Sep 112017
 

Portia’s Engagement Ring

On April 16, 2008, Ellen and Portia married.  Portia’s engagement ring was a diamond surrounded by pink diamonds.  It was a symbol of love and not money.  This year this happy couple celebrated nine years of married bliss.  However, Portia would be the first to admit that her pink diamonds are no match for the PINK STAR DIAMOND, which in 2017 has become the world’s most expensive gem.

 

 

Hong Kong:

In this Wednesday, March 29, 2017, photo, the Pink Star diamond, the most valuable cut diamond ever offered at auction, is displayed by a model at a Sotheby’s auction room in Hong Kong. A stunning 59.6 carat diamond known as the “Pink Star” has sold for HK$553 million or $71.2 million at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong, setting a record for any diamond or jewel. It’s Also the highest price for any work ever sold at auction in Asia. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

On 4 April 2017 in Hong Kong, Sotheby’s set a new world auction record for any diamond or jewel when the Pink Star, a 59.60-carat oval mixed-cut Fancy Vivid Pink Internally Flawless diamond, sold for HK$553 million / US$71.2 million. The Pink Star was acquired by renowned jeweller Chow Tai Fook, with the winning telephone bid placed by Dr. Henry Cheng Kar-Shun, Chairman of the company. The Pink Star has been renamed CTF PINK STAR in memory of the late Dr. Cheng Yu-Tung, father of the current chairman and founder of Chow Tai Fook, and commemorates the esteemed brand’s 88th anniversary.

The gem was mined in South Africa.   The Gemological Institute of America has described this gem as the “largest flawless vivid pink diamond” in the world.

 

Sep 112017
 

A LGBT Phoenix

Labrys: Amazon Womyn are going to rise again

Hi paula key here.

As of September 2017, I am in my fifth year of blogging for all women, and lesbians in particular. Today, I have had over 380,000 visitors and this fulfills my dreams of bringing gay/lesbian world-wide news, articles/poems to inspire and to advertise my lesbian ebooks and children’s ebooks  As you are probably aware all ebooks can be read on a variety of media devices (computer, laptop, iPhone, kindle, etc).

My lesbian ebooks are set in three countries and hopefully delve into lives that may be different.

 

I chose characters to represent an interesting world:

Jo is a mustering and ‘Jack-of-all trades on an isolated Australian cattle far.  Jo falls in love and travels across the Outback with an Australian aboriginal woman.  This allowed me to contrast the lives of a white woman and the world of an indigenous woman.

Lt. Dee: is a young army nurse in the Vietnam War.  The story was sparked by a visit to the Washington Vietnam War Memorial Wall where over 55,000 soldiers (and nurses) died.  I set this story in Vietnam in 1968 – the year of most casualties.  How can a 21 year old Lt. Dee, who grew up on a Dutch Pennsylvania farm, deal with the horrors of war in a foreign country?  Yet, Dee falls in love with a dashing Air Force Captain – a native American woman.

Jazz is a television carpenter with an appetite for women.  It was a fantasy trip for me. What would life be like for a good looking woman, whose television fame brings sexy email and letter invitations?  What would it be like to have an expensive car and a luxurious apartment?  However, I decided that  Jazz needed to fall in love with  a challenging woman.  This had to be a woman an equally famous and rich woman who would captivate Jazz and be elusive, sexy and extremely strong-willed.

I wrote these books to outline various themes:  Jo:   (The Australian Aboriginal Dream Time.)

Jazz:  (1920s – Lesbian Women of Paris)

Lt. Dee: Love in a War Zone  (

Sample chapters can be obtained on Amazon – Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple iBooks.

Thank you.  paula

 

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Who I am and Where I Live

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Paula left with Trish at the Koala Hospital 2016

 

My writing name is Paula Key and I live among lakes, rocks and pines in Canada.  Trish and I were legally married in 2008.  We love to travel, write and photograph nature.

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Thank you for visiting this site, as of August, 08 2016, there have been 270,202 visitors.

Update:  August 22, 2016.   My writing name for the LGBTI community is Paula Key, but I also write children’s stories under my real name, Pauline Gallagher.   childrenandteensstoriestomotivateandinspire.com 

Children’s Books?    

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I also write under the name Pauline Gallagher on  childrenandteensstoriestomotivateandinspire.com  Here are some of my books if you have ‘little ones’ in your life.  They are ebooks on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Kobo and Apple iBooks.

Mrs Claus won the Canadian Library competition and is published in Winners' Circle 6.

Mrs Claus won the Canadian Library competition and is published in Winners’ Circle 6.

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Unicorns Come At Night focuses on the death of a pet.      Bouncing Blue Ball is a fun story of a dog’s ball that get hit in a park, bounces into a stroller, finds it way to a garbage/fill site and bobs up and down in the ocean.  Will the ball return to Dolly the dog?

Sep 112017
 

Here is an old woman using a Christian icon to deprive LGBTI fellow Romanian citizens of their basic rights.  She is in peasant attire.  Are we to think that she is uneducated?  Are we to think that older Romanians do not support their LGBTI children or extended family?  Some of the greatest upholders of human rights have been senior citizens.

Should Gay Marriage Be Put to a Vote?

I say “NO.”   Here are my reasons.  Let’s go back to the USA and the southern states.  The years are 1950-60s and black students are trying to enter a university to study.  White people with baseball bats and signs are saying “No to segregation.”  In cities and towns there are “non-white” sections of restaurants, cinemas and toilets.  If the southern states had voted for or against segregation – there would still be non-white sections and washrooms today.  It was the Federal Government of the USA that said there should be equality for all.

South Africa:  Nations boycotted South Africa for its segregation and denial of equal rights to blacks and Asians.  The Olympic Committee boycotted South Africa as did FIFA (world soccer).

Romanian citizens should not be voting on equal rights for minorities.  The Orthodox church keeps stating that the Scriptures state “One man – one woman” for marriage.  This is NOT the case.  Begin with Genesis and you will see that it is ONE man and MANY WIVES and sometimes wives and concubines.