Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Friends and Lovers - Lesbians Who Munch at Lunch

Nikki (Casssandra Cruz), Debra Wilson (MAD TV) and Elaine Hendrix are hilarious in this scene as a group of power lesbians discussing having sexy with fat girls in this scene from Maurice Jamals Friends and Lovers project.

Friends and Lovers:

Sunday, 26 July 2009

TIME TO RELAX A LITTLE -LBL - Daffyd, the Only Gay in village


Jazz great Teddy Washington dies at 78

"Teddy Washington, a Jacksonville native who played the trumpet with such giants as James Brown, B.B. King, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Dizzie Gillespie, died Tuesday night. He was 78.

Mr. Washington died at Shands Jacksonville, apparently from complications caused by a blood clot, said his manager, Ron Pathak.

Pathak called Mr. Washington “one of Jacksonville’s cultural jewels ... our own ambassador of music.”

“A kind and gentle man,” said Cindy Mosling, founder of the bird sanctuary B.E.A.K.S., for whom Mr. Washington played charity concerts for more than 20 years.

After moving back to Jacksonville in the early 1980s, Washington was best known for his involvement with the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Inducted into the festival Hall of Fame in 2006, he performed in the festival 19 times, most recently this spring with other members of the Hall of Fame.

“Teddy was a giant,” said Dan Kosoff, who spent eight years as festival director. “He not only played for us, he brought a lot of friends. He was more than a local legend. He was absolutely respected all over the country. Everybody loved Teddy.”

Mr. Washington, who grew up in LaVilla, began playing music when he picked up a bugle at 8. Soon he switched to the trumpet.

One of his favorite stories from his musical boyhood was joining a band that included R.C. Robinson, a blind singer who was living with an aunt in LaVilla while attending the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine. R.C. Robinson went on to fame as Ray Charles.

After graduating from Old Stanton High School in 1949, Mr. Washington was drafted and played with the Army band. Back in civilian life, he toured for a time with B.B. King.

He told the Times-Union in 2007 that he was performing at the Palms, a club at 45th and Moncrief previously known as the Two Spot, when he was spotted by James Brown in the early 1960s. Brown invited Washington to join his band.

In a 1985 interview with the Times-Union, Brown said he had wanted Mr. Washington to remain with the band. “I enjoyed working with Teddy Washington,” Brown said. “... He was a very fast and a very accurate musician.”

But Mr. Washington left Brown so he could work in New York City and Miami.

In 1975, with his mother in poor health, he made the first of a series of returns to Jacksonville. But the city, once a musical hotbed, had very few jazz venues and Washington soon moved to Atlanta.

In 1979, he was involved in an automobile accident that almost derailed his musical career. He told the Times-Union in 1985 that he fractured his pelvis and tore ligaments in his right arm. As a result, he was forced to learn how to play the trumpet left-handed, an incredibly difficult transition he eventually made.

He returned to Jacksonville in 1981 and launched a cable TV show, “The Teddy Washington Show,” that lasted about five years.

In the last decade, Mr. Washington, who had an extensive collection of musical memorabilia, became increasingly interested in musical history.

Beginning in 1999, he produced a series of awards shows, called the Teddy Washington Follies, that honored those who had contributed to Jacksonville’s musical heritage.

“He really wanted to better the conditions of his fellow musicians in Jacksonville,” said his brother, Frank Washington.

In addition to his brother, who lives in Jacksonville, Mr. Washington is survived by three sons, Teddy Washington Jr., of Washington, Roderick Washington, of Los Angeles, Terry Washington, who lives in Germany, and a daughter, Mistye Washington, who lives in Atlanta, as well as eight grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. There will be a celebration of Mr. Washington’s life at the Jacksonville Landing at a date not yet determined."


E. Lynn Harris dies, age 54

E. Lynn Harris dies, age 54; best-selling African-American author was early self-publishing success
Updated Friday, July 24th 2009, 5:42 PM

