The retail community decided they would participate in the Gay Pride week in New York City this year. The Ralph Lauren boutique down on Bleecker Street in the West Village features mannequins who are wearing Polo shirts in rainbow colour.
Meanwhile, Marc Jacobs is also selling a T-shirt featuring the Confederate Flag in rainbow colors. The store features a giant poster with Jacobs in high heels, a graphic patterned fur coat, an amusing hat and a face full of makeup.
Shophound reports; “Can Marc’s peerless fashion clout make the rainbow flag hip once again by presenting it in a twisted, vaguely paradoxical, potentially controversial way?
According to the XBIZ News Report(contains ads NSFW): “Playboy plans to initially offer Time Warner Cable subscribers 20 hours of gay male programming. The service is slated to begin operating next month. Although the Playboy brand has been linked with heterosexual men’s entertainment since its magazine’s first issue in 1953, the company now describes itself more generally as “valuing sexiness and style” and is seeking more ways to diversify and boost its revenue.”
What you are seeing is a video created by Vancouver Film School student Ben Meinhardt through the VFS Classical Animation program. It features rabbit-like creatures dancing and having sex while one of them shoots out a rainbow from his behind. Wait for the “reality check” ending. For some reason I believe this video would be much more enjoyable when I’m high (not that I’m not enjoying the video without it).
Recently MTV commissioned Meinhardt to expand on this idea into “Perfectland” (Happy Tree Friends anyone?)
The cause for the International Day Against Homophobia, its central topic of interest, the common theme that provides information for each of its endeavours remains a universal, multi-faceted and historical phenomenon: homophobia. To show support, wear rainbow or red to show your pride on may 17th.
In Canada, recognition, for lesbian and gay communities, has been first and foremost a judicial acceptance brought about by the adoption of the Charter of Human Rights. However, judicial advances will remain only that until a complete, unlimited social acceptance of homosexuality is achieved and homophobia wiped out. To achieve this goal, the Fondation Émergence proposed in 2003, along with partners, to hold each year a special day dedicated to the social recognition of homosexual experience.