Tag Archive: gay life

Nov 11 2015

More reasons to love Justin Trudeau

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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

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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?

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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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