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Kenyth Mogan Talks “Real Me” and “It Was Love”

Kenyth Mogan Talks “Real Me” and “It Was Love”

Kenyth Mogan Talks “Real Me” and “It Was Love”

(DALLAS) A Very Sordid Wedding takes place in Texas, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you should.  The film’s currently touring the country and is enjoying a limited run at Texas Theatre in Dallas until May 10.

Take particular note of the lively song playing in the dance club scene.  It’s by out singer Kenyth Mogan, best known for Unlock Your Heart, his 2015 single.

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“Real Me” is a fun track – Mogan describes it as Katy Perry meets Mika – but its introspective, too.  The song’s lyrics are about revealing your authentic self to your lover.  “I have a hard time showing people my true self,” he admits. “I have to trust a person implicitly before I let them into my personal space.  I’m one of those people who either trusts immediately or not at all.”

Mogan wrote the lyrics a few years ago and gave it to Wild (the song’s producer) to work his magic.  “Wild turned ‘Real Me’ into one of the most danceable songs I have ever recorded.”

He’s thrilled the track made it into A Very Sordid Wedding“Del (Shores, the film’s director) knows how much the Sordid Lives series means to me and worked very hard to find a spot for me. I am forever grateful to him for that. It’s a huge honor for me.”

“Real Me” is a different direction for Mogan.  Except for the pop single “Unlock Your Heart,” his music tends to fall in the soft-rock genre.  “It Was Love,” a song he released last year, is more in line with his typical sound.

“‘It Was Love’ is my favorite song that I’ve ever written,” he says. “It’s me at my most real and raw. It reflects some of my truest emotions.”

Mogan released the music video for “It Was Love” two weeks ago.

“I wasn’t planning to do a music video for the song,” he explains.  “But I recently lost someone very close to me, my grandmother, who was my biggest cheerleader. Whenever I’m sad, I put myself to work and I’d been working with Josh (Mogan’s love interest in the video) on another project and had this idea to see if what we’d filmed might work in the context of a music video for ‘It Was Love’. My producer Wild and my friend Benno had already shot the performance sequences so we fit the two together.  I mean, the video may not be perfect, but I’m very proud of it.”

Kenyth Mogan grew up in Montana.  Though his parents divorced when he was young, he was always surrounded by cousins and grandparents.  He was especially close with his grandmothers who both encouraged his pop star dreams.

“Some of my earliest memories are of dancing around to Tiffany’s ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ on my little Rainbow Brite record player,” he laughs. “I would play it over and over and over again ad nauseam.”

Mogan came out to his family in a handwritten letter at 15-years old. His father embraced the news right away.  “He was more upset with how I told him than with what I told him but I was afraid to tell him in person.”

His mother took a bit longer to accept that her son was gay, but eventually, she came around, too. “We all have a wonderful relationship today.”

Mogan now hopes to be an example to young gay children.  “I’ve always been fueled by the desire to be that person that others can look up to.  If I can show one little gay kid that life does in fact get better, than I will feel like I’ve accomplished something.”

That’s why he strives to be an artist who is not afraid to take risks or try new things, including dance music.   “I don’t want to be ‘the next’ anyone. I want to be the first me,” he explains.

Whatever the sound, the one goal that remains consistent in all of his music is his desire for people to connect with his story.  “I want people to hear my songs and smile, cry, laugh, and yeah, sometimes dance, too,” he says.

Kenyth Mogan’s “Real Me” and “It Was Love” are available on iTunes.  Follow Kenyth on Facebook @Kenythmusic.

Racist Recording Lands F Bar Owner In Hot Seat

Racist Recording Lands F Bar Owner In Hot Seat

Audio Alleged To Be A Houston LGBT Club Owner Making Racist Comments About African American Community Floods Social Media

(Updated at 09:16 P.M.)

(HOUSTON) — A racist digital audio recording alleged to be an owner of a Houston LGBT club has flooded social media this afternoon. The recording posted to YouTube Friday evening is only seven seconds long. It captures a voice alleged to belong to Irwin Palchick, a LGBT nightclub owner in Montrose.

News of the recording was first reported by AshtonPWoods.com, a civil rights news blog that centers focus on the #BlackLivesMatter movement in Houston, Texas. Woods is the co-founder and lead organizer for BLM’s Houston chapter.

