Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I just bought my tickets to Friday Night Lights: Shabbat Dinners for the Modern Gay Jewish Man

The Hanukkah Event: Friday, December 14th, 2012
7:00PM - Cocktails
8:00PM - Dinner
The Highline Loft
508 West 26th Street (10th/11th)
$100 Regular/ $150 Donor / $200 Patron
Limited seating, registration closes December 7th, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

France slated to open first gay mosque

New mosque will not segregate men from women and will conduct joint gender prayers, Turkish daily 'Hurriyet' reports.Muhammad Ludovic Lütfi Zahed, a gay French-Algerian man, is slated to open the first gay mosque at the end of November.

The Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet first reported last week on the plan to establish the mosque. Zahed told the Turkish paper, “In normal mosques, women have to sit in the back seats and wear a headscarf and gay men are afraid of both verbal and physical aggression. After performing the Hajj, I realized that a mosque for gays was a must for gay Muslims who want to perform their prayers.”

The Jerusalem Post
 reported earlier this year on Zahed’s marriage to Qiyam al-Din, a South African, during a ceremony outside Paris in February, approved by an imam in France. The men had previously married in South Africa, where same-sex marriage is legal, but the French government under then-president Nicolas Sarkozy refused to recognize it.
The new mosque will not segregate men from women and will conduct joint gender prayers, noted the Hurriyet.Zahed told Hurriyetreporter Arzu Cakır Morin that “we will use a hall in a Buddhist chapel, which will be opened on November 30.”
French President Francois Hollande declared his support for the legalization of same-sex marriage during his campaign leading up to his May victory.
Earlier this month, tens of thousands of French protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against gay marriage and adoption.
The French authorities said 70,000 protested against same-sex marriage in Paris and anti-gay demonstrations took place in the cities of Lyon, Toulouse and Marseille.
The Catholic Church in France and conservative family associations oppose gay marriage. France currently recognizes civil union partnerships for same-sex couples.
Zahed, told the Hurriyet “we will start with Friday prayers, but we will perform marriages afterwards.”
Algerian law bars same-sex relations.
According to Article 338 of Algeria’s penal code, “Anyone guilty of a homosexual act is punishable with imprisonment of between two months and two years, and with a fine of 500 to 2,000 Algerian dinars. If one of the participants is below 18 years old, the punishment for the older person can be raised to three years’ imprisonment and a fine of 10,000 dinars.”
According to the British online gay news site Pink News, a court in London granted asylum in 2007 to a gay Algerian man because he could face persecution in Algeria. Pink News wrote “Gay activist group OutRage! has previously claimed there is a ‘serious danger’ of an openly gay man such as “B.” being murdered by Islamic fundamentalists if returned to Algeria.”

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from Boy Butter

Gathering together loved ones for dinners are the glue that binds strong families and friends. The more you do it the more successful you all will be, honest.
 Boy Butter wishes you all a Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Support Israel and preserve our open societies from continuous Islamic terror and violence

An graphic published by the IDF on its social networking platforms highlights
 the rocket threat facing Israel. 
Residents of Kiryat Malachi react to a siren warning of incoming rocket fire.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Kamanawana Marathon Swim: my 9 mile non-stop swim from Lanai to Maui

      Check out the video of my recent 9 mile (14.5 km) lone, non-stop marathon swim from Lanai to Maui, which took approximately 5 hours to complete. This feat could not have been achieved without the proper support of others. I wanted to thank Captain Ryan Hall and his crew mate & fiancee,  Noni, for their patient work on the escort boat along with the safety crew, my parents, Amos & Esther Feldman and my partner, Brendan McGovern and of course all the supporters and donors who helped me to raise almost $9000 for SAGE. We were all successful in improving the community and raising awareness of the issues of elder LGBT adults.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Schwarzrosagold Berlin photo is new Boy Butter ad

Check out my new Boy Butter ad from the amazing artists & photographers of 
I wasted no time using this ad as this month's Boy Butter window display located at 
Blue DVD
165 Eighth Ave 
NY NY 10001

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Photos: Hawaiian Holiday Highlight

Poipu Beach in Kauai
On top of the world Haleakala 10,040 feet elevation
Downtown Old Koloa Town, Kauai's first sugar plantation town
Waimea Canyon, Grand Canyon of the Pacific
Kauai dirt road
View of Lanai
Me in middle of 9 mile marathon swim from Lanai to Maui
Another swim photo
Haleakala Observatory
Poipu Beach
Taro field in Hanalei Valley
Cloud forest, Kokee State Park
Spouting Horn
Kauai Sunset
another Kauai Sunset 
Walua River in Kauai
East Kauai Beach
Come Again, Mahalo
Mountain stream in Wailua
Mountain view in Koloa, Kauai.