Celebrate the LGBT community at Asia’s largest Pride event, Phuket Pride from April 19-26. Pride week will consist of 25 events over eight days including three sporting events, an educational film screening, a sunset beach party, street parties in Sol Paradise, a charity auction, pool party, a charity dinner and wine tasting, and a grand Pride parade through the streets of Patong watched by thousands. And with this year’s theme, “Freedom to Live,” you’ll find that in the Land of Smiles, you’ll feel perfectly free to enjoy the LGBT community.
It’s seems like Bruce Jenner, who is reportedly undergoing a gender transition, is the butt of many jokes, despite never publicly announcing that he is transgender. Unfortunately, this hasn’t stopped comedians like Jamie Foxx from making fun of Jenner. At last night’s televised I Heart Radio Award Foxx MCed the evening and opened up by saying. “”We got some groundbreaking performances, here too, tonight,” Foxx said. “We got Bruce Jenner, who will be doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his-and-her duet all by himself,” said Foxx with a picture of Jenner on the screen. “I’m just busting your balls—while I still can.”
This type of humor is dangerous, especially during a concert-type awards show where many high school- and middle school-aged kids watch. Luckily his joke was poorly received, particularly by the celebrities in the audience. Perez Hilton immediately fired back saying: “Boo! Shame on you #iHeartAwards for allowing @iamjamiefoxx to be transphobic on national television! Those #BruceJenner jokes were wrong!!!”
Watch the clip after the jump…
Will Indiana’s Law Allow Business Owners to Discriminate? Watch Governor Pence Dodge Question Eight Times on National TV
Not once or twice, but eight times Indiana Governor Mike Pence avoided a “Yes or No” question about whether or not Indiana’s new religious freedom bill would legally protect business owners from discriminating against gays and lesbians. The brutal interview yesterday morning on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos showed the governor’s true colors. The HRC has created a great video that highlights the each time the gov ignored the question.
Stephanopoulos asked multiple straightforward questions, and Pence repeatedly refused to answer whether the law would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT Hoosiers or whether discrimination against LGBT Hoosiers should be illegal. Pence did indicate that he would not advocate for adding sexual orientation as a protected class under the state’s civil rights laws, that they “weren’t going to change” SB 101, although it may be “clarified.”
You can watch the full interview after the jump…
Angie’s List is letting the anti-gay bigots in Indiana know that she does not support their so-called “Religious Freedom” law. This well-known and respected company may even move out of Indiana altogether. Read the report below from CNN that takes a closer look at what’s is going on in Indiana and why companies like Apple, Eli Lilly, NCAA, GEN CON and others have had enough of discriminatory legislation.
Click here to find out what’s really going on in Indiana.
Global superstar chef marries his young bride at fabulous hilltop Tuscan-style mansion, then whisks her away to a fairytale lakeside hotel in northern Italy for their honeymoon.
That’s how celebrity toque Daniel Boulud celebrated his marriage to Katherine Gage in 2013, first tying the knot at the Relais & Chateaux Glenmere Mansion in Chester, N.Y. before jetting off to the Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli on Lake Garda in historic Gargano.
This week, Chef Boulud was joined by Chef Geoffroy Deconinck of Glenmere and Chef Stefano Baiocco of Villa Feltrinelli in preparing a five-course lunch to remember the occasion at Boulud’s two Michelin-starred Daniel on New York’s Upper East Side.
With Alan Stenberg, co-owner of Glenmere (along with Daniel DeSimone, both of whom I once profiled for Passport) and Markus Odermatt, general manager of the 1892 Villa Feltrinelli (formerly Mussolini’s summer home) attending the intimate gathering of friends and gourmands, we were treated to an unprecedented culinary adventure enlivened by stories of romance, travel, and the joy of life.
It’s no surprise that Britain has been courting gay and lesbian travelers for decades, but their latest campaign can’t help but make us want to book a flight. Each of the three powerfully romantic videos showcases how a city can create unexpected connections.
Watch what happens when two perfect strangers are brought together by destiny. On holiday in beautiful, beachside Brighton, England, a young man’s lost event ticket could set him on the path to finding the love of his life. With time running out, will fate bring these two strangers back together for their storybook ending?
Follow the rest of their story, and see what else gay Great Britain has to offer here.
Drinking for a good cause? Now that’s something we can get behind. Snow Leopard Vodka, which just came to the States via the UK, will donate 15 percent of all profits to conservation projects in countries including Mongolia, China, India, and Kyrgyzstan where the snow leopard lives. The vodka is delicious to boot. It’s made with spelt grain—a grain that’s five times more expensive than the grains used in other vodkas.
Italy may not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of business men having a steamy gay extramarital affair, but artist Santiago has released a che bello video that has us booking the next flight to Rome. “The Antidote and the Poison” is the artist latest video off his recently released album. Find out more about him from his FB page. [Outlandic]
And watch the video after the jump…
Arkansas senate today passed H.B. 1228, an Indiana-style bill that will open the door to discrimination against LGBT people, people of color, religious minorities, women, and other minority groups across the state. After a formal procedural hurdle that will bring the will back to Congress, the bill will arrive on Governor Asa Hutchinson’s desk, who is expected to sign the bill into law despite major pressure from big-name corporations like Wal-Mart, Apple, and the Arkansas Municipal League. According to HRC: “Yesterday, following the enactment of a similar bill in Indiana, a wave of high-tech companies like Yelp and Salesforce—precisely the kinds of investment Governor Hutchinson has said he hopes to attract to the state—have condemned this kind of legislation.”
Contact Gov. Hutchinson and tell him how detrimental this bill will be for the people and economy of Arkansas.
A fire swept through Cherry Grove, the LGBT center of Fire Island, and damaged multiple buildings. The early-morning fire began at 1:30 A.M. at the intersection of Bayview Walk and Holly Walk. Among the buildings reportedly lost was The Grove Hotel, the largest hotel and home to the Miss Fire Island Pageant, the Ice Palace, homes, and a section of the boardwalk. [Metro]
We’ll keep you updated when we know exactly what kind of damage was done.