28 February 2016.
28 February 2016.
The “Orthodox Priests” have returned for their third annual calendar, this year focusing on “Social Tolerance” as their theme.
The calendar’s organizers told The Huffington Post that the photos do not feature any actual priests. The models are gay-friendly members “of the Orthodox Church” who have stripped down for the shoot “because they believe – like us – in freedom of speech, tolerance, equality and human rights.”
Watch the provocative and sexy trailer below:
For more information – www.orthodox-calendar.com
Media releaseFor immediate releaseFriday, October 25, 2013PROMINENT ALEX GREENWICH SUPPORTER CALLS ON HIM TO RESIGN – SUCKING UP TO ACONNoted gay activist GARY BURNS, a former supporter of Member for Sydney ALEX GREENWICH, has today called on Mr Greenwich to resign.
Mr Burns door-knocked with Mr Greenwich and former Member for Sydney CLOVER MOORE ahead of the October 2012 Sydney by-election.But Mr Burns, who donated money to Mr Greenwich’s campaign, and worked on polling booths for him on Election Day, has changed his mind after many months of soul-searching.“It’s become clear to me that Mr Greenwich is not a true independent Member of Parliament – and the seat of Sydney is known for its independence,” said Mr Burns.“Mr Greenwich is beholden to the gay Mafioso, and instead of looking after the little people of Sydney, he has become known for attending back-slapping champagne soirees and self-congratulatory gay piss-ups, scoffing caviar in his Zegna suit.“I’m a gay man myself and nobody supports gay rights more than me – but being Member for Sydney is about being member for everyone in the electorate, not just the gay party set.“The previous Member for Sydney Clover Moore was a true independent politician. She supported gay rights but she wasn’t in bed with Gay Inc. and the gay Mafioso – she represented all the little issues within her constituency with dedication, purpose and conviction.”Mr Burns said the last straw was Mr Greenwich “sucking up to ACON”, the AIDS Council of NSW, which acts like a de facto ‘gay government’ and is funded by public money.In May, Mr Greenwich introduced a motion to NSW Parliament congratulating ACON for reducing HIV in the community.However in June, NSW Health statistics revealed that HIV had actually jumped by 24 per cent in the last year.This week, Mr Greenwich was alleged to have tipped off ACON about another Member of Parliament’s inquiries into ACON’s effectiveness.“I understand Greens MP JAMIE PARKER, the Member for Balmain, had meetings with one of his constituents, who was concerned about ACON’s lack of effectiveness.“The constituent presented Mr Parker with a petition calling for a review of ACON.”The petition can be found here:http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/to-the-honourable-the-speaker-and-members-of-the-legislative-assembly-of-new-south-wales“Mr Greenwich found out about this and tipped off ACON CEO NICOLAS PARKHILL, who rang Mr Parker and pressured him to drop the matter.“I call on Mr Parker not to bow to pressure from ACON or Alex Greenwich – he should serve the interests of his constituent in this matter.”“I also call on Mr Greenwich to resign, effective immediately, because it’s obvious he is not independent – far from it.“When ACON or anyone from Gay Inc. says jump, Alex’s reply is: ‘How far, sir?’“That is not independence, that is being a sycophant,” Mr Burns concluded.Last week, Mr Burns – the man famous for suing broadcaster JOHN LAWS for calling gay men “pillow biters” – won a vilification case against former Katter’s Australian Party candidate TESS CORBETT.Ms Corbett, who had compared homosexuals to paedophiles, was ordered by the Administrative Decisions Tribunal to make a public apology at her own expense in the pages of the Sydney Morning Herald, and to personally apologise to Mr Burns.ENDSMedia enquiries:(02) 9363 03720407 910 309
Gary Burns,a Sydney independent gay rights activist and original 78 er is outraged that the Mardi-Gras board has decided to de gay the famous event.An event that’s not only important to him as one of a number of pioneering gay rights activists of the 70’s era but to all rank and file members of the homosexuality community.Mardi Gras Chair Mr Peter Urmson says the re-branding it as the Sydney Mardi Gras is necessary to be more inclusive.