Saturday, December 30, 2006


After some lack of time and mood, I restarted working on my BLOG.

You can find it updated, and on this archive (December 2006) you will find a complete retrospective from March till the present day.

Coming soon

SPECIAL DOSSIER: DEATH at the same web address and

I also take the opportunity to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR
Celso Junior

Friday, December 29, 2006


Still in the belief that my BLOG is an Institution, I’ve decided to continue to offer my visitors The Prize and the Winners of the GOLDEN COCK.

The GOLDEN COCK 2006 awards, in twelve (12) different Categories, from now and for the future, the distinguished personalities, facts, events and places concerning the subjects brought up on my BLOG.

The Prizes will be given away on the following Categories:

1. Homophobic World Personality or collective
2. Homophobic Portuguese Personality (last year AWARD)
3. Year’s Personality
4. Best Portuguese Journalistic Blog (last year AWARD)
5. Best City
6. Best Gay Venue
7. Best Gay Event
8. Best Fetish Site
9. Best Film
10. Best Exhibition
11. Year’s Hottest Boots
12. Year’s Hottest Man

2006 Homophobic World Personality

... and the GOLDEN COCK 2006 goes to: Bush and their accomplices (read Bush administration and all stupid Americans who have voted for them). As well as the presidents of Cameroon, China, Cuba, Iran, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, Senegal, Sudan, and Zimbabwe.

United Nations: U.S. Aligned With Iran in Anti-Gay Vote

In a reversal of policy, the United States backed an Iranian initiative to deny United Nations consultative status to organizations working to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. In a
letter to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, a coalition of 40 organizations, led by the Human Rights Campaign, Human Rights Watch, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, called for an explanation of the vote which aligned the United States with governments that have long repressed the rights of sexual minorities.

“This vote is an aggressive assault by the U.S. government on the right of sexual minorities to be heard,” said Scott Long, director of the LGBT rights program at Human Rights Watch. “It is astonishing that the Bush administration would align itself with Sudan, China, Iran and Zimbabwe in a coalition of the homophobic.”

In voting against the applications to the NGO committee, the U.S. was joined by Cameroon, China, Cuba, Iran, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, Senegal, Sudan, and Zimbabwe.

“It is an absolute outrage that the United States has chosen to align itself with oppressive governments – all in an effort to smother the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world,” said Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
“It is deeply disturbing that the self-proclaimed ‘leader of the free world’ will ally with bigots at the drop of a hat to advance the right wing’s anti-gay agenda.”

2006 Homophobic Portuguese Personality

this year will be the last one that I’ll attribute this price, from 2007 on the GOLDEN COCK will be Homophobic Swiss Personality

... and the GOLDEN COCK 2006 goes to: Portuguese Government (Justice Ministry) and Portuguese Media

Gisberta, Brazilian immigrant, transsexual, HIV positive, drug user, sex worker and homeless was found dead on the February 22nd in an unfinished building in the city of Oporto and that the crime was confessed by a group of 14 boys, aged from 10 to 16 years old, most of them coming from a catholic child protection institution.

The victim had a deeply fragile health condition and that she was frequently chased by these boys, with insults and harassment. That on the 19th, a group of these boys entered the unfinished and abandoned building where Gisberta was staying, tied her up, gagged and assaulted her with extreme violence, kicking her, and beating her up with sticks and stones.

That the group also confessed to have introduced sticks in Gisberta's anus, whose body presented great injuries and have abandoned her at the scene. That her body presents also cigarette burning marks. That on the 20th and 21st, they have returned to the scene and repeated the aggressions. That by dawn, from the 21st to 22nd, they finally threw her to the pit, attempting to hide the crime. That the autopsy will clarify if she was still alive, since her body was not floating, yet submerged in the bottom of the pit, indicating that she died drowned.

