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April 23, 2015

Food, nature and the quiet life in the greenest of valleys

Staring at a door at the Llanerch Vineyard, restaurant, I found myself confused. ‘What's behind that door? Why do they sell tobacco in a restaurant?’ Finally, after a moment’s deliberation I had the opportunity to ask one of their waiters and discovered that ‘Ty Bach’ was the toilet.

April 22, 2015

'Who wants to burn down Memories Pizza with me?'

When it was exposed that Memories Pizza would become the first business in Indiana to say they would never serve their food at a gay wedding, thousands of people posted angry messages on social media.

But a high school coach who sent her own angry tweet is now fired.

Jessica Dooley, who was the girls golf head coach for Concord Community Schools in the state, was accused of promoting 'harmful' and 'illegal' activity to students with her online message.

April 21, 2015

Landmark ruling makes transgender citizens eligible for food security benefits

In another landmark decision for India's transgender community, a court has ruled that members are entitled to head of household status, making them eligible them to food security benefits.

Allahabad High Court observed that the intended public good of the National Food Security Act 2013 would be furthered if transgender citizens were recognized as head of household.

The court said the 'law needs to travel beyond non-discrimination, by recognising an affirmative obligation of the state to provide access to social security.

April 21, 2015

United Ramen on London's Upper Street will satisfy your hunger for quality Japanese food

I was in Islington to see a show at the King's Head Theatre. I needed some easy food but wasn't sure what I felt like – it had been a while since I'd been in this part of town so I wandered around to see what was new, what looked good, and what was taking my fancy.

April 20, 2015

The Fagabond.com gives us a tour of the gayborhoods of Philadelphia – birthplace of America

I’ve lived here since… I was born 34 years ago! I stayed because it’s home. And it’s an inspiring city. I mean, America was born here, and that independent streak runs deep. You just feel it and it keeps you here.

April 20, 2015

Gay Star News enjoys a taste of the LGBTI travel concept before its return from 28-30 May

Please don’t book any appointments for the end of May: Matej and Mattej, a lovely and fascinating Slovenian couple who run www.luxuryslovenia.eu, are waiting for you in the greenest, warmest and friendliest country in Europe.

April 20, 2015

'I'm proud to be gay so there's no issues there'

Sam Smith has said he would rather be called a faggot than fat.

The British singer, 22, who recently lost 14lbs in 14 days, said he had been 'controlled' by food for most of his life.

'When I was at school and wasn't having a great time or when music wasn't going very well,' he said during an interview with Australia TV show 60 Minutes on Sunday (19 April).

'I would eat, eat. Eating would make me feel better, when I felt lonely I would eat.'

April 19, 2015

The couple found the lost dog in the mountains

A lesbian couple in Washington, United States, helped rescue a starving stray dog they found in the mountains by acting injured.

The couple had heard reports of the dog living in the wilderness at Evans Creek, who was timid and ‘unapproachable’.

They initially approached the dog with food, but repeated attempts to feed him failed.

After hours of trying, they decided on a different approach - by acting injured to show the dog they weren’t a threat.

April 18, 2015

Life is too short for bad food

Nothing beats good food and we love trying out restaurants and bars around the world. Here are a few of our recent reviews:

April 14, 2015

Black coffee and a cinnamon bun is a great way to start your day.

On the south side of London's Thames River, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, is Bermondsey Street.

Bermondsey Street is undoubtedly one of London's coolest streets – restaurants, cafes, galleries, and small businesses predominantly working in creative industries.

At the far end of Bermondsey Street is Bermondsey Square – they hold an antiques fair here each Friday, and a food market each Saturday.

April 14, 2015

 Soho is under siege – but this renowned French restaurant, with its opulent menu and spirited crowd, isn't going anywhere

L'Escargot, London's oldest French restaurant located in the heart of Soho, is a desert oasis; a fountain of fabulousness and class amid a sea of impersonal, overpriced fast food joints and dodgy Chinese restaurants.

Here, you'll find buzzing pre and post-theatre-goers dining in excellent spirits, tended to by gorgeously cute cocktail waiters (some of them occasional actors, and maybe future stars), while charismatic managers circulate, greeting this agent or that showbiz stalwart.

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 6, 2015

Braff and his former Scrubs co-star have come out in support of Indiana's LGBTI community

Zach Braff has come out in support of the LGBTI community by offering to cater gay weddings in Indiana. 

Following their refusal to supply food for a same-sex wedding on the grounds of their religious beliefs, the owners of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, were so besieged by phone calls and online comments that they temporarily shut their doors.

April 4, 2015

Quality food and local produce in northern Norway

Tromsø is known as the capital of the Arctic – surrounded by spectacular fjords and mountains, throughout the years this has been the gateway for expeditions into the Arctic regions.

Built on the trapping and fishing industries, Tromsø has traditionally been a wealthy city – often described as 'the Paris of the north'.

Biffhuset is a primarily a steak restaurant. A solid, dependable choice for quality food from quality local produce.

