Saturday, April 27, 2013

Real Life Hunk of the Month April: Mike Fédée


Born in 1987 in Schoelcher (Martinique), he currently resides in France.

He is passionate about all the arts: dance, poetry, music, writing and acting. Indeed, he has worked and works as dancer, singer, writer, model and actor. A young multidisciplinar artist who is going to make big noise in the scene.

I admit I've known him for his clip pro marriage equality Rassurez-vous, which I posted in my blog, but after that I've discovered a talented guy very involved in fight for LGBT rights.

Mes félicitations et mon admiration pour lui!
















"I'm black. I'm gay."

- Nevada State Senator Kelvin Atkinson -

In an intense debate about marriage equality, Nevada State Senator Kelvin Atkinson came out as gay. "I'm black. I'm gay", he said.

Senator Atkinson announced to fellow senators that he is homosexual during a legislative debate over the proposal to repeal the Nevada's gay marriage ban. "I know this is the first time many of you have heard me say that I am black, gay male", he added.

After the speeches, the Nevada Senate voted in favor of the measure, 12 votes to 9, which would repeal the prohibition on same-sex marriage from the State constitution. 

Now, the State Assembly takes over this proposal. If it finally passes, the State constitutional amendment will have to be voted by all citizens of Nevada.

A new step for equality in U.S.



Thursday, April 25, 2013

25.000 views... you make it possible!

I started blogging last November 19th and today my blog has reached 25.000 views. I can't believe it, but time flies.

I have to thank all my readers and followers because they make it possible. Their interest and support, and their suggestions and comments too, let me to improve everyday and motivate me to continue.

But, nothing of this could be possible without help and advices of my husband Ryce Skytower, I love you baby!

25.000 views...
you make it possible!


THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Awesome Mont Saint-Michel in Second Life (2)

Earlier this month I posted about the wonderful Mont Saint-Michel in Second Life, owned by Moeka Kohime, and you all could see the awesome panoramic and outdoor views from that site.

As I promised, today I post some close up shots and interior of buildings' photos, to show you the incredible and perfectionist work to reconstruct this famous French little island-village in the virtual world.

Highly recommended, please visit this place when you can and enjoy, it's worth it!

If you wish, you can see my previous post here. And Eddi Haskell also has more photographs in his blog




















Use this SLURL to visit the Mont Saint-Michel in Second Life.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

France, the 14th country where same-sex marriage is legal

This tuesday, the same-sex marriage law has been definitely approved in France.

The French parliament has passed, with 331 votes to 225, the final text that authorizes marriage equality and opens the possibility of homosexual couples to adopt. In addition to marriage and adoption, the text provides that gay couples already married in countries where same-sex marriage is authorized, as Spain, can be legally recognized in France. 

The law also adds a new provision to combat discrimination by prohibiting any action or dismissal sanction against an employee who refuses, because of their sexual orientation, to emigrate to a country where homosexuality was repressed.

The French government hopes to end the important social debate of last months, which caused a big movement of opposition that has surprised by its breadth and radicalization. Supporters and opponents have gathered again in different places of Paris to celebrate or protest for this law. 

In any  case, France becomes the 9th European country, and 14th in the world, to allow gay marriages, after the recent approvals of Uruguay and New Zealand.



Saint George's Day in Barcelona


Saint George is the patron saint of Catalonia, like in several Christian nations and countries. This Catalan feast has similarities to Valentine's Day because the main event is the exchange of gifts between sweethearts, loved and relatives.

The Catalan tradition is to celebrate this day with roses and books. For that reason, in Barcelona and all cities and villages of Catalonia, people give away roses and books to each other.

Roses have been associated with this day since medieval times, but the books are more recent and commemorate the nearly simultaneous death of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare on April 23.

A big festive day to show our love to people we love.

A nice tradition, isn't it?