This case was widely spread by the Portuguese media on the 23rd and 24th in a biased and erroneous way. While some of the Portuguese media mentioned the murder of a "transvestite", most of them only mentioned her homeless" or "homeless, sex worker, drug addict " condition. Gisberta was, also in some media, called Gisberto, her (masculine) legal name. According with this omission, and even before any details about the murder or about the identity and personal characteristics of the victim were known, many newspapers, in opinion columns, printed articles from opinion-makers (already known in Portugal for their personal opposition to LGBT rights), defending that this couldn't be considered as a "hate crime" and that it wouldn't be legitimate to consider any connection with Gisberta's transsexuality among the motivations to the crime. Usually, the arguments were about the underage of most aggressors. at the same time the press releases of the Portuguese LGBT associations, clarifying the "transsexuality" and victims identity, demanding legal and social measures against discriminations and protection against hate crimes motivated by gender identity, sexual orientation, social condition, disease or national origin were, and still are, being ignored by the media , though it was vaguely mentioned a solidarity vigilance (a citizen's initiative supported by the LGBT associations) on the 24th evening, but, once again, the media ignored the arguments of the associations and their request that victim's transsexuality to be mentioned, as well as transphobic discrimination as one of the probable crime motivations. It becomes clear that by avoiding mentioning, "hate crime" using the argument of the aggressors' underage, with the exception of a few politicians that expressed their personal opinion, no Portuguese political party as such took a stand nor condemned this crime.

The only reaction from the Government came from the minister responsible for this underage institution, that simply stated "the feeling of shock", without any more words or comments and demanded an inquiry to the institution responsible for the aggressors.

These aggressors, with the exception of a 16 year-old boy, who has been made criminally responsible and who is already in preventive detention, were sent back to the institution and are in a semi-liberty regime. No other measure is known to have been taken towards the aggressors. Psychological support for the 10 year-old boys, for example?

Strange as well that no photo of the victim was printed in most newspapers. The media and the opinion-makers focused the "shock" of the crime because of the aggressors' age, and not with the death of a citizen. That they gave voice to insinuations by the responsible priest for the underage institution, who said publicly that a boy from the institution was being "abused" by a pedophile and this would be an "extenuating circumstance". These declarations didn't lead to the publication of any reaction.

Contrary to the current praxis, the data revealed on the 24th about the victim's sexual harassment, as well as the possibility of Gisberta being still alive when she was thrown at the pit, were only printed by an Oporto's newspaper. That only four days after the crime was denounced, a sudden media silence about it is almost absolute.

A terrible murder that configures as a most likely hate crime, facing tendentious omissions of the sexual and transphobic component of the crime, facing an apparent media and political attempt of de-valorizing the crime itself, facing the omission of the "hate" component in the death of a person that accumulated so many social exclusions, facing the attempts to make the victim accountable for the situation, and publicly silencing this case.

The accused boys were found not guilty because Gisberta drown and none of the injuries her aggressors inflicted on her were fatal. This unfair reality represents a total disrespect for the most elementary Human Rights, which can only be qualified as unacceptable in a country from the European Union, in the XXI century.


2006 Personality

... and the GOLDEN COCK 2006 goes to: Micheline Calmy-Rey

In 2007 she will be the second female President of the Swiss Confederation in history,. She was elected as President on 13 December 2006

A Great Politician and a Great Woman.

2006 Best Portuguese Journalistic Blog

this year will be the last one that I’ll attribute this price, from 2007 on the GOLDEN COCK will be Best Journalistic Blog

... and the GOLDEN COCK 2006 goes to: Diário Ateista.

The strengths are the publication of news and quotes from whatever concerning the madness of the religion thru our sad and blind world.
It’s a pity that the site is only in Portuguese language.

2006 - Best City

... and the GOLDEN COCK 2006 goes to: Antwerp

Antwerp, so many handsome men, everywhere you are surrounded by art and culture. How can a small city be so cosmopolitan?

2006 Best Gay Venue

... and the GOLDEN COCK 2006 goes to: Mutschmanns – Berlin

Mutschmanns became today what Scheune was in the past. Hot men, pure dress code. A kind of paradise for your eyes and your cock.

Fetish - Cruising – Point
Martin - Luther - Strasse 19
10 777 - Berlin Schöneberg
Tel.: 030 219 19 640
Wittenbergplatz U- Bahn - U1 - U2 - U15 - Bus 146
Nollendorfplatz U - Bahn - U1 - U2 - U4 - U15
Viktoria-Luise-Platz U - Bahn - U4

2006 Best Gay Event

... and the GOLDEN COCK 2006 goes to: The Eighth Square at Cologne's Museum

LudwigSometimes a gay cultural event is worth more than a crowded and fashionable silly gay party. That is the case.

