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Logan Lynn Interview With Margaret Cho This Week On Queer Voices! Read It Here.

Logan Lynn Interview With Margaret Cho on Queer Voices (2013)

(Originally Published on Queer Voices on 8/29/2013)

Nothing Is Sacred: An Interview With Margaret Cho

previously reported that actress & comedian Margaret Cho is bringing her new stand-up show “Mother” to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland this November, and this week I had the pleasure of interviewing this amazing, hilarious talent for Queer Voices on QBlog!

Margaret and I talked about gay men and their mother figures, what it’s like to have intersecting minority identities these days in Hollywood, how weird “Dancing With The Stars” fame is, and much more.

Read our chat below, then get your tickets to the Portland stop of Margaret Cho’s “Mother” tour HERE.

Logan Lynn: Hi Margaret! Thanks for carving some time out for me today.

Margaret Cho: Thank you!

Logan Lynn: The name of your new tour is “Mother”, so I’m guessing it’s about…politics? Animal rights?

Margaret Cho: (Laughs) Well, it is about a lot of different things. It’s about my own mother a little, but it’s also about being at the age where everybody perceives you to be a mother. In your 30′s and 40′s you’re kind of looked at as a mother figure, and then I have a lot of friends who are younger than me, who consider me kind of the maternal figure in their lives. Certainly as a hag, you know, like, a fag hag, you get to this stage where you become like a mother, where they just start calling you mother. That’s a great place to get to, that grand dame queen mother identity; so that’s part of what the show is, too.

Logan Lynn: Do you feel like that’s why gay men have historically been so magnetized your way? Do you fill some sort of mother-shaped void for us?

Margaret Cho: I think that’s true. I think it’s why sometimes gay culture is Read the rest of this entry »

Logan Lynn Interviewed In The July Issue Of Spain’s Fantastic Plastic Mag! Read The English Version Here.

Logan Lynn Fantastic Plastic Mag

The July issue of Fantastic Plastic Magazine (from Spain) features me in their branded “Fast Date” interview section. It’s like speed dating, but in print!

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Click HERE or on the FantasticPlasticMag logo below to read the original.

Fantastic Plastic Mag

…and here’s the original English version for those of you who don’t speak Spanish:

Fantastic Plastic Magazine: This is a fast date. Describe yourself using only three words.

Logan Lynn: Tall, Shy, Ginger.

FPM: Describe your music using only three words too.

LL: Dirty, Sweaty, Truth.

FPM: If you could make the whole world listen to one single album?

LL: My new record, “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks”.

FPM: The last album you bought that moved you?

LL: My dear friend Ruth Radelet’s band Chromatics – “Kill For Love”

FPM: The next release you’re more excited about?

LL: I’m really into Whitey. I’m excited to see what dude does next.

FPM: The music you always take with you when you travel by car…

LL: The Innocence Mission, The Sundays, Liz Phair – I love me some ladies on the road.

FPM: Is there an album from your greatest idol that you truly dislike but that you always defend ’cause you’re so loyal?

LL: I never defend bullshit, so…even if I worship you: If it stinks, it stinks.
Read the rest of this entry »

Logan Lynn Is The Guest On Out Loud Radio This Week! Stream The Show Here.

Logan Lynn and Fred Armisen from Portlandia at Q Center in Portland (2013)

In case you missed it live on-air last night, I was the guest on Out Loud Radio this week talking about community work, summer tour, racism in the LGBTQ community, and more. I chat with Sasha Buchert from KBOO for a good 40 of the 60 minutes about why we are doing the work we are doing at (and for) Q Center in Portland, my dream for the world, and more.

To stream the show online, click HERE.

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Free Download – New Logan Lynn Song The Ghost of Someone Else at Sugarbang.com

Los Angeles entertainment and pop culture site Sugarbang.com is giving away my song The Ghost of Someone Else (track 3 off my new record, Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks) FREE with their review of the album. Click HERE to read it and download the goods for zero dollars!

P.S. – They dig it. I also made it onto their weekly mixtape. Click HERE for that!

Logan Lynn Interviewed by Huffington Post Gay Voices This Week!

