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Jack Mackenroth Calendar for Charity!



OK, so this has nothing to do with Gay Travel or Gay Cities!  BUT, it is a very important cause, close to my heart and I wanted to share it with you.

EVERYONE needs a calendar, right? And they make great gifts! And who doesn’t want hottie, model and activist, Jack Mackenroth  hanging on their wall?


This AUTOGRAPHED, high-quality, glossy, 15-month calendar is available for sale now!


The calendar begins in January 2012 and continues through May 2013. Each month features a different photographer with a very different style.


Photographers taking part int the project include Adam Bouska (NOH8), Rick Day, Carsten Fleck, Frank Louis, James Franklin, Karl Giant, Tommy Synnamon, Mattheus Lian, Richard Gerst, Ray John Pila, Sonny Tong, Thomas Evans, Krys Fox and Preston Cros with over 17 amazing images in total.


The calendar’s dimensions are 8.5 x 11 inches, and are available online for $14.95 (plus tax and shipping). Please allow 2 weeks for shipping as Jack is signing and shipping them all personally. Please be patient.


100-percent of the proceeds from the calendar will go directly to amfAR, The American Foundation for AIDS Research (www.amfar.org) to help find a cure for AIDS.
 
Mackenroth has been living with the disease for 22 years. As the first television personality since Pedro Zamora to be vocal about his HIV status, Jack Mackenroth has quickly become the most visible, out HIV+ advocate and educator in the country… if not the world. With the release of his 2012 calendar, he hopes to raise both money and awareness for AIDS research, and to show through his photographs that a person living with HIV can be in top physical form, healthy and sexy.





Wishing You A Gay Christmas and Happy Holiday Season from Cities Around The World!



CHRISTMAS   FROM  AROUND  THE  WORLD!

Above  – The Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, D.C., is decorated with 3,000 ornaments
that are the handiwork of U.S. schoolchildren. Encircling evergreens
in the ‘Pathway of Peace’ represent the 50 U.S. states.

Below – A token of gratitude for Britain’s aid during World War II,
the Christmas tree in London’s Trafalgar Square has been the
 annual gift of the people of Norway since 1947.





Above – Simple and quaint. Illuminating the Gothic facades of Prague’s Old Town Square,
and casting its glow over the manger display of the famous Christmas market,
is a grand tree cut in the Sumava mountains in the southern Czech Republic.


Below – Gay Paris – Ooh la la Galeries Lafayette!
In Paris, even the Christmas trees are chic. With its monumental, baroque dome,
 plus 10 stories of lights and high fashion, it’s no surprise this show-stopping
department store draws more visitors than the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.





Above – The world’s largest Christmas tree display rises up the slopes
of Monte Ingino outside of Gubbio, in Italy’s Umbria region. Composed of about
 500 lights connected by 40,000 feet of wire, the ‘tree’ is a modern marvel for an ancient city.

Below – The largest Christmas tree in Europe (more than 230 feet tall)
can be found in the Praça do Comércio in Lisbon, Portugal.  Thousands
of lights adorn the tree, adding to the special
enchantment of the city during the holiday season.





Above – Moscow celebrates Christmas according to the Russian Orthodox
calendar on Jan. 7. For weeks beforehand, the city is alive with festivities in
anticipation of Father Frost’s arrival on his magical troika with the Snow Maiden. 
He and his helper deliver gifts under the New Year tree,
or yolka, which is traditionally a fir.

Below – A Christmas tree befitting Tokyo’s nighttime neon display
 is projected onto the exterior of the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka.





Above – Leave it those crazy glass blowing Italians!
Venice ‘s Murano Island renowned throughout the world for its quality
glasswork is home to the tallest glass tree in the world. Sculpted by master
glass blower Simone Cenedese, the artistic Christmas tree is a
modern reflection of the holiday season.


Below – Not the gayest place on Earth!
In addition to the Vatican’s heavenly evergreen, St. Peter’s Square
in Rome hosts a larger-than-life nativity scene in front of the obelisk.




H A P P Y    H O L I D A Y S ! 


Best Gay Cities


And A Few More Christmas – Holiday Photos From Some of Our Favorite Gay Cities!






Millions of people come to Rockafeller Center and New York City at Christmas!

The tree, usually a Norway spruce 75 to 90 feet (23 to 27 m) tall, has been put up every year since 1931.

The decorated Christmas tree remains lit at Rockefeller Center until the week after
New Year’s Day, when it is removed and recycled for a variety of uses.
In 2007, the tree went “green,” employing LED lights. After being taken down,
the tree was used to furnish lumber for Habitat for Humanity house construction.



Union Sqaure, San Francisco  – above.
Macy’s Great Tree. Usually about 85 foot with thousands of lites!




Above – Further south in California, you have THE GROVE in Los Angeles
Shopping, dining, choreographed fountains – it’s magic in the Grove!
Then there is the Hollywood Christmas Parade during December, and Disneyland in Anaheim
is our course all done up for the holidays, complete with a nightly snowfall!

Below –   West Hollywood. Perhaps the gayest city in the world?
It is said that more than 33% of it’s population identify with being LGBT!
That a lot of gays!

And at the epicenter is  THE ABBEY   -BEST  GAY  BAR IN THE  WORLD,
as voted recently by  TripOut Gay Travel Awards & Logo.




Best  Gay  Cities!
Happy  Holidays!