic culture that will just be part of any “mainstream”, there are too many facets and subcultures. Who better to tell these stories than ourselves.” The film is a followup to Leo’s “The Fortune Teller,” the 2013 Pride Month Viral hit that presented 50 years of Gay History in 5 minutes, garnering 50,000 hits during Gay Pride Week. About “3 ERAS of GAY SEX in 3 Minutes” “3 ERAS of GAY SEX in 3 Minutes” is Leo Herrera’s most ambitious project to date. It’s comprised of all original footage filmed in iconic gay locations, such as Julius, the Army Barracks in SF, and a gay sex dungeon in Brooklyn. Costumes were provided by Mr. S Leather in SF and the Leatherman in NYC. Leo worked closely with producer Jonathan Daniel Federico, a fellow NYC filmmaker as well as filmmaker Aron Kantor and cinematographer Nathan Lee Bush to realize his vision. About Gay/Artist and Activist Leo Herrera “I grew up an illegal Mexican immigrant in Republican Arizona, as far from “gay” as possible. Yet, the challenges and hopes I’ve faced as a gay man are the same as all of my peers across the world, as if homosexuality can transcend culture, geography and race. Homophobia is the same in New York City as it is in Russia, HIV and its stigma are as devastating in the South as they are in San Francisco, our sexual freedom is as reviled in America as in Uganda…and yet we are all moving forward on a global scale: our contributions to nightlife and the arts are as pronounced in Berlin as they are in Provincetown, the legalization of our unions is spanning continents, the unmistakable softness of our gestures transcends language. I don’t know if these universal similarities make homosexuality a culture, a race or a shared experience. What I do know is that they stir a deep pride in me that is almost religious.” Tag: #FutureGaySex PR contact: aaron@pointblankcomm.com point-bl_nk communications

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      • TRANSforming Randy Wicker


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        The life, times and TRANSformation of Randy Wicker. "Randy Wicker describes himself as a trans-aged male (young man trapped in an old body) who has been a LGBT activist since 1958, and a sex freedom activist since 1962. He was also an anti-Vietnam-War button merchant (1965-1971), the founder of LeMar (legalize marijuana) in 1964, the world's first cloning activist since 1997, and a transgender fashion activist since 2007. Let him tell you all about it in this documentary." Interviews with: Renee Cafiero, Barbara Gittings, Edward Allwood, David Carter, Mark Segal, Dick Leitsch. Music by: Moby

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        • Love of the Half Eaten Peach


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          This video was used as background projection for a one man show called "Ian MacKinnon's Gay Hist-Orgy 4: Time Cruiser". In this section of the show Ian tells the classic ancient Chinese story of gay love. Starring Rich Yap www.gayhistorgy.com instagram.com/mackinnon_ian facebook.com/mackinnon.ian

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          • Coyote & Tehoma


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            This video was originally used as background projection during part of a full length solo performance piece called "Ian MacKinnon's Gay Hist-Orgy 3: Mondo-Mythological" and was projected during a chanted section that told the story of Coyote falling in love with the god of the smoking mountain Tehoma. www.gayhistorgy.com instagram.com/mackinnon_ian facebook.com/mackinnon.ian

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            • THATS SO GAY


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              • Ian MacKinnon's Gay Hist-Orgy Part 2 Trailer


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                Ian MacKinnon's Gay Hist-Orgy part 2: The Search for Gay Love www.gayhistorgy.com

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                • Ian MacKinnon's Gay Hist-Orgy Part 3 Trailer


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                  Ian MacKinnon's Gay Hist-Orgy Part 3: Mondo-Mythological www.gayhistorgy.com

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                  • Olivia Chow looks back at 30 years of Xtra


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                    For more on Olivia Chow go to DailyXtra: http://bit.ly/1HgOYvK Olivia Chow, expected by many to make a run for the Toronto mayor's job, looks back at 30 years of Xtra. Chow is the widow of Jack Layton; is a former city of Toronto councilor; and current MP for federal riding of Trinity Spadina

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                    • Xtra's 30th anniversary


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                      Join us as we speak with Ken Popert, Brandon Matheson and Lucinda Wallace about the 30th anniversary of Xtra Toronto. Here's to another 30th years! For more, visit: http://bit.ly/1eOACIt

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