Gay news, Expedia opens gay store, Harvey Milk dayMoscow Pride satanic, Gay blood ban

22 05 2010

Travel site Expedia.com has opened a Gay Travel Store on their website since yesterday on http://www.expedia.com/daily/gaytravel/default.asp. They partner with International Gay&Lesbian Travel Association to help find and identify gay-friendly hotels all over the world. I just had a look and it is pretty cool except for the fact that with hotels in for instance NY or Amsterdam I do not understand why some hotels are listed as gay-friendly and others not…. What qualifies as being gay-friendly? I probably keep (small)luxury hotels of the world as my number 1 but this might be a good alternative.

Today is the first Harvey Milk Day. It is only an official holiday in California but all over the U.S there are parties and events. As most of you know he was the first elected openly gay official in the U.S and was killed shortly after. People that do not know the importance of Harvey, should watch the movie Milk or one of the documentaries made about his life. Celebrations in his beloved Castro neighborhood will be biggest but also in LA, San Diego and NY marches and events for equality will be held. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will kick off a fundraiser in SF on Market Street. Yesterday she promised DADT would be over by the end of the year. Hope she can keep her promise. Below Milk Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black about the importance of Harvey Milk.

For the 5th year in a row Moscow Gay Pride was banned by Mayor Yury Luzhkov. According to him it is satanic and he will do everything to stop the event May 29. Moscow authorities have also blocked the website promoting the pride, GayRussia.Ru. How democratic.

There might come an end to the FDA approved ban on gays giving blood donations. The Department of Health and Human services wants to hear presentations and engage in deliberations on the topic. Since september 1985 men who had sex with men(even once) were not allowed to donate. This change would be about time, there are tons of monogamous gay men who are HIV-negative and can donate.

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Male goat suddenly gets udders and gives milk

11 02 2010

The male goat lives in the zoo in Belgrade and from one day to the other he got udders. They tested the udders by milking it and there surprisingly there was milk in it. He already lived in the zoo for years and has made babies with female goats before. People suspect he is a hermaphrodite. Pretty bizarre and cool at the same time.





Pedro

24 01 2010

This weekend I watched the movie Pedro about openly HIV-positive and gay icon Pedro Zamora. He captured millions of hearts all over America during his time in MTV’s The Real World San Francisco back in 1994. The movie is from the same screenwriter as Milk, Dustin Lance Black, so destined to be great and it is. I do not often cry during movies but this was one of those movies. It is so inspirational, emotional and well acted. As a bonus the DVD also has 3 episodes from the Real World to give people like me who had not seen the series(only saw Real World Hawaii with the crazy drunk girl) an idea of how it was. The actors are all a little prettier, but definitely look a lot like the real people in the series. I think this movie is a must-see for every one in the gay community and it would not hurt straight people to see it as well.





Gossip; Joan Rivers “au natural”, Kirstie Alley, pregnant Celine

19 08 2009

Oscar winner for Milk, Sean Penn and his wife since 1999, Robin Wright Penn are getting a divorce. They filed for divorce twice before and then cancelled that the last minute, but now it seems serious. They have 2 kids together. Pity they made such an attractive couple.

Celine Dion is pregnant again. The 41-year old Canadian singer is expecting her second child. Her first son was born in 2001. Her husband is already 67, so more like a grandfather. I have never been a fan of Celine’s personality but she does have a good voice. And selling out Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas like she did for 5 years is really phenomenal.

Brett Favre is making another comeback. He retired twice now and is 39 but he will play for the Vikings this year. (S)he really is a drama-queen. Constantly weeping goodbye’s to the American Football world and then coming back the next season. He is hot but his antics are a bit sad.

Joan Rivers has a new toyboy. The much younger Norm Zada is the owner of an adult magazine dedicated to “au natural” women. Pretty ironic that he is dating not so natural Joan. She is fabulous though and deserves a nice man!

And Kirstie Alley urges people through her Twitter to harass an employee of the National Enquirer. She gave away the woman’s phone number and name, calling it fair game. What happened was a cover of Kirstie on the magazine saying, “only 4 years to live. The deadly disease that is killing her.” Apparently her 87- year old father called her up afraid this was the truth. I think Kirstie is right in calling this fair game, the Enquirer has no right to do things like this.