Cocktail Music: Milky Chance

October 17th, 2014 Joseph Pedro
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Image via Facebook

It’s been hard to avoid the musical styling of German pop-folk band Milky Chance’s infectious song “Stolen Dance.” The band, made up of Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch, are from the city of Kassel and have hit the international stage despite only being signed to a German-indie label.

Check out their breakthrough single “Stolen Dance” after the jump…

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Global Cocktail: Ketel One Apples and Pears

October 17th, 2014 Joseph Pedro
Image via Passport.

Image via Passport

Autumnal drinks are taking over the cocktail scene this year, more than any other, and we’re OK with that—especially when there is a cocktail from Ketel One that has our mouths watering. This delicious vodka cocktail with apples and pears and everything nice is exactly what we need to start off the weekend.

Directions

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Strain into a highball glass over ice. Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.

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Butt Plug or Tree? Paris Residents Uncomfortably Stuffed by Festive/Naughty New Art

October 17th, 2014 Joseph Pedro
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Image via Jezebel

You may see a tree, but Parisians are seeing a massive sex toy! It’s like a 3D Rorschach Test in Paris as locals are feeling a bit uncomfortable by a new piece of art by Paul McCarthy in the Place Vendome as part of a contemporary art fair. The 80-foot-high piece of work titled “Tree” is raising eyebrows because of its striking similarity to a butt plug. The artist, who is known for his provocative works, insists that it is meant to be a Christmas tree.  “It’s a tree,” McCarthy says. “If you see a butt plug, well then that’s your own issue, you know? That’s just like your opinion, man. And for someone who’s so against gay marriage, why are you so worried about ass play anyway?”

We’d like to take his word for it, but coming from an artist who once erected a brown piece called “Complex Pile” that had a striking similarity to poop, we think McCarthy has a great way of plugging his work.

 

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Judge Strikes Down Ban on Gay Marriage in Arizona, Some Marriages Can Begin Immediately

October 17th, 2014 Joseph Pedro
Image via Passport

Image via Passport

Today, US District Judge John Sedwick struck down Arizona’s ban on gay and lesbian marriage in The Grand Canyon State by calling the ban unconstitutional. “The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that substantially identical provisions of Nevada and Idaho law that prohibit same-sex marriages are invalid because they deny same-sex couples equal protection of the law, the right to which is guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States,” Sedwick wrote in his brief ruling. “This court is bound by decisions of the Court of Appeals.”

Now, it is up to Attorney General Tom Horne who will announce on Monday whether he plans on appealing the ruling, but many counties, including Maricopa County, print their own marriage licenses and can begin marrying gay and lesbian couples as soon as possible.

Need some inspiration for a same-sex wedding in Arizona, check out an article we did on the spiritual side of Sedona, over at Passport magazine online…

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Kyrgyzstan’s Following Putin’s Anti-Gay Lead, Parliament Passes Anti-Gay Propaganda Bill

October 17th, 2014 Joseph Pedro
Fountain on Ala-Too Square. Bishkek formerly Frunze. Image via Elena Mirage

Fountain on Ala-Too Square. Bishkek formerly Frunze. Image via Elena Mirage

The Kyrgyzstan National Assembly has passed a new harsh anti-LGBT legislation during its first reading.  According to Radio Free Europe, 79 members of the Kyrgyz parliament voted in favor of the legislation, while seven voted against it.  Two more parliamentary votes are required before the legislation is submitted to Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev who has to sign it before it goes into effect.

According to the HRC: “This legislation, which was proposed in March, emulates Russia’s anti-LGBT ‘propaganda’ law.  However, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW), this law mandates even harsher punishments, including jail time, for expressing sentiments that could ‘create a positive attitude to unconventional sexual orientation.’  HRW has already documented the increasing brutality against the LGBT community in Kyrgyzstan, and this law would only further isolate the community.”

 

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The Lust List: The Halstead by To Boot New York

October 16th, 2014 Tyler Neasloney
Halstead by To Boot New York. Image via To Boot New York.

Halstead by To Boot New York. Image via To Boot New York.

