Tag Archive: gay life

Aug 18 2015

But can I justify a monthly trip to London?

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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

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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

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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

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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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Apr 06 2013

Swedes know hockey players have boyfriends, too

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Sweden, like most of the Scandinavian countries, has been pretty leading-edge when it comes to acceptance of gay relationships. Gay couples appear often in both TV shows and advertising. But there is still some homophobia to be found in certain quarters, including teams sports. which is what makes this ad for a mobile phone service …

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Jul 25 2012

Santana’s sage advice

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Though my geek-cred tends to run pretty deep, I don’t usually follow Comic Con. Which is not to say that I won’t very happily watch YouTube videos of Comic Con panel discussions that interest me. This year the cast of Glee was out in force and I particularly enjoyed a comment from my current Glee …

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