Two men (Adrian Coria and Juan Segui) turned heads at a performance in Buenos Aires when they decided to perform a jaw-dropping dance to Moulin Rouge. The two, who showed off their routine outside of a restaurant, demonstrated the Argentine dance to “El Tango De Roxanne.”
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The ACLU filed two motions with a Kentucky district court to hold Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis accountable for her continuing refusal to issue marriage licenses to couples in the case Miller v. Davis.
The motions ask the court to hold Davis in contempt of court for failing to comply with its previous ruling and to clarify that Davis must issue marriage licenses to everybody, not just the four named couples in the case. The court set a contempt hearing for this Thursday, at which Davis will be required to answer to the judge for her violation of the order and could face steep fines.
“It is unfortunate that we’ve been compelled to take further action today to ensure that the people of Rowan County can obtain the marriage licenses they’re entitled to receive from their County Clerk’s office. The law is clear and the courts have spoken. The duty of public officials is to enforce the law, not place themselves above it,” said Steven R. Shapiro, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union:
Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne’s newest drama about a trans/intersex woman who risked everything to travel to Germany in 1930 to have a sex change, has received its first trailer. The Danish Girl received heavy criticism for not casting a transgender actress and instead choosing Redmayne. But critics who have already seen the film are saying his performance is deserving of an Oscar nomination.
The film is based on the a novel by David Ebershoff.
Catch the film on November 27.
Irish chef Noel McMeel, 47, was certain of his choice of career since early childhood: “I’ve always wanted to be a chef. Even as a child I was dabbling in the kitchen. We lived on a farm and I took care of the garden and also had a pet cow that I milked myself every day. I couldn’t wait for the milk to settle so that I could skim the thick cream from the top and prepare a treat for my family.” The McMeel family farm was in Moneypenny, near Toomebridge in County Antrim not far from Belfast. After attending a local culinary school McMeel set out to gain varied experiences in as many kitchens as possible, first working for several Belfast restaurants.
In 1988 McMeel won a scholarship to attend Johnson and Wales University’s culinary school, which in turn catapulted him to jobs with such to celebrity chefs as the late Jean Louis Palladin at the Watergate in Washington DC, and a brief stint at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California.
Yesterday, the US Supreme Court declined a petition from Kentucky’s Rowan County clerk Kim Davis for an emergency stay on a court order requiring her to immediately start issuing marriage licenses to all eligible applicants, including same-sex couples. But as of this morning, Davis continues to defy the court by failing to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. Crowds gathered today chanting, “Do your job!” but Davis continued to justify her actions by saying that she is prepared to face the consequences of refusing to do her job, but “I’m willing to face my consequences as you all will face your consequences when it comes time for judgment.”
The real question is, if she is refusing to do her job, why aren’t the higher-ups in Kentucky government willing to fire this prejudice, law-breaking bigot?
Ellen DeGeneres is expanding her popular clothing and lifestyle brand, ED, to include a kids’ line. Together with Gap, GapKids x ED, is designed to for every type of girl. “…whether they skateboard or dance, wear dresses or jeans, build forts or paint rainbows, or everything in between,” the brand’s new website says.
“We focus so much on our differences and that is creating a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world…And I think that if we focus on what we all have in common which is ‘we all just want to be happy’ that would be a lot better,’ the talk show host says in an online video.
Although the profession of chef used to be considered a boys’ club, and quite a straight one at that, 2015 sees many openly LGBT chefs heading restaurants and kitchens across the USA. Legions of Bravo reality-cooking shows (among many other food-related television and online programs) have demonstrated that gays and lesbians are truly stepping out in the kitchens these days, creating cutting-edge farm-to-table fare as well as exceptional pastries and desserts. April Bloomfield of NYC’s Spotted Pig, Anne Burrell of Food Network’s Secrets of a Restaurant Star, Top Chef–winners Kristen Kish and Hung Huynh, and Iron Chef Cat Cora are but a few of these individuals who are cooking up magic in the kitchen, In fact, Passporthas spotlighted some incredible LGBT chefs in recent years, including pastry maestro Pichet Ong of cookbook The Sweet Spot fame, Top Chef series alumnus Anita Lo (NYC), Maria Hines (Seattle), Susan Feniger (Los Angeles), Dale Levitski (currently of Nashville’s Sinema), and NYC’s Simpson Wong.
In this issue of Passport, we introduce you to another crop of amazing chefs, from a Pacific Northwest purveyor of pastry to a nouveau Jewish deli owner. These talented entrepreneurs share their philosophies and influences, crazy customer requests, thoughts about Yelp and food blogs (which can make or break businesses today), and, especially helpful when you visit their respective cities, their favorite dining spots.
Johnny Depp’s daughter and the face of Chanel, Lily-Rose Depp has come out as sexually fluid. The 16-year-0ld made the announcement on Instagram in a post to her fans. Depp reposted a photo from a campaign for Self Evident Truths Project—a photographic collection of people who identify as anything else besides 100% straight.
“I’m so proud of my baby girl @lilyrose_depp,”iO Tillett Wright of the Self Evident Project wrote on Instagram. “She decided she wanted to be in @selfevidentproject because she falls somewhere on the vast spectrum, and I couldn’t be happier to welcome her to the family.”
Miley Cyrus invited a huge amount of RuPaul’s Drag Race drag queens onto the stage at last night’s VMAs to help her close the award’s show with a performance of her new single, “Dooo It!” The song that promotes weed, peace, and not giving a f*** on repeat was accompanied by a colorful performance of wacky, colorful, fun.
In an interview with MTV, Miley says: “People need to see every type of human being on that stage being celebrated, people that are outside of that box of what we’re told,” Cryus said in an interview with MTV of the performance. “[For] people that watch the show — it’s usually a lot of young people out there — you’re at your most impressionable and it’s where you learn when you’re young, what’s right and wrong, and how you treat other people.”
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Ahead of his historic trip to Alaska to talk openly about climate change, President Obama has given Mount McKinley its historic name back. The tallest mountain in the US will officially be called Denali, the Alaskan Native name given to the mountain meaning Great One. Many Alaskans have long been pushing for the mountain to be given its rightful Athabascan name ever since it was renamed in 1896 after, at the time, an Ohio presidential candidate William McKinley. Despite McKinley never having visited the state of Alaska, the name has survive because Ohio legislatures have consistently blocked bills to rename it.
“For centuries, Alaskans have known this majestic mountain as the ‘Great One.’ Today we are honored to be able to officially recognize the mountain as Denali,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, wrote in a statement.