Friday, June 29, 2012

Israeli, Gay and Proud vs. Queers Against Israeli Apartheid


by Eyal Feldman


I had the honor and pleasure of marching with the large Israeli contingent of the NYC Gay Pride Parade this past weekend and it was great. Being both Israeli and gay are two of my most important identities and are major sources of happiness, pride and strength, as it is for many people like myself around the world.  A few days before the parade was to take place it was discovered that the anti-Israel hate group QAIA (Queers Against Israeli Apartheid) was to be marching in the NYC Pride parade as well. This group openly discounts and discredits Israel's sovereignty and security with its cynical and malicious use of Israel's liberal culture as a weapon against it in a perverse double standard that it does not ever ask any Palestinian or Arab nationality to meet. To me this is akin to allowing gay members of a KKK group to march in a pride parade because they happen to be gay, and I doubt that would be even allowed. So as upsetting as it was to have this group march it was even more shocking and sad to find who was marching with them, Andy Humm, one of the two hosts of an NYC public access show on cable TV that covers important gay news topics and issues called Gay USA.

As the group was marching by I called Andy Humm over to me standing in the sidelines to ask him what on Earth he was doing marching with this hate group. He answered uncomfortably that he were merely "meeting friends for a walk." As if strolling in Central Park meeting some buddies, and not carrying a sign that read “I support Palestinian Queers” marching with this controversial anti-israel hate group. By the way Israel grants asylum to LGBT Palestinians to save their lives from their own violently anti-gay culture, one more reason why I march for Israel. He initially hesitated to align himself with this group so as to absolve himself of any responsibility of doing so and went on to say that he supports both sides of this conflict, but in actuality he showed me and the whole world that he stands firmly in opposition with Israel, her proud people both gay and straight and aligned himself with certain dark forces who will never ever be satisfied or pleased by anything Israel does for LGBT rights.

Why did Andy Humm not march with a Palestinian or Arab gay group? Probably because no such group exists and if they did they would be killed immediately. Of all the deserving LGBT issues in the world to support and march for why not advocate for hanged LGBT Iranians, Egyptians, Russians, Syrians or any other myriad of needy gay groups around the world? I sincerely believe that one must not have to destroy or diminish Israel in order to build Palestine, but that is exactly what QAIA advocates, an overt pernicious double standard for the Jewish state only while asking absolutely nothing of the people they purport to stand for.
       I implored him to step away from this group, stop marching with them in the future and bring balance to his show, Gay USA, which uses highly inflammatory and inaccurate terms like “Apartheid” “Occupation” and “Pinkwashing” when discussing Israel without anyone to defend Israel’s side. Unfortunately Andy Humm and Gay USA continues to be totally uninterested in having me on or anyone else on to represent Israel’s point of view. I am even willing to have an open debate just to have both sides of this issue out there, but these radical leftist practices are killing any impartiality that he pretends or thinks he has while alienating many of us in the Jewish and Israeli communities who are an integral and leading part of LGBT society around the world and especially here in New York City.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Shoplube.com's Summer Lovin' Sale!!!


The official Boy Butter store, 
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Eyal Feldman, creator of Boy Butter at his booth at Folsom Europe 
in Berlin, Germany

Monday, June 25, 2012

Marching with Israel in NYC's Gay Pride Parade 2012

Yesterday was so fun marching with the Israeli contingent of the Gay Pride Parade in NYC. This was my second year marching and it was bigger, louder and dare I say even more fun than last year. We played Israeli music and danced around wearing our Gay Zionist pride on our sleeveless t's. It is an honor to march for Israel in my own city and help spread the word about Israel's amazing liberal and free culture which is one of the few things that are right about the current Middle East, and hopefully this tolerant message will spread (like butter) and LGBT folks everywhere around the world will know that in Israel like the USA, you are free to live and love whoever you want and be whatever you want.
Flagging down 5th Ave with Michael Lucas right behind me
Marching past the Boy Butter offices on 5th ave and 27th, look up :  )
Having a gay ol time
I love parades
Shalom kids!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Israeli-American super-model, Donna Feldman heats up the Holy Land

       After a brief photo shoot for a German fashion catalog on the Euro party island of Ibiza, Donna Feldman, young Israeli-American super-model visited Israel to enjoy some real fun in the sun. The ultra chic and uber-fabulous LA based model is staying at the cosmopolitan beach city of Tel-Aviv, visiting family and friends while jaunting around the Holy Land's many beautiful, historical and exciting locales. Our glamazon was even spotted mingling in Jerusalem with Russell Simmons, Kimora Lee (another glamazon) and their family. We all know that Donna Feldman works hard being so gosh darn awesome it is not surprising to find that she loves to restore and rejuvinate at The Dead Sea, taking a dip in it's super salty mineral waters before the odd camel ride. Check out some of Donna's vacation shots with some of the beauty's own quotes. 
Have fun Donna, we love you.
DF ♥ TLV
Jerusalem of Gold
Kimora Lee and Donna Feldman in Jerusalem 
"The wailing wall is a magical place..." - Donna Feldman
"Most relaxing and healing place on this Earth... The Dead Sea!"
"Floating in the super salty sea... wish i could do this every week!"
"Had to pull over for a quick camel ride LOL fun times!!"