E. Lynn Harris poses in the living room of his home in Atlanta in July 2008. He died Friday at age 54 after suffering a decline in his health, his assistant confirmed.
Best-selling author E. Lynn Harris, who debuted with the self-published hit novel "Invisible Life" in 1991 and was beloved by millions of readers, died Thursday night at age 54.
His publicist, Laura Gilmore, told the Associated Press he passed away Thursday night after being stricken while at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. A cause of death has not been determined.
An official for the coroner's office in Los Angeles confirmed that a man matching Harris' name and date of birth had died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Harris suffered a "serious health setback" while on a West Coast book tour for his eleventh tome, "Basketball Jones," according to the Arkansas Times.
The author's sudden and untimely death quickly became the most-searched term on Google this afternoon.
Harris, an openly-gay writer who spent a decade as a closeted IBM executive, specialized in stories following attractive young African-American men who were in the closet or keeping their sexuality on the "down-low" in novels including "Just As I Am," "If This World Were Mine" and "Any Way The Wind Blows."
Harris' first 10 novels were all on the New York Times bestseller list, and have also appeared on the bestseller lists of the Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, according to his Web site.
His 2003 memoir, "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted," was also a New York Times best-seller, and there are more than four million copies of his books in print.
Born Everette Lynn Harris in Flint, Michigan, the soft-spoken Southerner grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas dreaming of becoming an author.
Success didn't come easily. His memoir recounted his troubled childhood, which included abuse by his stepfather and a suicide attempt in 1990 when his own "down-low" lifestyle led him into a deep depression.
A friend convinced him to share his story, but his first novel, "Invisible Life," was rejected by numerous mainstream publishers. In what has since become the stuff of legend, Harris began hawking copies out of the trunk of his car at Atlanta beauty parlors. His book found its way into the hands of Martha Levin at Doubleday, which been Harris' publisher ever since.
Alison Rich, Doubleday's executive director of publicity, said in a statement that "we at Doubleday are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of E. Lynn Harris' death at too young an age. His pioneering novels and powerful memoir about the black gay experience touched and inspired millions of lives, and he was a gifted storyteller whose books brought delight and encouragement to readers everywhere. Lynn was a warm and generous person, beloved by friends, fans, and booksellers alike, and we mourn his passing."
Besides publishing his eleventh novel, Harris recently taught English at the University of Arkansas as a visiting professor.

With Gina Salamone"



"Ces derniers temps, la presse de boulevard s'est parfois interrogée sur l'orientation sexuelle de Daniel Radcliffe, l'acteur qui incarne Hary Potter à l'écran. On l'aurait souvent vu en compagnie de copains ouvertement gays...

Franchement on s'en fout. Et on lui souhaite le meilleur pour sa vie privée.

Par contre ce qui nous intéresse davantage, ce sont les récentes déclarations du jeune et talentueux acteur sur les préjugés et la politique. Radcliffe est adulé des foules et des médias, et peut avoir une influence certaine sur l'opinion publique. Dois-je souligner que je pense que, à l'aune de son poids médiatique, il pourrait avoir une bonne influence?

Il a récemment annoncé qu'il a l'homophobie en horreur comme d'ailleurs toute autre forme de préjugés.

Selon, Daniel Radcliffe aurait expliqué qu'il a été élevé entouré de gays et qu'il était le seul gosse de sa classe à savoir quelque chose sur la question. Il a déclaré qu'il déteste l'homophobie. C'est quelque chose de dégoûtant, d'animal, de stupide. Ce sont simplement des gens stupides qui ne pigent rien à la chose et qui sont effrayés. (I just loathe homophobia. It’s just disgusting and animal and stupid and it’s just thick people who can’t get their heads around it and are just scared.)

La star est aussi l'ami d'une drag queen qui se fait appeler Our Lady J. AHN. il raconte qu'ils sortent ensemble au resto, vont dans des soirées et sont devenus des amis proches. Non ce n'est pas sa petite amie, il sortirait pour l'instant avec une certaine Laura O’Toole.

Il aurait rencontré Our Lady J à New York et serait fasciné par la culture drag. Our Lady J est un artiste. La voici interprétant une chanson au piano:

Quant à ses opinions politiques, Radar Online a rapporté que Radcliffe n'aurait pas confiance dans l'actuel premier ministre, Gordon Brown, qu'il trouve incompétent, et qu'il voterait libéral-démocrate aux prochaines élections. Il n'apprécierait pas non plus le nouveau leader conservateur, David Cameron, trouvant qu'il est difficile de le distinguer de Tony Blair.

Photo: Wikipedia

Sources: divers articles on line, le plus complet que j'aie lu est l'article sur


Kevin/Scotty Proposal Scene in "Brothers & Sisters"

Independente do que esta escrito abaixo, para mim e uma das melhores cenas deste seriado.

