Entries in Lesbian (8)

Friday
May152015

YOUTUBE SENSATION POP 'N’ OLLY TO LAUNCH LGBT VIDEOS FOR CHILDREN

A gay fairytale romance is the latest story amongst Pop'n'Olly's educational videos for young children. The Youtube channel, created by presenter Olly Pike, is a free resource which provides educational establishments with media involving LGBT themes.  

"I feel the best way to battle discrimination for future generations is to start with children” says Pike from his Kickstarter page. "We should educate them about a wider cross-section of society and teach acceptance with regards to love, kindness and respect.”

Pop'n'Olly's newest video Prince Henry, depicts a loving romance between a young Prince and his servant Thomas. The video focuses on the idea of class being a discriminating factor rather then sexuality, as the Princes father is happy for him to wed either boy or girl. The video goes on to teach how all humans are equal regardless of our differences.

Previous episodes look at different family setups, including those headed by same-sex couples. Pike also aims to break-down gender stereotypes, his video Super Balloon Dude, involving a pink costumed super hero, helps to 'Encourage children to be themselves whilst promoting diversity as a positive notion'.

Pike plans to create more free videos on diversity, particularly focusing on LGBT themes, and intends to develop further his channel with help from his recently launched Kickstarter page. He hopes to fund video production through this page, as well as publishing ‘Prince Henry' which can be claimed as a reward by pledging. Additional books, which tackle similar subjects with the theme of discrimination, are also part of Pike's long term aspirations.

"The ultimate goal, would be to have my work integrated as part of the Key Stage 1 schools syllabus, across England and Wales and then to expand this as an international protocol. I think it's vital subjects like these be taught alongside academic subjects, after all, what is an education worth, if it is lacking in basic human rights?" 

Pike notably agrees with such ideas, which we have seen from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who earlier this year stated 'I am increasingly supportive of the proposition that education of any kind, if it is devoid of strong universal human rights component, can be next to worthless. We need people who are kind, people with PHD-level compassion'

Pike claims each script goes through a thorough editing process to ensure that the tone is completely appropriate for the intended audience and that the final cut delivers a message that is informative, entertaining and non judgemental. 'It is vital we provide learning tools such as this for future generations, content which enables conversation, discussion and ultimately combats discrimination."

Pop'n'Olly's Kickstarter page can be viewed here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/623076085/lgbt-educational-videos-for-children?ref=discovery 

Website: www.popnolly.com

Facebook: Pop'n'Olly

Twitter: @popnolly

#PopnOlly

#PrinceHenry

FOR MORE INFORMATION, images, profile and interview request, please contact Olly Pike at olly-pike@hotmail.co.uk

 


Tuesday
Apr292014

NEW INSIGHTFUL & UNIQUE GUIDE TO LESBIAN DATING LAUNCHES

You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression…

Wow Women Online Lesbian Dating (www.wowwomen.co.uk) is delighted to announce the release of their information guide to online dating for the lesbian community.

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression… The essential guide to finding lesbian love and friendship online” is the brainchild of Julianne Balai, founder of Wow Women Online Lesbian Dating. Julianne was inspired to create the guide through her own experiences of online dating.

“The guide was written to help introduce women to the world of online lesbian dating and help make their experience as a Wow Women member a great one, whether they’re looking for that special someone, or just keen to make new friends,” says Balai.

The guide is full of tips and tools to help users get the most out of online lesbian dating, including how to make the most of your online profile, how to make new friends, going on that first date and staying safe on dates.

The online guide is available exclusively to read or download via the Wow Women Lesbian Dating website… and it’s completely free!

Enthusiastic and eager to share her experiences, Julianne is passionate about helping others get the most from their experience from online dating, which is why the online guide is free as Julianne is keen to share the guide with women looking to embark or improve their online dating experience.

Wow Women Online Lesbian Dating offers a two day free trial, thereafter gold membership is £6.99 a month. The company also hosts regular social events where members can mingle in person.

-ENDS-

 

Notes for the editor

Wow Women Dating

After trying many dating websites for gay women and not feeling safe, I decided to create Wow Women Dating. The safety of gay women connecting online is one of my main priorities. I also wanted to create a community run exclusively by gay women who understand how difficult it can be to find genuine friendship or love.  

Wow Women is not just a dating website; members can network and connect on a more social-media based platform in many different ways. We offer a safe, private and friendly environment with carefully checked member profiles. We don't accept straight couples, men or sexually explicit images. As an added security feature, we offer each member the benefit of blocking and reporting suspect profiles.

