If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.
—  Harvey Bernard Milk (1930 - 1978), American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Politics and gay activism were not his early interests; he was not open about his homosexuality and did not participate in civic matters until around the age of 40, after his experiences in the counterculture of the 1960s.  Milk moved from New York City to settle in San Francisco in 1972 amid a migration of gay men to the Castro District. He took advantage of the growing political and economic power of the neighborhood to promote his interests, and ran unsuccessfully for political office three times. His theatrical campaigns earned him increasing popularity, and Milk won a seat as a city supervisor in 1977.  Milk served almost 11 months in office and was responsible for passing a stringent gay rights ordinance for the city. On November 27, 1978, Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, another city supervisor who had recently resigned but wanted his job back. Despite his short career in politics, Milk became an icon in San Francisco and a martyr in the gay community.  In 2002, Milk was called “the most famous and most significantly open LGBT official ever elected in the United States”.  Milk was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.
Dave England biography and net worth

Dave England was born on 30 December 1969, in Ventura, California USA. He is an actor, stunt performer, and former professional snowboarder, best known for his stunts on the hit MTV reality television series and movies “Jackass”.

So just how rich is Dave England? According to sources, England has earned a net worth over $2.5 million, as of early 2016. He has established his wealth largely through his career of daring stunt performances while being a member of the “Jackass” series and movies.

As a professional snowboarder, England appeared in several of Kingpin Production’s snowboarding videos, such as “Bulletproof” and “Back in Black”. Aside from snowboarding videos and competitions, he also founded a snowboarding magazine called Skintight Magazine, and took part in Snowboarder Magazine serving as the field editor and in the magazine Blunt.

Through his connections with Big Brother Magazine and its editor Jeff Tremaine, England found his way into joining “Jackass”. While creating the series in 2000, Tremaine included England as a skateboarder in the Jackass crew, consisting of actors Johnny Knoxville, Ryan Dunn, Wee Man, Preston Lacy and Brandon DiCamillo, professional skateboarders Chris Pontius and Bam Margera, and a professional clown Steve-O, who represented the main crew. A number of other performers joined the crew as the series progressed. “Jackass” developed from the underground CKY videos and featured the men performing various risky and often painful stunts and pranks, some of them being extremely funny, while others being overly disgusting. The crew goes out of their way to hurt and disgust each other in the most entertaining, but also in the most dangerous manner - in any case the main purpose was to shock the viewers. The series became a massive success at the box office as well as with the worldwide audience, so popular that even celebrities like Brad Pitt, Shaquille O'Neal and skateboarder Tony Hawk appeared in its stunts.

England was usually the one doing stunts involving a fecal matter. He has completed a number of such stunts which have brought him high popularity and a considerable net worth. His other famous stunts include “The Vomelette” in which England eats raw food, throws up and then cooks his own vomit into an omelet and eats it.  

Lengthy warnings are included in each episode of “Jackass”, saying that the stunts performed in the series were dangerous and should not be done at home. However, despite many warnings, teenagers across the country were trying to imitate stunts from “Jackass”, resulting in many injuries. Reportedly, the series even caused several deaths among  US youth. This was the main reason for huge public outrage to cancel the series; MTV then canceled airings before 10 pm, and didn’t air repeats of the later episodes. However, the series still caused too much controversy, and it ended in 2002.

Still, “Jackass” was such a hit that it spawned four movies: “Jackass: The Movie” in 2002, “Jackass: Number Two” in 2006, “Jackass 3D” in 2010 and “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” in 2013. There were also two video documentaries produced - “Jackass 2.5” released in 2007 and “Jackass 3.5” released in 2011, as well as a number of spin-offs. The movies have been a great success at the box office, significantly contributing to England’s net worth, as he appeared in three of them. Just as in the TV series, England does his ‘poop’ stunts in the movies.