"_ Hummm.. perdão, mas o que voce disse?"
A pergunta fora feita de maneira rápida, imediatamente após a frase duvidosa ter sido dita... O Português não fora usado de maneira muito clara pelo interlocutor anterior, então o que foi dito apresentava multipla interpretação. Logicamente a interpretação mais afetiva teve sentido e ficou registrada na memória aquecendo o coração com aquele siginifcado falso... Um fogo brando, enganoso... Teoricamente esse deveria ter sido o comportamente de quem recebeu a resposta, mas como sempre acontece com as pessoas, é claro que não aconteceu.
Decepcionantes sempre, os multiplos significados utilizados por muitas pessoas nos deixam sempre na situação de escolha qual deles seguir, e baseado na indole das pessoas que vc supostamente já conhece, vc acredita sempre no melhor delas.... Uma vez me disseram que ações valem mais do que palavras, e essa expressão devidamente conjugada com o tempo, apresenta resultados inegáveis.Desconcertante.
Temos então a personalidade mentirosa. Aquela que mente indefinidamente em busca do proprio bem estar, visando dessa forma deixar a situação contornável e o ambiente calmo, mas que cedo ou tarde, ela se manifesta pois o que era promessa, não se torna realidade. Este ser, alega cuidar da alma e busca a religião como fuga consciente de seus atos transferindo para o astral suas boas ações. Na realidade, embasado pelos "bons sentimentos", acredita estar agindo de maneira impecável sem ferir a ética pessoal ou causar conflito interno.
O mecanismo é complexo, as vezes apresenta resultados positivos, mas na sua maioria das vezes, a personalidade mentirosa se retira do processo antes que a sua farsa venha abaixo, e imediatamente recomeça o processo com outra pessoa, fazendo assim um círculo vicioso que se repete indefinidamente na sua maneira cativante que disfarça o seu sentimento de inferioridade. Ela se sente inferior, então joga com subterfúgios que usa mascarando e enganando até mesmo a sí mesmo, quando na verdade seu único objetivo é o seu hedonismo.
O ser humano é mesmo fascinante. Eu costumava achar que já tinha visto de tudo nas pessoas e costumava não me espantar com mais nada. Ledo engano. Vão-se os dedos, ficam os anéis, mas fica também a lição aprendida, essa sim, não vai me decepcionar e vai permitir que eu esteja alerta e seguro.
Pronto, perfil psicológico traçado... armas em punho. Quando voce detectar essa personalidade nas suas imediações, espante para longe a tiros. O mundo vai agradecer."

PS.: Muito obrigado a Markus, isto para mim e um achado e tanto. Enfim no momento do tempo, deixamos algumas pessoas sem resposta ou no momento do tempo da pergunta, nao estavamos preparados. Enfim, The Show Must Go On. Take care yoursef. And enjoy the life everyday!




[HD] Kelly Clarkson- Already Gone (Live At Late Show 07/13/2009)

The Killers - Human (Armin Van Buuren Radio Remix)



Un petit morceau du film : " Shall we dance " j'adore vraiment, c'est absoluement magnifique .

Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

"Lucky" Official Video With Colbie Caillat


The Next Time You Hear "Ex-Gay" ...

“I continued to live as a homosexual for two years after I knew I was HIV-positive,” Johnston said in a 1998 speech to a California church, reported in POZ magazine. “And I am ashamed to say that in those two years not once did I ever tell any of my partners that I was carrying this deadly disease.”

The once higher than the rest former ex-gay Michael Johnston is the poster boy for "ex-gays" and their sullen movement to "convert gay men back on the straight and narrow path".

From BC Politics, As Southern Voice reports, Johnston, who is HIV-positive, admitted to having sex with men — allegedly without disclosing his seriopositive status. The news is also reported by Peter LaBarbera of the right-wing, anti-gay Concerned Women for America's department of Culture and Family, though Pete doesn't mention Michael by name. Ex-gay network Exodus International, however, does name names.

Why has Johnston never been prosecuted for willfull misconduct and possibly spreading HIV by having sex with men without their knowledge of his HIV status ?

Like this man in Texas as was reported back in May, McKinney, TX - A jury sentenced a man to 45 years in prison for knowingly infecting six women with the AIDS.

Philippe Padieu, described by his own lawyer as a "modern-day Casanova," shook his head and looked down when the decision was read yesterday. Jurors sentenced him to 45 years on five counts and 25 years on the sixth, to be served concurrently. Padieu had faced up to 99 years.

The Collin County jury convicted 53-year-old Padieu on Wednesday on six counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Since HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, prosecutors contended Padieu's bodily fluids were a deadly weapon. Padieu is a former martial arts instructor who continued to have unprotected sex after he tested positive for HIV in 2005.

Assistant District Attorney Lisa King in Collin County told jurors earlier yesterday that Padieu deserved a life sentence. But defense attorney Bennie House said Padieu may have made mistakes as a "modern-day Casanova," but did not intentionally spread the virus. He said a 20-year sentence would be fair. Jurors heard testimony was on Thursday in the punishment phase, including from women who described the harm that the HIV diagnosis had done them.

Or this man, A judge in Chicago in the US has sentenced a man to prison for concealing that he was a HIV patient while donating blood to a plasma collection center at Hammond.

Michael Ivy, 46, of East Chicago, pleaded guilty to selling blood contaminated with the HIV in September last year.

Blood plasma is the liquid component of blood, in which the blood cells are suspended. Plasma is a yellow colored liquid. Plasma is the largest single component of blood, making up about 55% of total blood volume. Blood plasma contains many vital proteins including fibrinogen, globulins and human serum albumin.

