LOGAN LYNN // NEW MONEY \\ 1.21.22

  

Tonight I went to a barbecue in head-to-toe Gucci Epilogue by Alessandro Michele and ate veggie dogs on pretzel buns with rock legends whose posters used to hang on my wall as a teenager.

This is very relatable content!

When I was a baby gay growing up in the middle of the country I found a copy of the original Kill Rock Stars comp in the Alternative section of Camelot Music on a trip to the big city and it changed my ears forever.

I was 12 years old and hearing Bikini Kill, Kurt Cobain, Bratmobile, Courtney Love, Mecca Normal, (the) Melvins, Unwound, Heavens to Betsy, and all these other bands really opened my eyes to a bigger, louder, more accepting world than the one I had been born into. It saved me at the time.

Fast forward exactly 30 years and now I’m signed to Kill Rock Stars and have a song on the KRS comp alongside Deerhoof, Mary Lou Lord, Califone, Xiu Xiu, Against Me!, The Builders and the Butchers, Bitch, and so many other rad folks. Wild, dreamy stuff.

Get some for your ear holes in the store section of this site — and stay tuned for new tunes and videos coming your way here very soon.🖤

1995 hair and nose. Shout-out to the early 90s downtown Kansas City rave scene for everything else pictured here.

This dude was 16 and holding.💀

I have been waiting for this day for such a long time. 🖤

From USA TODAY:

The bar is low for the social media industry; Top platforms are unsafe for LGBTQ community, new report says.

According to GLAAD’s first Social Media Index report released Monday, the platforms have a ‘circuit breaker’ to slow down the harassment, bullying, and misinformation and discrimination, but they don’t want to do it because they are monetizing off of it, making the “entire sector effectively unsafe” for LGBTQ users and other marginalized communities.

Logan Lynn, an LGBTQ singer and musician, who has been harassed and bullied online, most notably for his provocative short film that accompanied his double album in 2019, believes GLAAD’s report is like an all-hands-on-deck call to arms that puts the platforms on notice.

“To have us all link arms and say ‘enough’ is long past due,” said Lynn, “I’m super moved that it’s going to happen.”

Full story here.

#Gucci // 📸 Polaroid i-Type Film, 2021

Spent the Weekend in the Vocal Booth…

Spent the weekend in the vocal booth (my guest bathroom shower stall during the ongoing lockdown) working on a cover of one of this sweet man’s songs for my new record.

Feels like 1997 up in here again, but with way better furniture.

WISH YOU WERE HERE. 🤍

#ElliottSmith

Let’s Give These Losers The Closing Ceremony They Deserve.

I do not know what’s about to happen this week — in Portland, my home, and around the country — but I do know that I love you, and I have enough gay hope to go around.

So stand up, get mad, stay fancy, and let’s give these losers the closing ceremony they deserve.

🏳️‍🌈✊💋

New Interview with Logan Lynn in Out Magazine This Week

New interview published today in Out Magazine!

Had a blast chatting with Mikelle Street for this piece. 🏳️‍🌈

Check it out HERE.

#GayGayGayGayGay

Logan Lynn Interview on the iWantMyName Blog This Week!

After fighting with tech bros for a decade, I have become a tech bro myself.

Here I am chatting about tech, bro (and our new show!!) with the #IWantMyName Blog.

(#GucciManifesto T-Shirt, Eyewear, Jewelry, Web Belt, and Web Visor by Alessandro Michele for Gucci)

50 YEARS.

‪CHRISTOPHER STREET GAY LIBERATION DAY (JUNE 1970). ‬

‪HERE’S TO 50 YEARS OF FIGHTING FOR OUR LOVE, FIGHTING FOR OUR LIVES, FIGHTING FOR EACH OTHER. ‬

‪💪❤️🏳️‍🌈‬
‪#PRIDE ‬

Watch Elliott Smith: Heaven Adores You FREE for the Next 72 Hours

Thanks to everyone who tuned in for today’s Elliott Smith: Heaven Adores You livestream. It was great to celebrate this man’s life and music with you all.

The link to watch the film for free will be up for the next 72 hours. Go watch! 🖤 —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1-3Ss3z3Go

Oops. Still Sober.

As I approach the 12th anniversary of my being in recovery from cocaine and alcohol, I am genuinely feeling really happy to be here, and so excited about life.

This hasn’t always been the case, as anyone who has followed me for any length of time will already know. I was using drugs back then for a reason — many reasons, actually — and those reasons didn’t magically disappear just because I quit smoking crack and killing my body slowly with vodka. If anything, those reasons became clearer and felt worse as I was getting well.

