The Dutch queer band Bearforce 1 - famous through YouTube - was looking for an extra band member. This spare bear is needed to fill in because they can’t cope with the number of bookings. Italian Eddi will strengthen the ranks. He was thrown in at the deep end during a short tour through America. The five bears do clubs in New York, New Orleans and Philadelphia. They get a lot of requests for performances in the States.
After having hired many actresses to promote their products, now the cosmetic industry has turned to men. L’Oréal Paris has contracted actor Matthew Fox as the new face of the Men Expert product line, worldwide. According to L’Oréal the leading character from the successful tv-series “Lost” is the perfect ambassador for Men Expert.
Exactly ten years ago, in 1997, porn director Chi Chi LaRue released his perverse epic “Link,” with an, at the time, huge cast of eighteen horny studs. “Link” is an evocation of a sex club where bears, bodybuilders, daddies, as well as college freshmen give the beast in themselves free rein and have their fling in the pleasures of glory holes, golden showers, bondage, dildos (and not the smallest ones), threesomes, and several other expressions of kinky lust.
Since we can sort of speak of an Indian summer I happened to find myself at the terrace of cafe Plattesteen in the heart of the gay district of Brussels. I had a date with one of my mates for a drink or two before dinner. Just for a little chat, it had been a while.
Most of us will have some experience with this issue. This particular substance has been common in the gay scene from the sixties. Straights are now also discovering the pleasures of these chemicals. But what do we really know about poppers? What are the pros and cons? Is it dangerous? Are there differences between the various brands? What are the dos and don’ts? Let’s take a look at it so we know what we consume.
Bar and restaurant giant Sjoerd Kooistra has bought Bar Arc in the Reguliersdwarsstraat. Kooistra offered such a nice sum of money owners Rob de Jong and Angelique Schippers just couldn’t say no. “He made such a spectacular offer we decided to sell our baby,” says De Jong. He doesn’t want to say how much it was.
Anne Lize van der Stoel is out but the VVD will stay on in the coalition of the city centre municipality.
PvdA, VVD and GroenLinks have talked about the situation since Anne Lize van der Stoel resigned from the board after negotiations got stuck. They have restored confidence in each other to execute the plans they made for 2006-2010. The VVD will present a successor as soon as possible.
In Wageningen the only Christian Union representative in the municipal council has stepped down. Monique Heger decided to resign after she started a lesbian relationship. Part of the party thought this was unacceptable. She decided to ask party members what they thought of her relationship and whether she could combine that with her position.
The Public Attorney stated that in the court case in Amsterdam against two 22-year old Canadian military, who beat up a gay man in the city centre. The soldiers first asked if their victim was gay, the prosecution claims. Something the two deny. Eric W. could get 8 months because he admitted to have beaten the victim in his face. His mate Brian D. said he couldn’t remember what had happened at all. Prosecution demands community service of 100 hours on top of the time he already served in jail.
Lou Reed’s New York, from the 11th of October till the 15th of November. “New York, that’s my DNA,” is one of the statements of multi-talent Lou Reed - mainly known as singer / songwriter - about his hometown. He still lives in this fascinating city. This exhibition shows photographic impressions of the city that never sleeps.
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The Lebanese asylum seeker Jamal Turkmani will not be deported, for the time being. He’s released today from the detention facility in Soesterberg and is allowed to stay in the country at least until the definitive decision of the court on the 27th of November. His lawyer had initiated the case to prevent the Immigration and Naturalization Authority to directly deport the boy.
Fifth Edition Of World Aids Day Spectacle For AIDS Fonds
On Saturday the first of December Paradiso’s roof will come off with the fifth anniversary of LoveDance. The World Aids Day spectacle will celebrate in a grand style with even more performers, and more music than you’ve already come accustomed to. Three stages, four separate dance floors, over sixty-five shows with over one-hundred performers, and about fifteen-hundred of your friends, it’s all about love, baby!