Pro-Tem Lake County Criminal Court Judge Robert Lewis on Friday ordered Ivy to serve a two-year sentence in a state prison and imposed a one-year probation on him. Ivy admitted he had been diagnosed in August 2002 with HIV. A doctor at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago confirmed the diagnosis in November 2002 and told Ivy he could never donate blood, plasma or tissue in the future.

Nevertheless, Ivy indicated to Bio-Blood, the Hammond collection center, last summer he wasn't infected with HIV. He checked the "no" box on a questionnaire that asked if he was HIV positive. Court records say Ivy donated blood three times last September before Bio-Blood tested the Sept. 13 specimen and found it HIV positive.

State law requires contaminated blood to be destroyed. According to researchers there is a 90% risk of HIV transmission through infected blood products which is higher than the risk from any other transmission means.

However there are those who object to criminalization of reckless transmission. They say that if there are many high-profile prosecutions, those who might be infected may be deterred from testing.

This may have serious public health implications.

Or this man in Canada, A Canadian man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for knowingly exposing women to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Carl Leone, 32, was convicted of 15 counts of aggravated assault, each earning him two to five years in jail, to be served consecutively for a total of 49 years.

But the judge reduced his sentence to 18 years to better reflect sentencing guidelines.
Superior Court Justice Joseph Quinn said at sentencing that Leone had committed a "despicable and selfish crime for five to 10 minutes of sexual gratification."

Leone was told in 1997 that he was HIV-positive, seven years before his arrest in June 2004.

Five of his victims are now HIV-positive.

PS.: Extract from the blog LYNDON EVANS

Queer as Folk - Suddenly I see (Tribute II)

Desejo primeiro que você ame,
E que amando, também seja amado.
E que se não for, seja breve em esquecer.
E que esquecendo, não guarde mágoa.

Desejo, pois, que não seja assim
Mas se for, saiba ser sem se desesperar
Desejo também que tenha amigos
Que mesmo maus e inconseqüentes
Sejam corajosos e fiéis
E que pelo menos em um deles
Você possa confiar sem duvidar

E porque a vida é assim
Desejo ainda que você tenha inimigos
Nem muitos, nem poucos
Mas na medida exata para que
Algumas vezes você se interpele
A respeito de suas próprias certezas.
E que entre eles
Haja pelo menos um que seja justo

Desejo depois, que você seja útil
Mas não insubstituível
E que nos maus momentos
Quando não restar mais nada
Essa utilidade seja suficiente
Para manter você de pé.

Desejo ainda que você seja tolerante
Não com os que erram pouco
Porque isso é fácil
Mas com os que erram muito e irremediavelmente
E que fazendo bom uso dessa tolerância
Você sirva de exemplo aos outros

Desejo que você, sendo jovem,
Não amadureça depressa demais
E que sendo maduro
Não insista em rejuvenescer
E que sendo velho
Não se dedique ao desespero
Porque cada idade tem o seu prazer e a sua dor

Desejo, por sinal, que você seja triste
Não o ano todo, mas apenas um dia
Mas que nesse dia
Descubra que o riso diário é bom
O riso habitual é insosso
E o riso constante é insano.

Desejo que você descubra
Com o máximo de urgência
Acima e a respeito de tudo
Que existem oprimidos, injustiçados e infelizes
E que estão bem à sua volta
Desejo ainda
Que você afague um gato, alimente um cuco
E ouça o joão-de-barro
Erguer triunfante o seu canto matinal
Porque assim, você se sentirá bem por nada

Desejo também
Que você plante uma semente, por menor que seja
E acompanhe o seu crescimento
Para que você saiba
De quantas muitas vidas é feita uma árvore

Desejo, outrossim, que você tenha dinheiro
Porque é preciso ser prático
E que pelo menos uma vez por ano
Coloque um pouco dele na sua frente e diga:
"Isso é meu"
Só para que fique bem claro
Quem é o dono de quem

Desejo também
Que nenhum de seus afetos morra
Por eles e por você
Mas que se morrer
Você possa chorar sem se lamentar
E sofrer sem se culpar

Desejo por fim
Que você sendo homem, tenha uma boa mulher
E que sendo mulher, tenha um bom homem
Que se amem hoje, amanhã e nos dias seguintes
E quando estiverem exaustos e sorridentes
Ainda haja amor pra recomeçar

E se tudo isso acontecer
Não tenho mais nada a lhe desejar."

Victor Hugo

Tem como nao amar!?

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous

Why Gay Men Make the Best Bosses

"America's most desirable managers all have one thing in common: homosexuality.