April 2, 2015

She also has the best message to those who thought she would have sex with a male judge to get ahead

The Great British Bake Off's Ruby Tandoh has come out.

The food writer for The Guardian took to Twitter to tell her followers that she was out to her parents.

She linked to a video of Diana Ross' 'I'm Coming Out', and said: 'Me to my parents today. feeling lucky and joyful and f r e e. over and Out.'

'& to all the bros who hate social media, who pit it against "real life",' she added. 'i never would've had courage to be me w/out twitter's queer queens.'

April 2, 2015

The Arctic destinations of Narvik and Tromsø offer unique opportunities to experience the indigenous Sami culture of the region.

The Sami are the indigenous people of the Arctic region that covers the northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia.

Traditionally, the Sami have been masters of coastal fishing, fur trapping, and sheep herding, but they are best known as the reindeer herders of these lands.

The Sami trace their history in this region for at least 5,000 years.

April 1, 2015

Vietnamese street food reimagined as a chic banquet of taste and aroma in the heart of London’s famous Soho district – fused together by quirky top chef Bobby Chinn

Strolling in from the neon-lit streets of Soho, the House of Ho welcomes you to a contemporary den hidden away from the glow of this cosmopolitan thoroughfare renowned for its distinct nightlife, café culture and historical LGBTI watering holes.

A homely welcome and a swift coat-check later we were sitting at our table, swathed in low mood lighting and subtle elements of décor that indicated the traditional yet refined undertones of the culinary experience to come – and an experience it was.

March 30, 2015

The RuPaul's Drag Race star shares her travel stories with Gay Star News - from growing up in California, to a layover in Helsinki, to romance in Florence.

Miss Fame is one of the stars of season seven of RuPaul's Drag Race.

With a brand and an aesthetic that epitomises modern drag glamor, Miss Fame gives the impression of being a high-maintenance traveler.

We caught up with Miss Fame recently to swap travel stories.

What's been the most random destination you've visited?

March 30, 2015

Seeks $101,610 for property and emotional damages

A former student at Brigham Young University in Utah settled a lawsuit Thursday (26 March) after he was assaulted and evicted from student accommodation for being gay.

The amount was not disclosed but Andrew White had sought $101,610 for damage to property and 'emotional distress as a result of management's sharing his sexual orientation.'

On 23 January, White was evicted from 'BYU-approved' housing which enforces the Mormon school’s honor code, including no premarital and gay sex.

March 28, 2015

Says one survivor: 'They blanketed their abusive practices under the guise of Christianity'

Thousands of youth have been abused and hundreds have died while in residential programs that claim to help 'troubled' youth, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center announced at a news conference Friday that it has joined forces with Survivors of Institutional Abuse (SIA) to launch a national campaign to regulate these programs on a federal level.

March 25, 2015

Gay icon and clubbing legend Eliad Cohen on keeping fit whilst travelling the world and why Spain and Brazil are his top party countries

PAPA Party is notoriously known as one of the biggest and best gay clubbing parties to have ever graced international shores, taking its creator Eliad Cohen around the world spreading PAPA realness.

We caught up with the now gay icon (who takes the hottest selfies known to man!) to talk all things Eliad – from his on-the-go workout regime to why Thailand is his idea of heaven.

You travel the world for the PAPA WORLD TOUR. Where’s your favorite place to party?

March 24, 2015

Doctors say he could have died if he had gone without food much longer

A 20-year-old Chinese man was imprisoned and nearly starved to death by his sugar daddy who did not want any hassle after he left the younger man.

The younger man, surnamed Liu, was locked in the apartment his lover rented for him in Chongqing for five days.

The term 'sugar daddy' started trending on Chinese social media after Chinanews.com broke the story.

Neighbors reported Liu to police after they saw him lying on the balcony, initially mistaking him for a thief.

Police arrived at the scene and rushed Liu to hospital.

March 24, 2015

Lounge by the pool at this ‘straight-friendly’ gay hotel and make the most of Gran Canaria’s gay scene

Looking for the ultimate gay holiday in Gran Canaria? The AxelBeach Maspalomas Apartments and Lounge Club in Maspalomas are the obvious choice.
 
This Spanish holiday island in the Atlantic Ocean draws gay travellers year-round, seeking guaranteed sunshine and shirt-off heat, even in winter.
 
Axel Beach is just a couple of minute’s walk away from the Yumbo Center, the heart of the gay action.
 

March 20, 2015

Singer credits celebrity nutritionist for his dramatic weight loss

If you think Sam Smith is looking different these days, you're right.

The openly gay singer revealed that he had shed 14 pounds in two weeks.

And Smith puts his rapid weight loss down to nutritional therapist Amelia Freer and her book Eat. Nourish. Glow.

'Three weeks ago I met a woman who has completely changed my life. Amelia Freer has helped me lose over a stone in 2 weeks and has completely transformed my relationship with food,' he wrote on Instagram.