In Palm Beach, Florida, there is a relatively new adage that’s defined the destination for more than a decade: “Palm Beach is like the gay 90s: all the women are 90 and all the men are gay.” It’s not entirely untrue considering more than half the residents are over 65 years old, many businesses are gay owned, gossip among locals is better than a season of Real Housewives, and a typical night out is a fabulous dinner party in a million-dollar home.
Sprawling a short 17 miles, Palm Beach (about an hour north of Miami) has always served as a rather exclusive stomping ground for old-money tycoons and wealthy entrepreneurs who only dabble with the finer things in life. The skyscraper-free town is chockablock with fancy restaurants where dinner jackets are still often required, luxury name-brand retailers like Gucci and Neiman Marcus are ubiquitous, and members-only country clubs are decades strong. It’s not unusual to see locals dressed to the nines for a trip to the bank or parking lots packed with only Bentleys and Porsches. There’s an air of sophistication, and a touch of harmless elitism, you’re hard-pressed to find in other parts of Florida—the local Publix even has valet parking.
Here’s a video that will help brighten up your Monday. Norway’s curling team, famous for not only their on-ice talent but also their fashion sense, put on a pair of cotton pants while on ice.
Watch the ad for Comfyballs (a sponsor of the team) after the jump…
A game that invites players to kill gay people with a gun has been pulled from the Google Play Store after online outrage over its contents. The game, though, had already been downloaded 10,000 times. The goal of the game is to shoot as many gay men as possible, and if you don’t reach a certain number of kills, the men will then swarm you and rape you. [BI]
Kiesza’s debut album, Sound of a Woman hit stores late last month, and it’s gearing up to be one if this year’s most successful. Her hit single “Hideaway” rocketed to the #1 spot in the UK charts earlier this year and remains the fastest-selling debut of year. “Hideaway” went platinum in the UK and Canada; additionally, the song charted #1 in 21 countries on iTunes. The song was paired with a delicious throw back video that has captured over 155 million viewers to date (filmed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn).
Watch after the jump…
As temperatures across the United States are well below brr, it’s time to warm up with a little treat from our friends at 2Gingers. After a few sips of this robust take on a Hot Toddy, you’ll definitely be prepared to take on the beginning of the holiday season. Check out the recipe below. Who knew making something this hot could be so easy?
Combine ingredients in a mug. Top off with hot water, stir, and garnish by floating a lemon wheel stabbed with dry cloves. Alternative garnish: cinnamon stick.
Gay-rights and human-rights organizations worldwide are condemning the decision by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to sign into law horrific new legislation that could lead to life in prison for some LGBT people in The Gambia. HRC and other organizations are calling on the Obama Administration to conduct a full diplomatic review of the United States’ relationship with Gambia.
According to a new Associated Press report, Jammeh actually signed the bill into law on October 9, although “no government officials have yet publicly notified the country of the new law.” According to multiple news reports, earlier this year The Gambia’s National Assembly passed the legislation that includes nearly identical language to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act, and the bill has since awaited the signature of Jammeh, who has a deeply troubling record on LGBT rights.
Country singer Billy Gilman announced in a YouTube video that he is gay, just hours after fellow country star Ty Herndon came out. Citing both being inspired by Herndon as well as a run in with a nosey reporter who photographed him and his partner, Gillman says he is not ashamed of being a gay artist, but thinks it “silly…that I am ashamed knowing that…I am in a genre and an industry that is ashamed of me being me.” Gilman became well known when he was much younger with hits like “One Voice” and “Oklahoma.”
And, unfortunately boys, he is also taken.
Watch his video after the jump…
John Cameron Mitchell returns to the role he co-created with composer/lyricist Stephen Trask in their musical Hedwig and The Angry Inch, which they debuted in the 1998 hit Off-Broadway production. Mitchell will step into the role on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) starting Wednesday, January 21 for a strictly limited eight-week engagement. Mitchell will join co-star and Tony Award–winner Lena Hall who continues with the production as Yitzhak.
If you’re like us, you love the concept of a smart watch (who doesn’t want to pretend they’re James Bond on the way to work?), but feel like most of the high-tech timepieces out there look just a little too…sci-fi. Motorola married the elegant, classic appeal of a traditional round wristwatch with the power-packed interface of an Android-based operating system (sorry, iPhone lovers) and gave us the Moto 360. Read more…
The Teddy Award–winning film ay this year’s Berlin International Film Festival and Switzerlnd’s submission for foreign language film at the 87th Academy Awards, The Circle, tells the story of two gay men who defy convention and fall in love in post-WWII Switzerland. This remarkable film captures the excitement and challenges of Switzerland’s burgeoning gay community and portrays the true story of two of our dear friends in Zurich, Röbi and Ernst.
This film opens tomorrow in New York City at the Quad Cinema with a Q&A featuring Director Stefan Haupt and Actor Stephan Witschi in attendance after the 7:40pm screening. A second Q&A will take place on Saturday, November 22 with Director Stefan Haupt after the 1:00 P.M. show.