Calvin Klein’s spring collection is OUT, and it’s all about what YOU do!
Do you touch it, sleep or flaunt away in your Calvins? CK want to know. Kicking off their brand new spring campaign and photographed by– Tyrone Lebon, are Kendrick Lamar, Sung Jin and Justin Bieber.
Bieber stripped down into his underwear and shared some shots on Instagram to kick off the #mycalvins campaign – including one where he gets his leg over a statue.
Also featuring in the campaign are hip-hop artist Joey Bada$$ and the rather stunning model Daniel Hivner. Joey prefers to pledge in his calvins, while Daniel ‘goes and sees’ in his…
Now that the some of the biggest names on Instagram have told you what they do, it’s time for you to let them know. Keep your eye on the hashtag #mycalvins, for the sudden rush of hot guys – hopefully in their underwear. Thank you Calvin Klein.
Leading Gay Social App Woo-ing Urban Millennials with No-Charge Hook-Ups
NEW YORK Oct. 26 — Contrary to a recent Bloomberg report that dating apps are switching over to pay models, Jack’d, a popular hook-up app for gay urban millennials, says it will remain free.
“Our research continues to show that our targeted demographic does not pay for music, games, movies, or dating,” stated Phil Henricks, VP of Strategy and Business Development at Online Buddies, the parent company of Jack’d. “They’ve been raised to expect that digital products are free and they don’t see any reason to start paying for them now.”
Jack’d’s path to monetization is through selling advertising to corporations eager to reach the hard-to-find gay, urban millennial. “They’re a multi million dollar demographic”, Henricks said. “While they’re not willing to purchase digital products, they have tremendous buying power and have no problem shelling out $5 on a cup of coffee or $200 on a pair of sneakers.”
More than 60% of Jack’d’s revenue comes from Fortune 500 companies, clothing retailers, and the tourism industry, all of whom have run banners on the app in recent weeks. “We see it as a win for everyone. We attract the gay, urban millennials that our members want and our advertisers have a quick, easy way to reach them.”
Nearly five million men around the world have joined Jack’d since its launch in 2010 and it consistently ranks among the top four gay social apps in both the App Store and Google Play. 67% of Jack’d members in the United States are between 18-26. Nearly 60% are Black and Latino.
“Members appreciate that our free version offers many of the premium features they would have to pay for on competing apps,” Alon Rivel, Jack’d’s Brand Manager told us.
As for banners, Henricks says Jack’d members are not bothered by them, citing only 3% of members have opted to pay for Jack’d to avoid the banners. “They understand that someone has to pay for the app. As long as it’s not them, they don’t give it a second thought.”
FACE AWARDS ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL NOMINEES FOR THE 2017 FACE AWARDS
HOUSTON — LGBTQ+ Houston’s biggest award show announced the official nominations today for the 2017 FACE Awards to be held South Beach the Nightclub in Montrose on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The FACE Awards are presented by Avenue 360 Health & Wellness, South Beach the Nightclub and CBS Radio Houston’s Mix 96.5FM.
The official nominations can be viewed here. Official voting opens at 8 PM tonight after the announcements and will continue until November 8, 2017. You can cast your official vote here starting at 8 PM.
2017 brings new categories and new nominees with over twenty-one categories for the community to vote. Some of the new categories include Chef of the Year and Inspiring Hero of the Year. Also included are two newly named awards, The ‘Jimmy Carper Trailblazer Award’ and the ‘Alexander Hill Humanitarian Award,’ both named after people from the LGBT community.
F.A.C.E. Awards stands for First Achievers in Community Excellence, and each year our Heroes’ and Icons’ work hard in pursuit of special causes. Each year a volunteer works hard, a politician gets a law or ordinance passed; a new business opens its doors to the community. Maybe it’s a photographer, a drag performer, a bartender, or a hair stylist – they are all doing their part in Houston seeking equality.
Mix 96.5 FM Morning Show hosts Sarah Pepper, Lauren Kelly, and Geoff Sheen will host Houston’s VMA style award show. Joining them as presenters will be a lengthy list of politicians, TV and radio personalities, Emmy® winners and The Voice contestants. The FACE Awards will officially announce the presenters in the following week.
Joey Guerra, Music Editor and Joy Sewing, Fashion Editor of the Houston Chronicle return to host ‘LIVE‘ from the Red Carpet, a pre-show that highlights the red carpet arrivals of nominees, past winners, and community leaders starting at 7 PM and will be broadcast live on multiple social media platforms.
Now celebrating its sixth year, the F.A.C.E. Awards stands for First Achievers in Community Excellence, a yearly award show honoring Houston’s LGBTQ community. The LGBT event is attended by some 600+ LGBTQ community members that honor their peers.
F Bar Houston Evicted From Property, Hundreds Of Thousands In Debt, Club Is Closing According To Nightclub Owner
(Houston) – In what was once one of the most successful and prestigious nightclubs of Montrose’s Gay Nightlife has apparently come to a crumbling end at least according to the owner’s own mouth. F Bar located at 202 Tuam St used to be a place for high-quality ambiance, gorgeous bartenders, award-winning DJs with impeccable cocktails.
The club reignited the Houston drag culture and reinvented Tuesday nights for Houston’s LGBT community. The clubs storied past of positive also had its share of bad publicity, multiple lawsuits, investigations, and murder.
“There’s no time, there’s no time, its over, the club is closing,” F Bar owner Irwin Palchick states to an unknown person in an exclusive video obtained by About News from a source connected with Palchick.
‘Ive got nothing to lose, its all gone. I’ve got nothing,” Palchick repeats. The video recorded on Saturday, November 11 in the morning time. On Saturday night the club did not open. F Bar released a statement to social media claiming ‘a miscommunication amongst staff members, F Bar had an insufficient staff to open its doors.‘
“There’s no time, there’s no time, its over, the club is closing.”
‘I’ve been evicted from the club, evicted from my office building, and if it wasn’t for my husband, there would be no money for rent or gasoline or anything else. I’m turning in my vehicle, I’m walking away from it all,” Palchick excitedly explains in the video.
“The comptroller of the state is owed about $80,000 in taxes. I’ve worked with them because I have connections with Senator, and I’ve worked with them because there is no income coming in..” Palchick does not go into detail about what sort of ‘connections’ he has, nor if those connections allowed him privileges not common to other taxpayers.
Saturday evening About News obtained photos of what appears to shows rats in the prep area of F Bar. Another photo appears to show ‘old’ margarita that was being served. We reached out to F Bar Houston owner Irwin Palchick regarding the photos and the infestation.
“The rats are plastic,” Palchick explained. What Palchick refused to explain was the photo was taken with Apple’s Live Photo – and when the photo was clicked it came to life. That plastic rat became alive. Palchick would not confirm with us that he has an Andriod device and was unable to see the live photo.