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ACTUAL FUCKING NAZIS HAVE INVADED PORTLAND

ACTUAL FUCKING NAZIS HAVE INVADED PORTLAND.

As you watch, participate, or cover today’s protests, it’s important to remember that ANTIFA is not an organization, it’s an idea.

It literally just means ANTI-FASCISM.

So, like, within anti-fascism there are a million different tactics folks can (and should) be taking — but we should absolutely ALL be ANTI-FASCIST.

If we aren’t ANTIFA, we are, by definition, PRO-FASCISM.

There’s no middle ground here.

Specific tactics aside, at this point, you’re either with the Nazis or you are against them.

It’s 2019.

DECIDE.

Etch This Shit On My Tombstone.

This quote in People Magazine is the best thing I have ever said. 🌈💀

“It’s been my experience that nothing triggers this type of toxic masculinity culture more than a gay man who isn’t afraid, and I can’t think of anything I am less afraid of than a bunch of fragile dudes who can’t deal with my existence.”

Logan Lynn, Online Bullying and Harassment Featured Today on Towleroad Blog

Thank you to Andy Towle for helping get the word out on Towleroad about what’s been happening with all of this insane homophobia and online abuse.

This shit is wild, and I feel like people have no idea how complicit Reddit is in perpetuating hate and violence against queer and trans people. Make no mistake: THIS IS THEIR BUSINESS MODEL.

When I was a kid and bullies would call me a fag, knock my books out of my hands, or slam my head into the lockers, I always kicked, screamed, and fought back — even if it meant that I was suspended from school or got my ass kicked worse.‬

‪AND I HAVEN’T CHANGED A BIT. 🌈✊❤️‬

Click HERE to read about it on the TLRD blog.

Feature Story on Logan Lynn on Yahoo! Entertainment News Today

This story is up at Yahoo! Entertainment now, too. I’m glad people give a shit about this. It’s super fucked up.

Click HERE to read it online.

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Logan Lynn’s “Lead With Love” Documentary Gets Distribution Deal on REVRY TV Streaming Platform

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I am beyond thrilled to announce that my film Lead With Love now has worldwide distribution on the REVRY TV platform!

Watch it on all smart TV and streaming entertainment systems, wherever you are, or click HERE to watch on mobile and online.

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WATCH: Logan Lynn Releases Documentary Film About Controversial Inter-Community Dialogue Project Between Mars Hill Church and Portland’s LGBTQ Community (VIDEO)

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Those of you who followed me while I was doing community work for Portland’s Q Center between 2010-2014 are most likely already familiar with the story of my Inter-Community Dialogue Project between the LGBTQ Community and Mars Hill Church…or, at least, you might think you are familiar.

I have been sitting on a documentary I made over the course of those years, but with everything going on in the world right now, it feels important to finally let people know what REALLY happened.

One major note that’s not captured in the film, is that Mars Hill Church members from our group subsequently denounced the teachings of their former leader and disassembled all of their congregations after we shot the final scenes.

Here is our story…

Watch “Lead With Love”

ABOUT THE FILM

What happens when an out, gay musician befriends an anti-gay church leader?

Notoriously anti-gay conservative evangelical megachurch Mars Hill landed in Portland, Oregon in 2011.  The public reacted swiftly in protest of the arrival of these unwelcome ideals and the media picked up the story of their purchase of “the castle” immediately.

When local musician and LGBTQ activist Logan Lynn, who was working as the spokesperson and publicist for Portland’s Q Center at the time, was quoted in The Oregonian as saying he would “extend an olive branch“ and “be respectful of them and try to make friends“ – and then he proceeded to do just that — all hell broke loose in the media, as well as in the community.

From broken windows to broken hearts, through death threats and violence, this is the true story of what can happen when sworn enemies set aside their differences and get to know one another as people.

“People have been telling the story of what happened between me and Mars Hill Church completely wrong for years,” Lynn says about the controversial inter-community dialogue project, which he created. “I gave up correcting strangers and the media half a decade ago, but I also made this documentary as it was all happening so that the truth could someday be told. That someday is now.”

After the final scenes of Logan Lynn’s “Lead With Love” documentary were shot, the controversial founder and leader of the church, Mark Driscoll, resigned and all of the Mars Hill Church congregations were dissolved across the nation.

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WATCH: Logan Lynn Releases “Oh, Lucifer” Music Video in Protest of Donald Trump’s 1st Day in Office (VIDEO)

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I wrote a song called “Oh, Lucifer” about reclaiming Hell as a safe space for queer people and ended my new record ADIEU with it at the end of last year.

