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Last year, reports surfaced of submarines being spotted on local radar off the coast of Sweden, leading some to believe these submarines were of Russian origin and evidence of planned Russian aggression against Sweden. Russia, after all, has taken a hawkish stance against its neighbors in recent years, most recently flexing its military muscles in Crimea. It was the news of these alleged Russian submarines that led the Swedish government to increase its military spending after years of budget cuts. Now, a group of Swedish activists known as the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (SPAS) have launched a campaign intended to push back against this potential increased militarization.r
To ward off Russian submarines that might wander into Swedish waters, the SPAS has created the 'Singing Sailor', a neon sign they submerged at the supposed spot of the submarine sightings. A new video from the SPAS shows the the sailor in all his glory, shirtless and dancing beneath the tides of the Baltic Sea. The sign, sure to ruffle the feather of any die-hard Putin loyalist, also reads, "Welcome to Sweden. Gay since 1944" (1944 is the year that homosexuality was decriminalized in Sweden). The 'Singing Sailor' also sends out a morse code message: "This way if you're gay."r
The video is, of course, a not-so-subtle reference to Russia's treatment of its homosexual community, and the notorious "gay propaganda" laws that have sparked protest in Russia and beyond over the past few years. One of the laws sought to prohibit the education of children about "non-traditional sexual relations."r
"If there is a submarine down there and there is a crew member who hears or sees the sailor, they are welcome to join us in the Pride Parade on August 1 in Stockholm," Daniel Holking, head of fundraising and communications at SPAS, said in a statement. "In times of unrest love and peace across borders is even more important than usual."r
The "singing sailor" also carries an important domestic message. SPAS hopes it will serve as a reminder to the Swedish government that there are creative ways to deal with potential threats. "There are many modern examples in the world of how conflicts can be resolved without military intervention," Anna Ek, president of SPAS, said.r
Watch the video, AFTER THE JUMP...rr
But she won't say who. In an interview with PrideSource, the actress and her co-star Lily Tomlin spoke about their new Netflix show, Grace and Frankie, and whether they had ever dated or been involved with gay men before. While Tomlin had not, Fonda shared that she was heavily sought after by gay men in the 60s:r
When I was young, I was the female that gay guys wanted to try to become heterosexual with. A very famous actor who's gay - and I will not name names - asked me to marry him. I was very flattered, but I said, "Why?" This was 1964. And I mean, he wasn't the only one. It's very interesting. And I lived for two years with a guy who was trying to become heterosexual. I'm intimately acquainted with that.r
Fonda also shared her memory of the late Harvey Milk whom she knew:r
He was the most joyous. He was like Allen Ginsberg. He was always smiling and laughing, and he was beloved and he was funny. The most lovable person. I was so happy when I was with him. And it was just so much fun going into those gay bars with him - oh my god!r
Head on over to PrideSource for the full interview with both Fonda and Tomlin.
Your favorite hairstylist-slash-GOT-recapper is back and spilling the tea on what went down this week in Westeros (and beyond).r
Check in for your weekly dose of "Gay of Thrones" and find out what's new in the 7 kingdoms, AFTER THE JUMP...r
You can also watch last week's installment on episode 4, HERE.rrr
Director: Rodrigo Almeida
Cast: Mário Jarbas, Thalles Oliveira
Brazil | 2014 | 11 min
Um bairro povoado por fantasmas de um relacionamento e de uma tradição.
An interracial gay relationship rouses the ghosts of colonialism in the Casa Forte neighborhood of Recife, Brazil. While the narrator speaks of his relationship, images play of various local landmarks whose names bare overt references to plantations, slaves and slave traders. These modern iterations of the region’s exploited history entice a colonial mentality out of the community, who see the biracial pair through the lenses of fetish and desire. These two competing stories are put in dialogue with each other, creating a complicated analysis of the haunting power of colonial institutions..