In 2008 England starred in the movie “Shred” along with fellow MTV star Tom Green. The movie is a snowboarding-based comedy, with England playing the role of former snowboarder Max who, together with his buddy Eddy, decides to start their own snowboarding camp in order to earn money from the sport that has become extremely popular. The following year England starred in the sequel “Shred 2”. The movies have also contributed to his wealth.

In his personal life, England is married to Joanna, and the couple has four children. The family resides in Southern California.

Source: http://celebritynetworths.org/dave-england-net-worth/

Sporting in the Real Madrid group! Cristiano smiles and winks as he sees that he’ll play vs. his first club as a professional.

First Champions League appearance:
On August 14th 2002, a 17-years-old boy faced Inter Milan in a Champions League qualifier wearing the Sporting shirt. It was Cristiano Ronaldo’s first appearance as a professional in an official match.

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Hi, my beautiful followers

sorry about the inactivity, I’ve been extremely busy with school and relationships these days.

I can’t imagine that in the future I’ll be as nearly as active as I used to, but I’ll try to stick around at least a bit. 

so, last year, I complied a list of all the things I know about Axl Rose. I still have it right now, so I thought i would share it with you guys to see what you think. I couldn’t possibly state every single one of my sources, since I got these facts from so many videos, interiviews, magazines, webistes, etc., but the real reasons I want to post this is to a) teach some new GN’R fans about the amazing lead singer, b) hopefully give you all something interesting to post on your dash and c) maybe receive some constructive feedback in case I’ve mixed a few things up or had an innocent misunderstanding or two.

Anyways, here it is:

Everything I Know About…
Axl Rose

Name(s): William Bruce Rose, Jr., William “Bill” Bruce Bailey (Bill Bailey), W. Axl Rose, Axl Rose
Birthdate: February 6th, 1962
Age: 54
Nationality: American
Talents: Singing, songwriting, piano, guitar, synthesizer, production

Facts:
- He was born in Lafayette, Indiana
- His parents were 16-year-old Sharon Rose (nee. Lintner) and 20-year-old William Bruce Rose
- Axl’s mother often neglected him, choosing her partner over him
- His biological father abducted and sexually abused him at age 2
- His stepfather, L. Stephen Bailey, physically and psychologically abused him, and sexually abused Axl’s sister, Amy
- He also has a half-brother named Stuart - His family was extremely religious—he wasn’t allowed to listen to music (except for old Elvis Presley and gospel records) or watch television, and was told that women were evil
- Axl suffered from a lot of nightmares as a kid
- Axl watched his mother and stepfather not get along and it instilled long-lasting impressions in him about how to treat women and what was normal in a relationship
- His grandmother had issues with men, which he said later affected his masculinity
- Axl’s family made it very clear that nobody was to bring up Axl’s biological father
- He and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin were best friends throughout their childhood
- Izzy first heard Axl being chased down the school hallway by teachers and they ended up in the same driver’s ed class
- Axl was very influenced by Elton John and first became inspired through his song, “Benny and the Jets” and “D’yer Maker” by Led Zeppelin
- He took piano lessons and learned all of Elton John’s sheet music (and tended to cheat his way through the songs)
- The first record he ever bought was Queen’s “A Night at the Opera”
- Axl has stated that Freddie Mercury was a major influence on him and in terms of music, was the greatest teacher he ever had
- He sang in the Bailey Trio with his siblings and was on bass vocals
- Axl was a jock in high school
- He was in jail 20 times when he was innocent for 15
- At age 16, he was kicked out of his house for not cutting his hair
- His first concert was Roadmaster, but he barely remembers it, since he was too drunk, getting into fights and being chased by cops
- He hitchhiked around America trying to find a place to work on a band (Huntington Beach, San Francisco, Fullerton, Rhode Island, Florida, back to Indiana, and eventually Los Angeles)
- He found out about his birthname and biological father at 17 when going through insurance papers and found his mother’s diploma
- Around the same time, he landed himself in St. Louis, Missouri, he was raped by an air-conditioning man in his hotel room
- The first band he was in was Rapidfire during the early 80s
- He was in a relationship with Indiana native, Gina Siler and they allegedly got engaged
- After Rapidfire, he was in L.A. Guns with Tracii Guns and Hollywood Rose with Izzy Stradlin
- He and the rest of the band were banned from the Troubadour for smashing a beer bottle against the wall
- Axl, Izzy and Tracii formed Guns N’ Roses (of their last names)
- Axl started writing “November Rain” around this time
- He got a tattoo of a girl that he and Izzy used to like
- He was once climbing a fence and by accident, got the top of his middle finger sliced off
- Izzy and Axl started writing “Don’t Cry” around this time
- The famed lineup of Guns N’ Roses was formed in March 1985
- They dominated the L.A. club circuit (the Roxy, the Whiskey A-Go-Go, the Troubadour, the Cathouse)
- Axl and Slash were once charged with felony rape and hid from the cops in Vicky Hamilton’s apartment (which was consequently trashed)
- Axl met Erin Everly in 1986 and started dating her
Guns N’ Roses were signed to Geffen Records in 1986
- Axl had sex with drummer Steve Adler’s girlfriend, Adriana Smith for the production of “Rocket Queen”
-  In 1987, he overdosed on valiums and landed himself in a coma for two weeks