The Barcelona's Rambla very crowded

The traditional red roses

The stalls of books on the streets

Of course, there are also rainbow roses

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Boy Scouts of America could Lift Gay Ban for Youth Members

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) propose ending the ban for openly youth gays members, a spokesman has informed. But this proposal has to submit to the vote of the Scout's National Council, at a meeting in Texas the week of May 20.

If this proposal is approved no youth may be denied membership in the BSA on the basis of their sexual orientation, but the ban will remain for all adult leaders.

The debate over whether to admit gay and lesbian members to the Boy Scouts has divided the organization with important internal discussions, and placed the group in the center of a nationwide debate over gay rights. 

In any case, “While perspectives and opinions vary significantly, parents, adults in the Scouting community, and teens alike tend to agree that youth should not be denied the benefits of Scouting,” the organization said in a statement.

I also want to highlight the task of Scouts for Equality to ending the BSA's ban on gay, who have collected over 1.850.000 signatures opposing, and specially one of its founders, Zach Wahls, for his continued and effective effort in favor of the equality. 

All my best wishes and support!





Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bock in Second Life: Rassurez Vous (Fear Not)

Please, read this post in Bock McMillan's blog.

Bock in Second Life: Rassurez Vous (Fear Not)

Mike Fédée is a young French filmmaker that...




Thursday, April 18, 2013

Movie Series: Ryce in Risky Business


Directed in 1983 by debutant Paul Brickman, Risky Business is a funny comedy about the adventures of Joel (Tom Cruise), a high school student, and Lana (Rebecca De Mornay) a gorgeous prostitute.

Joel's parents are going away on a trip and he is alone at home. One night he decides to hire Lana's services, they like each other and they start to meet frequently. But the prostitute's pimp (Joe Pantoliano) does not like that relationship and requires the boy to leave her. Instead, Joel and Lana decide to offer sexual services at his house with Lana mates. That infuriates the pimp and he decides to take revenge.

With a young Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay starring, this movie is considered, retrospectively speaking, as the film that launched the careers of Tom Cruise.

Worth remembering that Risky Business received critical acclaim by critics and audiences, and it is also considered as one of the best comedy films of 80's. In fact, the scene featuring Cruise's character dancing in his pink dress shirt and briefs to "Old Time Rock and Roll", by Bob Seger, is one of the most memorables scenes in film history.

















Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New Zealand Approves Same-sex Marriage

Finally, the New Zealand's Parliament has approved the same-sex marriage bill. In the third and last vote required, the MPs voted 77 to 44 in favor of marriage equality.

Louisa Wall, the sponsor of this bill, said she is “very proud to be a member of a Parliament that has voted overwhelmingly to give New Zealanders, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, or gender, the right to marry.”

After positive steps taken by France and Uruguay to legalize same-sex marriage, New Zealand will be the 13rd country where gay people can wed as heterosexual people do.

Very good news in this long and hard journey.

MP Louisa Wall, sponsor of this bill
The moment same-sex marriage became legal in New Zealand

One of the demonstration for marriage equality in Wellington



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ryce & Benja Wedding: Videos

Our sweet friend and excellent filmmaker Jessicaanne Wrigglesworth filmed two awesome videos about our wedding. If you could not attend our nuptials or you would like watching how it looked, you have a new opportunity with these videos.

First video shows PreWedding Party, at March 22, at daPier Club. That event was organized by our loved friends Mikedacook and Robin White. It really was an amazing party.


The other video shows the wedding ceremony, at Angel Manor's gardens, and the following reception at main ballroom of the Rose Theater. The entire event was wonderful, and the Kaya Angel's Sim was the best place.


Thanks very much Jessica!!!

Eddi Haskell has also made videos about our wedding, both marvelous productions with his photos and very nice music.



Thanks Eddi and a big kiss!


Friday, April 12, 2013

Ryce Skytower's Second Life: Ryce and Benja Dance at the New York Ballroom

For more photos, please head on over to Ryce's blog.

Ryce Skytower's Second Life: Ryce and Benja Dance at the New York Ballroom

Photographed on Wednesday night at Venice Prada. One of our favorite places to dance! The only thing that  is...



Photos by Ryce