Hello, boot weather. We’ve missed you. Forget PSLs, our favorite fall accessory is a great pair of boots. That earthy, autumn color palette is always a welcome change in our wardrobe, and nothing complements a chunky sweater than tastefully rugged footwear. To Boot New York is a no-brainer for beautiful, expertly crafted shoes and boots, and we are head over heels for their new Halstead lace-up in Brown.

Half suede, half polished calf, this boot is the epitome of classic fall style. Wearable with jeans, cords, and anything in between, you’ll be ready to lace up a pair and dive straight into a freshly raked pile of leaves. To Boot New York is famous for creating a boot that will last for years and still look current every season. These aren’t just boots; they’re an investment.

To Boot New York Halstead in Brown. $495.00, available at To Boot New York.

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Orbitz and ‘Passport’ Will Give You $10 Off Hotels Just for Texting

October 16th, 2014 Tyler Neasloney
Earn $10 in Orbucks.

Earn $10 in Orbucks.

Orbitz and Passport have teamed up to bring you even better deals on hotels. By simply texting “PASSPORT” to 50101 you will earn $10 Orbucks, which means $10 USD in hotel savings from Orbitz! Simply text, respond to an automated message with your valid email address to become an Orbitz Rewards Member, and your bonus Orbucks will be deposited within two weeks. You probably already use Orbitz for booking anyway, so why not become a Rewards member and add the extra cash to your next trip? Easiest ten dollars you‘ll have ever made.

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Broadway’s Hottest Leading Men!

October 16th, 2014 Joseph Pedro
Alan Cumming photo by Ezequiel De La Rosa

Alan Cumming photo by Ezequiel De La Rosa

For our Fall Fashion Issue, we are featuring eight of the hottest men on Broadway who light up the stage every week—from Motown to Matilda—with their amazing talent. When it comes to style these men would look good wearing only a smile, but they give us that and a whole lot more!

Over at Passport magazine online we got to sit down with Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Kyle Dean Massey, Christopher Sieber, Rob McClure, Josh Tower, Ramin Karimloo, and Matt Bogart.

Check it out! 

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Queer Actor Ezra Miller Accelerates to Leading Man in Warner Brothers’ ‘The Flash’

October 16th, 2014 Joseph Pedro
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Image via Facebook

Warner Brothers Studios has made an unexpected casting call when they announced that openly queer actor Ezra Miller will fill the speedy shoes of The Flash for an upcoming movie. The movie adaptation, separate from the CW show, will hit the big screen in 2018. Twenty-two-year-old Miller is known for his more indie roles in Perks of Being a Wallflower and We Need to Talk About Kevin. Miller has identified himself as queer in interviews. [DM]

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Adam Lambert and AT&T Celebrate #ATTLiveProud

October 15th, 2014 Tyler Neasloney
Adam Lambert performs at the Highline Ballroom. Photo via Getty Images for AT&T Live Proud

Adam Lambert performs at the Highline Ballroom. Photo via Getty Images for AT&T Live Proud

Adam Lambert, AT&T, and around 200 fans celebrated the successful end of the second #ATTLiveProud campaign on Monday night at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. Fans gathered for an intimate, acoustic performance by former American Idol contestant, longtime LGBT advocate, and bona fide superstar Adam Lambert. Passport was proud to send three lucky winners and their guests to the event in NYC to raise and encourage LGBT awareness, empowerment, and, of course, pride!

The Live Proud campaign encouraged fans to submit a unique meme on AT&T’s Facebook page telling the world how they “Live Proud.” Four winners were selected from this nationwide contest and brought to New York to attend the finale. As one of the most LGBT-friendly companies today, AT&T is committed to enriching and strengthening the LGBT community nationwide, and has been listed on the HRC Foundation’s “Best Places to Work” since 2004.

Given the success of this year’s campaign, we wouldn’t be surprised if Adam and AT&T teamed up for a third consecutive year to continue this inspiring initiative. Here’s to those who #LiveProud!

Passport had the chance to speak with Adam Lambert on an exclusive #ATTLiveProud Google Hangout earlier this year. Check out the interview here.

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