Proving that sex and chess have more in common than originally thought the Museum Ludwig in Cologne presents the The Eighth Square: Gender, Life and Desire in Art Since 1960, a huge exhibit exploring marginal sexuality, or as Judy B might say, the "reappropriation of the feminine."

The title of the show comes from a rule in chess, which stipulates:
When a pawn in a chess match reaches the eighth square on the far side of the board, the player can swap him for a piece of his or her choice. So the pawn - a lowly foot soldier - can transform into a queen, a powerless figure into the epitome of power, a man into a woman.

The show includes over 250 works by over 80 artists including such stars of track and field like Nan Goldin, Tracey Moffatt, Peter Hujar, Lucas Samaras, and Diane Arbus, plus an orgy full of lesser known though no less respected artists

2006 Best Fetish Site

... and the GOLDEN COCK 2006 goes to: Intoboots – A Nice World of Tall Boots

This site is devoted to high leather boots (especially riding boots, thigh boots or Wescos) worn with riding outfit, uniforms or leather. You'll be able to see there more than 5000 pictures but you won't find there anything hardcore.
For a quick visit, have a look at the galleries, at the webmaster personal pageand the major contributors.

Visit it at:

2006 Best Film

... and the GOLDEN COCK 2006 goes to: 18:15 FROM OSTKREUZ by Jörg Hartmann

I’m a little bit tired and fed up with cinema in general, be the independent cinema, the underground, the cinema art and especially the mainstream one. I just want to draw on the B movies, to laugh and enjoy a silly, naïf and well done comedy:

18:15 FROM OSTKREUZ ia an amazing comedy by Jörg Hartmann and staring Ades Zabel.

A parody about Miss Marple’s Agatha Christie novel. 4:50 from Paddington (Murder She Said) with Margaret Rutherford

Saw at Berlinale, February 2006

2006 Best Exhibition

... and the GOLDEN COCK 2006 goes to: FEAST OF COLOUR - Kunsthaus, Zurich

Kunsthaus Zürich has presented the Merzbacher-Mayer Collection, one of the most important private collections of Classical Modernism worldwide.Comprising almost 200 paintings and sculptures: The collection includes key worksby leading exponents of the main trends in Classical Modernism: Vincent van Gogh,Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Wassily Kandinsky, Alexejvon Jawlensky and many more.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Year’s Hottest Boots - The hottest boots bought in 2006

... and the GOLDEN COCK 2006 goes to: Guarda Nacional Republicana Leather High Boots

Bought last springtime at Feira da Ladra, the most famous flee market in Lisbon. Believe it or not the price was 20,00€, yes, TWENTY EUROS.
It happens only once in lifetime. Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR) is a Military Portuguese Police similar to Carabinieri in Italy or Gendarmerie in France.

2006 The Hottest Man

... and the GOLDEN COCK 2006 goes to: Chaba from Oslo!
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Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Wintertime in Lucerne

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Gay Zurich

A helpful guide for Christmas Time … and the guy isn’t bad at all…


My best wishes for all leathermen, rubbermen, friends and visitors

Zurich – Kunsthaus

International highpoints include the largest collection of works by Edvard Munch outside Norway, important paintings by Picasso and the Expressionists Kokoschka, Beckmann and Corinth. There is also a significant group of works by Claude Monet, including two of his water lily pictures, and the Chagall Gallery. Modern artistic trends are represented by Rothko, Merz, Twombly, Beuys, Bacon and Baselitz.

Arnold Böcklin - Der Krieg

Vincent van Gogh - Eisenbahnbrücke über die Straße nach Tarascon

Henri Rousseau - Am Waldrand

Zurich – Kunsthaus - In the Alps

The Kunsthaus Zürich shows how the Alps have been seen by experts, artists and amateurs, and thus transformed from a natural feature into a cultural phenomenon. The exhibition offers a veritably kaleidoscopic view of the topic from the 17th century to the present day, featuring some 300 items including votive miniatures, cartographic models and examples of both commercial and fine art.

