Tag Archives: activism

No on 60

There’s a “condoms in porn” ballot proposal under consideration in California that everyone I know who works in the porn industry is vehemently opposed to. In addition, just about every major newspaper in the state is against it.



You can learn more at Stop60.com. If you are on Twitter, you can use the hashtag #NoProp60.

Metal would like to thank @EricPaulLeue for providing information on this.

ALSO IMPORTANT: Metalbond endorses Clinton for president — and Roy Cooper for governor of North Carolina, who must be elected to defeat the anti-LGBT bully Pat MCrory in that state.



NYC Gay Pride 2016

I watched almost all of the Gay Pride parade this year from Madison Square Park. I got tons of pictures and videos, and I posted a whole bunch to my Metalbond Twitter feed and to my personal (non-kinky) Facebook page. Here are a few shots I took of the guys from the NYC Eagle, the leather contingent with the leather pride flag, as well as a guy from the rock climbing club in harness and ropes:

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Today, I attended the official dedication ceremony for the Stonewall National Monument, where representatives from all levels of government offered remarks. It was a memorable occasion, and I was so proud to be there. Pictured below is NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio, one of many elected officials who spoke:



More reaction to Orlando

Here’s a statement from Mr S:




There’s lots more.

A message from Folsom Street East here.

A statement from the SF Leathermen’s Discussion Group is here.

A letter from Nasty Pig CEO David Lauterstein is here.

Recent Dan Savage appearance on MSNBC here.

Anderson Cooper’s takedown of the Florida Attorney general here.

Gay USA panel discussion featuring Michelangelo Signorile and many others here.

Note: Gay USA is a weekly broadcast, and it is highly informative especially for those who live in small towns and overseas. You can follow every week by clicking here.