Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I’m Proud to Be Gay”

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There has been plenty of whispering behind closed doors in recent years about Apple CEO Tim Cook’s personal life, but the executive set the record straight in his own words.

“For years, I’ve been open with many people about my sexual orientation,” Cook writes. “Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I’m gay, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference in the way they treat me. Of course, I’ve had the good fortune to work at a company that loves creativity and innovation and knows it can only flourish when you embrace people’s differences. Not everyone is so lucky.

 While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” the CEO added.

“So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”

 Cook acknowledges his personal heroes (Dr. Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy), and added, “we pave the sunlit path toward justice together, brick by brick. This is my brick.”

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Ireland: Poll suggests landslide victory in upcoming equal marriage referendum

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Referendum on same sex marriage could result in marriage equality in Ireland, which will take place in May 2015. In a poll of voting intentions, 67% said that they would back equal marriage next year.

Northern Ireland has no plans to introduce equal rights for same sex couple to get married. Shame!

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Gay flamingos adopt chick after it was abandoned by its parents

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A pair of gay flamingos at Edinburgh zoo has adopted a baby chick, after it was rejected by its straight parents. The rare Chilean Flamingo was born to a straight couple as part of the zoo’s breeding programme, but was left helpless after it fell out of its nest before even hatching.

Zookeeper Nick Dowling said: “We weren’t short of drama in the flamingo flock this year. When the first egg arrived the parenting couple got really excited and accidentally knocked it off the nest – their natural instinct was then to abandon the egg. We don’t usually intervene with our flamingo flock but as this was our first egg since 2010, we carefully picked it up and placed it back on the nest.

“Luckily, one of our same-sex male couples went straight onto the nest, fostered the egg and raised it as their own. We’ve been able to utilise these male-male bonds and it’s working out fairly well. Male-male pairs are equally able to rear youngsters.”

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Same-sex animal pairings raising neglected babies is common both in zoos and in the wild.

 

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New British Airways Service to Gran Canaria

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British Airways has just announced a new service from Gatwick Airport to Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), which will commence from March 2015. The flights will use both A319 and A320 aircraft.

The new Canary Islands destinations also include Fuerteventura, which will fly to the island from 13 December 2014.

The new service to Gran Canaria reinstates a service operated by GB Airways for BA, which ended a few years ago.

Since that time there has been continuous demand from hoteliers and tourists for a “high quality” airline to operate a service to Gran Canaria to serve the increasing number of guests staying in the newly opened and renovated five star hotels on the island.

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Customers alleged to have been drugged in Club Divinity Bar

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Six people have been arrested in Playa del Ingles for stealing and drugging customers.

The National Police have arrested the owner and five employees of a nightclub called ‘Club Divinity’, which is located in Playa del Inglés, in the south of Gran Canaria, for allegedly committing card fraud after putting a narcotic substance in customers’ drinks.

Detainees who are suspected of robbery, fraud and belonging to a criminal gang, enticed their victims into the bar, and once inside offered them drinks.  A massage service was also offered by one of the bar staff.

In an unguarded moment, a narcotic substance was poured into the glass of unsuspecting customers that caused loss of control of their actions. Those arrested seized the opportunity to take their credit cards and commit credit card fraud.

The victims awoke later, disoriented and with no memory of what had happened, but realised that a criminal offence had taken place after checking their bank accounts.

After one of the victims reported the crime, police ordered a raid on the premises that led to the arrest of six people.

It was later reported that the narcotics were benzodiazepines.

Source: La Provincia

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Barrie Mahoney’s new book – ‘Expat Voice’ is published today!

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‘Expat Voice’ looks at life from a different angle. Expats live and work in a foreign country where life is different – sometimes confusing, often amusing and occasionally terrifying.

This book is the 7th in the popular ‘Letters from the Atlantic’ series, which are written to give those who are expats and those who are thinking of living and working in another country, a view of life from a different angle.

The advice and suggestions are based on the author’s personal experience, as well as from the many expats who voice their own experiences.

’Expat Voice’ is available as a paperback from Amazon, Waterstones and all good bookshops, as well as on Kindle. ISBN: 9780992767174

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Getting married after 72 years – and gay!

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Vivian Boyack and Alice ‘Nonie’ Dubes met when they were growing up in Yale, Iowa, and now aged 91 and 90 have decided to get married.

So with same sex marriage now accepted in many states of the US, it seems it is never too late to begin a new chapter in life. Congratulations Vivian and Alice!

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Maspalomas Winter Pride 13 – 15 November

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Although Maspalomas Gay Pride takes place in May each year, there will be a Winter Pride based in the Yumbo Centre, Playa del Ingles in Gran Canaria from 13 – 15 November.

So, a good excuse to escape the winter weather of November, and to plan a visit to Gran Canaria for Maspalomas Winter Pride.

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Maspalomas Fetish Week 13 – 19 October 2014

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The Yumbo Centre in Gran Canaria will be focused on Fetish Week from 13 to 19 October. So with pool parties and club nights planned for leather, rubber and uniform enthusiasts, it looks like it will be a popular place.

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