“We’re also recognising a world that is gradually becoming more inclusive,where huge members of people volunteering for us,marching in the parade and cheering us on come from a much broader spectrum and in which younger people are much less keen to be labelled,”he said.Gary Burns said,”No it’s not. The pre-dominant purpose of the Mardi Gras board doing this is so they could get their hands on wads of public money from the NSW state government. These “dance bunnies” have effectively sold out this event and the gay and lesbian community for three pieces of tarnished silver.Mr Urmson should consider the many countries around the world where gays and lesbians are still beaten and killed for being homosexual.Our safe and legal Mardi-Gras celebration here in Australia needs to relate it’s message to these injustices against gay and lesbian people around the world.This has nothing to to with people being labelled.Mr Urmson may be able to go out in his leather jock strap holding his partners hand safely in Australia but in Iran he will get a bullet in the head for doing so.Sydney’s GAY INC representatives and those from Mardi-Gras are hypocrites and cowards because they only think of themselves.In Sri-Lanka Gays and Lesbians live a covert existence because homosexuality is outlawed.Mr Raj is a hypocrite because he’s turned his back on his own gay and lesbian community in Sri-Lanka so he could come to Australia and live a safe and comfortable lifestyle”.Mr Burns believes the gay and lesbian Mardi-Gras serves a very important purpose via it’s message to the general populous not only here in Australia but around the world and that message is that homosexual people are part of the world’s family and that they do belong here and the unnecessary discrimination and vilification at the hands of intolerance and hatred against them will be curtailed.The gay and lesbian Mardi Gras parade sends out this message in the “public interest” ,a message that discrimination and unlawful vilification against homosexual people is not acceptable and won’t be tolerated any more.” With the event now being de-gayed this message will be put back in the closet” said Mr Burns.Mr Burns believes the whole make over has been done to make Mardi-Gras more acceptable to mainstream corporates and mainstream tourism.Two years ago the same board blundered when they decided to split the parade and party to different weekends.“I suppose NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Mrs O’Farrell will lead next years parade holding up a placard saying “We’re Liberal and we’re heterosexual ,yippee “,because his Liberal government has been the major donor of public money to the event”,Burns concluded.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011Independent gay activist GARY BURNS has lodged a complaint with NSW Police Commissioner ANDREW SCIPIONE over the advertising of illegal drugs in a Sydney gay magazine.SX News, the weekly gay magazine published by the Evolution Publishing group, is openly advertising the sale of amyl nitrate (aka ‘poppers’).Advertisements for the ‘Rush Popper Shop’ appear in the magazine, featuring prominent links to the URL www.rushpoppershop.com.au where brands of amyl nitrate such as Rush, Ram, Colt and Jungle Juice are sold.Amyl nitrate is used medically for certain heart conditions, but is illegal in NSW without a doctor’s prescription.In some sections of the gay community, amyl nitrate is used recreationally during sexual intercourse, for its side effect of relaxing anal sphincter muscles.The drug is on the Poisons List and is illegal in NSW under Section 16 of Poisons and Therapeutic Drugs Act, which makes it an offence to possess a prescribed restricted substance without a lawful excuse.Harmful side effects of amyl nitrate can include headaches, heart attacks, brain damage and death.Gary Burns said he had lodged the complaint out of concern for his community.“Young gay men pick up this magazine for free from cafes, bars, pubs and nightclubs all over Sydney,” he said.“They may not be aware of the possibility of serious side effects from amyl, and my fear is that some of them could be encouraged to buy these dangerous products.“That is of course the aim of advertising – to get people to buy the product.“This product should not be advertised anywhere. It can kill you. And the thing about being dead is that you don’t suddenly wake up and ask, ‘What’s for dinner, Mum?’ It’s forever.”Mr Burns alleged that the advertising of illegal drugs in SX News was part of a wider drug culture at Evolution Publishing.The group’s publisher, PETER WALTON, is currently facing serious drug charges for the possession of crystal meth and GHB.Walton will appear at Sydney’s Downing Centre Criminal Court on Tuesday, June 28 to face the charges.Mr Burns called on advertisers to withdraw their support from the magazine in light of the magazine’s promotion of drug culture.“In the latest issue of SX we see organisations like Audi, Hunter Holden, the City of Sydney, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Swans supporting the magazine.“I ask these organisations: Do you really want to be involved with a publication where the publisher is facing serious drug charges and possibly jail time, and where the magazine itself is advertising illicit substances that can kill you?“Next, they’ll be advertising eccies to sprinkle on your Weeties in the morning instead of sugar,” Mr Burns concluded.ENDSMedia enquiries:Gary BurnsFurther information:www.sxnews.com.au Rush Popper Shop advertisement appears on page 44 of current issue (SX # 545, June 20) and in all back issues this year.Evolution Publisher Peter Walton is due to appear at Downing Centre Criminal Court 9.30am Tuesday, June 28.