Zurich – Kunsthaus - Dürer. Master Prints

The Kunsthaus Zürich hosts its first showing since 1946 of master engravings by the Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), including ‘The Knight’, ‘Melencolia I’ and ‘Saint Jerome in His Study’. Kunsthaus Zürich acquired the 55 perfectly preserved prints in 2000 when it received the collection of Landammann Dietrich Schindler (1795-1882)

The Museum of Fine Arts Bern

Works by Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Ferdinand Hodler and Meret Oppenheim have made the Museum of Fine Arts Bern an institution with an international reputation. At the present time, the constantly growing and evolving collection consists of over 3,000 paintings and sculptures as well as 48,000 drawings, prints, photographs, videos and films.

The roots of the museum’s history reach back to the revolutionary ideas proliferatingtowards the end of the 18th century which, in 1809, led to the founding of the National Art Collection in Bern and, in 1879, to the opening of the first museum building.

The Museum of Fine Arts Bern is the oldest art museum in Switzerland with a permanent collection and houses works covering eight centuries.

Ferdinand Hodler - The Chosen One - 1893-94

Bern: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Berne - Six Feet Under

Autopsy of our relation to the dead

Six Feet Under is an exhibition made up of works from the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Berne and from other public and private collections as well as works specially created for the show, ranging from the 16th century to today, and originating from different continents and civilizations – Europe, America, Mexico, China, India, Thailand, Ghana.

HORNBACH: a good advise

One of the best places to buy the right outfit for the winter season…HORNBACH


Visiting Einsiedeln

Visiting Einsiedeln - The Abbey of Einsiedeln

In the German language the word einsiedler means hermit, and Switzerland's greatest pilgrimage shrine, the abbey of Einsiedeln, derives its name from being the 'place of the hermits'. While legends indicate the site was sacred in pre-Christian times, its historical fame began in the early 9th century. In 835, Meinrad, a young nobleman who had been a monk in the monastery of Reichenau, left the monastery to live a hermit's life in the deep woods of northeast Switzerland. For 26 years he lived alone in the woods with two crows as his only companions. In 861, two bandits came upon Meinrad in his hermitage and murdered him. Legends tell that Meinrad's two crows followed the bandits, hovering and shrieking in a strange manner, until the bandits were captured in Zurich, 30 miles away.

Visiting Einsiedeln - The Abbey of Einsiedeln – Black Madonna

When Meinrad had first come to the forest he had brought along one of the mysterious Black Madonna statues, considered by many scholars to be Christianized pagan Dark Goddesses. After Meinrad's death a small Benedictine cloister was built at the site of his hermitage and this cloister, housing the Black Madonna, soon became a pilgrimage site of great importance. The enormous abbey standing today rose over a period of many centuries and only legends are left regarding the sites sacred use in prehistoric times. Inside the church the primary object of pilgrimage visitation is the Chapel of Grace which houses a mid-15th century Black Madonna icon (the earlier icon having been destroyed in a fire). The Chapel of Grace, standing directly upon the site of Meinrad's original hermitage, is believed to have been consecrated by Christ himself when he miraculously appeared on September 14, 948.

Black Madonna

The Black Madonna images in European pilgrimage shrines are a matter of some controversy. Throughout Western Europe there are over 200 examples of these black images and, while anathema to the orthodox church, they are widely venerated as having esoteric, magical and wonder-working powers.
It is evident from a serious study of these matters that the patriarchal Roman church in its effort to exterminate the ancient and immensely popular goddess cults had only succeeded in driving them underground. In contemporary Europe the veneration of the feminine principle and her sacred sites is once again gaining power. As Begg interprets it, "The return of the Black Virgin to the forefront of collective consciousness has coincided with the profound psychological need to reconcile sexuality and religion."


This place inspires the wanderlust! Located on Lake Zurich, the leisure area of Rapperswil can easily be discovered by train, or even by boat. Visiting the Lake, Castle, Churches, shopping at the Old Town…


the lake

Rapperswil - Painting Walls and Mosaics

Just walk to discover them