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The Recording Academy: Portland Goes Harder

Thanks to the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs for including me in this story about Portland’s political music scene alongside so many PDX-based artists I love and respect.

“Portland Goes Harder: How PDX’s Disparate, Diverse Music Scene Has Coalesced Around Progressive Politics” is out now.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT.

50 YEARS.

‪CHRISTOPHER STREET GAY LIBERATION DAY (JUNE 1970). ‬

‪HERE’S TO 50 YEARS OF FIGHTING FOR OUR LOVE, FIGHTING FOR OUR LIVES, FIGHTING FOR EACH OTHER. ‬

‪💪❤️🏳️‍🌈‬
‪#PRIDE ‬

Logan Lynn Endorses Chloe Eudaly for Portland City Council

I’m proud to endorse Chloe Eudaly for Portland City Council and hope you will join me in donating to her campaign! Every dollar donated today will be matched 6 to 1, meaning if you give $5 it becomes $35 and $50 becomes $350.

Chloe is a tireless advocate for our communities, fighting for renters rights and equity for people who want real change and a truly inclusive city.

Join us in this fight! ✊ —> https://www.votechloe.com/contribute

LISTEN: Logan Lynn Talks Music, Mental Health and More on The Stateside Podcast (AUDIO)

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Fail up, kids! Listen to my episode of The Stateside Podcast HERE, or by subscribing on iTunes and wherever else podcasts are found.

You can also just press play below…

Here are some photos from the taping:

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WATCH: Logan Lynn Releases Documentary Film About Controversial Inter-Community Dialogue Project Between Mars Hill Church and Portland’s LGBTQ Community (VIDEO)

River Rocks Thrown Through Mars Hill Church WIndown (Lead With Love Documentary by Logan Lynn) 2014

Those of you who followed me while I was doing community work for Portland’s Q Center between 2010-2014 are most likely already familiar with the story of my Inter-Community Dialogue Project between the LGBTQ Community and Mars Hill Church…or, at least, you might think you are familiar.

I have been sitting on a documentary I made over the course of those years, but with everything going on in the world right now, it feels important to finally let people know what REALLY happened.

One major note that’s not captured in the film, is that Mars Hill Church members from our group subsequently denounced the teachings of their former leader and disassembled all of their congregations after we shot the final scenes.

Here is our story…

Watch “Lead With Love”

ABOUT THE FILM

What happens when an out, gay musician befriends an anti-gay church leader?

Notoriously anti-gay conservative evangelical megachurch Mars Hill landed in Portland, Oregon in 2011.  The public reacted swiftly in protest of the arrival of these unwelcome ideals and the media picked up the story of their purchase of “the castle” immediately.

When local musician and LGBTQ activist Logan Lynn, who was working as the spokesperson and publicist for Portland’s Q Center at the time, was quoted in The Oregonian as saying he would “extend an olive branch“ and “be respectful of them and try to make friends“ – and then he proceeded to do just that — all hell broke loose in the media, as well as in the community.

From broken windows to broken hearts, through death threats and violence, this is the true story of what can happen when sworn enemies set aside their differences and get to know one another as people.

“People have been telling the story of what happened between me and Mars Hill Church completely wrong for years,” Lynn says about the controversial inter-community dialogue project, which he created. “I gave up correcting strangers and the media half a decade ago, but I also made this documentary as it was all happening so that the truth could someday be told. That someday is now.”

After the final scenes of Logan Lynn’s “Lead With Love” documentary were shot, the controversial founder and leader of the church, Mark Driscoll, resigned and all of the Mars Hill Church congregations were dissolved across the nation.

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WATCH: Logan Lynn Talks All Things Mental Health This Week on “Straight Talk with Laural Porter” (VIDEO)

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I was the guest on “Straight Talk with Laural Porter” this week on KGW-TV for a 2-part special called “Mental Health in Oregon”.

