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Express Yourself, Ellen Expands Clothing Line to Encourage Young Girls to Be Themselves

August 31st, 2015 Joseph Pedro
Image via Gap

Image via Gap

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. 

Check out the line here. 

 

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Out of the Closet and Into the Kitchen: Meet 11 Great Lesbian and Gay Chefs

August 31st, 2015 Joseph Pedro
Image via Passport

Image via Passport

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.

Keep reading over at Passport magazine online…

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Lily-Rose Depp Comes Out As Sexually Fluid

August 31st, 2015 Joseph Pedro
Image via Instagram

Image via Instagram

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.”

 

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Miley Cyrus Closes VMAs with Epic RuPaul’s Drag Race–Filled Performance

August 31st, 2015 Joseph Pedro
MTV MILEY

Screen Cap via MTV

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.”

Watch after the jump…

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Obama Returns Native Name to Mount McKinley, Denali

August 31st, 2015 Joseph Pedro
Image via Passport

Image via Passport

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.

 

 

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Global Cocktail: Merchant’s Sour

August 28th, 2015 Joseph Pedro
Photo Jason Malihan)

Photo Jason Malihan)

Ingredients

1 1/2 denizen rum merchants reserve
3/4 disaranno amaretto
1 peach puree
3/4 lemon
1 egg white
1/2 simple
2 dash fee brothers peach bitters

Created by Francis Verrall, Spigolo this deliciously indulgent cocktail is a mix of the finer things in life. Sweet, savory, and a whole lot of fun when you gulp a couple of these down.

Direction

Dry shake, then shake with ice. Pour over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a peach fan.
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Cocktail Music: Carly Rae Jepsen

August 28th, 2015 Joseph Pedro
Image via FlyLife

Image via FlyLife

We have to admit, we never thought Canadian Pop Tart Carly Rae Jepsen would ever get past her infectious “Call Me Maybe” days, but the 29-year-old longtime ally of the LGBT community has come out swinging with her latest album E·MO·TION. You can tell that she didn’t rush into this recording as the often upbeat girl-seeks-boy songs are both catchy, melodic, insightful, but, above all, pure pop confection.

We’ve put a couple of the songs from the album after the jump..

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Gay Travel: Betting on Atlantic City

August 28th, 2015 Joseph Pedro
Image via Atlantic City.

Image via Atlantic City.

It hasn’t been an easy couple of years for Atlantic City, the world-famous seaside resort area that hugs the southeastern coast of New Jersey. Headline after headline spelled D.O.O.M in bright casino lighting for the city, but just as the lights began to fade to black, Atlantic City’s resident casinos and population began to pave a new path—with or without gambling.

The death-knell came after casinos began falling like dominos. Probably the biggest shock came after Revel, a $2.4 billion casino, shut its doors. Once seen as the saving grace for the boardwalk and the area’s dying gambling culture, the casino’s ultra-high cost and delayed opening, alleged bad business decisions, and a major lack of community integration/understanding, killed the casino off within two years. This was in addition to the closing of the Showboat Casino Hotel, a 23-year-old hotel; Atlantic Club, a 34-year-old institution; Trump Plaza, a 24-old, though recently renovated property; all of which made headlines spelling the demise of the once-great vacationland. As news spread across the nation, Atlantic City gained a Detroit-like reputation (an analogy used by the city’s openly gay and openly republican mayor, Don Guardian).

Keep reading over at Passport magazine online…

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E-Commerce Website PayPal Endorses Equality Act

August 28th, 2015 Joseph Pedro
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Image via Facebook

The major e-commerce website PayPal has become the latest company to announce support for the newly introduced Equality Act, a landmark federal bill that would guarantee explicit, permanent protections for LGBT people from discrimination in many of the most important aspects of their lives.

In a statement on its website highlighting its long-time support for domestic partnership benefits, PayPal said, “On an even more fundamental level, we believe everyone deserves to live without fear of discrimination or retaliation for simply being who they are. The provisions in the Equality Act that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity will bring us another important step closer to the day when these rights are fully enjoyed by all.”

 

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Ellen Page Fires Back at Straight Actors Being Called ‘Brave’ for Playing Gay

August 28th, 2015 Joseph Pedro
Screen Shot via YouTube @HRC Gala.

Screen Shot via YouTube @HRC Gala.

Ellen Page has called reporters and the public for calling straight actors brave for portraying gay or lesbian characters. In an interview, the openly lesbian star said: “I don’t really get that, because our job is to read something on a page…I’m never going to be considered brave for playing a straight person, and nor should I be.” The 28-year-old is set to star in an upcoming film where she portrays a lesbian dying of cancer.

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