34 posts categorized "ELTON JOHN"
Out just in time for Pride Month, the all-new Amadeo Double Magnum Rainbow Decanter from Riedel Crystal has the dual benefit of being beautiful and directly aiding LGBTQ causes.
All proceeds from this unique item, issued in a limited edition of just 50, will go to support the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Riedel has already pledged €25,000 to the Foundation.
From a press release:
Featuring the same lyre shape as the original Amadeo introduced in 2006, the Amadeo Double Magnum Rainbow decanter is mouthblown to gracefully aerate 3-liter bottles of wine. Each of the fifty limited edition decanters produced features a striking rainbow that graces the inner curve, created by the addition of colored magnesium oxide heated to 1,200°F and compressed between two layers of clear crystal for a seamless finish.
The decanter is $2,900, and is sold at select retailers. Contact Riedel USA with any inquiries.
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(Images by Adam Moco/Tryst Pic)
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A useful, cheap, stylish gift that also helps with HIV/AIDS awareness.
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Sir Elton John is not my favorite public figure to be sure, but he should be applauded for contributing a heartfelt essay on the outrageous North Carolina HB2 law that has roiled the nation.
But what’s worse than the discriminatory bill itself, and the millions in taxpayer dollars [Gov. Pat] McCrory is wasting to defend it, is that the governor signed it after admitting he had never met a transgender person. Although McCrory later walked his statement back, the message he sent was clear: the actual experiences of transgender people have no place in a debate over their basic rights.
John goes on to say:
Shouldn’t our elected officials be able to say the same about the problems they’re trying to solve? Stigma and shame drive some of the biggest problems facing society’s most marginalized populations. An unacceptably high percentage of LGBT teens are severely bullied. Only 30 percent of Americans with HIV reach viral suppression, many too ashamed to seek appropriate care. The transgender homicide rate is at an all-time high, driven by fear and prejudice.
To address these problems, our leaders must first acknowledge their existence, as well as the existence of the people affected. And yes, that starts with bathrooms.
In summary, the man who was once fine with civil unions (and once married to a woman!) offers this powerful statement:
McCrory and others who support these discriminatory bathroom bills need to reverse course, but moreover, they need a lesson in compassion. They need to recognize the existence of trans people, and they need to acknowledge that all people have a fundamental desire—and a fundamental right—to be treated fairly.
Bravo, Sir Elton.