Mixtapes for Hookers

Tomorrow I’m Reading In Providence
December 8, 2012, 12:50 pm
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My general life philosophy is that I don’t pay covers, especially in Providence, unless there are either 1. performers; 2. strippers; or 3. it’s someone’s birthday party and I have no control over where the party train is going. This event has at least two of the three, though, so I’m not asking you to go to anything I wouldn’t consider going to myself.

Oh, And I Might Be Joining A Cult
June 5, 2012, 10:22 pm
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Netroots Nation, a pretty big conference for liberal-leaning bloggers, is having their annual conference in Providence this year. I’m not going.


Tomorrow there’s something called the LGBT Pre-Conference Connect, which I do plan to go to.

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Lost in the Streets–The Hidden World of Male Sex Workers

Tonight at Brown:

Have you heard of Project Weber yet? They’re an amazing group in Providence, RI doing direct service and outreach to male sexworkers in our state.

Come find out more as Richard Holcomb, co-founder of Project Weber, gives us an in-depth look into the world of male prostitution on the streets of U.S. cities and abroad. Through lecture, documentary clips, and a panel, this presentation will cover data, personal and professional experiences with this population, and the barriers and challenges in providing male sex-workers with appropriate services and support. The panel will include Richard Holcomb, one of Project Weber’s fantastic outreach workers, and documentary filmaker Dio Traverso, with SNEAK PEEK CLIPS from the documentary “Invisible”.

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Headmaster no. 3 Providence Launch Party

It’s happening a week from Saturday (the 10th) and we’re expecting it to be really fun. Really, really fun. Come!, if you’re in the area.

Headmaster no. 3 Out Now
February 26, 2012, 11:13 am
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Headmaster no. 3 is out now! Featuring projects by Peter Cochrane, Alan Cumming, Chris Ironside, Matthew Lawrence [that’s me!], Ivan Lozano, Gabriel Martinez, Walker Mettling, Matias Uris, Jim Verburg, and Michael Wynne. Pre-orders and subscriptions went out this week, and we’ve started shipping to all of our stores as well. We’re throwing a party in Providence on March 10th; if you’re in the area we’re expecting it to be AWESOME.

Also, now that this issue is out expect me to be blogging a little bit more. Over on the dirty Tumblr I’m roughly 3/4 of the way through counting down the 100 Hottest Men That Ever Lived, and there’s some exciting guest posts coming up in the next couple of days before I announce number one on Wednesday.

Queer Blogger Panel at Brown on Friday
February 15, 2012, 6:51 pm
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A last-minute-ish heads up: I’ve just been added to the panel Blogging Queer Culture at Brown this Friday, which also features Krista Burton of Effing Dykes and Sarah Dopp of Genderfork.  Both of them are infinitely more popular than I am so this is sort of an honor.

It’s part of IvyQ, a conference now in its third year which aims to “create a pan-Ivy community of LGBTQ students and allies equipped with the skills to examine their identities, value those of others, and understand intersectionality.” There are events going on all weekend, including a keynote address by Kate Bornstein, so if you’re in the area you may want to check it out. It’s geared towards students, obviously, but I’m fairly certain that anyone who wants to can attend.

Lisa Lisa vs. Metal Night: Everyone’s A Winner

I realized, at about 11:15 tonight, that I hadn’t really spoken today. Through an odd combination of events–my boyfriend being out of town, my work consisting of walking dogs and editing photos, my familial Christmas obligations being over for now–I just didn’t have anybody to talk to today, excepting the one girl I ordered a coffee from this afternoon.

I had no intentions of going to a bar tonight, but realizing that I hadn’t spoken yet made me worry slightly for my sanity. So I went to the E&O, just to say something to somebody.

The E&O is a divey bar, three blocks from my new apartment, that is simultaneously small and yet oddly cavernous. It’s located on a side street, which by Providence law means that it’s forced to close at midnight. And it is, for lack of a more meaningful term, our hipster bar. There are a lot of beards and a lot of plaid and a lot of people getting shots with PBRs. Which isn’t a value judgment; I’m pro-beard and pro-plaid and, if forced to choose, would take a PBR over a Narragansett any day. But you know what I mean. I played the game I usually play when I’m lonely at a bar–How Many People Here Would I Consider Doing It With Based On Sight Alone?–and there were nine, which is a lot.

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