December 6th, 2013

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Anders Hornslien & Vidar Ovesen

Anders Hornslien (born 6 December 1970 in Oslo) is a Norwegian media personality and politician for the Labour Party. Hornslien is openly gay, being the world's first member of parliament to enter a partnership union (in 1996), with former state secretary and political party fellow Vidar Ovesen. Hornslien has experienced harassment for his orientation.

He was the leader of the local chapter of the Workers' Youth League from 1991 to 1993, and served as a member of Oslo city council in the same period. During this time he became a controversial figure following the AUF membership scandal, for which he was sentenced to five months in jail.

He served in the position of deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Oslo during the terms 1993–1997 and 1997–2001. During these terms he filled in for Bjørn Tore Godal and Jens Stoltenberg while they were appointed to cabinet positions.

No longer active in political positions, he worked as a television and radio presenter in Metropol TV and Kanal 24 respectively.


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Anders Hornslien (born 6 December 1970 in Oslo) is a Norwegian media personality and politician for the Labour Party. Hornslien is openly gay, being the world's first member of parliament to enter a partnership union (in 1996), with former state secretary and political party fellow Vidar Ovesen. Hornslien has experienced harassment for his orientation. No longer active in political positions, Hornslien worked as a television and radio presenter in Metropol TV and Kanal 24 respectively.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Hornslien

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Harlan Bratcher & Toby Usnik

Harlan Ray Bratcher and William Louis "Toby" Usnik Jr. married on December 9, 2012, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Damaris Acosta, a deputy city clerk at the New York City Clerk’s Office, officiated.

Bratcher (born 1956) works in New York as the president and chief executive of Armani Exchange, a sportswear line of Giorgio Armani. He is on the board of governors of Parsons the New School for Design.

Usnik (born December 1962) is the head of corporate communications and chief sustainability officer at Christie’s in New York. Until 2006, he was the executive director of public relations at The New York Times Company. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney, Va. He received a master’s degree in university administration from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as another master’s, in international and comparative education, from Columbia. From 1990 to 1991, he was a Fulbright fellow at the Free University of Brussels, where he did research on a program that promoted international and comparative education in the European Union. He is on the board of the Empire State Pride Agenda.

The couple met at a Valentine’s Day party in 1997 organized by Bratcher for Sony in New York. About 3,500 guests came and went that evening, but Usnik caught Bratcher’s eye from across the room.

“He looked a little bit like Sting,” Bratcher said. After a few minutes of talking shop, they exchanged business cards.

“I had been out of a relationship for a year, and he was exiting one,” Usnik said.

In May, they met for a drink, and that summer began dating. But by late August, Usnik said he thought Bratcher might become restless so soon after another relationship, and they broke up, though with an echo of the film “An Affair to Remember.”


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Harlan Bratcher and Toby Usnik married on December 9, 2012, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Bratcher (born 1956) works in New York as the president and chief executive of Armani Exchange, a sportswear line of Giorgio Armani. He is on the board of governors of Parsons the New School for Design. Usnik (born December 4, 1962) is the head of corporate communications and chief sustainability officer at Christie’s in New York. The couple met at a Valentine’s Day party in 1997.

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Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/fashion/weddings/harlan-bratcher-toby-usnik-weddings.html?_r=0 (

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R.W. Day

R.W. Day has been writing since she figured out which end of her crayon was 'up.' She's had about a dozen stories published or accepted for publication in magazines, including Deep Magic, Lenox Avenue, Cabinet des Fees, Book of Dark Wisdom, and in such anthologies as Damned Nation, Blood & Devotion, and Best Gay Love Stories 2006. This is her first published novel.

She is a forty-something Ohioan living in southern Virginia trying to build a writing career that she has wanted for as long as she can remember, probably since she put down Peter Rabbit and realized there was an author behind it. She got sidetracked along the way with 2 kids, 4 stepkids, an obsessive teaching career that she has since abandoned for library work, but she is now trying to write about 1,000 words a day and collect rejection slips submit stories regularly.

