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WATCH: GoPro Camera Survives Dizzying 10,000 Foot Sky Dive Drop

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In September, a man hunting for fungi in a field in Gringelstad, Sweden came across a GoPro camera lying in a field; upon turning it on, he discovered dizzying video that the camera captured of itself falling 10,000 feet after it was kicked off the helmet of its owner by a fellow skydiver during mid descent reports Mashable. The camera survived the fall, leaving the memory card completely intact.

After watching the video, the man turned over the video to his son, journalist Kristoffer Orstadius with Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, who posted the video to YouTube asking for the owner of the camera to come forward. A day after it was posted, Tobias Persson of Everod, Sweden claimed the camera belonged to him; Persson claimed the memory card, but he let Orstadius keep the camera.

Watch the camera footage as it plummets 10,000 feet, creating trippy, dizzying footage in the process, AFTER THE JUMP

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Sweden's Eurovision Entrant Claims Gay Sex Is 'Not Natural': VIDEO


In the least gay decision in a prolific 60 year history, a singer who thinks gay sex is “not natural” has been selected to represent Sweden in this year's Eurovision, reports Pink News.

Måns Zelmerlöw (above left) was forced to apologize last year after saying “it isn’t equally natural for men to want to sleep with one another”. He also said that gay people should not have children.

Zelmerlöw later said in a statement:

“I want to apologize to all who take offense. I believe and hope that the vast majority know that I respect differences and all forms of love.”

Hmmmm…someone doesn’t want to get booed off the stage in May but it’s probably too little too late.

Meanwhile, Australia is taking part this year to celebrate the gayfest’s 60th anniversary. Last year, 3 million Australians tuned in to watch Conchita Wurst win with “Rise Like A Phoenix.”

Watch Zelmerlöw's very gay performance of “Heroes” on the Swedish National Song Contest along with Guy Sebastian (above right) doing Australian shoe-in entry “Tonight Again,” AFTER THE JUMP...

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Europe's Top Human Rights Court Waives Sterilization Requirement in Turkish Trans Man’s Gender Reassignment

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against the government of Turkey on Tuesday in favor of a trans man who was denied the right to gender reassignment surgery unless he agreed to undergo sterilization reports Buzzfeed:


The case began in 2005, when a Turkish court ruled that a trans man identified in court documents as Y.Y. could not undergo gender reassignment surgery because he was not infertile, a requirement for gender reassignment under Turkish law. He went to court rather than submit to medical sterilization. A Turkish court ultimately allowed him to move forward with gender reassignment in 2013, but the ECHR still heard his original challenge and awarded him damages of 7,500 euros in damages for the years he was unable to access gender reassignment surgery.

“The respect due to the physical integrity of the concerned party would be in opposition to his having to undergo” sterilization, the court ruled in a unanimous decision, and therefore a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights, the treaty on which the ECHR’s authority is based. “The resulting interference in the claimant’s rights with respect to his private life cannot thus be said to have been ‘necessary’ in a democratic society.”

However, the ruling only addresses sterilization requirements, and it does not address other barriers impeding trans people from gender reassignment surgery such as having psychiatric professionals sign off on requests. 

Check Out This Swedish Cop Unleashing Some Impressive Dance Moves at Stockholm Pride: VIDEO


Just in case you missed the Stockholm Pride video earlier this month that further proves Swedish cops really love getting their groove on


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Swedish Electro Artist iamamiwhoami Has A Message In A Bottle For You: VIDEO


Enigmatic Swedish electronic singer-songwriter iamamiwhoami (aka Jonna Lee) serves up her best Kate Bush in her latest track “Tap Your Glass.” The video continues the water theme trickling through  their previous videos.

In a recent note to her fans, iamamiwhoami mentioned an upcoming album that will become available fall of this year:

To whom it may concern,

the birth of this project was one drop in the ocean srpeading with rippled and becoming rapids in your actions. a venture continuously rushing forward by it’s own force while ingrained habits of defining, owning and capturing make themselves felt…

in early 2013 the foundation of our third audiovisual series began taking shape. washing clean of all smudge. leaving to see what lies beyond the woods. exploring this vast ocean with hopes of a true relfection…

with this we proudly present the forthcoming release of our third audiovisual album BLIE. a ten episode series released 20141110 on our label… for your to choose what you believe in: to own, to consume or to share.

Watch the video AFTER THE JUMP...


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Swedish Store Auctions Rainbow-Striped 'Gaystation' to Help LGBT Refugees


The Swedish electronics retailer Webhallen is auctioning off a 500GB rainbow-colored ‘Gaystation 4′ and donating all the proceeds to an LGBT organizations that helps LGBT refugees from anti-LGBT countries re-start their lives in Sweden.

As of this writing, the bidding is up to $2516.44. Gay Gamer reports that “the full package includes the custom-painted system, one DUALSCHOCK 4 controller, four games, one micro-usb cord for the controller, one headset, and one HDMI cable.”

Gay Gamer also quoted the company as saying, “On Webhallen, we are gamers in heart and mind, keen that as many as possible have the opportunity to feel welcome and enjoy the world’s largest and fastest growing interest: TV & computer games.”


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