At this unique moment in history, when we are seeing such rapid progress in the fight for equality in the West, we cannot be blinded to appalling crimes against humanity elsewhere. Today in Russia, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people are facing harassment, arrest and violence under a set of horrific new laws. For their sake, we must come together and start an uprising of love.
Models Colby Melvin and Brandon Brown ask for your help in this new video promoting global Pride Houses. A Pride House is a place for LGBT athletes, fans, and friends to meet and enjoy international sporting events. At the previous two Olympics, there was a Pride House in the host country. This year, Russia has forbidden the establishment of a Pride House in Sochi. In response, restaurants, bars, and clubs across the country are becoming Pride Houses in solidarity with LGBT Russians and donating $1 of every drink sold between 9pm and midnight on the night of the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony to the Russia Freedom Fund.
Find participating venues here.
You can also download Uprising Of Love on iTunes, a song written and sang by Melissa Etheridge for the event. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Russia Freedom Fund!
Check out the video and listen to a remix of the amazing song after the jump!
I’m going on vacations for 1 week in St-Martin, but I will try to post everyday in the morning.
The subjects will probably be very light, as I will be on vacation:)
I’ll keep you posted about what I’m doing and might show you sexy pics of me on the beach loll…
I rented a nice condo in front of the ocean, so it will probably be amazing!
Who else is going on vacation this week? Where?
Have a great week!
I came back last week from Provincetown and I can’t wait to go back!
Provincetown is the mecca of hot “older” gay men. I put “older” between brackets because they are not thaaaaaat old, but there are not many young guys in their 20s in Ptown, which is perfect for me because I tend to like older men. You know the type of hot older men, that take care of their bodies, into sports, dressed well, healthy lifestyle etc… I like this type of men, big bros, hot daddies….
Like I told you already, me and few friends stayed at Marc’s house (the owner of A4A) and had an amazing time. Think “brunch, ocean, outdoor activities, fancy dinners and party” and repeat that for 5 days. Provincetown is such a beautiful small city, with old houses, small narrow streets, little cafés and shops…It’s perfect to relax, unwind, let go….life is soooo beautiful in Ptown! The ocean is gorgeous, the sand dunes to die for, the bike paths so pleasant, the food exquisite and the men….you just want to get married!
I met this guy, he lives in Chicago, so so so gorgeous….42 years old, hairy all over with a short beard (love that), perfect face (for me), hot body (fitness instructor), he likes younger guys (I’m 31) …I can’t find this “species” in Montréal! Might have to move to Chicago to “put a ring on him” !
So I’m back, not for so long, because I’ll be in NYC in 2 weeks, so raise your hand if you want to go for a coffee or a drink!
(check out some pictures below and a short video that I did with my iPhone)
After a record-breaking year in 2012, Montréal Pride, will be back for a 7th fabulous edition from Monday, August 12, to Sunday, August 18. The 2013 program has something for everyone with free shows and activities at Place Émilie-Gamelin, conferences, cultural activities and lots of great parties.
Community Day will be held on Saturday, August 17, along Sainte-Catherine Street in the Village and the ever-popular Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, August 18, at 1 pm on René-Lévesque, starting at Guy Street and ending at Sanguinet.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the creation of the rainbow flag, the rallying symbol of the LGBT movement. To mark this milestone, the 2013 Pride Parade theme will be the first colour of the flag: ROUGE (red), symbolizing life.
For more info click here !
Montreal likes to celebrate the LGBT community in big ways. This is why Tourisme Montreal is excited to announce Do Your Thing in MTL! a video series of performances and interviews with top LGBT entertainers from around North America that they invited to Montreal to showcase their talent by using the streets and attractions of Montreal as their stage. They have amazing performances rolling out over the summer months by singer-songwriter Jonny “Gay Pimp” McGovern, lesbian comedian DeAnne Smith, Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, trans drag performer Carmen Carrera, and the Queen of Montreal’s Gay Village Mado Lamotte…
Check out Tourisme Montreal’s first videos after the jump and make sure to check their next videos on their blog!
Oh and by the way, let me know if you ever visited Montreal?