(Originally Published on The Huffington Post, 8/7/2012)

Logan Lynn Discusses His Return To Music, His New Single ‘Turn Me Out’ And More
By: Noah Michelson, HuffPost Gay Voices Editor

Gay singer-songwriter Logan Lynn began professionally making music nearly 15 years ago. Since then he has released a slew of albums, has seen his videos featured on LOGO and MTV, and performed around the world.

In 2010 Lynn announced that he would be taking an extended break from the music industry to work full time for LGBTQ equal rights at Portland’s Q Center. He even released an album, “I Killed Tomorrow Yesterday,” with Producer Bryan Cecil and gave the proceeds to Portland’s Q Center, the only LGBT community center in the Pacific Northwest.

Now he’s back with a new single, “Turn Me Out”, and an upcoming album. We caught up with Lynn to find out what he’s been up to since he left the music industry, why he’s coming back, what to expect from the new album and more.

The Huffington Post: You’re just coming off a two-year hiatus from the music industry. Why did you take the break and what have you been up to?

Logan Lynn: In 2010, after five straight years of nonstop working and touring, I just needed some time to step back and not feel so consumed by the industry. At the time I was really lonely and tired and felt overexposed in ways that I wasn’t really able to deal with, so I canceled the second leg of my tour, severed ties with The Dandy Warhols and my label, fired my publicist, fired my manager, freaked out publicly in the press and gave the record I had been working on for over a year away as a fundraiser for Q Center, Portland’s queer community center. I pissed a lot of people off during the process of breaking free and in retrospect I would probably be a little less public about the whole thing… but back then it felt like the only way to take some time off and get rid of the toxic people I had surrounding me was to completely blow everything up, so that’s what I did. Once the career suicide dust settled I started giving all of my time to the queer community and have been helping to build the infrastructure of Q Center ever since. I needed real people in my life again and that’s ultimately what I found in my work with the community. Working with people in need really puts your own need in perspective.

You’ ve landed in a bit of hot water and controversy around some of the activism work you have been doing. What exactly went down between Portland’s queer community and the Mars Hill evangelical church?

At the end of 2011 the Mars Hill church bought a building in Portland and announced they were opening their doors in our community. Its founder has publicly equated homosexuality to cancer on society, amongst other very charming hate speech about the gay community. Part of my mission as an activist and an out queer man is to encourage a dialogue with those who oppose us or would do us harm, so I reached out to their pastor and we began meeting together. From there, we decided to assemble nine people from Portland’s LGBT community and nine members of the traditional Evangelical community and we have been meeting once a month with a conflict resolution expert ever since. Read the rest of this entry »

Logan Lynn Interviewed by Sugarbang This Week on Life, Love, Working with Marina and The Diamonds, and More!

I was interviewed by the folks over at Sugarbang.com this week. We chatted about tons of stuff. Check it out on their site HERE, or just keep reading below…

From Sugarbang, 7/26/2012:

We’re so excited to bring you guys an exclusive interview with SugarBanger regular, Logan Lynn! His current single (and dance pop anthem) “Turn Me Out” was featured on our HUMP DAY MIX a few weeks back and now he has an accompanying music video that came out a few days ago! The Portland-based electro pop singer/songwriter is incredibly geniune and frank and it all oozes out in his work. His candor responses about his music, inspiration and what it’s like to be an out artist was quite refreshing to hear. So without further adieu, let’s dive in!

Sugarbang: Tell us about your single “Turn Me Out” and the concept for the music video.

Logan Lynn: The song is about longing for your partner to want you, about the complexities of intimacy between two people who are very close…ultimately it’s about my wanting to get fucked and be loved by the man I love. As for the video, the concept all gets credited to Director Curtis Speer. It was his photography which led me to working with him on this video. He has a very particular point of view which I think is great. There’s something so haunting about his photographs.

Sugarbang: Your album Tramp Stamps & Birthmarks is dropping on 12/4/12. What can we expect from the album? Will there be more epic dance anthems similar to “Turn Me Out”?

Logan Lynn: Yeah, this one is a high energy pop banger start to finish, it seems. My writing partner is David Appaloosa, who is also in a band called THE HUGS, and he is this 22 year old partyboy who has been able to really tap into my inner 22 year old party boy in the studio. Read the rest of this entry »



 

 

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  • Logan: Thank you Julia. I sincerely hope so, too.
  • Julia: Thank you for writing this. It was very moving and brave. I am sorry you lost a mentor and friend and I too...
  • 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??
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