August 2013

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    “Prison Break” star Wenworth Miller comes out

    Wentworth Miller, the star of tv’s “Prison Break” and screenwriter, has finally come out as gay, putting to rest years of speculation. But what prompted his coming out is inspiring. Miller had been invited to the St. Petersburg International film festival but publicly declined the offer in a letter to the festival stating that he could not “in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly.” More

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    Stephen Fry calls for Sochi Winter Olympics be banned from Russia

    British actor and writer Stephen Fry has written an open letter to his Prime Minister, the UK PM David Cameron, and the International Olympic Committee calling for the 2014 Winter Olympics to be taken from Russian in light of the country’s growing anti-gay stance. Calling for the Sochi games to be staged in one of the many previous host cities (though he doesn’t mention the most recent host city of Vancouver Canada), so as not to “stain on the Five Rings” and to stand up at a time in history when the world stands to repeat the mistakes of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. More

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    Kazaky: four hot & sexy singers in leather

    I’ve recently discovered the ‘boy’ band Kazaky and I’m still short of breath. The boys are often seen in black wearing high heel boots are simply hot. And while they’ve been around since 2010, their recent video for their single Crazy Law, has the boys dressed in leather dancing and singing inside a former (just) penal colony. More

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    Vancouver street crossing gets pride treatment

    Just in time for Vancouver’s Pride weekend, the city of Vancouver repainted a major intersection in the gay village with an expanded pride flag permanently painted into the pavement. The four pedestrian crossings at the corner of Davie and Bute Streets in Vancouver’s Westend community, the epicentre of gay life in Vancouver, now features an eight-color pride flag (strange since the flag contains six colors). More

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    Will the Winter Olympics in Russia be a force for change against the anti-gay movement?

    Contrary to what some are tweeting, the mainstream media is picking up on the rise in Russia’s anti-gay attacks and the recent anti-gay law President Putin signed into force. The New York Times, among many news outlets has brought attention to the situation inside Russia. There have also been conflicting comments about how gay athletes will be treated at the Winter Olympics, the only question however, will this make a difference for gays in Russia. More

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