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Brooklyn’s Small Penis Contest is Still Looking for Contestants

May 26th, 2015 Joseph Pedro

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Bushwick, Brooklyn’s Smallest Penis pageant returns this year, but the bar is still trying to fill out their line-up of contestants. The annual “beauty pageant” that celebrates all things tiny dicks takes place at The Kings County Saloon on June 13 where men compete in various competitions including evening wear, swimsuit, and talent portion. Now, people from all over can submit their penis or someone else’s via website Ship A Dick. This year’s competition is sci-fi themed, so get ready to blast off soon.

More info can be found here.  

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Undocumented LGBTQ People to Rally at ICE Headquarters to Raise Awareness Toward Human Rights Abuses

May 26th, 2015 Joseph Pedro
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Break the Cage.

Tomorrow at noon, the largest gathering of undocumented Queer and Trans people will rally in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, D.C. for Operation “Break the Cage” to expose ICE’s alleged human rights violations against those undocumented in the LGBT community.

Carlos Padilla the Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project’s Coordinator said: “With more than 80 countries around the world criminalizing same-sex sexual acts, and many more countries who offer no institutionalized government protections based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, many like myself, have made and continue to make the difficult survival decision to leave our home countries and come to the United States.” He continued:  “Detention and deportation is bad for everyone, specially for our LGBTQ communities. Yet, the Department of Homeland Security and those departments whom they oversee which includes Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) & U.S. Customs And Border Protection have failed to adequately protect our vulnerable communities and have further placed trauma and violence under their administration. Which is why on May 27, we break the cage.”

 

 

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Gay Honeymoons: Exciting Urban Options

May 26th, 2015 Joseph Pedro
Image via Passport.

Image via Passport.

By Jimmy Im

On May 9, 2012, in an exclusive interview with ABC News, President Barack Obama boldly stated: “It is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” At the time, only seven states issued marriage licenses to gay couples. Now, 37 (and counting), US states have marriage equality. Obama’s landmark announcement made history, and also triggered a ripple effect throughout the world. Since then, eight more countries around the world (Brazil, France, England/Wales, Luxembourg, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Uruguay) have legalized same-sex marriages, not only giving gay couples the right to exchange vows but also inherently declaring their home countries as safe destinations for the LGBT community. The other countries where same-sex marriage is legal are: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland (starting in 2017), Iceland, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden.

Naturally, with weddings, there must be honeymoons. Romantic destinations and tropical beaches woo just-married couples, but many gay newlyweds want to go celebrate in a place that welcomes the LGBT community with open arms. Around the world, plenty of gay-friendly, vibrant cities offer honeymooners amazing attractions by day, romantic overtures by evening, and some exciting nights out. We rounded up a few of our favorite honeymoon destinations where couples can go mild to wild for a truly unforgettable honeymoon adventure.

Keep reading over at Passport magazine online…

 

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Ready to Get Married in Ireland? Tourism Ireland is Banking on a Gay Marriage Boom

May 26th, 2015 Joseph Pedro
Image via Tourism Ireland

Image via Tourism Ireland

Tourism Ireland, the official tourist board for Ireland, wasted no time in promoting the country as a gay and lesbian hotspot—hoping to capitalize on the country’s recent “yes” vote for marriage equality. The tourist board launched a campaign “Ireland Says ‘I Do'” not even 24 hours after the final votes were tallied—though tourism reps say they campaign has been in the works for over years in anticipation of a yes vote. The campaign hopes to promote the country as a go-to wedding destination by launching the campaign in nine markets: Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the US, Canada, and Australia.

To kick-off the campaign, Tourism Ireland began to promote The Outing – the world’s first and only LGBT matchmaking festival. Tourism Ireland writes:

Willie Daly, a fourth-generation matchmaker, has been making love happen at the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival for years – the Festival itself dates back 159 years. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, the picturesque County Clare village of Lisdoonvarna has added to its long- standing matchmaking calendar with the LGBT offshoot, The Outing (2-4 October 2015). Now in its third year, The Outing’s host is Panti Bliss – Panti has been the hostess of the annual Alternative Miss Ireland pageant, and is widely hailed as the High Queen of Drag in Ireland. She describes The Outing as “an LGBT weekend away like no other.”

