Try to stop your heart from melting into a pile of mush when you watch this adorably addictive new video from the LA-born heartthrob Andy Grammer. From his second studio album, Magazines of Novels, the song Honey, I’m Good, features couples from all walks of life. From a gay couple that has only been dating for a year to a straight couple that has been together for over 60, check out the video after the drunk and just try not to smile.
A recently formed organization is about to take the LGBT movement into a whole new demographic. Arguably the most important demographic, our future generation, kids. One Million Kids for Equality has recently launched a website and Facebook.
The website reads:
We each have a story. Many of us have been bullied for being different, some of us have been teased for having two moms or two dads, and still others have been beat up for standing up for a friend or loved one. Each of us has a dream. Some of us want to be able to walk hand in hand with the person we love without being stared at, some of us want to see our two moms married in our home state, or for our dad to be able to keep a picture of our family on his desk without fear of losing his job. Whatever your story, we invite you to join us as we will be build a movement to show that
We Are. We Love. We Stand. United.
According to a new report, the National Institutes of Health has spent nearly a half a million studying users’ behaviors on GPS hookup/dating apps like Grindr. The US government gave $432,000 to Columbia University to research the connection between gay and bisexual men and their use of such apps in regards to the likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behavior.” “Smartphone technologies have provided a new venue for sexual partnering among men who have sex with men (MSM)…Indeed, there are a rapidly growing number of smartphone applications designed to facilitate sexual partnering among MSM,” the grant said. “The overall study goal is to understand how sexual risk behaviors among MSM may be facilitated by the nature of GPS-enabled smartphone applications, the way they are used, and the process by which sexual partnering occurs via smartphone applications.”
The findings have not been released yet.
Because Amazon’s most successful new show Transparent is so important, the Internet mega-company has decided to give the public free access to the entire first season beginning tomorrow. The Golden Globe–winning show, which is usually only available for purchase or with an Amazon Prime account, will be streamed for free beginning at 12:00 A.M. If you want to be ready for the second season, Amazon is also offering a $72 membership to Amazon Prime, in celebration of the Golden Globes’ 72nd year.
Taking a lesson from Yanis Marshall and co., two dancer/models are giving life on a treadmill. The two are seen wearing pink high heels and running on, while also throwing in a sky-high kick. Are Harper Watters and Rhys Kosakowski gearing up for next year’s D.C. high-heel race?
A stay at the cheerful, chilled-out Geranium Hotel (www.geranium-hotel.com in Mykonos, Greece comes complete with live entertainment in the form of Vassilis Maliotas and Mihalis Kavros, the bickering, bantering, and altogether adorable frontmen at this men-only oasis.
“We’re partners in running this place,” explains Kavros, before curling his upper lip in mock repulsion and declaring: “But not partner-partners!”
His charming accent reveals both his native Athens upbringing and English lessons taught by Brits.
“We’re both terribly single,” adds Maliotas with a mock-wistful downward glance and a flutter of his hand. “Our hearts have been broken.”
A three-time All Ireland–winning Cork hurler, Donal Og Cusack, was one of the first high-profile sports personalities to come out in Ireland, and in a recently televised documentary, he looked at how much life has changed for gay people in Ireland since the de-criminalization of homosexuality, which happened in 1993. He talks to professionals in the sports industry about “coming out.” The program highlighted a nine-time All Ireland, Cork Irish football player, Valerie Mulcahy, who openly discussed her sexuality in the hopes of inspiring others. “When I was younger, I didn’t want to be gay,” she says. Now, the well-adjusted openly gay player hopes to change attitudes.
This is just one of the many specials about LGB people airing in Ireland ahead of the national referendum on gay marriage (the first national gay marriage vote in the world). Ireland, by law, is required to give 50% airtime to both sides of the debate.
Nebraska State Senators Adam Morfeld, Sara Howard, and Jeremy Nordquist have introduced and sponsored LGBT rights legislation. Three bills—presented separately—would prohibit LGBT workplace discrimination, allow loving same-sex couples to become foster parents, and give access to second parent adoption.
The HRC comments: “A welcome mat must be dropped at Nebraska’s front door step to tell the nation our state is a place for all people. It is imperative that LGBT people have legal protections, and a fair chance to reach their goals and desires, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, “ said HRC Nebraska Field Organizer Drew Heckman. “As a native of the Cornhusker State, I encourage and strongly urge the Nebraska legislature to advance equality. This is a critical moment to move our state forward.”
Do New Kids on the Block’s Jonathan Knight and Partner Have the Right Stuff to Compete on ‘The Amazing Race’
This season of the multi-Emmy-winning The Amazing Race is set to add even more drama into the mix when they introduce half the contestants to their race partner at the starting line for the ultimate blind date around the world. The 26th season will also feature established couples, including our growing-up heartthrob Jonathan Knight. The openly gay singer from New Kids on the Block, whose brother is Jordan Knight, will compete with his boyfriend Harley Rodriguez.
by Rich Rubin
I’m going to take you on a tour of several places, places with names like Recoleta, San Telmo, Palermo, and La Boca. They’re all very different in atmosphere and appearance, and to visit these various places feels like you’ve taken a whole series of trips. The thing is, they’re all part of Buenos Aires, for this major metropolis feels more than anywhere I’ve been like a series of small towns in one, loosely connected to form a big city that’s exciting, dynamic, a little daunting, and incredibly satisfying. I could never list all the neighborhoods, so we’ll concentrate on my favorites.
Buenos Aires takes some energy to explore, as it’s spread out, with a semi-workable subway system (I’d suggest a taxi or your own two feet for most explorations) and a frenetic pace that will keep you on your toes. You’ll find plenty of places, though, to relax and take it easy. With an enviable coffeehouse culture, a collection of lovely restaurants, and some surprisingly calm areas amid the bustle, there’s always time to refresh and renew among the chaos.