For further information on the guide, an interview with founder Julianne, use of excerpts from the guide, images etc… Or for more on Wow Women Online Lesbian Dating, please contact the Wow Women Media team on contact@wowwomen.co.uk

Friday
Oct252013

I'M DREAMING OF A PINK CHRISTMAS...

A pink Christmas for LGBT visitors to Stockholm

PLUS A CHANCE TO WIN A CITYBREAK for two in Stockholm
www.visitstockholm.com/pinkchristmas

 

 PHOTO: Henrik Trygg

Stockholm has an excellent reputation among international LGBT travelers, and has been ranked in the past few years as one of the world’s gay-friendliest destinations. In conjunction with "Pink Christmas Week| in Stockholm, Stockholm Visitors Board and VisitSweden will be focusing on a social media competition to appeal to potential LGBT visitors/travellers.

“Pink Christmas is an annual highlight in Stockholm, with a number of Christmas events. We hope to use the campaign ‘A Pink Christmas’ to highlight the fact that Stockholm has tons to offer gay and lesbian travellers during the Christmas season, too,” says Christina Guggenberger, project manager of the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network in Stockholm Visitors Board.

The Pink Christmas campaign can be found at www.facebook.com/gaylesbianstockholm and is based on a contest in which the prize is a trip to Stockholm. With themes such as Charge, Refresh and Recharge, the city hopes to feature how Stockholm’s offering can fulfill dreams of travel. The contest will take place over the three-week period from October 29–November 19, 2013.

Pink Christmas Week will be from December 9–15 in Stockholm, and is organized by Stockholm Gay Life. Over the course of the week, there will be Christmas markets, concerts and pink offerings at gay bars and clubs, as well as lectures and the Rainbow Fund’s prize presentation. One of the highlights will be the crowning of Lucia, followed by a "Pink Lucia" procession through parts of the city, culminating in a big party (of course!)

For further information please contact: UWERN JONG, Boutique Marketing - uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk - 020 3286 3170

The Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network is a partner-based project within Stockholm Visitors Board, which works to market and develop Stockholm as an interesting and attractive destination for the LGBT segment. Stockholm Visitors Board (SVB) is the official visitors bureau of Stockholm. SVB works on a long-term basis with the marketing and development of Stockholm and the Stockholm Region as a travel destination. SVB is a Subsidiary of Stockholm Business Region and is owned by the City of Stockholm.
gaylesbian.visitstockholm.com
facebook.com/gaylesbianstockholm

Tuesday
Jun042013

MALMO, SWEDEN'S NEWEST LGBT-WELCOMING CITY

Malmö, a city reveling in the limelight of arguably the gayest music event in the world - the Eurovision Song Contest - has upped its game in welcoming gay and lesbian visitors, establishing itself as credible travel destination for LGBT people even after the quirky song contest has passed.

Besides the obvious and varied choices of gay and gay-friendly things to do (and weʼve provided a quick list of whatʼs in for LGBT people visiting the city at the end of this release), Malmö is the perfect citybreak choice for the discerning LGBT visitor because thereʼs so much more on offer in the heart of the city, let alone it being the gateway to the beautiful Skâne region.

 

ART LOVERS UNITE

Malmö is a great choice for those interested in cruising small art galleries. From local artists to international exhibitions, galleries like Kret, Galleri Rostrum and Makeriet offers something for everyone. 

The big news this summer, however is Malmö Nordic, the city’s major art initiative for 2013, a contemporary art event that opened earlier this month and runs through the summer until August 18th. Everyone from Malmö’s big art institutions to artist-run private galleries and public workshops are taking part, interpreting the theme and making their own contribution in the spirit of dynamism and diversity. www.malmonordic.se


FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Malmö is the city for foodies… home to the gourmet district of Mollenvangstorget (affectionally known to locals as Mollan), a live open-air market with shops and restaurants catering to every tastes from every country in the world.

But the most talked-about restaurant in the city is the strangely named Bastard – with a trendy yet cozy bistro atmosphere, focus on fresh product and nose-to-tail approach to dining. A meat-lover’s paradise. What’s in the name? Well you’ll have to go and find out for yourself, but it just goes to show that the people of Malmö do have a sense of humour! www.bastardrestaurant.se

 

SHOPPER’S PARADISE

Malmö is known across the nation for its design culture and there are some really exciting places to hunt down pieces for your home. Check out Ohlsson and Gerthel and Formargruppen. But equally, this is the independent shopper’s mecca… in the area around the square Davidhallstorg you’ll find some of the trendiest and chic-est shops - among them is Tjallamall – a haven of all things vintage, plus some unique, hand-made single-pieces by the city’s up and coming designers. www.tjallamalla.com

And if bargain-hunting is more your style, don’t forget to drop into one of the city’s fleamarket. You’ll find one every Sunday at Drottningtorget.