I am forever thankful for my doctors, who allowed me to go on a journey of harm reduction instead of total abstinence at first. The reality is, this recovery would never have worked if I hadn’t been put on Naltrexone for cravings, or if I hadn’t been able to use medical marijuana during my transition from suicidal junkie to regular human person. Pot saved me for many years, and gave me the space and time I needed to become myself again after nearly two decades of orbiting the atmosphere alone.

A few months ago, the weed stopped helping like it once had, and I went back to the same team of docs who had saved me, to see what was up. I made the transition from medical marijuana to BusPar around that time and almost immediately felt that impending sense of doom I’ve had strapped to my back since childhood disappear completely.

This is all just to say, recovery looks different for everyone, and it changes over time. If medication assistance helps you, take the medicine. I certainly have, and I’m zero percent ashamed about it. If you are experiencing addiction but aren’t ready to go totally sober right at first, then just find ways of hurting yourself less. That all counts as recovery, too — and fuck anyone who tries to tell you otherwise.

If you had told me 12 years ago that this life I’ve been living would someday be mine to live, I would never have believed you…but here we are. Healthy, happy and loved. 100% sober. Alive, inspired, and grateful. This shit is a goddamn miracle. 🤘💛

Team PTM Makin’ Moves

Been a long, rainy couple of weeks in Portland, Oregon — but full of opportunities to connect and make sure the people I care about know how much they mean to me.

Lots of really exciting announcements coming up soon, but here’s a little bit of what I’ve been up to with Portugal. The Man as we move toward launching PTM Foundation this year…

Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Senior Policy Advisor Cynthia Castro, Tribal Relations Director Laura John, and the Office of Government Relations have been working hand-in-hand with Communities of Indigenous Peoples and allies across the region to build a coalition of support for city-wide policy which will ensure that Land Acknowledgements take place at all City of Portland events! So awesome. Nice work, Commissioner! Thanks for hosting us last week at City Hall. We’re all super excited to support these efforts.

Later that same day, Zachary Carothers and I went to hear Tara Zhaabowekwe Houska speak about her work on the frontlines of environmental justice at the intersection of Indigenous Rights and it was nothing short of completely inspired.‬

‪We also had breakfast with Tara that morning and got to hear all about her mission and vision. So glad we got to connect while she was in town. My main takeaway is always: I have so much to learn.

The reality is, Indigenous Peoples face persistent and enduring challenges to their communities, their lands, and their basic human rights, with extremely limited support from the broad spectrum of philanthropic institutions…which is why the band has decided to launch PTM Foundation in the first place. The extreme disparity is wrong, and we’re going to do something about it.

Join special guests Portugal. The Man, Jillene Joseph from Native Wellness InstituteMultnomah County Democrats, and many other rad folks on Saturday, March 21st in Portland to help #GetOutTheNativeVote and raise crucial funds for Indigenous-led programs across the U.S.!

We’re also headed to DC this weekend for the National Congress of American Indians Awards where Portugal. The Man is being honored with the 2020 Public Sector Leadership Award!

See you soon, East Coast. 🏆

Long Live Gay and Crazy.

Always funny to me when some puffed up clout chasing homophobe starts being gross or hateful in my direction to try and shame, scare or bully me publicly.

Like, uhhhh…I was abused as a child in the church, escaped that cult on my own as a 12 year old, left my family as a 14 year old, came out of the closet, survived being gay in Nebraska, survived being gay in Michigan, survived being gay in Kansas, survived being gay in Tennessee, survived being a gay homeless drug addict in the streets of San Francisco and Portland for 16 years after that, survived mental health crises, eventually got well on my own, survived being gay in Hollywood, survived the media, and have managed to build a truly happy life in the 12 years since that I am actually excited about living, as well as a career that I am super proud of.

These little videos and internet posts calling me gay and crazy never hurt me. GAY AND CRAZY IS LITERALLY MY BRAND. 🌈🖤

LISTEN: Logan Lynn Interviewed on the Grief Gratitude & Greatness Podcast This Week (AUDIO)

I’m the guest on this week’s episode of the Grief Gratitude & Greatness Podcast. We chat about life, fucking up, making things right, letting go, and more. ‬

‪Have a listen HERE, or click on the image below.

Damian Lillard, Logan Lynn, Mic Capes and More at #PDXBeThere Veterans Benefit Music Festival September 7th

‪Come party with me and Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard on Saturday, September 7th at the #PDXBeThere Veterans Benefit Concert!

We’re both performing alongside Cool Nutz, Brookfield Deuce, Mic Capes, Mic Crenshaw and tons more of your faves. 🏆‬


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