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Google Celebrates First-Female Astronaut Sally Ride

May 26th, 2015 Joseph Pedro
Image via Alan C. Heison

Image via Alan C. Heison

Today, Google celebrates the first female in space, Sally Ride, who passed away in 2012. Making history on June 18th, 1983 Ride shattered the glass ceiling (and atmosphere) paving a new flight path for girls around the world. While Ride never became open about her sexuality, she lived with her 27-year partner until her passing. Today would have marked her 64th birthday.  Keep refreshing Google today to see all five GIFs.

 

Sally Ride GIF

Sally Ride GIF

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Ireland Votes Yes on Gay Marriage!

May 23rd, 2015 Joseph Pedro
Image via Passport

Image via Passport

It’s been a long drawn-out campaign for marriage equality in Ireland, but same-sex marriage passed by a much larger majority than previous controversial votes in the country such as the divorce referendum. Many high-profile Irish and international figures came out in support of the yes side such as former-President Mary McAleese (who’s son is gay), Collin Farrel (has a gay brother), George Takei, and Stephen Fry. Unexpectedly, even several priests and nuns such as Sr. Stan went against palpal teaching to support the referendum. The yes campaign had claimed that the referendum would be passed by talking directly to people, especially older people in rural areas of the county who may not know any gays or lesbians. Advocates organized a widespread door-to-door canvassing drive throughout the country. The importance of this result should not be underestimated. Homosexually was only decriminalized in 1993. Now, this small but proud nation has become the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage through a public referendum. Ireland, we salute you.

For more about this historic vote Click Here.

Now, where to stay, visit, and party in Dublin? 

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The 10 Most Ambiguously Gay Eurovision Acts Ever

May 22nd, 2015 Joseph Pedro
Screen cap via Outlandic

Screen cap via Outlandic

Let’s be perfectly clear: To our knowledge, none of these singers is gay, openly or otherwise. But that doesn’t mean people haven’t wondered, whispered or wished. Some of these guys (and gals) have set off the world’s collective gaydar, some have sparked persistent gay rumors, some have actively flirted with gay audiences, and some have simply set gay hearts aflutter. We’ll leave it to you to figure out who’s who.

1  Shake It | Sakis Rouvas (Greece, 2004)
Stealing a page from the Paul Oscar playbook, sexy Sakis Rouvas surrounds himself with barely clad girls in the video for 2004 Greek entry “Shake It,” and yet still reads as deeply gay. Is it a shameless act of gay-baiting? We don’t really care, please just let us keep watching. One of Greece‘s biggest celebrities and an active supporter of LGBT rights, Rouvas took 3rd place with this song at Eurovision 2004. He returned in 2009 with “This Is Our Night”, which took 7th place in that year’s final.

 

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Global Cocktail: Watermelon Woo Woo

May 22nd, 2015 Tyler Neasloney
Image via Q Drinks

Image via Q Drinks

As you raise a glass to honor the men and women who’ve served our country this Memorial Day, do it with a drink that tastes as sweet as freedom. Mix a pitcher of Watermelon Woo Woo with Q Drinks Ginger Beer for your beach day, barbecue, or family picnic and enjoy the three-day weekend!

INGREDIENTS:
– 6 ounces Q Ginger Beer
– 1 ounce gin
– 2 ounces watermelon juice
– 1/2 small lime, juiced
– Lime wedge, for garnish

METHOD:
– Place chunks of watermelon in a blender and blend well until watermelon is pureed. Strain over a fine mesh strainer into container. Save juice and discard pulp. Combine watermelon juice, gin and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with Q Ginger Beer and gently stir. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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A Taste Of Zurich: Follow Our Winner’s Travels!

May 22nd, 2015 Tyler Neasloney
Image via Jeffrey Hartinger

Image via Jeffrey Hartinger

We partnered with SWISS and the Marriott Zurich to send one lucky winner on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Zurich, Switzerland. He’s officially touched down with his best friend in tow, and is taking us along with him every step of the way.

Follow his travels here on our special pop-up blog and keep your eye out for more awesome contests! You could be the next one eating your way through somewhere fabulous!

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Win Tickets to ‘It Shoulda Been You’ on Broadway

May 22nd, 2015 Tyler Neasloney
Photo via 'It Shoulda Been You'

Photo via ‘It Shoulda Been You’

Here’s your chance to win two tickets to the new Broadway hit ‘It Shoulda Been You’ for use during the month of June! Enter here.

For a full review of this hilarious new show, check out the Broadway Blog. If you don’t want to roll the dice and enter our contest, get your hands on discounted tickets by clicking here, then select a performance date & enter code: LSP1

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