Jul 222014
 

(BlogMensGo, gay blog of July 22, 2014) You want to lather up? You like madness? Then come along to the Mad Club in Lausanne and participate in the Foam Party of Super GameBoy. Not to mention the pre party which will take place before and the after party….which will be….after, if you are still in the mood to carry on. For these three events, MensGo is a partner.

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The date is Thursday, July 31st, as you know this is the eve of the Swiss National Day, which means, no work for most of us. More information on the Super GameBoy can be found on their facebook page.

The program is simple, foam, foam, foam, dancers from Berlin, France and more foam. There will be sexy boys there justifying the 25 (20.6 euro) swiss franc entry or at the door price of 30 francs (24.7 euro).

The pre party will be held at GTs Bar Lounge, which is a lounge atmosphere bar and the after party, will be held from 5am at the Pink Beach Sauna, if you are feeling cold from leaving a wet club, you should head here to warm up.

GTs and Pink Beach are both on Avenue Tivoli and MAD is on Route de Geneve.

Here is a little more info:

Thursday, July 31st from 1900hrs at GTs Bar Lounge, Avenue Tivoli 5, tel +41 21 311 28 58

From 2200hrs until dawn, the Mad club, Route de Geneve 23, Tel +41 21 340 69 69

Friday, August 1st from 0500hrs, Pink Beach, Avenue Tivoli 7-9, Tel +41 21 311 69 69

Have fun and be safe!

This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.

Philca & Matt / MensGo

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Jul 142014
 
Australia remains in contention for the World Cup ASOs. © Aids2014.org/Samantha Sagona.

Australia remains in contention for the World Cup ASOs. © Aids2014.org/Samantha Sagona.

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of July 14th, 2014) A new report released on July 11th, 2014 byy the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that the populations at high risk of HIV/AIDS should use an antiretroviral combination therapy as an additional method of prevention. Additionally of course alongside using a condom.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) ‘strongly recommends that men who have sex with men should consider taking antiretrovirals as an additional method to HIV prevention.’

Gottfried Himschall, head of the WHO HIV says ‘an explosion of the epidemic’ due to any effort of –prevention and overconfidence amongst gays. The UN recommendation also applies to several at-risk populations, including sex workers, transgender people and prisoners. It is to these people then that should be the focus of effort, explains Himschall, as governments often favour a particular target without prevention.

Simply generalising preventative bitherpaies (ie in addition to the condom) would decease from 20% to 25% the number of new infections amongst the homosexual community, either ‘1 million new infections (less) in this group over ten years.

Gays are 19percent more likely to contrat HIV/AIDS than the rest of the population, according to the UN. Especially in sub-saharan Africa, where 35.3 million people living with HIV represent 71% of HIV infections recorded in the world.

The new recommendations of the UN are going in the same direction as several national initiatives. In the United States, the administration of public health advocates officially the preventive use of anti-retrovirals for at-risk groups such as the gay community.

Up there, the ghosts of the victims of HIV / AIDS. © Aids2014.org/Andrew Henshaw.

Up there, the ghosts of the victims of HIV / AIDS. © Aids2014.org/Andrew Henshaw.

The publication of the UN report comes just ten days before the opening of the 20th international AIDS conference (Website : Blog) to be held from July 20th to 25th 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Gay Blog MensGo will have the opportunity to talk in more detail next week.

This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.

Philca & Matt / MensGo

Via Tribune de Geneve

 

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Jun 302014
 

(Blogmensgo, gay blog, 30 June, 2014) In a dual judgment of June 26, 2014, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) unanimously ruled against the ban by France to establish a parent filiation with their children from a surrogacy (GPA) legal abroad. But the jury did not rule on the Prohibition of the GPA by France.

ECHR judgment of June 26th

France refused two heterosexual couples, Mennesson and Labassee recognition of their teenage daughters who were all born in the United States and also refused to grant a bond of filiation with the biological Father.

The French position prohibited ipso facto the French nationality to the children born by surrogacy abroad, while even the US Justice dept legally recognised and granted a legal relationship between the parents and their four children.

The supreme court, in a judgment of April 6th, 2011, considered that the GPA is certainly legal in the United states, but the surrogacy agreements that are entered there with French couples are illegal.

The seven European judges delivered a verdict that gives largely due to two pairs of complainants. Regarding the violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (specifically the right to respect for private and family life) the jury ruled unanimously that France has in fact violated Article 8 ‘Regarding the right of children to respect for their private life’ but it did not violate with regard to the applicants right to respect for family life.

But on the subject of the GPA, each state is free to act on the GPA, but each decision must both give precedence to the best interests of the child and not cause too much of a glaring imbalance between the interests of the state and those individuals directly affected.

About undermining respect for family life, the court considers that the applicants have not established this accordingly insurmountable. However, it is currently impossible for children to get French nationality if it does not have a subsidiary element of identity and the denial of the heiresses of their right to inherit and by increasing the estate tax. The case is even less in the interest of the child, according to the ECHR, that one of the parents is also parent of the child….

So the French state went beyond what it is allowed by discrection, by refusing filiation to the biological father.

The judgement of the ECHR condemns France to costs and require the country to pay 5000 Euros to each of the three children for moral damage. France has three months to appeal to the Grand Chamber of the ECHR.

Comment: Judgment of the ECHR is a subtlety close to ratiocination. The geometry of this judgment is too variable and of course….it solves nothing.

It confirms the right of France to prohibit the GPA, but ordered them to ‘legalise’ the fruit of the GPA. In other words, it is like France banned doping, but approved the performance obtained through doping substances from abroad (it is a lousy comparison but does in effect simplify to show the shortcomings of the law and the stance with the European powers that be).

Although applicants are heterosexual couples here, the homosexual couples can at least rely on that judgment to finally get the recognition of parentage with their children born of a surrogate mother abroad.

France is therefore entitled to recognise the filiation of these children while prohibiting GPA within its own countries borders. As already are a dozen other countries, including Switzerland and Belgium….what hyprocrisy!

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Philca and Matt / MensGo

Via the French Press of June 26th and rfi English

 

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