Undergear models to present underwear fashions at Orgullo on Saturday, Collins Avenue and 73rd Street
News release from Unity Coalition:
Miami, Florida… The 3rd annual Celebrate ORGULLO Festival - South Florida’s ONLY Hispanic LGBT Pride celebration – just got hotter with the participation of men’s fashion & underwear leader, UNDERGEAR. Located under a cool and shaded tent will be HOT MALE MODELS presenting the latest lines of underwear, t-shirts & more – perfect for the South Florida climate – day or night.
As this wasn’t reason enough to visit their booth, they will be raffling off $100 gift certificates, and for a donation of $1 or more, you can walk away with one of 1,000 giveaways of product. Donations will benefit the Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida & Whispering Angels Foundation LGBT Youth Scholarship Program.
“We are proud of our product and our place in the community, and are thrilled to be in Miami Beach with our new line” said Sid Kelly, Senior Producer Undergear. “Giving back to our community for such a worthy cause as an LGBT Youth Scholarship just makes it all even better!” added Kelly.
Be sure to stop be Celebrate ORGULLO this Saturday, October 5th, noon-8pm at Collins & 73rd Street in Miami Beach, and get your Undergear fix!
International Male was a mail-order clothing brand and, at one point in the brand's history, carried brick-and-mortar stores of the same name. The company that created and owns the brand, originally Brawn of California, started in 1974–1975, has since been sold in its entirety in 1987 to Hanover Direct, based in New Jersey.
The catalog originally carried a wide variety of men's underwear, but this was once spun off into a separate catalog, Undergear, which focused exclusively on men's underwear, swimwear, and some casual wear. The last mailed catalog of International Male was published in 2007. Undergear is now available online at www.undergear.com
Over the years, many famous models and actors have posed for the catalog, such as Shemar Moore, Cameron Mathison, Charles Dera, Christian Boeving, David Chokachi, Gregg Avedon, Reichen Lehmkuhl, Rusty Joiner, and Scott King.
FOR INFO on the Anita Priest Whispering Angels Foundation and Scholarship Application, visit: www.whisperingangelsfoundation.com
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida
The first & only organization for the Latino|Hispanic|LGBTQ Community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) - advancing Equality since 2002
Sal, a film directed by James Franco about the life of gay movie star Sal Mineo, will be available on VOD beginning Oct. 22 and in theaters on Nov. 1.
From a news release:
The film chronicles the final day in the life of actor Sal Mineo (Val Lauren), 1950s teen idol and an Academy Award® nominee for his roles in Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus. Almost two decades later, Mineo is no longer the marquee sensation he had once been — but after years of public struggles with drugs and alcohol, he has become open about his homosexuality and is finding his way to becoming the actor and director he has always wanted to be. Featuring a magnetic performance by Lauren, Franco's intimate portrait finds the human details in a larger-than-life Hollywood story.
Mineo was among the first big Hollywood stars to come out of the closet. He was slain in West Hollywood on Feb. 12, 1976 at the age of 37.
News release from SAVE Dade:
SAVE Dade Announces Endorsements in 2013 Miami Beach General Elections
MIAMI, FL, October 2, 2013 – SAVE Dade is pleased to announce its endorsement of Michael Góngora for Miami Beach mayor, Sherry Roberts for Miami Beach commission group 1, Jorge Exposito for Miami Beach commission group 2, and Matti Herrera Bower for Miami Beach commission group 3.
“We are excited to be supporting this slate of candidates in the November 5th elections on Miami Beach,” said Executive Director Tony Lima. “This year, we were very fortunate to interview a group of candidates who were very supportive of equality. So it wasn’t an easy choice, but I’m confident that our slate will make sure the LGBT community continues to be heard loud and clear at city hall."
If elected, Michael Góngora will serve as the first openly gay mayor of Miami Beach. As a commissioner, he has maintained a boldly pro-equality record including sponsorship of tax equity on health benefits for domestic partners of city workers and resolutions in support of the Uniting American Families Act and the Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up For All Students Act in the House of Representatives.
Sherry Kaplan Roberts is an openly lesbian businesswoman, wife, and mother with experience in real estate and corporate leadership. Her vision for Miami Beach emphasizes growth and economic security for all residents, including the LGBT community. SAVE Dade is proud to support her for election to the City Commission in group 1.
Jorge Exposito currently serves on the City Commission as Miami Beach’s representative from group 2. SAVE Dade supports his bid for re-election to that position, and we applaud his pro-equality record in that capacity, including his vote this year in favor of tax equity on health benefits for domestic partners of city workers.
Matti Herrera Bower has served as the Mayor of Miami Beach for the past 14 years, and SAVE Dade is pleased to support her bid to remain on the City Commission as a voice in favor of equality. SAVE Dade is confident that as a commissioner Matti Herrera Bower will serve her LGBT constituents and the larger Miami Beach community as effectively as she has as mayor.
“These candidates have been longtime champions for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities,” Lima added, “and it was their commitment to keeping LGBT issues at the forefront of city governance that made them stand out.”
SAVE Dade encourages members and allies of the LGBT community to register to vote before the statewide deadline on Monday, October 7th in order to participate in the upcoming elections. Early voting in the 2013 elections begins Monday, October 21st and ends Sunday, November 3rd. SAVE Dade also encourages registered voters to request vote-by-mail absentee ballots to avoid potential lines on early voting days and on election day, which falls this year on Tuesday, November 5th.
Information on 2013 endorsements, registering to vote, early voting days, times, and locations, election day polling locations, and how to request and absentee ballot can all be found on SAVE Dade’s website at savedade.org/2013.
U.S. Olympic Committee chair would amend charter adding sexual orientation as form of discrimination
BY EDDIE PELLS, AP NATIONAL WRITER
PARK CITY, Utah -- America's newest member of the International Olympic Committee would vote to amend the Olympic charter to list sexual orientation as a form of discrimination.
U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Larry Probst, voted onto the IOC last month, said such an amendment is one of the few avenues available to the USOC as it tries to send a message to Russia, which recently passed an anti-gay law, less than a year before it hosts the Winter Olympics.
The sixth item in the charter's "Fundamental Principles of Olympism" says "any form of discrimination ... on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement." It does not specifically mention sexual orientation.
"If it came to a vote of IOC members, I would absolutely vote yes to amend the charter," Probst said Tuesday during a news conference at the USOC media summit.
Probst reiterated that an American boycott of the Sochi Olympics is not an option, but asked what moves the USOC could make, both Probst and CEO Scott Blackmun mentioned the possible amendment, which would have to be done at a future IOC meeting.
"There are people who would like to see sexual orientation added to that list," Blackmun said. "We'd support a change in that direction."