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Check out the new Boy Buter Window display just in time for NYC Pride Weekend


 The new Boy Butter display is located at the Blue DVD in Cheslea, NYC
 on 8th Ave between 19th and 18th Street. Next door to Gym Bar.



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Kissinger: Moment of truth on Iran within months


JERUSALEM (JTA) – Henry Kissinger, upon receiving Israel’s presidential award from Israeli President Shimon Peres, said the moment of truth on the Iran question will be in the months ahead.
"The question is at what point one concludes that negotiations have reached their limit? It is not a question that should be answered unilaterally," the former U.S. secretary of state said Tuesday night in a speech at the opening gala of the 2012 President’s Conference in Jerusalem.
"The fact is that the members of the Security Council have stated for 10 years that a military nuclear program in Iran is unacceptable. They owe themselves the need for diplomacy, but also a point will be reached at which they will have to define what they mean by unacceptable and how that should be implemented. And that is a moment that will be approached in the months ahead, and it is something that we should all do together."
Kissinger had come to Jerusalem to receive Israel’s presidential medal from Peres, who was fresh from receiving his own U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom several days ago from President Obama. Peres said it was clear from his recent meeting with Obama that the U.S. leader indeed considers "all options are on the table" with regard to Iran.
At Tuesday’s ceremony, Peres called Kissinger a "brother," hailing "the tremendous effort you made to help us on every occasion as a great statesman and as a great Jew."
The award comes less than two years after declassified Nixon tapes revealed that Kissinger had told President Nixon in 1973 that it would not be a U.S. concern if the Soviets were to consign Jews to death camps.
"It is unusual for an 89-year-old man to say that I wish my parents could be here," Kissinger said upon receiving the medal. "They would be more proud of this distinction than any of the other honors that have come my way."
In his speech, Kissinger also said the Arabs need to offer some concessions when it comes to peace with Israel.
"Everybody knows the sacrifices that Israel has made and is prepared to make for peace, but the other side has to give some content toward what a peaceful world would look like," he said. "There has to be a quid pro quo on the other side. It is a peculiarity of the Arab-Israeli negotiations that one side considers recognition of the other state as sufficient for recognition of peace. But recognition of a state is the beginning of peace, it is not the end of peace."
More than 4,000 people have turned out for this year’s President’s Conference, now in its fourth year, including leading politicians, businesspeople, entrepreneurs and civil society activists from Israel and throughout the world. Among the speakers on the first day of the conference, called "Facing Tomorrow," were Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, and Tony Blair, the former British prime minister and current envoy of the Quartet grouping of Middle East peacemakers.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Boy Butter unveils hot new poster in time for Pride month

Hot off the presses!! Check out my new Summer 2012 ad for Boy Butter Lubricants. 
Just in time for Pride month and soon to be on store windows all over Chelsea, NYC. I would like to thank the lord that I can still use myself as the posterboy for Boy Butter cause it will be an interesting & emotional day when I have to hire the new face of Boy Butter (far, far, far off in the distant distant future) and may photoshop continue to be the ever refreshing fountain of youth that it is for all media out there wherever it may be, or so I hear ; )
Buttered topping anyone?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Greek neo-Nazi Golden Dawn spokesman sues woman he slapped during TV debate


ATHENS — A Greek far-right politician who slapped a left-wing politician in the face and threw water at another during a live television talk show sued his victims for defamation on Monday.
Ilias Kasidiaris, spokesman of the far-right Golden Dawn party, said he would also sue private TV station Antenna for wrongful detention after he was locked in a room in the studio following the attack until he broke down the door and escaped.
Kasidiaris shocked viewers last week with the attack on Rena Dourou, a deputy in the radical leftist SYRIZA party and Liana Kanelli, a veteran communist deputy, during a heated debate ahead of national elections on June 17.


The 31-year-old former army commando went into hiding after the assault but issued a statement over the weekend blaming the two middle-aged women for deliberately provoking him into the attack.
“I have come to the prosecutor today to file a lawsuit against Mrs Kanelli and Mrs Dourou for unprovoked defamation, and against TV station Antenna for my illegal detention,” Kasidiaris, dressed in a white shirt and dark sunglasses, told reporters outside the court.