Only three months into his senior manager gig at a Fortune 500 company, Matthew Klein was in way over his head. "I finally walked into my boss's office, threw my hands in the air, and said, 'I'm feeling totally overwhelmed and inadequate,'" he explains. "I basically had a breakdown." Many managers would have reacted to such a display by telling him to get back out there and grow a pair. But Klein's boss had the opposite reaction: First he reassured Klein he was doing a great job, then he helped him prioritize his workload so that it became manageable. "It's not like he's this fuzzy guy who would reach across the table and hug you in a meeting—he's tough as nails," says Klein of Robert Ollander-Krane, who is director of learning and development for the company. "But he allowed me to be completely honest about my circumstances. Now we have this huge foundation of trust."

Wouldn't that be nice—a boss who actually gave a damn. And while it's not conclusive, evidence suggests that one of the reasons Ollander-Krane is so effective is that he's part of a new breed—gay managers—who could be becoming America's most desirable bosses.

In The G Quotient: Why Gay Executives Are Excelling as Leaders . . . and What Every Manager Needs to Know, author and USC business-school professor Kirk Snyder argues that gay bosses embody a style of personalized attention that allows high-maintenance Gen Xers and Yers to maximize their performance. "Gay executives tend to look at how each individual brings unique abilities, and they see their job as figuring out how best to take advantage of those skills," he says.

In fact, during Snyder's five-year study of American executives, he stumbled on some startling findings: Gay male bosses produce 35 to 60 percent higher levels of employee engagement, satisfaction, and morale than straight bosses. This is no small achievement: According to human-resources consulting firm Towers Perrin, only a measly 14 percent of the global corporate workforce are fully engaged by their jobs. And the Saratoga Institute, a group that measures the effectiveness of HR departments, found that in a study of 20,000 workers who had quit their jobs, the primary motivator for jumping ship was their supervisors' behavior.

So what makes gay bosses different? It may have to do with the way they survived high school. "Gay people are constantly having to dodge and weave and assess how and where they're going as they grow up," says Snyder. "And that manifests itself as three huge skills: adaptability, intuitive communications, and creative problem-solving." In other words, your boss is cool with your leaving a little early one day a week to pick up your kid from school, or happy to offer a learning experience that helps you close a crucial deal.

Gay executives note that the reflection and candidness required for coming out mean that by the time they get to the workplace, gay men are often secure in their identity and don't feel the need to abuse people in order to boost their ego. "It makes you really honest with yourself and everyone around you," says Chris McCarthy, a vice president at MTV Networks who came out 10 years ago. He believes the experience has allowed him to tap into the individual needs of his seven team members, including two discontented employees whom he recently helped find new positions within the company. "I think it's really important that you give people the opportunity to have self-respect, even if that means helping them leave a job in the way they want to," he explains.

And this kind of empathetic management style is both gay and straight benefiting employees. When Brian Wachur, 23, wasn't getting the promotion he'd been waiting for at his D.C. PR firm, he approached his gay manager, Jason Smith. "I was nervous about what he was going to say, but he was able to tell me where I could improve in a really constructive way," he says. "It was a big contrast to other managers I had had in the past." Wachur soon got the new title, and he now considers Smith his professional mentor. "It's definitely surprising to me that I have a 38-year-old gay male in my life who is such a huge influence."

Matthew Klein says that working for a gay boss has taught him that emotionally honest doesn't equate to weak in the workplace. "Your typical hetero male is programmed as a boy that there are two emotions: angry and tired," he says. "These are gross limitations that restrict our ability to be great managers."

But being gay doesn't give you a monopoly on management skills. "The only managers that succeed are ones that have energy and are outgoing and interested," says Richard Laermer, the gay CEO of a New York-based PR firm and co-author of Punk Marketing: Get Off Your Ass and Join the Revolution. "If that's a gay thing, then mazel tov, but I know the same number of straight managers who are emotional and caring." And one gay vice president at a financial firm says his leadership traits come from his life history, not from anything related to his sexual orientation. "I was in the military, in a fraternity, and played a varsity sport," he says. "I feel like I spend my life explaining that what I'm saying or doing has nothing to do with the fact that I'm gay."

That said, if your new boss happens to be gay, chances are you'll be happier and more fulfilled in your job. And even if you're not, the consolation is that there's still one area in which he's likely to excel. Says Smith, "We throw the fiercest holiday parties."

Source by Danielle Sacks and Roe Ethridge (Photograph)

Friday, 24 July 2009

JK Wedding Entrance Dance

Goodbye My Lover -James Blunt

Did I disappoint you or let you down?
Should I be feeling guilty or let the judges frown?
'Cause I saw the end before we'd begun,
Yes I saw you were blinded and I knew I had won.
So I took what's mine by eternal right.
Took your soul out into the night.
It may be over but it won't stop there,
I am here for you if you'd only care.
You touched my heart you touched my soul.
You changed my life and all my goals.
And love is blind and that I knew when,
My heart was blinded by you.
I've kissed your lips and held your head.
Shared your dreams and shared your bed.
I know you well, I know your smell.
I've been addicted to you.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me. (2x)