 

GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY

Malmö is a city with an intimate vibe – similar to Brighton, with its seafront location, modern architecture and diverse community. But ultimately, it is affordable, a vibrant city offering great value for money. You can stay in the city for under £100 a night in some comfortable digs, including the Rica Hotel and Master Johan.

www.rica-hotels.com www.masterjohan.se

 

For more specific things to do in Malmo, and updated shop, restaurant and art listings, please contact uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk or visit the official tourist website at www.malmotown.com


LGBT LISTINGS

Hereʼs whatʼs in for LGBTs in Malmo..

 

PARTY

Wonk

One of Malmoʼs premier gay clubs Find out more at: www.wonk.se

 

CABARET

Cabaret Moulin

One of the best drag shows in Sweden, taking place just once a month at the Tango

Palace. www.cabaretmoulin.se

 

CHILL

Chez Madame

When (if) you’re all partied out, try out this gay-friendly eco-cafe in the heart of Malmo.

www.chezmadame.se

DINE

Moccasin Mat & Vin

A gay-friendly restaurant , delightfully combining simple food and luxurious cocktails, this is a versatile venue for all tastes.

 

NEW OPENING

From April 25th, Gothenburg’s staple, the Bee Kök & Bar will open as Malmö's newest gay venue. You will find it at Södra Förstadsgatan, this "straight-friendly" gay restaurant the food is great and the atmosphere unique, with alfresco dining options www.beebar.se

 

FLIGHTS

Ryanair flies from daily from London Stansted to Malmo Sturup with a journey time of just under two hours. www.ryanair.com

-ENDS-

FOR LGBT PRESS INFORMATION, IMAGES, INTERVIEWS AND OTHER MEDIA RESOURCES, PLEASE CONTACT: UWERN JONG at BOUTIQUE MARKETING +44 203 286 3170 or uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk 

Tuesday
Apr092013

A STYLISH SUMMER IN STOCKHOLM

Jean Paul Gaultier is coming to Stockholm this summer - are you?

Stockholm has been style capital for centuries - from "Queer" Queen Kristina in the 17th century, to the golden days of Greta Garbo and not to mention modern day style icons like Robyn, Marcus Schenkenberg and Alexander Skarsgard.

But this summer, Sweden's capital city ups its Fashionista credentials because gay fashion icon Jean Paul Gaultier is coming to Stockholm.

From June 15 - September 22, Stockholm's Arkitekturmuseet will present 'The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: from the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. This is the first international exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier, a retrospective of his work. According to Gaultier there are no rules in fashion, everything depends on the limits of one imagination, so it is fitting that that this show makes a stop at Europe's alternative style capital. <http://www.arkitekturmuseet-gaultier.com/>

You just have to look around the city to understand why Stockholm is seriously cool. Home to cult-labels like ACNE and CHEAP MONDAY, through to the multi-national trendsetting duo Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) - whose collaborations with both the pop and style world have you queueing round the block whenever it launches. And shopaholics be ready to be indulged. From designer brands to vintage chic, Stockholm's shopping districts from SoFo to Ostermalm will give you some serious style cred.

And if it's style you want, style you're going to get. A citybreak to gay and lesbian friendly Stockholm is an amazing way to upgrade your weekend. Firstly it's a beautiful city of beautiful people. Secondly, there's so much to offer in way of fashion and culture for the discerning visitor. Thirdly, Stockholm is less expensive than you'd think - a recent Skyscanner survey puts an average weekend break to Stockholm cheaper than Madrid, Paris or Barcelona. All in all, this is THE city to visit this summer.

 

FOR ALL THE LATEST INFORMATION ON GAY AND LESBIAN STOCKHOLM VISIT: http://gaylesbian.visitstockholm.com

LIKE the facebook page for latest updates direct to your NEWSFEED: http://facebook.com/gaylesbianstockholm

 

COMPETITION

The STOCKHOLM GAY AND LESBIAN NETWORK is thrilled to be able to give away a very special prize - to win a 2-night trip for 2 to Stockholm and the grand opening party of the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition. For a chance to win, visit: http://www.visitstockholm.com/jpgstockholm<http://www.visitstockholm.com/jpgstockholm>

*Terms and conditions apply 

SAS Scandinavian airlines flies times daily from London Heathrow and also from Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh. 

-ENDS-

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT GAY AND LESBIAN STOCKHOLM CAN OFFER TO UK AND IRELAND VISITORS, email uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk or call +44 203 286 3170

 

FOR PRESS PICTURES OF THE JEAN PAUL GAULTIER EXHIBITION, visit:

http://www.arkitekturmuseet-gaultier.com/english/press/press-pictures/