Golden Dawn denies being a neo-Nazi party but its image has been severely dented by continuously replayed footage of the incident as well as a variety of other pictures showing party members splashed with fake blood, making Nazi-style salutes or grinning next to an oven at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz.

Speaking at the opening of the party’s offices in an Athens suburb on Sunday, Kasidiaris said he had been set up and was acting in self-defence after Kanelli threw a newspaper at him.
“I never expected that I would be hit in the face on live TV,” he said. “I did what millions of Greeks would have done – when you get hit in the face you have to defend yourself.”
Kasidiaris was already due to stand trial on Monday on separate charges – which he denies – of helping assailants attack an assistant university professor in 2007 but that trial was postponed to September.
Golden Dawn, which uses an ancient Greek symbol resembling the swastika as its logo, won 7% in the inconclusive May 6 election, promising to rid Greece of illegal immigrants and seal its borders with landmines.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

My Super Model sister, Donna Feldman, is nominated to the Most Beautiful List for 2013


Mahvrick Networks executives name the Visa Black Card Model Donna Feldman as a nominee to the Most Beautiful List. Mahvrick publishes the Most Beautiful List to media outlets in 40 countries at midnight every January 1.

Nominees for the 2013 Mahvrick Most Beautiful List include: Runway Models, Athletes, Musicians, and Socialites. Models from pageant contestants, Tricia Jeanne Miss New York USA, to Super Model Icon Kate Moss. In 2012 Mahvrick is seaching for proven and rare beauty. The Mahvrick most beautiful list is not a Hollywood popularity contest. The list names the 100 most beautiful women in the world.
Super Model Donna Feldman has been the face of many multi-million dollar campaigns. Donna has modeled for Christian Audigier Swimwear, Fila, Jaguar, Lucky Brand, Nautica, Bacardi and Revlon. Her recent campaign has increased the model's "Q" rating into the stardom category. The "5'10" Israeli Super Model Donna Feldman's Visa Black Card Campaign has been in every major luxury magazine for the past two years. Donna has exceptional looks and deceptive height, has been featured in US and international versions of FHM and Maxim magazines. She was featured in GQ and on the cover of Esquire. Her success has proven to be more than a fade. "Donna is a bankable brand. Her face brings sales," says Richard Victor Mahee. She was a trophy girl at the Oscars which landed Donna on Maxim's Hot 100 List.
Donna's first big break was in the Justin Timberlake and Pharell Williams "Senorita" Music video. Between "Senorita" and Enrique Iglesias' "Tired of Being Sorry" Donna has been viewed well over 40 million times on Youtube.com. She then later was number 22 on Howie Mandel's "Deal or No Deal" and starred in "Fashion House", which aired in more than 50 countries worldwide. Donna was contracted for every super models dream campaign. A high end luxury campaign that is international, has placements in almost every luxury print publication and is integrated with a television ad campaign worldwide. Donna plays the female version of "James Bond" in a Visa Black Card Commercial targeted at multi-millionaires. In the Bondesque commercial she leaves her elegant home in a cliff, rides a Ducati super jet bike down a mountain to a helicopter, which she jumps off into the pacific ocean to board a luxury yacht.
Mahvrick picks a nominee every week for the Most Beautiful List. Donna Feldman who has been named to other well-known most beautiful lists is this week's nominee. She will be among the 500 nominees of which Mahvrick will announce 100 to the 2013 List. Mahvrick publishes the Most Beautiful List to media outlets in 40 countries at midnight every January 1. Last year Donna Feldman was in the top 25 on the Most Beautiful List alongside JLo, Beyonce, Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson. Selena Gomez, Megan Fox and Lindsay Lohan were number 1,2 and 3 on the 2012 most beautiful list.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mormon group marches in Salt Lake City gay pride parade

A group of self-described "straight Mormons" marched in Salt Lake City's gay pride parade. 
300 Mormons marched in show of support for the LGBT community 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Flagging it up this past Memorial Day at Exclaibur in Chicago

Celebrating the end of a successful IML 2012 (International Mr. Leather) in Chicago. After four days of working feverishly slinging my Boy Butter from my booth, I deserved a little stress relief by gently flagging it away. The first two videos are of me flagging and the third one is of my best friend and master flagger, Xavier Caylor amidst a crowd of flaggers on the dance floor of Excalibur in downtown Chicago. 
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The music may be loud but my flagging is louder
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My shoulders were sore the next couple days
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My best friend, Xavier Caylor, flagging beautifully 

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