Insecure economic times ask for stable colors in fashion, such as camel and grey. Though black is always the ultimate favorite, and never absent in any men’s collection, many labels now offer nice combinations with camel and grey. Lanvin is really the proportion pioneer when it comes to men’s silhouette: wide, round and overhanging shoulders, and pants with a raised waistband, to counter-balance the favorite narrow body-hugging silhouette of today. The knitted sweaters from Jil Sander are beautiful and minimalist with the simple image of extinct dinosaurs.
As of the first of January 2013, it will be prohibited by law to offer therapy to minors that are meant to cure homosexuality. By signing this law, Governor Jerry Brown has ratified the ban on this form of therapy. According to Governor Brown, this kind of therapy is ‘quackery’ and will lead to depression and suicide among young people.
After first reading, the Ukrainian parliament has passed a bill that will restrict ‘homosexual propaganda’. A second vote on the bill will follow soon. Those who are in violation of this law can be sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison, and the media is no longer allowed to publish on the subject of homosexuality.
“Hey there, how’s it going?” “Hi Willem! Well, actually not all that great. My almost 23-year old friend cat Ceesje is lying here next to me on the couch, dying,” I said. “Oh dear, that is terrible, is the vet with you?” “No, my friend Lex from the Zaanstreek told me how he’d helped his own kitty and then I decided to do it myself too. I’ve given him medication and I have morphine capsules. My little Ceesje has lost his memory since last week.
A new directive the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP) rejects any therapy focused on curing homosexuality, because ‘there’s no scientific, rational or ethical grounds to try and change someone’s sexual orientation.’ The BACP is the largest association of psychotherapists in the UK.
Dear Northern Neighbors, At the moment you’re reading this column – sometime in the month of November – the election of the Belgian Mr. Bear is already finished. But because this column has to handed in several weeks before the start of the month, I’m not sure whether the election has actually taken place during the first week of November.
For almost twenty years already cross-dressing group 'Travestiecabaret Travage' (formerly known as Chicks with Dicks) has been putting on successful shows. Almost every year they present a show in the pinkish shine of the red-light district but this time, due to a remarkable programming move, they will host every Sunday of November and December at the Night Theater Sugar Factory. Gay News talked to the girls and the director of their show Het Einde der Meiden (The end of all girls).
The Amsterdam based media collective House of XY has been pounding away with their homo-erotic photographs for two years. They’ve already had the biggest porn stars in front of their camera, from Samuel Colt to Heath Jordan and from Logan McCree to Buck Angel. Their trademarks: laser sharp shots on location and in the studio, often extravagantly photoshopped.