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April 12, 2015

If you are serious about your coffee then this is one of London's best

There are a huge range of coffee options in London, but if you are looking for more than just a big, foamy cup of hot flavored milk then you will most likely be a bit fussy about where you get your caffeine fix.

You will be searching for the independent cafes who are using quality beans and highly-trained staff to ensure that you are getting the kind of coffee experience that keeps you coming back again and again.

January 28, 2015

James David Manning praises the 'wisdom' of ISIS for stoning gay men

A New York City pastor who made the bizarre claim that Starbucks flavors its coffee with semen has said he was tempted by gay sex while in prison.

James David Manning of ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church in Harlem made the admission in an interview with the Young Turks.

'Absolutely, no doubt about it. I spent three and a half years in prison,' he said.

'I saw a lot of that activity going on in prison. It was par for the course.

'I was tempted but I didn’t yield to temptation, by the way. You need to know that.

December 30, 2014

One of our 'honorees,' the Rev. James David Manning, explains why he's certain Starbucks puts male semen in its drinks

It's been a rough year for people who obsess over gay families and couples.

Especially those who profess love for a deity and disgust at everything L,G,B,T,and I.

Their poster boy was called home, RIP Mr Fred Phelps, and the marriage revolution made their arguments punier with each passing day.

Instead of coming up with better ideas, many took steps beyond the real.

December 14, 2014

The perfect Soho location for a quintessential London weekend

My friend Andreas from Copenhagen was in town so I booked us into the Z Hotel in Soho to ensure that we were in the heart of the action for the fairly frenetic itinerary that we had planned – shop; drink; party; sleep; repeat.

Soho in London is the city’s recognised gay village, a dense network of small streets, awash with cafes, restaurants, bars, theatres, independent stores and sex shops.

November 6, 2014

James David Manning compares drinking Starbucks coffee to drinking the blood of innocent babies

A notoriously anti-gay New York City pastor has said Starbucks flavors its coffee with the 'semen of sodomites.'

James David Manning of ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church said on his video blog, The Manning Report, that semen was the secret ingredient in the coffee shop chain's lattes.

October 30, 2014

The two drag queens are 'coffee frenemies'

Rupaul's Drag Race favourites Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano star in the first LGBTI Starbucks advert.

The season six winner and runner-up filmed the commercial titled Coffee Frenemies for Canadian LGBTI channel OUTtv in June while performing at WorldPride in Toronto.

Bianca may have helped Adore on the show, but she will not let her line-cutting protégé get between her and her skinny latte - which incidentally was going to be her drag name before she chose Bianca. 

October 30, 2014

James David Manning says the coffee shop is 'ground zero' for the virus

A notoriously anti-gay New York pastor has said 'upscale sodomites' are spreading Ebola at Starbucks.

Pastor James David Manning of ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church in Harlem warned viewers of his video blog, The Manning Report, to stay way from the coffee shop chain, especially in urban areas.

'Starbucks coffee stores are indeed ground zero for spreading Ebola and other diseases, because of the clientele of Starbucks,' he said.

February 27, 2014

The capital of the Netherlands caters to all tastes, from the educational to the hedonistic

I wanted to get a taste for Amsterdam's wild side, so naturally the first thing I did was visit the red light district.

I went down a cramped alleyway and found a little bar with flashing arrow lights and went in. After paying a few euros to a towering bouncer, I timidly walked down the stairs into what looked like a dungeon. Once turning the corner I was pleasantly surprised to see a very rammed and lit-up bar, run by naked girls.

I could not complain. They were dressed in nothing but impressively high stilettos, strutting up and down the bar.

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.