She currently lives with one husband, one child (the other's off at college), four dogs, two cats and a yard full of mice, rabbits and one snake. In her copious free time, she plays in the SCA and does handspinning and weaving.

A Strong and Sudden Thaw won a 2009 Rainbow Awards as Best LGBT Futuristic, 1st place, Best Setting Development, 2nd place, Best Characters Development, 1st place, Best Writing Style, 1st place, Best Gay Novel, 2nd place.

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Further Readings:

A Strong and Sudden Thaw by R. W. Day
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press; Reissue edition (January 30, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590210638
ISBN-13: 978-15902106
Amazon: A Strong and Sudden Thaw
Amazon Kindle: A Strong and Sudden Thaw

The Ice fell upon the world nearly a hundred years ago, and if civilization didn't rightly collapse, it surely staggered and fell ill a while. In the small town of Moline, Virginia, folks struggle to survive, relying on hybrid seed sent by the faraway Department of Reintroduction and Agriculture and their own faith in God and hard work. But when a mated pair of dragons starts hunting the countryside, stealing sheep, and attacking children, the townsfolk quickly learn that they don t have the weapons or the skills to fight off such predators.

David Anderson is a farmer's son who has explored the world through books. When he meets the new healer in town, Callan Landers, he doesn't quite know what to make of the strange warmth stealing over him. It's not until he surprises Callan with another man and both men are promptly arrested for sodomy that David finally realizes the truth about his own feelings.

When David and Callan stumble over a secret in a nearby abandoned town, their personal problems fade before government politics and corruption that threaten lives. It seems the dragons aren t the worst dangers facing Moline.

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tMf Magazine - Issue 10 - Out Now (NWS)

Winter is here and there is no better way to raise the temperatures than tMf Magazine. The 10th issue is packed with 120 pages of some of the world’s hottest men! (and no pesky advertising)



For Issue #10, photographer Dylan Rosser present cover model David as well as a preview of his new collectors book called Loft.


Dylan Rosser present cover model David

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Loft by Dylan Rosser

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Also featured in the issue: A portfolios from photographers Alex Klimov, Jan Griffioen, Rashad Muhammad, Marlen Boro, and Marc Antonio. We also take a peek at the best 2014 nude calendars.


Alex Klimov

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Jan Griffioen

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Marc Antonio

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By bringing together so many astounding artists and their visions in one place, tMf brings you page after page of the male form at its best. tMf is a platform for photographers, models and artists to gain exposure from a wider audience while giving viewers a publication showcasing the pinnacle of male nude photography


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ISSUE #10 is out now and priced at just $6.45
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Double Full (A Nice Guys Series) by Kindle Alexander

I have already told in the past, Kindle Alexander knows the rules of romance and she applies them good. The sport themed romance is one classical, and even if I’m not a sport fan in real life, I don’t know why but it’s a story I have always liked to read and see in movie. So much that, if I have to find a fault in this novel, is that there isn’t much sport action (and please, believe me, I’m that woman who always change channel when the sport is on, and has probably seen an entire soccer game only when my country was winning the World Championship). The story is instead more intimate, almost all played within four walls, far from the big city and the loud that can distract these two men from what is important, their love.

When the story starts, both Colt than Jace are young, and in a way, naïve; Colt is like a teenager with first love, looking from afar the object of his desires, but when he had the chance to catch him, he is thirsty for love, wanting everything, in every place and in every way. He doesn’t think, he doesn’t plan, and it will hit back hard. He is not ready to react, as I said, they are young, not hardened enough from life.

10 years later, they are changed, but their love is still there and Colt takes a wild chance. In a way, I saw the younger Colt in that move, the one who pounced on Jace in the locker room. It was like he went in hibernation for 10 years, and only now he has come back.

I really love the surprise Dr Knox has in side for Jace and Colt (cannot say much to not spoil the book), it was a truly sweet and romantic touch.

Series: A Nice Guys Novel
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Kindle Alexander LLC. (October 8, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0989117375
ISBN-13: 978-0989117371
Amazon: Double Full (A Nice Guys Novel)
Amazon Kindle: Double Full (A Nice Guys Novel)

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