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December 4, 2013

Olympic diver did not name his new love in coming out video but reports surface that it is Milk screenwriter

Olympic diver Tom Daley did not reveal who he is having a relationship in his widely seen coming out video this week.

But reports have surfaced today that the man in his life is Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

August 18, 2013

GSN gets fuelled up on caffine and falls in love with the north west of the US

Understandably, security for flights into the United States is fairly tight.

I was flying from Amsterdam’s Schipol airport to Seattle. Before you could access the departure gate you had to be interviewed by one of the team of G4S security contractors.

I’d already spent about five minutes talking through my trip with one officer. She left me waiting while she ‘checked some things’ and then her supervisor came over.

November 25, 2012

Confirm your street-cred with a stay in inner-East neighborhood Hoxton

London is one of those cities that can sometimes take a while to let you in on its secrets, as a visitor it’s easy to be distracted by the obvious big-ticket tourist attractions but never really get to see what makes London one of the cities that sets the agenda for the rest of the world.

To get under the skin of London you need to actively engage, immerse yourself in one of the myriad of different neighborhoods and really live like a local - even if it’s just for a few days.

September 19, 2012

ROK Kitchen Tools launches simple to use espresso maker for coffee lovers

Calling all coffee buffs, a new espresso maker designed by ROK Kitchen Tools aims to give lovers of the brown bean, ‘the experience of being truly involved in the coffee making process.’

If standing in line at one of the UK’s 14,000 coffee shops, waiting for your drink is not ‘involved’ enough for you then the ROK espresso maker is the answer.

According to its designer, Patrick Hunt, the manual powered ROK coffee maker will be a much more ‘engaging ritual than just pressing a button.’

August 16, 2012

Book offers readers foray into the extravagent world of the US drag scene

Certain to dazzle the dreariest of coffee tables and spark conversation amongst the driest of company, this over-exuberant, glossy coffee table book is jam-packed with panache - the perfect addition alongside a tall caramel macchiato.

Drawing its title from the earliest days of theatre, dr.a.g (an acronym for dressed as girl), this extravagant publication charts some of the biggest names in the scene to date.

April 8, 2012

A family mini-break to Vienna, Austria delivers plenty of gourmet treats, grandiose sights and genteel culture

My parents are in the UK visiting from Australia so I offered to take them to Vienna for the Easter weekend.

They're quite easy travelers, relaxed, mobile, happy to just go with the flow. Me? Not so much. Lord knows how they manage to cope with day-to-day life without me there to bossily organize and supervise them.

December 27, 2011

Massachusetts company uses gay culture and history to market new brew

You'll never find Stone Butch Breakfast Blend or Red Hanky Roast at Starbucks.

These are two of the varieties that make up Gay Coffee, a new line of java from Massachusetts-based coffee house owner Melissa Krueger that hit the market just in time for the holidays.