I am a dreamer but when I awake,
You can't break my spirit - it's my dreams you take.
And as you move on, remember me,
Remember us and all we used to be
I've seen you cry, I've seen you smile.
I've watched you sleeping for a while.
I'd be the father of your child.
I'd spend a lifetime with you.
I know your fears and you know mine.
We've had our doubts but now we're fine,
And I love you, I swear that's true.
I cannot live without you.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me. (2x)

And I still hold your hand in mine.
In mine when I'm asleep.
And I will bear my soul in time,
When I'm kneeling at your feet.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me. (2x)
I'm so hollow, baby, I'm so hollow.
I'm so, I'm so, I'm so hollow. (2x)

Air New Zealand staff have nothing to hide - behind the scenes

Tuesday, 21 July 2009


Nicolas Journet est atteint d’une maladie orpheline peu connue : le syndrome de Marfan.

Une anomalie génétique qui fait peser sur lui la menace permanente d’une crise cardiaque.

« Marfan, ces six lettres sont apparues dans ma vie à l’adolescence et ne m’ont plus quitté depuis ».

Renvoyé de médecin en médecin dés l’adolescence, Nicolas Journet découvre le manque de prise en charge des maladies génétiques et, surtout, le regard froid et accusateur des médecins, qui culpabilisent ses parents.

Pour le corps médical, il est impensable de mener une existence heureuse avec une anomalie génétique. Ses parents auraient dû faire un diagnostic prénatal, pour l'empêcher de naître.

Nicolas, lui, entend bien prouver qu’il a toute sa place dans ce monde.

C’est au nom de ce droit à la différence, et à "l'impureté génétique", qu'il revendique, haut et fort, son envie d’avoir des enfants, sans faire de dépistage prénatal.

Comme l'écrit Jean-Yves Nau, journaliste au Monde :

"On ne présente plus le Téléthon (...)
C’est reparti mais le ton a changé. (...)
Et le ton change aussi radicalement avec cet ouvrage étonnant, dérangeant, que signe Nicolas Journet, scénariste et documentariste, souffrant d’un syndrome de Marfan. (...)
Dans un chapitre intitulé «Jésus vs Téléthon», il revient aussi sur la polémique expliquant : « le Téléthon me donne autant d’urticaire que l’épiscopat catholique ». Son message n’est ni simple ni sans intérêt. Sans être fondamentalement opposé au dépistage prénatal, il aimerait qu’ici « la société assume son rôle ». Il aimerait que l’on puisse dire clairement que la pratique du diagnostic préimplantatoire et de l’interruption médicale de grossesse sont du domaine de l’eugénisme."

Génétiquement Incorrect, Nicolas Journet
16,90 Euros, 250 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35123-176-0

R.I.P. Walter Cronkite

"Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009 at 92 years old) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–81). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited in viewer opinion polls as "the most trusted man in America" because of his professional experience and kindly demeanor."

Monday, 20 July 2009

David Bisbal - Me Derrumbo

David Bisbal - Esta Ausencia

David Bisbal - Dígale

Chipper "Don't Leave Me This Way"

Ladyhawke - Paris Is Burning

Ladyhawke - Paris Is Burning
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Sunday, 19 July 2009

A Song For The Secretary Of State

Mumbai, July 18. Image via Getty.]

"U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (C) claps to a song being sung by volunteers of the NGO Self Employed Women's Association(SEWA) during a visit to their premises in Mumbai on July 18, 2009. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in India hoping to deepen strategic ties with an emerging player on the world stage in security, trade, arms control and climate change. Her first stop in the country's financial and entertainment capital Mumbai, includes meetings with key business leaders, educational professionals and a women's group, as well as leading Bollywood actor Aamir Khan. In her maiden trip to the South Asian nation as Washington's chief diplomat, Clinton will also pay tribute to the 166 people who died in last year's Islamist militant attacks on the city. (INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)"

In my head it goes like this.


Saturday, 18 July 2009

Man Stroke Woman - Balloon Animal

Man Stroke Woman - Balloon Animal - For more amazing video clips, click here

Comic Confrontations: Judge Judy Vs. Joe Jackson

Three days after his son passed away, Joe Jackson began using the free publicity to promote his new record label. But that's nothing compared to the decades-worth of horror stories about his parenting. Should he even be around MJ's kids?


Thursday, 16 July 2009

Be Italian

"Tony award performance from the musical "Nine" featuring Kathi
Moss and cast."

Mrs. Slocombe's Pussy

RIP - Molie Sudgen

Mollie Sudgen - 21 July 1922 – 1 July 2009
Muito obrigado pelos bons momentos que nos fez sorrir.