- Guns N’ Roses released “Appetite for Destruction” on July 21st, 1987
- The music video for “It’s So Easy” was banned from MTV due to the BDSM scenes of Axl and Erin
- When they played the music video for “Welcome to the Jungle”  on MTV at 1am in New York, there were surplus demands for it to be played more
- They toured relentlessly to help the album sales
- During the Monsters of Rock Festival in 1988, in Donnington, UK, Axl had to address the audience since two fans were trampled to death
- They eventually racked up enough album sales to be certified triple platinum
- Axl gained a bad reputation for alleged racism and homophobia, due to the song “One in a Million” on the “GN’R Lies” EP
- He met his longtime best friend Sebastian Bach, lead singer of Skid Row, in 1989 when both Skid Row and Guns N’ Roses were opening up for Aerosmith at the LA Forum. Axl found Sebastian in his hotel room and he asked for the lyrics to “Train Kept a-Rollin’”
- He had two Maltese dogs named Torque and Geneva
- At the 1989 AMAs, Axl challenged Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe to a fight after he went on Izzy for making passes at his wife
- He performed “Salt of the Earth" with the Rolling Stones on December 17th, 1989
- On that same day, Axl went on an infamous rant about how some members of Guns N’ Roses would be fired if they didn’t stop “dancing with Mr. Brownstone”
- Erin saved him from killing himself via shotgun. She wrestled a gun away from him
- Axl and Erin got married on April 27th, 1990, at Cupids’ Inn in Las Vegas and filed for divorce a month later
- They eventually got back together and were expecting a child later in the year, but Erin had a miscarriage
- Axl was arrested and taken into court in late 1990 after assaulting his neighbour with a broken wine bottle (this incident sparked the inspiration for the chrosu to the song “Right Next Door to Hell” on Use Your Illusion I)
- Axl and Erin’s marriage was officially over (annulled) in early 1991
- The song “Estranged” was strongly influenced by their volatile relationship
- Axl loved rap music (N.W.A., Ghetto Boyz, Ice-T, Public Enemy)
- Axl was highly disliked by Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, who would take any chance at badmouthing him and Guns N’ Roses
- On July 2nd, 1991, during a concert in St. Louis, Missouri, Axl had a brawl with a fan who smuggled in a video camera into the venue. He left the stage in fury while the band was playing “Rocket Queen”, but Slash officially called it quits. This resulted in a riot causing injuries and thousands of dollars worth of damage to equipment. (This incident is sometimes referred to as the “Riverport Riot”)
- “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II” were released simultaneously at midnight of September 17th, 1991 and had officially gone gold at 5AM
- Axl said that he released “Use Your Illusion” as two separate records because young fans would not have the money to buy both as one $30 set
- He started dating model Stephanie Seymour in late 1991
- In an interview in November/December 1991, Axl stated that his father is thought to be dead somewhere because of “a bad deal he made”, since his body was nowhere to be found
- Before Izzy left Guns N’ Roses, Axl would call him on the phone crying, begging him to stay
- He underwent heavy-duty psychotherapy to uncover memories of abuse during his toddlerhood
- Axl’s regression therapy helped him uncover memories all way back to the point of conception (therefore, he was conscious of events that occurred while his mom was still pregnant)
- In 1992, Guns N’ Roses and Metallica went on tour, only to end in disaster
- The music video for “November Rain” was filmed and released in June 1992
- Axl’s relationship with Erin strongly influenced the short story “Without You” by Axl’s best friend, writer Del James
- At the 1992 VMAs, Axl and Kurt Cobain finally met each other, but Kurt, and eventually, the rest of the band, were mocking him the whole time (“Axl! Do you want to be the godfather of our child? (Frances Bean Cobain)”)
- Axl hated the fact that Kurt’s wife, Courtney Love, did drugs while she was pregnant
- Axl was strongly opposed to child abuse
- The only action he ever took against Kurt was burning the Nirvana hat from the “Don’t Cry” music video
- He collected crucifixes
- He proposed to Stephanie in a very grandiose way but they broke up shortly after
- In 1994, he went into court for domestic abuse charges from Gina, Erin and Stephanie
- He went on hiatus in the late 90s
- In 2002, a new incarnation of Guns N’ Roses resurfaced with a new lineup and tour dates
- In 2006, Axl got into a fight with Tommy Hilfiger in a club

