Were you at the Argentinean meeting of LGBT and Straight Families? We heard about this interesting event from the other side of the ocean. We’re talking about the celebration of Family Diversity on Valentine’s Day. This was an event that was carried out simultaneously in over fifteen cities and towns around the world, (although some areas postponed the event to next weekend because of heavy rain). It’s good for a better understood visibility, an example of co-existance and transformation.
We couldn’t wait to publish our list of bare essentials for your weekend party, above all after having launched our new website in which we feel right at home. We’ve selected the top five songs you cannot miss, and a little something extra: Secret Cinema. This song was a must in 2009 and , yeah, I know it’s 2010 but the standard was set so high that we just have to mention it again today.
This week Massive Attack, a group hat has marked us, launched a new album after 7 years. You’ll like Helligoland if you consider that Mezzanine was hard to beat.
“I was a little kid on my way to school getting ready to confront my bullies.” That’s how Graeme Le Saux, British soccer player and Chelsea defense, describes his experience with his classmates in his autobiography. And he wasn’t even gay. Nothing compared to what Justin Fashanu, the professional soccer player who made his homosexuality public back in 1998, had to go through for many years. Aside from having to put up with racist comments for being black, Fashanu never denied the fact that he was gay. This is the reason why one of the most important organizations in UK that fights homophobia has his name.
There are a variety of possibilities to enjoy Valentine’s Day. We’re inclined to the Nordic countries that bring together two of the things we most like: fun and design. In Oslo there’s the celebration of the Worldwide Mister Gay 2010. If you want to check out their website here it is: visitoslo.es, you can find the Mr. Gay World Packages, that include one entrance to the Mr. Gay Valentines Party, and to the contest finals.
In Stockholm there’s the 2010 Design Week. The city has different visitable events in museums, galleries and showrooms. This year the main focus is lighting and furniture and that’s a MUST see.
After months of working on the redesign of our blog, we’ve finally given it a form that we feel great with. In between, we’ve had to learn a lot about templates, e-commerce…etc. We’re happy because it’s all a learning process thatenrices us and thatwill be useful for those who’ll join us in the future.
We hope you enjoy it and we look forward to reading your comments.
The venture capital firm Galileo has created a division dedicated exclusively to the LGBT Community whose first product will be a fund ha creado una división dedicada en exclusiva al colectivo LGBT cuyo primer producto será un fondo de inversión libre, hedge fund, que invertirá exclusivamente en compañías dedicadas a ofrecer productos o servicios dirigidos a la comunidad homosexual.
Un informe utilizado por Galileo para analizar sus posibilidades de negocio desvela que el 80% de las compañías dirigidas a la comunidad LGBT considera insuficiente la oferta de inversión y asesoramiento especializada en este colectivo y el 100% tiene planes de expansión, tanto geográfica, como vía adquisiciones y fusiones.
Florianopolis has been consolidated as one of the largest LGTB meeting points on the planet. We’ve been recommended The Bar Do Deca: DJs, great beach and people from all over the world.
In the Pousada La Galheta it’s common to book a double bed for two men or two women and staff service is excellent.
More info on Florianopolis in English here.