Paolo Nutini - Candy Video Clip

Katy Perry - Thinking Of You (Nouvelle Version) [HD]

Katy Perry - Thinking Of You (Nouvelle Version) [HD]
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"Pensant à toi" ♪ Lyrics traduit en français by

Les comparaisons sont facilement faites
Une fois que tu as gouté à la perfection
Comme une pomme pendant à un arbre
J'ai choisi la plus mûre
J'ai toujours eu la graine

Tu disais d'aller de l'avant
Où vais-je
Je suppose au deuxième meilleur
C'est tout ce que je saurais

Parce que quand je suis avec lui
Je pense à toi
Je pense à toi
Que ferais-tu si
Tu étais le seul
Qui passais la nuit
Oh je regrète quand je
Regarde dans tes yeux

Tu es comme un été indien
Au milieu de l'hiver
Comme un bonbon dur
Avec une surprise à l'interieur
Comment je pourrais avoir mieux
Une fois que j'ai eu le meilleur
Tu avais dis il y a
Des tones de poissons dans l'océan
Donc je mettrai les eaux à l'épreuve

Il m'embrassa sur les lèvres
J'ai le goût de ta bouche
Il m'a attiré vers lui
Je me suis dégoûté moi-même

Parce que quand je suis avec lui
Je pense à toi
Je pense à toi
Que ferais-tu si
Tu étais le seul
Qui passais la nuit
Oh je regrète quand je
Regarde dans...

Tu es le meilleur
Et oui je regrette
Comment j'ai pu
Te laisser partir
Maintenant la leçon est apprise
J'ai touché et je me suis brulé
Oh je pense que tu devrais savoir

Parce que quand je suis avec lui
Je pense à toi
Je pense à toi
Que ferais-tu si
Tu étais le seul
Qui passais la nuit
Oh je regrète quand je
Regarde dans tes yeux
Regarde dans tes yeux
Regarde dans tes yeux
Oh ne traversera-tu pas
Et défonceras la porte
Et m'emmeneras ailleurs
Oh plus jamais d'erreurs
Parce que dans tes yeux j'aimerais rester...

The Kooks - Always Where I Need To Be

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Michael Jackson - Earth Song ST

Michael Jackson - Earth Song ST
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Michael Jackson - Earth Song ST

Sans rancune ! - Bande-annonce (avec Thierry Lhermitte)

Sans rancune ! - Bande-annonce (avec Thierry Lhermitte)
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Un film de Yves Hanchar - Avec Thierry Lhermitte, Milan Mauger, Marianne Basler, Benoît Cauden, Christian Crahay - Sortie en salles le 15 Juillet 2009
Retrouvez sur toute les infos, le synopsys du film, l'Affiche du film, les bandes-annonces HD

Toy Boy - Bande-annonce VF - Ashton Kutcher, Anne Heche

Toy Boy - Bande-annonce VF - Ashton Kutcher, Anne Heche
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Un film de David Mackenzie - Avec Ashton Kutcher, Anne Heche, Magarita Levieva, Sebastian Stan, Rachel Blanchard - Sortie en salles le 8 Juillet 2009
Retrouvez sur toute les infos, le synopsys du film, l'Affiche du film, les bandes-annonces HD

Friday, 10 July 2009


GOP Activist Refers to Escaped Gorilla as Michelle Obama's Ancestor

South Carolina GOP activist and former chairman of the state elections commission Rusty DePass has apologized for saying a gorilla that escaped from a zoo was an "ancestor" of Michelle Obama.

The controversy started when FITSNews, a local politics Website, obtained a screengrab of DePass's comment on Facebook.

After an aide to state Attorney General Henry McMaster detailed the escape of the gorilla from Columbia's Riverbanks Zoo, DePass responded with a comment: "I'm sure it's just one of Michelle's ancestors - probably harmless."

DePass later admitted to WIS News that he was referring to Michelle Obama and said, "I am as sorry as I can be if I offended anyone. The comment was clearly in jest."

DePass, who was a county co-chair for Rudy Giuliani's 2008 campaign, supported the push to impeach President Bill Clinton in the late 90s, writing in an op-ed for The State, "Do Republicans have higher moral standards than Democrats?"

Fonte.: The Hoffington Post.

Special needs investigation

Eros Ramazzotti Feat. Cher - Piu Che Puoi (ByZakelis)

Eros Ramazzotti Feat. Cher - Piu Che Puoi (ByZakelis)
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Eros Ramazzotti Feat. Cher - Piu Che Puoi (ByZakelis)

CONTROL D - Vision In The Mirror (1983)

Claudja Barry - Boogie Woogie Dancing Shoes - First Version

Belle Epoque-black is black



Thursday, 9 July 2009

he Last Big Blowout

The Last Big Blowout

It's New Year's Eve and there is one hell of a party going down! Live it up, confess your love, hook up on the's going to be a wild night. Distributed by Tubemogul

La Cage Aux Folles - original London cast 1987

"Dennis Quilley as Georges introduces the original London cast of La Cage Aux Folles at the 1987 Laurence Olivier Award"

La Cage Aux Folles - Lee Roy Reams

Lee Roy Reams sings "La Cage Aux Folles" from Jerry Herman's 1983 musical of the same name.