- That same year, he and Sebastian Bach also reunited and performed together in New York
- He dated a model named Sasha around that time
- Video footage exists of Axl fighting off fans at LAX in 2010
- Axl holds Halloween parties. He puts up a Halloween tree and gives gifts to all the kids that go to his place. In evenings, it becomes more adult-oriented
- He dressed up as a head a corn for one Halloween party
- Axl once said that girl-watching was something he enjoyed.
- He has three cats named Dijon, Dexter and Whiskey
- His manager, Beta Leibis, is the closest he’s ever had to a mother
- Izzy thinks he’s a horrible driver
- Throughout the 2000s and part of the 2010s, the members of GN’R badmouthed each other on multiple occasions (Duff is “spineless” and Slash is a “cancer”; on the question of a possible reunion in 2012, Axl said, “Not in this lifetime!”)
- Axl became friends with Slash again in 2015
- It was announced in 2016 that Guns N’ Roses would do a reunion tour
- Axl broke his foot during the reunion tour

- Axl became the new lead singer of AC/DC after Brain Johnson resigned due to hearing problems)

(There’s a very good chance I will update on this, too)

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Here are some pages from the project I’m currently working on. It’s supposed to be some graphic novel-kind of biography of Benjamin Britten. I’m following the structure of his work ‘Les Illuminations’ for this, so the blue text are fragments of the Rimbaud-poems. I didn’t include any of the dialogue-pages, 'cause I’m still not sure in which language I should write them…

telegraph.co.uk
Jose Fonte shares some fond memories of his time together with Cristiano at the Sporting Academy and why it's not always easy to be Cristiano Ronaldo

Jose Fonte was 13 when Cristiano Ronaldo first walked through the dressing-room door at Sporting Lisbon and it was soon evident that someone special had arrived.

“I just remember him doing push-ups in the shower.

He would say to everyone, ‘I will do more push-ups than you in the shower after training’. And he would. He would do more than everyone. It showed how competitive he is. He was so far ahead of everyone.
He was only young and I saw him millions of times in the gym, after training, when everyone else had gone home trying to get stronger, trying to be quicker.

“His work ethic and desire to be the best is unmatchable.”

“He’s a world phenomenon.”

“You can’t go anywhere; everyone knows him. He is recognised worldwide and attracts so many millions of people. Everyone wants a piece of him.”

“It’s difficult. He went through the different stages of fame.

