First Kiss


Global Love Day (GLD) is an annual celebration of humanity which is celebrated in countries and communities around the world each May 1. The Love Foundation, the nonprofit organization whose mission it is to “Inspire people to love unconditionally” presents the international event as a symbolic day of unconditional love. Global Love Day’s main theme, “Love begins with me,” has been the focus since its inception.

The six tenets of Global Love Day are:

We are one humanity on this planet.
All life is interconnected and interdependent.

All share in the Universal bond of love.
Love begins with self acceptance and forgiveness.

With respect and compassion we embrace diversity.
Together we make a difference through love.

In recent years, Global Love Day has additionally been celebrated in the virtual world of Second Life. Since 2010, the virtual event is held in a specially created sim and includes a full day of dancing, meditating and other activities. In 2011, it was reported that over 800 avatars from around the world attended Global Love Day in Second Life.

Idan Bitton and Alfredo Calle Ferran First Kiss

In honor of Global Love Day, The Love Foundation also hosts an annual Art, Essay and Poetry Invitational where people of all ages can share their creative expression of global love. Submissions reflect the universal understanding of love, unity, tolerance, compassion and represent the idea of Global Love Day along with its theme ‘Love begins with me’.

Alfredo Calle Ferran made the movie First Kiss. First Kiss is a 84 minute kiss video between the artists Idan Bitton and Alfredo Calle Ferran. While the camera is still, the kiss is in motion provoking the viewer to stay and watch. Idan and Alfredo do not interact with the viewer, but offer a peek into their intimate moments of commitment. This long lasting, present and unapologetic kiss defines our current gay rights momentum. We are here, we love each other, and this is what it looks like. First Kiss became a revolition. Countless people got inspired by this movie, and made their own First Kiss You Tube projects…..


By: Idan Bitton (
Performed: Idan Bitton & Alfredo Calle Ferran
Video: Runn Shayo

more of Idan’s work:

The scent of sexy



It’s almost the day of love, and for many people ‘setting the mood’ may be high on the priority list. You may have heard about certain foods being aphrodisiacs, but your sense of smell can do the job much more efficiently. Our sense of smell is the sense most closely related to our emotions. Creating the right mood can be as simple as adding the right scent to your body, clothing, or bedroom. 

Guerlain Shalimar Parfum

Guerlain Shalimar, most romantic perfume story

Jasmine, Nerolli, Rose, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang or Patchulli essential oils are not only aphrodisiacs, but can also promote relaxation and confidence. Use massage oils containing one or more of these essential oils to give a sensual massage. Warm the oil in your hands and gently massage the back, arms, legs, and hands to create a relaxing and sexually stimulating experience for your partner.

Put a few drops of one of the essential oils on a cotton ball and put in the drawer with your lingerie; you can also put the cotton ball in a baggie with your desired garments to concentrate the scent (notice: do not apply the essential oils directly to your skin or garments).

Give the room a little aromatherapy by adding a few drops of essential oil to a bowl of warm water, or a warm bath. Dilute a few drops of essential oil in water and spritz your sheets, clothing, and body to create a relaxing, luxurious, and stimulating atmosphere.

Add a few candles, the right music, and voila – you have the perfect evening for Cupid’s finest.

by Jean Amr xx



Bridegroom (full title: Bridegroom: A Love Story, Unequaled) is a 2013 American documentary film about the relationship between two young gay men, produced and directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. Bridegroom premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, 2013, and attracted further press coverage because its premiere screening at the festival was introduced by former President Bill Clinton..

Tom Bridegroom

Tom Bridegroom (Click photo to enlarge).

The film won the festival’s Audience Award for Best Documentary Film. The film jointly received the 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary.

‘Bridegroom’ chronicles the story of Shane Bitney Crone and his partner Thomas Lee ‘Tom’ Bridegroom, who died in a tragic accident. After Bridegroom’s death, Crone found himself cut off and deprived of any legal protection. The film tells the story of their 6-year-long relationship, and the struggles Crone faced after Bridegroom’s death, including the family not allowing Crone to attend the funeral of his life partner.

The story is told by Shane Bitney Crone, family and friends. Vèry touching! One of the most ‘beautiful’ films I’ve èver seen!

Tom Bridegroom

Tom Bridegroom (Click photo to enlarge).

Tom Bridegroom

Happy times. Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom in high in the mountains of Machu Picciu, Peru (Click photo to enlarge).


Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom in the city of love, Paris, France (Click photo to enlarge).

Bridegroom made its television premiere on October 27, 2013, on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The film was also released on DVD. For instant streaming you can see the movie on Netflix….

Don’t forget your tissue’s….

by Jean Amr