Jan 292015
 

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 29 January 2015) Leo Varadkar, Irish Minister of Health, came out of the closet on January 18, 2015, four months before the referendum on gay marriage. This is the first time a politician of this stature makes his coming out in Ireland.

Leo Varadkar. Dolichocephalic, built like a rugby player, a politician through and through, and champion of gay gay marriage. © Fine Gael.

Leo Varadkar. Dolichocephalic, built like a rugby player, a politician through and through, and champion of gay gay marriage. © Fine Gael.

Leo Varadkar has publicly expressed his homosexuality, the same day that his 36 years at the microphone Irish public broadcaster for RTÉ Radio 1. clickable video clip below.

Ireland has never had a politician of his stature come out of the closet. This is also the first time that Irish Minister made ​​his coming out. Besides his ministerial portfolio, Leo Varadkar is a member of the influential center-right Fine Gael party.

Two deputies on a hundred threescore and six are certainly openly gay, but Leo Varadkar – despite his youth – is a leading figure on the Irish politics.

(His homosexuality?)

“You can not define me like that. I’m not a politician half-Indian [Varadkar is born of an Indian father, hence his name] nor a politician doctor nor a gay politician in this case. This is just a part of me […] “.

(Being gay?) “It’s not something That olefins me. I’m not a half-Indian politician, doctor or a politician or a gay politician for That Matter. It’s just hand of who I am […]. “

Varadkar and to specify that makes his political activity in the public interest and not his sexual orientation. However he hopes to push for gay marriage ahead of the May 2015 referendum.

But to this day, he has not mentioned his coming out or on its website or on its Facebook page .

The Irish government wants to legalize marriage between same sex (hence the referendum in May 2015). Also does he allow blood donation by gay and facilitate the use of surrogate mothers and gay couples.

Homosexuality is a crime in Ireland since 1993, where a PACS (Civil Partnership) was established in 2011. The coming out Leo Varadkar has also been welcomed by politicians. Including the Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, who took the opportunity to teach his health minister that he went for a walk in unexpectedly Pantibar – a famous transvestite bar in Dublin – in December 2014.

The outcome of the constitutional referendum in May 2015 leans heavily in favor of gay and lesbian marriage. A survey Phone Red C published January 15, 2015 credits the gay marriage 75% approval rating. This figure rose to 90% in less than 24 years and is 55% for over 65 years. The only uncertainty concerns the rate of participation required to validate the poll.

One of the most fervent supporters of gay marriage in Ireland is none other than the actor Colin Farrell, whose older brother is gay. Yesterday January 19, 2015, RTÉ took the inaugural issue directly presented by Claire Byrne for a debate on gay marriage. Including Colin Farrell was one of the speakers.

Below, the exciting and passionate about Colin Farrell in issuing Claire Byrne:

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(via all the press on 18 January 2015)

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Jan 282015
 

(Blogmensgo, gay blog January 28, 2015) already award-winning, series Orange Is the New Black restarts Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards with two awards on January 25, 2015. The Imitation Game , the biopic about Alan Turing, sprung empty-handed despite three nominations.

Orange Is the New Black : casting winner, from all points of view. © Sagawards.org.

Orange Is the New Black : casting winner, from all points of view. © Sagawards.org.

Uzo Aduba is sacred best performer in the Comedy Series for her portrayal of Susan Warren (aka Crazy Eyes) in Orange Is the New Black . “I got this role on the day I left the profession” said Uzo Aduba.

The Crazy Eyes performer was doubly honored, since Orange Is the New Black wins the trophy for the best overall performance in a comedy series. Among the forty or so rewarded performers including trans Laverne Cox and lesbian actresses Lea DeLaria.

The ranking also distinguishes a tireless advocate of community and gay marriage in the person of Julianne Moore, sacred best actress for her portrayal of a woman struggling with Alzheimer’s disease in Still Alice .

Julianne Moore is also nominated in the same category at the Oscars in 2015.

The Imitation Game – the biopic dedicated to gay British mathematician genius Alan Turing – was left empty-handed as he candidate for the best overall performance in a feature film, best actor (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Best Supporting Actress ( Keira Knightley).

Cumberbatch underperformed the interpretation of another biopic, Eddie Redmayne for his role in Stephen Hawking The Theory of Everything. The two men vying for the Oscar for best actor.

Keira Knightley as she run for an Oscar, and again in the category of Best Supporting Actress. But it’s Patricia Arquette who won the bid for SAG Awards in the same category for his performance in Boyhood .

Birdman and Boyhood are advertised as the favorites in the next Oscars, where The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything stand out as outsiders. Appointment is made ​​for “revenge” for the Oscars, February 22, 2015.

Comment. The list of nominees and especially the SAG Awards winners is often considered a leading indicator of the Oscar awards. SAG Awards voters to represent about 20% of the electoral college at the Oscars.

Hopefully this is not a bad sign sent to The Imitation Game , which will run for eight Oscars in a month.

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Jan 192015
 

Blogmensgo, gay blog January 19, 2015) New Years Eve and Eve Bordello special night at the club Mad Lausanne, filled with delight for all participants. And filled with three fantastic prizes. With whom? With MensGo, yes we go!

Frédéric Marini, while charming, has his number. © MensGo.

Frédéric Marini, while charming, has his number. © MensGo.

We promised for December 31, the presence of a dozen Missi Dominici stamped MensGo.

Broken promises. The Bordello evening was oh so festive. And all the more festive than MensGo, omnipresent, revellers proposed to participate in a lottery. This they did, the buggers.

The draw took place at another event in partnership with MensGo: January 10, 2015, again in Lausanne, specifically the GT’s, on the margins of DKLé Little New Year (which had been spoken as December 31 ).

And who was on stage? Frédéric Marini in person (pictured). Yes, the beautiful – and yet straight – Mister Suisse Francophone 2014. Which this hottie took from his pocket a confirmed neutral hand to draw lots for the three winners of the lottery of MensGo.

The story does not say what he was doing with his other hand during that time.

Ludovic Jacquinod Canet, Aude (France) won a bronze medal voucher Fnac 20 Swiss francs (€ 17).

The regional stage was Fredo Seira, Lausanne (Switzerland), who took home a gift certificate Fnac 50 Swiss francs (€ 42).

And then Manual Jebacovic, Payerne (Switzerland), who won the jackpot, which is 100 Swiss francs (€ 83) to spend.

Numerologists, complotologues, mathematicians, typographers and other wacky figures could see that Manuel won the set with the number 88. A very special number, since 88 is both a palindrome (it reads in both directions a vertical axis) and an ambigram full mirror (it is reflected identically in both directions with the help of a mirror).

Summary: congratulations to the winners, thank you to Frederick Marini, congratulations to MensGo and go to the next Eve!

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(with contributions from Tony, I want to thank)

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