Our decision to release the video today, Donald J. Trump’s first day in office, was no accident. Oh, and…he makes a cameo.

Watch “Oh, Lucifer” HERE, or press play below:

ABOUT THE VIDEO: (from XO Publicity, 1/9/17)

On Friday, January 20th, 2017 Portland indie pop musician Logan Lynn releases “Oh, Lucifer”, a new music video in protest of Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration.

Logan Lynn stars in the “Oh, Lucifer” video alongside his producer Gino Mari and a cast of original puppets created by puppeteer Matthew Hopkins, which includes David Bowie, George Michael, Freddie Mercury, Donald Trump, Rev. Fred Phelps (Westboro Baptist Church), cult leader Jim Jones (whose final murderous sermon is also sampled in the song), puppet versions of Logan and Gino, as well as many others.

Logan Lynn’s reclaiming of eternal Hellfire and damnation on “Oh, Lucifer” is a brutal roasting of the religious fundamentalist cult he escaped as a young person and a grandiose middle finger to all of the insufferable anti-gay bigots he has encountered in the years since.  With lyrics like “Remember, my dears that if we don’t sin then Jesus died for f—ing nothing” while a demon voice sample growls “Faggots should be burned” in the background, Lynn isn’t holding back on the final song on his latest record, ADIEU; and he isn’t holding back in the music video that accompanies it, either.

“I have been beside myself since Election Day…in a daze. Making this video was the only thing I could think of to do with all of this hopelessness I feel.” Lynn said. “It felt really good to put Donald Trump in prison and blow up ‘God Hates Fags’ protest signs and give electro-shock therapy to Fred Phelps and all the other wild stuff we did to puppets in this video.  It was healing somehow.”

Oh, Lucifer” was produced by Portland Film Works, the production company also responsible for Logan Lynn’s “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” music video from 2013 and his “Go There When You Want To Be Loved” video from 2016, and was written and directed by Portland filmmaker Kevin Forrest.

Logan partnered with designer Emily Payne (“Project Runway”, “Project Runway: All Stars, Leathertongue) on a custom-made couture “Mega-Hoodie” costume for the video, with additional costuming by Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Dita Eyewear and ASOS.

Named one of the “Top 10 Albums of 2016” by Blurt Magazine, Lynn’s 8th studio album ADIEU was released on September 23rd, 2016 to critical acclaim and has been endorsed by journalists and celebrities ranging from actor and comedian Jay Mohr, to The Dandy Warhols and Hutch Harris of The Thermals.  The record is available on 150 gram red vinyl double album, CD Digipak and Digital Download.

Logan Lynn: Marriage Discrimination 2012 – Smells Like Freedom

(Originally published on The Huffington Post on 2/2/2012)

As you probably have heard, the Washington State Senate passed a marriage equality bill Wednesday night, clearing the way for a vote in the House, which looks poised to legalize unions for same-sex couples throughout the state. This means that if I walk out of my house in Portland, Ore. and drive across the I-5 bridge to Vancouver, Wash. (less than five miles away from my front door), I am now considered equal to my heterosexual counterparts and can legally marry the man I love, but once I drive back over that bridge to my house in the state I pay taxes to, I become a second-class citizen once again and cannot.

Well, fuck that, Oregon — and fuck that, America! How can people hate me and my love so much? All my life I have just wanted to be myself. I have wished for others to respect me as a human being in return for respecting them, but instead, I have been made to feel like something less than by my country, by my fellow man and, once again, just moments ago, by my home state.

I smell freedom across the I-5 bridge to Washington, and I want it. I deserve it. I am thrilled for my brothers and sisters in our neighboring state, but being able to see equality now just over the river has added insult to injury. Equality is mine to have as a citizen of this country and is, quite frankly, no one else’s to give. Marriage discrimination, as with any form of discrimination, is truly a cancer on our society. It destroys everything we work so hard to protect, and it weakens us. It strips away our freedom and is just plain un-American.

We are entering into a political vortex this year, with campaigns and agendas flying by every which way. I encourage you to stay focused on equality. Keep fighting to be yourself. Demand respect as a human being, and in return, respect others. Do not let your country make you feel less than any longer, because you are not. You are exactly who you are supposed to be, and don’t let the state of Oregon or any other bigots who “aren’t ready” for marriage equality tell you otherwise.

This is your country, and your love is just as beautiful as anyone else’s love. The end.

We are going to win this. All of us. Any day now…

To get involved in the LGBT community where you live, click here. Change starts with you.





 

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