STAND4LOVE: Editorial Clarity

Why Do I Support STAND4LOVE?

Simple really. Im 20 years old, and only in the last 2 years I have been openly gay. Well, I say ”openly”. I really mean, I have been open to a handful of people about being gay, and most of them are online friends. Some of my family know, not all. It’s not that they will disown me or be angry if I tell them that I am gay, not at all. It’s just hard for me to say it when it really shouldn’t be that hard of a thing to do, right?

I denied the fact that I was gay to myself for years, even though I knew deep down and quite an early age I was. I don’t think it is right for me to feel this way. Afraid to tell family and friends who I really am. What kind of world is that, where we cannot even be open to the people closest to us, who brought us up? Its ridiculous. The industry I eventually want to get into, Entertainment, is a mixed feeling for me. There are plenty of gay people who are successful in the entertainment business, however, the way that News reporters go about exploiting the fact that someone is gay, or spreading rumours that someone is gay…really scares me. If Justin Bieber wrote a press release tomorrow announcing he was gay, can you imagine the reaction? Why should something so natural, get a reaction like it does in todays society?

I support STAND4LOVE because I do believe that one day in the near future, everyone will be able to love anyone, openly and free with no worries about what people will think of them or how they will be judged. There will always be Assholes in this world yes, it’s just not giving a damn about those few individuals and accepting who we are, and being as open as we want about it. We all have the right to live a happy life, we all have the right to fall in love with that one special person, no matter what sex they are. Love is an amazing thing, it’s what makes the world go round. I’m gay and i’m proud of it, and one day I know I will be 100% comfortable with showing it. Awareness Campaigns like this help, because it shows the amount of support people give, which makes me feel there is nothing to be ashamed of. I guarantee after this experience, I’ll be different…and for the better. I hope you are too, and I hope you also give your support no matter what sexual orientation you are. It’s all about the love.

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤



STAND4LOVE: Open Your Heart. Open Your Mind.

Press Release: 6/2012

Nothing else should matter but the love that two people share and they should have the right to express and bind that love in marriage regardless if you are Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Bisexual or Transgendered.


STAND4LOVE is an awareness charity project to promote the visibility and rights of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Straight loving couples to have the right to marry and be recognized by the law across the world. It will be a picture campaign in Second Life to spread awareness and promote equality and tolerance. The best pictures with the best message will be published in a book in SL and Issuu. All the pictures will be spotlighted at the STAND4LOVE blog, flickr and facebook.


Each participant will take a picture of themselves in a plain (white or black) background then add the Stand4Love Logo. Put a message of support as well as your SL name and/or Title/Business (Optional) in the picture. If you have a business in SL, you may put your business logo as well in the picture. PLEASE MAKE THE PICTURES 1024×1024 or 512×512 in size. Submit your pictures to RicoRacer Flux or Editorial Clarity before July 15, 2012 to be included in the book.

All pictures received will be published in the STAND4LOVE blog as well as CSLTM and UrWorld blogs. It will also be promoted in Stand4Love Facebook page and Flickr group. We will take the best pictures with the best message of support and put it in a Stand4Love book to be published in Second Life and Issuu. Please Join us.



If you want to participate in this campaign, please let me know. All you need to do is help spread awareness through your pictures. Photograph yourself and your friends who support the cause. Follow the instructions above. If you can help photograph others too, it would be fantastic.



If you can help us advertise STAND4LOVE in your blogs and put our URL in your links, we will do the same under the staff page. Please help us promote marriage equality through your amazing blogs and flickrs.



Anyone who does the project above is considered a supporter and their names will be posted under The Supporter Page and their picture submission will be published in this blog. If you are a designer or business owner in Second Life, we would love to have your support as well and we can put your logo in our supporter’s page.




Rico and Edi ❤ ❤



The Event shall be closed off to the public, however it will be streamed LIVE via Metaverse TV so you don’t miss out on a thing!


Saturday June 16th

10:00 am SLT

This event is closed to public.

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Miss Essence of PurpleMoon™ 2013

Miss Essence of PurpleMoon™ 2013 – Press Release

Celebrating PurpleMoon’s 3rd Anniversary we are holding a photo and live runway contest to give one lady the opportunity to become “The Essence of PurpleMoon”. We are looking for someone who can represent the essence of PurpleMoon.

We want to find the elegance, glamour and magic that PurpleMoon has been offering for these three years. We want to see the heart and soul of PurpleMoon represented in your picture. It’s about great style, beauty and class. But most of all, it’s about getting to see our brand through your eyes. If you would like to become our face please join us, submit your pictures and a group of judges will decide who shall be the one … “The Essence of PurpleMoon 2013″.


[1] Join PurpleMoon Creations in world group.
[2] Join “the ♔The Essence of PurpleMoon™♔” group in Flickr:
[3] The photo can be taken by yourself or somebody else (Please credit the photographer in the description). You have to wear an outfit from PurpleMoon or a mix&match of PurpleMoon designs but no group or hunt gifts are allowed.
[4] The photo must be 1024×1024 pixels or higher but always in 1.1 ratio and must be submitted to the Flickr group. (No pictures sent inworld will be accepted)
[5] You are allowed to submit up to two (2) pictures. One face shot and one full body shot. Rename the pictures “The Essence of PurpleMoon” -”Your Name”.
[6] No logos, signs or names are allowed on the photographs.
[7] We reserve the right to remove from the pool any images that don’t follow these rules.
[8] By posting your pictures in the group you are giving PurpleMoon Creations all the rights to use those pictures for promotion, advertising, etc.
[9] Each month, six monthly winners will be chosen to compete in the Essence of PurpleMoon semi-finals in mid-October. This will be an in-house styling show and personal interviews. Ten finalists will be chosen at this event.
[10] The ten finalists will compete in the Essence of PurpleMoon finals in November. A panel of judges will select the top three winners. More details about what to prepare for the final will be given to the finalists.
[11] Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges to be announced.


Month One: Begins on June 20th, 2012 and ends midnight July 19th, 2012. Winners announced by June 30.
Month Two: Begins on July 20th, 2012 and ends midnight August 19th, 2012. Winners announced by August 30.
Month Three: Begins on August 20th, 2012 and ends midnight September 19th, 2012. Winners announced by September 30.
The semi-finals will take place in mid-October (date/time TBD)
The finals will take place in early November (date/time TBD


Each of the six monthly winners will receive L$2500 in store credit from PurpleMoon, their pictures will be published in magazines and display at PM Main Store and they will receive some special gifts from our sponsors.
Miss Essence of PurpleMoon 2013 will receive L$50000 cash prize and will receive all releases of the year of her reign as the face of PurpleMoon. She will represent the brand in many advertising images for magazines, in store posters and other media, and will be invited to participate in the upcoming fashion shows.
She will receive the official crown custom made by Yula Finesmith from Finesmith Designs and the official title of “Miss Essence of PurpleMoon 2013”. She will also receive the official portrait & body photo by the photographer Magissa Denver.
The winning pictures will be published in magazines and display at PM Main Store and she will receive many special gifts from our sponsors.
There will be also prizes for 1st and 2nd runner ups and for the winners of “The best in…” categories.

Special thanks to our sponsors who enrich our contest with fabulous prizes:

BeStyle Magazine |
Chop Zuey |
Denver Photography |
Diktator |
Finesmith Designs |
Glam Affair |
InWorld Magazine |
Maniera SL |
Wetcat Builds & Poses |
White Widow Makeup |

Poulet Koenkamp
Owner & Designer of PurpleMoon Creations™
PurpleMoon Team