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April 12, 2015

Probably the best falafel you will find in the UK capital

London's West End can sometimes feel a bit like a food wasteland, endless fast-food outlets and generic chain-store coffee and sandwich places, all designed to make it easy for visitors to the city to part with their money.

Gaby's Deli on Charing Cross Road, next-door to the Wyndham Theatre,  is a notable exception.

This small Jewish deli has been serving up great food for over 40 years.

April 10, 2015

Memories Pizza owners found themselves at center of religious freedom debate when they said they wouldn't cater a gay wedding

The O'Connor family has re-opened the doors of Memories Pizza to a full house after being closed for eight days.

'It's a relief to get going again and try to get back to normal,' said owner Kevin O'Connor who with his daughter, Crystal, was at the center of a national controversy over Indiana's controversial religious freedom law.

Crystal O'Connor had said her family 'doesn't hate gays' but simply would not deliver pizzas to a gay wedding because of their religious beliefs.

April 6, 2015

More than half the total has been raised within the past week

Almost $95,000 has been raised for a florist in the US who refused to supply flowers for a same-sex wedding. 

Barronelle Stutzman, from Washington, was given 60 days to pay a fine of $1,000 (€922) after she refused to sell flowers for a same-sex couple's wedding. The ruling also required the shop to make all of its services available to same-sex couples. 

Back in 2013, Robert Ingersoll - who had bought flowers from Stutzman for years - asked her to provide flowers for his wedding to Curt Freed.

April 4, 2015

Former View co-host: If finances were tough, 'we might have a potluck, we have bring your own chili'

Rosie O'Donnell, whose observations regularly made news during her recent stint on The View, was back in the spotlight this week weighing in on the news.

In a town hall-style conversation with gay rights activist Michelangelo Signorile this week, O'Donnell pointed out the irony of an Indiana pizzeria becoming the epicenter of that state's 'religious freedom' law debate.

'Gays were going to cater their wedding with pizza? Not even lesbians would do that,' O'Donnell said.

April 3, 2015

Nearly 16,000 people donated in less than two days

A pizzeria that closed after refusing to cater gay weddings has received nearly $500,000 in donations in less than two days.

The O’Connor family, who own Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, made headlines after they told local reporters that they would refuse to deliver pizzas to a gay wedding due to their religious beliefs.

Under a now-fixed 'religious freedom' law, turning away LGBTI customers would have been legal in the state.

April 3, 2015

Crystal O'Connor: 'We have to accept them, and we just ask they accept us'

Flush with nearly $800,000 in donations from supporters, the owners of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, aren't through talking about gay people.

'God has blessed us for standing up for what we believe, and not denying Him,' Crystal O'Connor tells Fox News.

She also said her family 'doesn't hate gays' but simply would not deliver pizzas to a gay wedding because of their religious beliefs.

April 1, 2015

Family who own restaurant says they now have the right to refuse service

The family behind an Indiana pizzeria has said the new law allows them to refuse service to gay couples.

Crystal O'Connor, whose family owns Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, said their Christian beliefs mean they will not cater a same-sex couple's wedding.

'If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide them pizzas for a wedding, we would have to say no,' O'Connor told WBND.

'That's a lifestyle that you choose,' Kevin O'Connor, her father, added.

February 23, 2015

Italians respond in the best possible way

Islamic State militants have threatened to take over Rome and throw gay people from the 'Leaning Tower of Pizza.'

The militant group made the threat Saturday (21 February) on Twitter, seemingly unaware of the glaring spelling mistake – or the fact that the tower is 200 miles outside of the Italian capital.

'#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome, we will conquer & establish the justice of #shariah. We will use your leaning tower of pizza to throw off homosexual,' the tweet reads.

'#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome with slaughter,' said a second.

October 16, 2014

Sashay, this way: A gay-owned London pizza restaurant will be experimenting with drag servers this weekend

Opened earlier this year, GB Pizza in London’s Exmouth Market is one of the UK capital’s funkiest new pizza restaurants.

June 27, 2013

Restaurant chain unveils special 'Pride' burgers with a donation being made to gay rights charity Stonewall

A restaurant chain has decorated its burger buns with the rainbow flag for charity.

The Diner covered the buns with the Pride colors in support of London Gay Pride 2013.

Replacing all of the restaurant’s standard burger buns for 24 hours, over 3,000 have been made in preparation for one of the biggest days in the UK gay calendar.

Chris Todd, Head of Operations, said: ‘At The Diner we are committed to supporting the eclectic and diverse London community.

March 28, 2013

Gay cabaret artists join forces to celebrate all things fat with beauty pageant Hamburger Queen

London cabaret acts, Amy Lamé and Scottee, have responded to a world where fat is under attack, mocking Miss America-style pageants with entertainment show, Hamburger Queen.

The gay duo explained in an interview with Beige Magazine, they were ‘sick of the negative portrayal of larger people’ and decided it was ‘time to celebrate more healthy role models in chub culture’.

July 9, 2012

GSN explores the outer borough of Queens for street meat, outdoor art and the gay rights struggle that came before Stonewall

New York is arguably one of the most popular cities in the world. Just try to count how many songs and libations are named after Manhattan.

However, New York City is technically made up of four other boroughs that are equally amazing as Manhattan: Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Staten Island.

Last month, hundreds of thousands of people around the world celebrated pride day, a global event celebrating the 1969 Stonewall riots of New York that ignited the state-side gay rights movement.

May 22, 2012

Win a £50 towards a meal for two at any UK YO! Sushi restaurant

The UK's popular sushi restaurant is celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 60th year on the throne with a commemorative plate and a special desert.

While the festivities have generated less buzz in other countries the Queen nominally rules, pretty much everyone in Britain is royally excited about the diamond jubilee celebrations.

Monarchists are getting ready to doff their caps to Her Majesty and republicans are hoping the sunshine will last because most Brits get to enjoy a four-day weekend, thanks to a celebratory public holiday.

February 29, 2012

Utensils for everyday life get a much needed novelty sparkle

My kitchen is incredibly dull. After all, there’s only so much stainless steel you can take.

When you’re slaving away washing the pots and pans among the soap bubbles, a different sponge can make all the difference.

That’s why GSN is in love with Noki’s new products, especially a washing-up sponge featuring our very own diva.

Wearing an elegant designer (we’re pretty sure) red dress, bold silver sunglasses and an amazing afro, this sponge will be the star of your sink.

February 15, 2012

Go on a Mexican food odyssey in the colonial city of Oaxaca and chow down on spicy grasshoppers, chocolate and mole

Mexico’s culinary credits may include cheesy enchiladas, tequila and spicy tacos, but I never saw grasshoppers on the menu at my local Tex-Mex restaurant.

But the crunchy anthropods are indeed a ubiquitous delicacy on the streets of Oaxaca (pronounced Wa-hah-ca), Mexico’s laid back colonial city in the south of the Latin American country.

January 6, 2012

Simon Doonan's Gay Men Don't Get Fat divides food into gay or straight.

Have you piled on the pounds after the Christmas and New Year holidays? Then you probably weren’t following Simon Doonan’s ‘gay diet’.

The New York Observer columnist’s latest book, Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, is a tongue-in-cheek guide to eating the gay way, which, according to Doonan, involves eating lighter, low carb and less fatty foods.

December 1, 2011
The unloved home of the Euro has Germany's best museums outside Berlin.
Frankfurt-am-Main, home to the German and European central banks is about as unloved as the Euro at the moment. And a great big € symbol dominates the heart of the financial district. But beyond the corporate offices, Frankfurt is a surprisingly liveable city with good shopping and Germany's best selection of museums outside Berlin.