Jason Momoa was treated to a surprise birthday bash by his friends over the weekend, and among them was his “Game of Thrones” co-star Emilia Clarke. The “Aquaman” star got an early birthday celebration after he attended the London Film & Comic-Con held from Friday, July 26, to Sunday, July 28. His actual birthday is on Aug. 1. Unknown to him, his friends were gathering at a London hotel to surprise him in a party organized by his friend and personal trainer Mada Abdelhamid. Momoa shared on Instagram a video of the surprise on Monday, July 29, where he was shocked with details such as beer printed with his face and a birthday cake of his favorite hobbies like rock climbing, surfing and doughnuts. In the caption, he cursed at his friend because he “knows I hate surprises but he keeps getting me and I f*cking love/hate him every time he does it.” Clarke paid tribute on Instagram to Momoa, who played Khal Drogo, the love interest of her character Daenerys in “Thrones.” Even ... » Learn More about Emilia Clarke reunites with Jason Momoa for his surprise 40th birthday party
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Presidential aspirant Isko Moreno has been on the receiving end of criticism for what people call fence-sitting or a lack of categorical answers when it comes to issues like Leila de Lima and the Duterte war on drugs. He’s been called “Duterte Lite” or “Duterte 2.0” as people speculate that his lack of clarity is proof that he is a puppet being controlled by President Rodrigo Duterte or that he would adopt his controversial policies if elected into Malacañang. Then there’s the sneering at a man once invited by opposition coalition 1Sambayan and suspected of being impostor who does not represent the “true opposition.” Veteran journalist and Inquirer columnist John Nery wrote that there's no way Isko can now be considered an opposition candidate. Two political analysts say fence-sitting is nothing new and Moreno likely won’t be the only candidate to be accused of this in the months ahead. With President Duterte still enjoying fairly high ... » Learn More about Duterte Lite: Is fence-sitting a sin or strategy in 2022 elections?
Yahya, an Afghan who identifies as gay and a non-conforming person, speaks during an interview at an undisclosed location on September 28, 2021. – Many LGBTQ Afghans are haunted by the Taliban’s brutally repressive reign from 1996 to 2001 when gay men were stoned to death or crushed by toppled walls as punishment. The militants have not officially commented on the subject since they overran Kabul on August 15, 2021, but former senior judge Gul Rahim told Germany’s Bild newspaper that the death penalty would return. (Photo by – / AFP) / TO GO WITH ‘Afghanistan-Taliban-LGBTQ’ Kabul, Afghanistan — As an Afghan transgender woman, Radwin has suffered brutal sexual violence on the streets and even rejection by her family. But with the Taliban back in power, she fears she will be killed because of her identity — and she is desperate to flee the country. Trans people like Radwin have long been among the most marginalized in Afghanistan, where discrimination against the LGBTQ community ... » Learn More about ‘No future’: Trans woman fears death under Taliban