“N****” You can hear the male voice say. The audio rambles before the voice returns, “I said N**** before he hit me in the face.” There are no other voices heard on the recording. There are no indications where the recording was made or how old or new it is.

No official word from F Bar, or it’s owner relating to the audio. Palchick did take to social media denying the audio is of him. “Absolutely not me,” Palchick commented. “I embrace all,” a second comment said.

The release of the YouTube recording has been met with mixed reaction in the community.

“Everyone knows there are certain things NO one should EVER say. Anger shouldn’t make you say something so deeply rooted in racism,” a person wrote on the article. “It says a lot about someone who’s first choice of words would be such a word. This word shouldn’t flow out of someone’s mouth with ease. Racism is a choice.”

Another viewpoint came in the form of support. “I’ve been known Irwin Palchick for 30 year’s plus. Racist would never be a word I could use to describe him,” one supporter on Facebook said.

This scandal is just the latest in a series for the club. Once the #1 LGBT nightclub destination in Houston, F Bar announced last week it would be canceling their Tuesday and Wednesday night drag show. An announcement that some in the LGBT community took as a sign of ‘hard times.’


(Update) Nightclub owner Irwin Palchick admits the voice on the recording is in fact his voice, “But it was after I had been assaulted on or around Easter Sunday.” Palchick explains he was in his office with a small group of people, and the recording does not reflect the full conversation; was altered and taken out of context to make him appear racist.

 

Individual Diagnosed With Meningitis After Bunnies On The Bayou

Individual Diagnosed With Meningitis After Bunnies On The Bayou

An Individual Who Attended Easter Weekend’s Bunnies On The Bayou In Houston Has Been Diagnosed With Meningococcal Meningitis According To Health Officials!

(Houston) – An individual who attended Bunnies on the Bayou  on Easter Sunday has been diagnosed with Meningococcal Meningitis, the City of Houston’s Health Department announced late Saturday. Health officials and Bunnies on the Bayou are in the process of notifying attendees.

‘There may be unrecognized cases who were in close contact with this person,’ a e-mail released to the LGBT community from Bunnies on the Bayou explains. ‘This is an example of public health in action in order to prevent further cases.’

“The City of Houston Health Department contacted us about one person who was confirmed and treated,” Josh Beasley, board member for Bunnies on the Bayou explained to About News. BOTB is an non-profit, and one of Houston’s oldest and most prestigious organizations that raises money to help many different LGBTQ charities.

“To our knowledge, this is the first time in 40 years something like this has happened,” Beasley says.

Meningococcal meningitis is a rare but serious infection that can be fatal or cause great harm without prompt treatment. As many as one out of five people who contract the infection have serious complications.

Each year, approximately 1,000 people in the U.S. get meningococcal meningitis, which includes meningitis and septicemia (blood infection).  According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 15% of those who survive are left with disabilities that include deafnessbrain damage, and neurological problems.

“The epidemiologist said there was a lower risk of transmission in this case, but asked if we would email information out just in case,” Beasley said.

The symptoms include sudden onset fever, headache and stiff neck. Nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, and confusion are also symptoms. Symptoms may appear quickly or over several days, typically within 3-7 days after exposure. The virus is not spread by causal contact nor is it airborne.

Officials ask if you have experienced any of the above symptoms please contact your health care provider immediately. For any questions or concerns you may also contact the Houston Health Department at 832-393-5080.

 

 

Texas Couple’s Pride Flag Set On Fire Near Dallas

Texas Couple's Pride Flag Set On Fire Near Dallas

A Texas Couple’s Pride Flag Was Torn Down And Set On Fire!

(DALLAS) 03-07-17  – A couple living near Dallas had their rainbow flag ripped down and set on fire early Thursday morning in the small community of Carrolton, Texas, near Dallas.

Markus Maguire and his husband, Wilson Nash, discovered the smoldering flag stuffed in their mailbox with neighbor’s mail used to keep the fire going.

Security cameras captured video of a van pulling up to the house, and shows someone pulling the flag down. The van leaves and returns a few minutes later. The video shows someone setting the flag on fire.

“It was actually a target at us,” Maguire told KXAS NBC 5. “It was absolute hate, and they meant to do it.”

Carrollton,Texas  is the home of Drag Race star Laganja Estranja.