Tag Archive: gay life

Nov 11 2015

More reasons to love Justin Trudeau


On the heels of announcing that his cabinet would be 50% female “because it’s 2015”, Canada‘s new dynamic young Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is winning the internet all over again by appearing in a photo with a colleague’s adorable twin toddlers. Of course politicians scoring family values points by holding babies is not in any way new …

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Oct 10 2015

Another reason to love Spain


From the Restoring My Faith in Humanity Department comes this video produced by Spain’s State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals, in which average, every day Spaniards advise a gay couple to stay elsewhere when they find homophobic threats in the directions they have been provided to their hostel. The American couple does not speak Spanish, …

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Aug 18 2015

But can I justify a monthly trip to London?


Since moving to Sweden, I’ve had the great fortune … or more accurately, the incredible luxury … to visit the amazing city of London on a fairly regular basis. Though I’ve never actually kept count, I think it’s pretty safe to say that Dr. Darling and I get there (the place where we first met in-person, by the way) at …

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Jan 09 2015

Because gays are customers, too


Some parts of the internets are going gaga over the new Tiffany’s print ad featuring a real (though conventionally gorgeous) same-sex couple. While I am always grateful for the acknowledgement of gay people’s lives in mainstream media, make no mistake that this is about reaching out to a pool of customers that in many cases …

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Feb 11 2014

Norway scores again with awesome Olympics TV ad


While they may not be outfitting the country’s famously-clad Olympic men’s curling team, Norwegian sports apparel company XXL All Sports United has declared its support of ALL competitors at the Sochi Games with this clever TV ad featuring a number of top Norwegian athletes. The tagline, “whatever team you play for”, is even more ballsy when you …

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May 15 2013

Bushwhacker Faux Pas


This story begins several years ago when the Swede and I, while on the traditional Nordic country residents’ quest for lower-priced alcohol, came across an interesting Australian chardonnay at the Border Shop in Puttgarden, Germany. Interesting primarily because of its name: Bushwhacker. Immediately recognizing how much fun it would be for us, a female couple, to …

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Apr 29 2013

Bishop Gene Robinson on How the Church “Got It Wrong” About LGBT People

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