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Gay News issue 279, November 2014 (11)

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Fashion: Timezone & Esprit

The street and sportswear label Timezone was founded in 1993 and stands for products that combine a natural lifestyle with ground-breaking design and complete authenticity. The brand is inspired by the cultural diversity of different time zones all over the globe.
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Physique Photographer John Palatinus Dies at 85

The Second World War had significant demographic consequences, especially in the United States. Many young men who had left to fight for their country did not return to their often small places of birth, but tried to make it in one of the big cities. The freedom and independence of family supervision these boys wanted, indirectly was one of the reasons for the rise of an initially modest gay movement.
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Letter from Brussels: Right-Wing (Flemish) Gays

Dear Neighbors to the North, The chairman of the Flemish nationalist N-VA and Mayor of Antwerp, Bart De Wever (BDW), is more popular than our former Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo among gays. That isn’t very surprising, as only the Flemish gays could vote in the survey by OUTtv, and at the last parliamentary elections, the N-VA had a monster score.
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Reijers World: Long Live the KLM

In 1971, there was no internet, there were no cell phone numbers and no caller ID. I was 21 years old. Contact ads for gays were only in sex magazines and in “Vrij Nederland.” In “Binky” I read: “2 friends, 38 and 31 years old (both employed in aviation) seek regular contact with a passive guy up to 25 years of age for anal sex. Letters preferably with a photograph under number 7-26-77.”
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Some Friends Couldn’t Understand Why We Would Prefer Diapers Over Clubbing

Itamar (49) and David (50) are the proud fathers of Aron (11) and Esther (9) in co-parenthood with a lesbian couple. Early on, the Israeli Itamar wanted to have children. He always had a spare girlfriend ready under the motto “if you do not get married, I want to have a child with you.”
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Rob Meijer (“RoB”), His Last Interview, June 1989

“I think only of tomorrow, and I don’t think about what has been. I think that is unhealthy.’ That was Rob Meijer’s (1933-1990) answer at the beginning of his last camera interview (1989) to the question whether he wanted to say something about the “Golden Times” of the leather scene.
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Bootshaus New Location for Sexy Party in Late December

For the first time in three years, Sexy has selected a new venue for its XL Winter Special. Right after Christmas, on Saturday, December 27, 2014, Sexy will party at the Bootshaus.
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UN committee looking into rights of LGBTI children in The Netherlands

According to a report that the COC presented at the United Nations, the rights of LGBTI children are virtually invisible in The Netherlands. Nori Spauwen, staff member of COC International, will address this Dutch issue with experts of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
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Candidate EU Commissioner speaks out in support of gay policy

Věra Jourová, the Czech candidate to become the EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumer Rights and Gender Equality, has clearly spoken out in favour of a gay emancipation policy. Jourová did so at the hearing about her candidacy.
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Foreign Gay Marriages not Legal in Italy

The marriages of same-sex couples will not be recognised by Italy if the marriage celebration took place in a foreign country. Foreign Affairs Minister Angelino Alfano announced that he would sign a decision on it and send it to the municipalities.
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Mister Rubber Netherlands 2015 Election

In the late eighties, Rob Meijer, the founder of the fetish store that carries his first name, said in an interview: “I think rubber is a very difficult fabric, it always tears and breaks. I don’t want to deal with that. Someone buys latex pants, and comes back after two days because there is a tear. I get frustrated as I don’t know what to do with it.
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