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Well, Hi There: An Interview With Jian Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi Interview with Logan Lynn - 2014 Queer Voices - Image Courtesy of Q on CBC Radio

(Originally Published on Queer Voices on 4/24/2014)

If you listen to NPR / PRI in the U.S., you already know Jian Ghomeshi as an award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician, producer and host of the multimedia phenomenon known simply as “Q” — or as The Washington Post calls it, “the most popular new arts and culture radio show in America”. If you are Canadian, or at all familiar with Canadian media, pop culture, or the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), then you know Jian Ghomeshi is a household name in that country — and he is well on his way to becoming one in this country as you read this.

Born in London, England, of Iranian descent, Jian Ghomeshi is smart, talented and handsome — a triple threat with a sharp tongue, unabashedly advocating for the voiceless among us along his journey to the top. He was recently named one of Maclean’s Magazine’s “50 Most Important People In Canada” and one of Read the rest of this entry »

Gay Propaganda Photobomb Solidarity Project

SochiSign Photobomb Solidarity Project at Pioneer Courthouse Square

Hey Portland! You may have seen me on KGW-TV last night talking about this #SochiSign “Gay Propaganda” photobomb solidarity project we kicked off yesterday at QBlog, where I serve as Editor-in-Chief.

Watch the segment here:

As is the case with many of you, I’ve been so frustrated watching the news coming out of Russia about the state-sanctioned torture and oppression of LGBTQ people happening there right now, and Read the rest of this entry »

Logan Lynn: In the Trenches – The Closet Trip

(Originally Published in the November 2012 Issue of Just Out Magazine)

“In the Trenches: The Closet Trip”

My partner and I took a trip to South Dakota this past summer to celebrate my grandfather’s 100th birthday. Before the trip began, we talked about how my extended family on my mother’s side had always been very accepting of me (and my gayness) in theory, but that I had never taken a man “home” and been around all of them while in relationship to test it out. Somewhere in me I knew that everything would be fine with all of them, just as it has been with my immediate family for years, so I didn’t think much more of it.

Almost immediately upon our plane landing in Rapid City, it was clear that we were not in Portland anymore. The woman at the rental car place made some snide comment about how only I could drive the car unless we were “married or domestic partners” which then made her laugh out loud. Imagine – two men married to each other? Ha!

By the time we arrived at the hotel we were exhausted and it was late. We chatted with my parents for a bit and then went to sleep. The next morning we woke up early and traveled to the Badlands, where we spent most of the day. The land was magical and our interaction with people was sparse. We hung out, took photos, and tried not to touch the very cute prairie dogs (which carry plague, come to find out).

We spent the weekend hanging out with all the people who have ever loved me in the world. It was really great for me to get to share them with the man I love, and him with them. My family all celebrated our relationship and welcomed him into the fold without batting an eyelash. It was extraordinary.

Family aside, I could tell some of the hotel staff and patrons were either afraid of my floral bike cap or the anal sex it implied, but Read the rest of this entry »

LOGAN LYNN’S PROMO FOR Q CENTER’S WEB SERIES “WE ARE Q CENTER” PREMIERED TODAY!

As most of you probably already know, I spend most of my time working for LGBT rights at Portland’s Q Center. If you have ever wondered why, you can watch the video below. To get involved in Portland, CLICK HERE. For everyone else, to find the LGBT center closest to you CLICK HERE.

To watch the rest of the videos in the “We Are Q Center” web series, CLICK HERE.

LOGAN LYNN FEATURED ON THE “BORN THIS WAY” BLOG!

You may have heard about Paul V’s “Born This Way” blog in recent days as it has been featured on TV and all over the place in the media. My short essay was one of the 1st included when the site when live a couple months ago. You can check out the post HERE. They ended up using only one of the two photos talked about in the essay so I have included the other one as the main header image of this post. Good, gay times.

Here’s hoping we can all learn to love ourselves and be kind to one another. Now…spend a few hours getting to know this fantastic blog. It’s pretty special.

🙂

Love you all,

Logan

LOGAN LYNN & Q CENTER FEATURED IN THE BAY AREA REPORTER! GO SAN FRANCISCO QUEER MEDIA!

I love you, San Francisco. The Queers at the Bay Area Reporter and everybody who came out to my show there this Summer, especially…

Click HERE to redirect to their site or just keep reading below.

From The Bay Area Reporter: (September 2010)

“Logan Lynn: Musician-Activist”

“Gay electropop-rock singer Logan Lynn (“Bottom Your Way to the Top”), who recently stopped by to play at San Francisco’s Rock-It Room along his West Coast tour, is now offering up his music for LGBT causes. Buy his new CD I Killed Tomorrow Yesterday, and funds go to a Portland LGBT Center.

‘I’m freshly out of my contract with The Dandy Warhols’ Beat The World Records and have decided to give to charity instead of officially releasing it,’ said Logan in a recent press release. He’s also ‘taking a hiatus from the music industry to work full time for LGBTQ rights. I’m not gonna tour or do any of the bullshit that goes along with releasing records these days for some time to come but I’m really happy with how the record turned out and would love to help raise money for the gays so it would be great if you choose to cover it in whatever capacity.’

100% of the proceeds of Logan’s CD are going to his fundraiser for the Portland Q Center, Oregon’s only LGBT Community center. The only way to get the record is by donating to them directly. Info and instructions are on his website.

(They also posted the 2007 version of “Feed Me To The Wolves” which I had not watched in ages until today. I hate how much American Apparel we’re all wearing but I was building stores for them at the time and got all that shit for super cheap. Back then who knew anybody was gonna see it anyway??? Not me!!! See for yourselves below. I was 27 years old and it shows.)





 

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