Tag Archives: Iceland

Your Weekly LGBT Debrief With Matt Baume [VIDEO]

Clip recap: I’m in Reykjavik to cover Iceland Pride! I have updates on Rentboy.com, on a group of heroes fighting back against Trump’s military ban, and on basic rights being put to a vote in the worst possible way. Let’s dive in on a hinsegin dagar edition of Weekly Debrief.

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Gay Couple Stars In New Iceland Air Ad [VIDEO]

The Iceland Monitor reports: A gay couple traveling around Iceland, taking in its nature and culture, are the protagonists of a new video advertisement from Icelandair. The company’s brand manager says it’s natural and important to show diversity, Gay Iceland reports. Jón Skafti Kristjánsson, brand manager at Icelandair a customer-oriented airline and travel service company serving 44 gateways in Europe ...

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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Icelandic Water today launched a print and video campaign which gently teases the United States over the possibility of having our first women president. After all, the announcer notes, Iceland elected its first woman president nearly four decades ago. “What is this, 1980?” The print campaign also wryly observes an uptick in Americans who are considering moving overseas. See it ...

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Icelandic Water Puts Gay Spin On 90s Coke Ad [VIDEO]

The Iceland Monitor reports: Icelandic water company Icelandic Water Holdings has released a new advert for its Icelandic Glacial water, giving a modern, positive, inclusive spin on an advertising classic from the 90s. Speaking to gayiceland.is, Chairman and co-founder of the company Jón Ólafsson says that “it felt like the right thing to do, just very natural, to include a ...

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Bjork – Stonemilker

The clip was made for virtual reality headsets. Bjork writes: This came about as a spontaneous fruit of mine and andrew huang’s collaboration . we had already done black lake , the “family” moving album cover and the black lake “book cover” trailer and then found us in iceland one day with nothing to do and a 360 camera lying ...

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Where Gay Men Are The Happiest

Via the Washington Post: Planet Romeo, an Amsterdam-based dating and community site, collaborated with the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany to carry out an online survey of 115,000 gay men around the world. They combined rankings on public opinion, public behavior and life satisfaction – how gay men feel about society’s view on homosexuality, how gay men feel ...

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Iceland Drops EU Membership Bid

Via the BBC: The government of Iceland has announced it is no longer seeking EU membership for the North Atlantic state. Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson said he had already informed current EU president Latvia and the European Commission about the cabinet’s move. Iceland gave no reason for dropping its bid to join the 28-member bloc. But after winning the ...

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Bjork – Lionsong

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Icelanders Prank Franklin Graham

A lot of Icelanders were unhappy to hear that notoriously anti-gay evangelist Franklin Graham (son of Billy) was coming to speak at a religion conference. Here’s what they did about it: Graham is set to appear Sept. 28-29 at the Festival of Hope, which he reportedly organized at the request of Icelandic churches. The event is free, but, according to ...

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Sigur Rós – #Stormur

Stereogum explains the latest from Sigur Rós: The video that I saw for Sigur Rós’ “Stormur” will not be the video that you see for the track. It won’t be the video any of my co-workers sees or any of the rest of the Stereogum community checks out. The band has set up a website that collects videos from Instagram ...

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ICELAND: Reykjavik To Cut Ties To Moscow Over Gay Ban

While many nations have formally denounced Russia’s ban on “gay propaganda,” Reykjavik is doing something about it. According to the contract between Reykjavik and Moscow drawn up in 2007, the cities were going to cooperate on family issues. But now, a statement from the city council reads: ‘In light of the developments concerning the affairs of gay, bisexual and transsexual ...

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Iceland’s Gay Prime Minister Steps Down

The world’s first openly gay prime minister has stepped down on schedule. Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir retired from politics yesterday ahead of general elections today. Sigurdardottir became the world’s first openly gay or lesbian head of state in February of 2009 when she was appointed Prime Minister of Iceland after Independence Party leader Geir Haarde resigned over his handling ...

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Sigur Rós – Ísjaki

From the coming album Kveikur, due in June.

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Updated Gay Marriage Map

Source.

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Marriage Equality Nations

(Via JMG reader Thomas)

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Sigur Rós – Brennisteinn

From the comments over on Stereogum: “I’m seeing these guys on Sunday and I’ve never heard a note. What should I expect?” Answer: “Really relatable lyrics about relationships and concise pop song structures.” Heh. The new album is due in June.

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Iceland Wants To Ban Web Porn

Iceland, where porn has long been technically illegal, wants to block all internet pornography even though web experts warn that such a move will likely cause many unrelated sites to be blocked as well. The proposal by Interior Minister Ogmundur Jonasson has caused an uproar. Opponents say the move will censor the Web, encourage authoritarian regimes and undermine Iceland’s reputation ...

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Sigur Rós – Varúð

As always with them, strange but not boring.

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From The Mayor Of Reykjavik

Gnarr’s link goes to a BBC story about an anti-gay marriage protest in France attended by 70,000 people yesterday.

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Bjork – Mutual Core

Never change, Bjork. (Via Stereogum)

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