“Friends who knew him before this, know what a good person he is.
We know what he had to do to get to where he has and it’s great to see how well he has done in life. It’s not an easy situation to be in.”

“People think sometimes it’s great to be Cristiano. Obviously it has its ups but also the downs. He deals with it in a great manner.

“It is a privilege to be sharing the dressing-room with him. He has been an inspiration to me.”

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MISS MAJOR GRIFFIN-GRACY 1940—

American activist, Stonewall veteran, mentor, leader, and symbolic mother and grandmother to many. Growing up in Chicago, she became involved early on with the local drag balls, and came out in her teens without having the language to describe being trans. She moved to New York City when her family kicked her out, and tried to make a place for herself in the queer community there. When the Stonewall Inn was raided in 1969, Miss Major was there meeting a friend. She joined in with the ensuing riots, was knocked unconscious by the police, and awoke the next morning in jail. She would return to prison in the early 70s, where, placed with the men, she met leaders of the recent Attica riots who would greatly influence her later work with the prison system. She moved to California in the late 70s, eventually settling in San Francisco, just as the AIDS epidemic hit. She quickly dedicated herself to that cause, hiring other trans women to help care for the sick, and starting the Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center. In 2003, she joined the Transgender GenderVariant Intersex Justice Project before becoming its executive director. She has spent her life looking out for the queer community, particularly trans women of color in the prison system, and has earned a reputation as a pioneer and adopted mother to many in the queer community.

History - On July 6th, 2009 Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro came to Real Madrid

(I’m 3 ddays late with this post because of all the EURO 2016 excitement)

“1-2-3 Hala Madrid!”

Cristiano was welcomed by 85,000 euphoric fans in the Bernabéu.

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The rest is history … and continuing.


CLUB TITLES with Real Madrid

RECORDS

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS (Real Madrid time)

  • FIFA Ballon d'Or: 2008, 2013, 2014
  • UEFA Best Player in Europe Award: 2014
  • World Soccer Player of the Year: 2008, 2013, 2014
  • GSA Best Player of the Year: 2011, 2014
  • CNID Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • European Golden Shoe: 2007–08, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • IFFHS World’s Best Top Goal Scorer: 2013, 2014
  • IFFHS World’s Best Top Division Scorer: 2014, 2015
  • FIFA Puskás Award: 2009
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball: 2008, 2014
  • UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • UEFA Champions League top scorer: 2007–08, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • La Liga Most Valuable Player: 2012–13
  • La Liga Best Player: 2013–14
  • La Liga Best Forward: 2013–14
  • La Liga Best Goal: 2013–14
  • La Liga Fans 5 Star Player: 2014–15
  • Trofeo EFE Best Ibero-American Soccer Player of the Spanish League: 2012–13
  • Trofeo Alfredo Di Stéfano: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
  • La Liga Player of the Month: November 2013, May 2015
  • La Liga Team of the Season: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • La Liga top scorer: 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Copa del Rey top goalscorer: 2010–11
  • BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: 2014
  • ESPY Awards Best International Athlete: 2014
  • GSA Best Media Attraction: 2011
  • GSA Greatest Media Attraction: 2011
  • GSA Fans Favorite Player : 2013
  • Facebook FA La Liga Player of the Year: 2016
  • Facebook FA La Liga Best Striker: 2016

InCRedible.

All of Cristiano’s breathtaking statistics here: X

♥ Thank you for 7 years of giving us joy with your infinite dedication, passion and goals, goals, goals ♥

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Once there was a boy named Leonard who loved to sing and to act. His parents were immigrants who felt like aliens in America, and certainly didn’t understand Leonard’s drive to perform…

A moving biography of the late Leonard Nimoy, whose story exemplifies the American experience and the power of pursuing your dreams, by his close friend, gallerist, and the author of many acclaimed books for adults and children.

http://www.richardmichelson.com/childrens-books/fascinating/?utm_source=Nimoy+Unseen%2FBook&utm_campaign=Unseen&utm_medium