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Friends, I Am Heartbroken About Jian Ghomeshi…

Logan Lynn and Jian Ghomeshi in Portland (2014)

Friends,

I am heartbroken about Jian.

I hate that photos from my stories about him are being used in these awful reports about his hurting people, and as a survivor of sexual violence myself, and a lifelong advocate for the abused, I am embarrassed that I have played a part in bringing this man to your attention over the past couple of years by way of The Huffington Post, Queer Voices, and my own blog and networks.

The truth is, Jian Ghomeshi has been very supportive of me in my career and an outspoken advocate for my community. I have not known him to be anything but a gentle, thoughtful person who I have connected deeply with around human rights issues, music, mental health, identity, and the strangeness of fame. I have looked up to him, but it is clear to me now that my picture of Jian has been incomplete, at best.

The past week has been painful. I have felt sad for Jian, sad for the world, and sad that I seem to have, once again, been drawn in by a man who is not who he seemed to be…but most of all, I am sad for the people Jian has hurt. I know what this means for them, the impact it will have on their lives, how it will affect their families and relationships; and I wish healing and peace for all involved.

I do not believe Jian is connected to the reality of what he has done, but that does not make this any less real. Just because a person doesn’t report abuse to the police, does not mean that abuse did not occur.

It is important that we believe people when they say they have been harmed. This type of violence can be extremely difficult to speak, and even more difficult to live. As of this afternoon, police reports have been filed and an official investigation has begun. This is a good thing.

For those of you who have seen Jian and I together in Portland or in photos, interacting on Twitter, and chatting in interviews, please know that I, and many others, had no clue about this side of him. I do not support or defend what he has done in any way. He needs help and to be held accountable for his actions. Period.

It is hard to lose a hero, and this is all so impossible to believe…but hear me when I say that I DO believe it, and I will not play a part in silencing those who have come forward by blindly standing by him and his attempts to discredit them.

I truly hope Jian gets the help he needs so he doesn’t harm anyone else in the future…and I hope the people he has already hurt will find their way through this public mess without being injured further.

If you have been abused, or are being hurt by someone currently, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I am happy to help connect you to resources where you live so that you might find the safety and healing that I have found in my own life. That’s what the message button on the right side of this page is for.

I believe you.

- Logan

Make It Work: An Interview With Project Runway Season 13 Finalist (and Fan Favorite) Emily Payne

Emily Payne Interview with Logan Lynn (2014) Project Runway Season 13

(Originally Published on The Huffington Post on 10/29/2014)

With the Project Runway Season 13 reunion show airing this week, I thought now would be a perfect time to catch up with my darling friend (and Season 13 finalist), Emily Payne, about her time as a contestant on the show this year and what life is like now that it’s over.

Payne is a San Francisco-based designer and full-blown visionary. Overseeing two fashion houses of her own creation — Leathertongue and Devon Rose — and balancing motherhood and newfound mainstream television fame, Emily is riding the Project Runway rollercoaster with a level of grace fans of the show have not seen before. If you caught any of this season, you have no doubt already fallen head-over-heels in love with this sweet, talented creature.

Watch Emily Payne’s pre-season designer home visit video, then read our chat below – and be sure to tune into Lifetime Thursday for the reunion. The trailer promises fireworks!


Logan Lynn: Hey Emily! Thanks for chatting with me today. Anyone who has been following your run on this 13th season of Project Runway knows that you took your final bow as a contestant on the episode just before the finale. How does it feel to finally be able to talk about it after having to keep so painfully quiet for so long? Read the rest of this entry »

Feminism, Ebola and Donuts: Lena Dunham and Carrie Brownstein Make Like Portland (VIDEO)

Carrie Brownstein and Lena Dunham in Portland (2014) by Logan Lynn

(Originally Published on The Huffington Post on 10/22/2014)

This past Sunday night in Portland, GIRLS star and Not That Kind Of Girl author Lena Dunham completed her ten city book tour, “Not That Kind Of Tour“, with an intimate conversation with Portlandia star, Sleater-Kinney rock icon and Portland royalty Carrie Brownstein, live on stage at the Newmark Theatre.

