Tag Archives: Eric Leven

VICE: The Truvada Revolution

VICE has launched a three-part series titled The Truvada Revolution.  A drug called Truvada is the first the FDA-approved means of preventing HIV infection. If an HIV-negative person takes the pill every day, they’re nearly 99 percent protected from contracting the virus. Controversy continues to surround the broad uptake of Truvada, but the landscape of safer sex and HIV-prevention changes ...

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SLIDESHOW: Blowoff NYC

Another fantastic Blowoff party last night, where I hung out for a bit with Alan Cumming and singer/songwriter Aiden James, and met lots of handsome JMG readers. And Rich Morel even played his smoking remix of Cumming’s Next To Me, one of my favorite tracks of the year. Full-screen photos are here. Enjoy the hotties.

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Go Read Eric Leven

JMG reader Moby sent an interesting link last night that I immediately forwarded to Eric Leven, knowing that Eric would do the subject justice. He didn’t let me down.

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Friday June 26th: NYC Drag March

NYC Drag March founder and organizer Brian Griffin explains the history of the march and the plan for this year’s event, which takes place Friday, June 26th beginning in Tompkins Square. (Video by Eric Leven)

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Elmo Supports Marriage Equality

Somehow I failed to get any photos of JMG reader favorite Eric Leven at either of yesterday’s rallies, so here’s a shot from Eric’s blog in which we learn that Elmo stands with us in thanking Gov. Paterson. Go to Eric’s blog for his thoughtful recounting of a trying and joyous day.

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False Arrests Protest At
Mayor Bloomberg’s House

Today a group of LGBT rights and sexual freedom activists gathered just down the block from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Upper East Side mansion to protest the false arrests of gay men in NYC’s adult bookshops. Robert Pinter, a victim of this campaign, gave interviews to a number of local and national newsmedia outlets as two dozen gay men marched with ...

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Eric Leven – Why Are We…

Here’s the latest safer sex PSA from filmmaker/activist Eric Leven. Possibly NSFW, the clip is short and to the point. Leven: “Amongst the hundreds, if not thousands of bareback videos out there, there might as well be one or two of these.”

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At The LGBT Blogger Convention

I’m spending the weekend in Washington DC attending the National LGBT Bloggers Summit, where many gay activism bloggers have gathered to discuss the future of the movement and the role of bloggers in shaping the direction we take. The event is the brainchild of (in)famous outer Mike Rogers (BlogActive, PageOneQ). Several major LGBT activism groups are taking part in the ...

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Shout It!

Via Father Tony, here’s 30 seconds or so of my pals Paul Vitale and Eric Leven firing up our boys at Saturday’s rally. You’ll spot Wilson Cruz and Little David when the camera pans around.

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More NYC Protest Video

Here’s the clip from Eric Leven. And this clip is from the NYC LGBT Center.

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Tonight: Sign Making At The NYC LBGT Center For Tomorrow’s Mormon Protest

In advance to tomorrow’s marriage equality rally at the Mormon temple on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, pre-protest organizing and sign making will take place tonight at the NYC LGBT Center. Via Eric Leven: We need folks to come help and make posters on Tuesday night at the LGBT Center on 13th Street between 7th Avenue and Greenwich. We have room ...

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Obama Celebration In Union Square

Eric Leven sends us his video of the spontaneous Obama celebration in NYC’s Union Square just moments after the election was called. I love how somebody is up in the Discount Shoe Warehouse flipping their sign on and off.

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This Weekend In NYC

Well, look at that. JMG reader favorite Eric Leven is the covercub for the second annual New York Leather Weekend, which starts Friday. Lots of events: a bar crawl, a street fair, a dance, etc. I can’t vouch for any of it as I was out of town last year. Their site mentions vendors and food at the street fair, ...

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Pride 2008 Photo Recap

I finally found my memory stick from Pride 2008, so here’s a quick photo recap of the day. Our gang gathered at the corner of Christopher & Gay, as always, and while the intermittent rainstorms drenched the crowd and the marchers, each crack of thunder only brought a joyous roar from attendees and nobody seemed to flee. Below are the ...

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Guest Post: Eric Leven
Self-Destruction And Meth: An Ongoing Problem

Eric Leven of KnuckleCrack, guest blogging for JMG. Hell I’ve even said it a few times myself, or maybe just hoped it, “Yeah I don’t hear much about Meth anymore. The message is definitely out there so I guess people are finally listening.” I say this despite having lived in LA for two years which taught me that more people ...

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Audio: Eric Leven On Sirius OutQ

Here’s the audio of Eric Leven’s appearance on Michelangelo Signorile’s show on Sirius OutQ yesterday in which Eric talks about his HIV/gay youth activism. He’s got some great ideas. Eric has a wonderful radio voice, maybe Sirius should offer him a show too. Eric gives me a kind shout-out at the 9:30 mark.

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Eric Leven On Sirius OutQ Today

Young NYC-based gay activist, writer, and filmmaker Eric Leven will appear on Michelangelo Signorile’s show on Sirius OutQ today at 3:30PM. Tune and hear about Eric talk about gay youth and HIV activism. UPDATE: Courtesy of my favorite Sirius insider, here’s a pic of Eric and Michelangelo in the studio today. I’ll have audio of Eric’s interview later.

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Final Filth Recap

Big hugs to all my sweet peeps who came out for last night’s final installment of Reading For Filth at Rapture Books: Little David, Dr. Jeff, Eddie, George, Chris, Craig, Wolf and everybody else. Thanks to the lesbian performers last night was easily the filthiest Filth that every filthed. (And usually it’s the men who talk about fisting and watersports.) ...

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Final Filth: April 16th

Next Wednesday, April 16th, I’ll be performing again at Rapture Book’s Dean Johnson’s Reading For Filth: Queer Writers Read About Queer Sex series. Joining me will be your favorite hairy hottie Eric Leven (left) in our fourth show together. Sadly, this will be the last installment in the series for now, as Rapture Books will be closing on April 24th. ...

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Filthy Fun

Last night’s Reading For Filth show at Rapture was extra fun. Chadwick Moore opened with a strangely compelling story about a disabled boy having gay sex for the first time, Sam J. Miller followed with his tale (NSFW) about a runaway and his much older lover crashing a fancy party, then Eric Leven (pictured below) read his affecting tale of ...

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