SOURCE by BestArtsBroadway (Youtube)

I Am What I Am - George Hearn - La Cage Aux Folles

I adore George Hearn.

Un G8 au milieu des ruines

"Silvio Berlusconi accueille le 8 juillet un sommet du G8 à L’Aquila, la ville italienne dévastée par un séisme, pour discuter des sujets chauds de l’actualité – Iran, climat et crise économique – et prouver que ce club des pays riches a encore un rôle à jouer. Le Cavaliere, dont le pays préside cette année le G8 (Allemagne, Canada, Etats-Unis, France, Grande-Bretagne, Italie, Japon et Russie), veut profiter de cette réunion pour redorer son image sur la scène internationale, écornée par plusieurs scandales. Et il espère également que les grands dirigeants de ce monde accepteront de participer à la reconstruction de L'Aquila."

Fonte.: Courrier International

Bambi, c'est fini

Le dernier moonwalk

"Une émouvante cérémonie d’adieu au "roi de la pop" a eu lieu le 7 juillet sur la scène du Staples Center de Los Angeles. Des proches du chanteur, les membres de sa famille et un parterre de vedettes sont venus rendre un hommage musical à Michael Jackson. Sur toute la planète, ses fans ont tenu à lui dire un dernier au revoir. Pour immortaliser son œuvre, certains ont proposé de donner le nom de Michael Jackson à un des cratères de la Lune, en référence au pas de danse qui a grandement contribué à la renommée mondiale de la star."

Dessin de Stephff
Courrier international

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Love e Bluff.: Episode 1 (video) + "Mon incroyable fiance gay" le 28 juillet.

"KEUWAAA ??? Vous n'avez pas veillé jusqu'à 0h20 hier soir pour regarder la première de Love & Bluff : qui de nous 3 ? sur TF1 ??!!

Comment ? Vous dites ? Vous avez une vie privée particulièrement enrichissante et vous n'avez pas besoin de regarder ce genre de programme ? OH ÇA VA !! Si vous pouviez éviter de nous jeter votre bonheur à la figure ! :-p Bref...

Pour ce premier épisode, c'est Annaelle, mannequin de 19 ans, qui est à la recherche de l'amuuuuuuur. Face à elle Mathieu, Guillaume et Damien. L'un d'entre eux est en couple avec un homme, un autre avec une femme et un troisième est célibataire. Annaelle aura-t-elle du nez pour trouver le bon ? Que les 3 candidats se méfient, car Annelle est une « grosse manipulateuse »... c'est elle qui le dit ! :-p Au cours de cette émission vous apprendrez également de nouvelles expressions comme par exemple : « Pêcher le faux pour pêcher le vrai »... ^^ À voir ci-dessous.

TF1 a diffusé hier soir un 2e numéro de Love & Bluff... que nous n'avons pas regardé... Faut pas pousser mémé ! Il est également disponible en ligne pendant 7 jours sur le site de TF1.

À propos de télé-réalité... Selon le site, l'émission Mon incroyable fiancé gay sera diffusé sur TF1 dès le 28 juillet en deuxième partie de soirée. Ce programme comprendra huit épisodes.

Le pitch : un célibataire devra convaincre ses parents qu'il souhaite se pacser avec Eymeric, un comédien (mais le candidat l'ignore) homosexuel. Au départ, le jeune homme célibataire croit qu'il participe à un jeu où il doit choisir parmi différentes créatures, la femme de sa vie. Mauvaise surprise : c'est à Eymeric qu'il aura à faire. Il n'aura que quelques semaines pour convaincre ses parents que cet homme est celui qu'il a choisi pour vivre sa nouvelle vie d'homo. S'il parvient à ses fins, le candidat empochera 10.000 euros. Mais Eymeric ne rendra pas la chose facile. Comédien de formation, son but sera de corser les choses. Deux anciens des Queer auront également un rôle dans l'émission... À suivre..."

Fonte.: GayClic.

La prostitution ne faiblit pas à Moscou-Reportage-FRANCE24

La prostitution ne faiblit pas à Moscou-Reportage-FRANCE24
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Souvent venues de provinces, les prostituées seraient plus de 100 000 à Moscou. Que ce soit dans des allées sombres ou dans des maisons closes, leur quotidien est fait de brimades et de violences. (Reportage : R. Goguelin)

Gay Pride à Moscou dans GLOBAL RESISTANCE sur France 4

Gay Pride à Moscou dans GLOBAL RESISTANCE sur France 4
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Gay Pride à Moscou dans GLOBAL RESISTANCE ; 30/06/09