Sponsored by Powell’s Books, the event sold out in just six hours — and it’s no wonder. Both of these smart, funny, talented women are at the top of their game right now, each with hit TV shows, and each having just finished books; Carrie’s book, as revealed by Lena during the conversation, is en route.

Local Portland comedian JoAnn Schinderle opened the evening with a hilarious set. Dunham called her “fucking hilarious” when she took the stage, and then proceeded to read two essays from her new book, which is currently enjoying the #1 position on the New York Times Indie Bestsellers List (no big deal).

After talking about her many physical ailments while on tour, asking the audience if we could see her underwear (adding “Not that I care, I just want to know”), Dunham boldly read her strange, brave, beautiful truth to the crowd of (mostly) strangers, eventually inviting Brownstein to join her on stage.

The two are close friends — texting each other frequently in the midst of Read the rest of this entry »

Bye, Felicia: An Interview with “Mean Girls” Star Daniel Franzese + Parody King Adrian Anchondo

Daniel Franzese Interview with Logan Lynn (2014)

(Originally Published on Queer Voices on 10/08/2014)

Yesterday actor/musician Daniel Franzese (Mean Girls, Bully, HBO’s Looking) and writer/director/actor Adrian Anchondo (of Beyonce spoof fame) released their genius new parody video, Please Go Home – a hysterical spin on Sam Smith‘s hit single from earlier this year, Stay With Me.

The video has been making the rounds in all corners of the internet since then, and it’s no wonder.  The parody is jam-packed full of comedic handsomeness, legitimate musical chops, and is a virtual who’s who of San Francisco queer life.

Also: DANIEL FRANZESE!!!!

(Sorry, I just had to get that out of my system.)

I caught up with Daniel and Adrian for Queer Voices just hours after the video release to chat about gay love, this collaboration, their upcoming projects and more.

Watch Please Go Home, then read our chat below:

Logan Lynn: Hey boys. Thanks for chatting with me today on release day for your new video collaboration. It’s hilarious. How did the idea for this parody come about? Read the rest of this entry »

LISTEN: Logan Lynn is the Guest on the Band FUN.’s Ally Coalition “Contact” Show This Week

Logan Lynn on FUN Podcast by Ally Coalition (2014)

Huge thanks to the band FUN. for having me as the guest on their Ally Coalition “Contact” show this week!

Listen to the episode HERE or press play below.

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Logan Lynn Featured on ATX Street Style, Queerty, Gay Cities and More This Week

Logan Lynn by Adrian Sotomayor (2014)

It’s been a couple of weeks now since my band boys and I headlined Stargayzer Festival in Austin alongside Austra, Big Freedia, Christeene, Double Duchess and tons of other amazing LGBTQ performers, and this week a ton of press started popping up about our magical time there.

Check me out on Queerty HERE, ATX Street Style HERE, Gay Cities HERE and Confessions of a Boy Toy HERE.

This quote from Confessions of a Boy Toy makes me smile:

“The lineup was the ultimate list of who’s who in queer music today: JD SAMSON, CAZWELL, SSION, Mykki Blanco, Austra, CHRISTEENE, Big Dipper, The Crystal Ark, Logan Lynn, Xiu Xiu, BAATHHAUS, TR/ST, Hi Fashion, MikeQ, Big Freedia, Honey Soundsystem, Cakes Da Killa, Double Duchess, Yo Majesty and way more.”

We were interviewed by Unicorn Booty for Towleroad while we were in town, too…so stay tuned for more!

I miss you, Austin. You’re cute.



 

 

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  • Logan: Thanks Anthony! I promise to come to your neck of the woods when my record comes out next year, dear. xx
  • Anthony Bowen: Hey Logan! I love everything you do! Keep it up! P.s. Come to Phoenix??
  • Ritchie: Last year was mind blowing. This year’s lineup looks just as good if not better. Just got our tickets.
  • Jaime Keller: Congratulations on the mainstream discovering you. Bout time!
  • Jackie: Best cover ever.
  • kira: beautiful
  • George V.: Hooray you are playing NYC!
  • Logan: Thanks Flava Flav. ha ha ha
  • DeeJay FlavAFlav: P.R.E.T.T.Y.
  • Danielle: This kicks ass.