We talked about recovery, music, mental illness, the future of the Affordable Care Act, homelessness, the Keep Oregon Well social movement to end stigma and more! Dr. Derald Walker from Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is also a guest on the show.

Watch both segments below!

“Straight Talk: Mental Health in Oregon (Part 1)”

“Straight Talk: Mental Health in Oregon (Part 2)”

Editorial Feature on Logan Lynn’s “Go There When You Want To Be Loved” Charity Single on MySpace Homepage Today

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Thank you to the Myspace Music Editorial Team for interviewing me this week about the Pulse Orlando tragedy and what my band is doing to help with the release of our new charity single, “Go There When You Want To Be Loved”, in support of the families and survivors of the tragedy.

You can read the full piece on the MySpace homepage today HERE, or check out the transcript below.

From MySpace Music: “Logan Lynn is Raising His Voice in the Face of Fear” (6/22/16)

As the victim toll rose from the shooting at Orlando’s PULSE nightclub on the morning of June 12, pop-rock singer-songwriter Logan Lynn, like many others, was shaken, saddened, and angry. He was also scared, and that was the emotion that would push him most. “My reaction to my own fear is to be louder,” he explains.

“I think a lot of my friends, and my band, and my producer, and my publicist, were all like, what the hell do we do,” he says of the days after the mass murder. The answer, they concluded, was to release Lynn’s latest single, “Go There When You Want To Be Loved,” ahead of schedule, with all of the proceeds going to support the recovery efforts in Orlando’s LGBT community.

“It made me feel like I wasn’t just sitting here helpless,” Lynn says of the decision. “I’m a gay man, so I can’t donate blood, even to save other gay men who are dying because they are losing their own blood, so it felt very much like I needed to do something other than sit on my hands.”

The song is a personal one for Lynn. “I wrote the song about feeling like I didn’t have a safe place in the world as a gay man. My struggle to find love, or acceptance, not just externally, but internally. This feeling like I’m a man without a country, I’m a man without a place to go.” Read the rest of this entry »

Logan Lynn and Gino Mari Release Charity Single for Pride Month in Support of Pulse Orlando Families and Survivors. OUT NOW.

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On Saturday I woke up to the news of singer Christina Grimmie being gunned down and killed at a meet and greet with fans after her show. On Sunday I woke up to the news of extreme LGBT violence by way of the deadliest shooting in U.S. history.

I feel sick and afraid. I want to cancel all of my upcoming public appearances and find a closet to go back inside of. But I cannot. And I will not. I will not be made quiet by fear. I will not let American apathy dictate my path. And I will never stop hoping that change will come. Never. At times like this it’s important to remember that somewhere in the world, good is still happening. Cute, simple things are still real during ugly, complicated days.

I wrote this song “Go There When You Want To Be Loved” about my own feeling that there is no safe place for me in the world at times as a gay man, as a person living with persistent mental health struggles, and as a public person known for both. These lyrics feel like the only words I can find for how I am feeling, so I am releasing it now as a fundraiser for my queer family in Orlando.

Keep laughing. Keep kissing. Keep dancing. Keep loving each other. Keep fighting for your place in the world. Gay is great and so are you.

100% of the proceeds of this single will go to support recovery efforts in Orlando’s LGBT community. Click HERE to purchase your copy.

LISTEN: Logan Lynn’s Guest Appearance on Gay News Radio (AUDIO)

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I was the guest on Gay News Radio this week chatting about music, mental health, politics and Portland.

Listen HERE if ya wanna, or press play below:

Logan Lynn Featured in 3 Part Interview Series on the Sonicbids Blog This Month

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I was interviewed by Sonicbids this month for a 3 part blog series. Read “The Indie Artist’s Guide to Talking Politics on Social Media” HERE, “Top 10 Qualities to Look for in a Tourmate” HERE, and “Low Turnout at Your Show? Here are 10 Secrets for Making the Night a Success Anyway” HERE.

Here are some of my quotes from the pieces, as well:
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