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The social impact of the Reese and Bianca relationship is continuing to have an impact abroad. On a Dutch soap opera a brochure showed up featuring an image of Reese and Bianca at their 2009 groundbreaking nuptials. Here is what was said about the show and the featuring of the brochure:

AMC’s Bianca & Reese Pop Up On Dutch Soap GTST

ALL MY CHILDREN’s Bianca (Eden Riegel) and Reese (Tamara Braun) were seen on Dutch soap opera GOEDE TIJDEN SLECHTE TIJDEN on Friday, on a marriage equality brochure. GTST fan and We Love Soaps contributor Mark offers us a recap:

Nuran Baydar (played by Toprak Yalçiner) and Rik de Jong (played by Ferri Somogyi) have feelings for each other. But because Rik isn’t muslim Nuran feels like she can’t be in a relationship with him. Both of them have started dating other people and both of them are rushing into marriage. Rik with Yvon Terstal (played by Terence Schreurs) and Nuran with Bilal Demir (played by Sinan Eroglu). Especially that last marriage is doomed because Bilal is actually gay.

On Friday Nuran went to a bridal shop to try on her wedding dress. Rik saw her through the window and couldn’t resist to enter the shop. As an excuse he said he wanted to pick up some brochures for Yvon. He wasn’t really paying attention to those brochures because one of them was the one about gay marriage.

When I saw the episode I didn’t notice it was Bianca and Reese. I saw it today when the show uploaded it on their website. The show always does this with letters, cards and photos that are used in the episodes as props. It’s a fun extra for the fans.

click to view a clip from the show

The brochure itself talks about how gay marriage has been legal since 2001, but that there are still a few differences between gay couples and straight couples. Like when a couple has children. Only the biological parent is seen as a legal parent. The other parent has to adopt the child to become a legal parent.

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Here are the front and back covers of the brochure, it’s all in Dutch with no translation.

 

I think it’s amazing that the Reese and Bianca story is still having an impact, particularly on the global discussion on Gay Rights Equality. It’s only too bad Chuck Pratt didn’t see it the way we did and the way the world saw it. I’m proud of both Tamara and Eden’s work and how they managed to make Reese and Bianca so valid in today’s global discussion on the rights of those who do not share equality on certain levels. The whole aspect of inequality in terms of the issue of children from a gay or lesbian couple where the other parent has to adopt the child(ren) from the union still needs some work. What is bothersome is that while surrogacy is needed in the issue of sperm/womb donor, there should be no separation between the aspect of parenting. In whatever union that is — in terms of two women or two men — they are parents. Once that decision is made to have a child, end of story. It’s no different than that of heterosexual couples.

Jumping off soap box now.



I’ve been extremely remiss at getting these up. It seems whenever I’ve gone to I’ve gone a little blonde and forgotten what I was going to do. So I finally have remembered. One of TAMARA OBSCURA‘s long time visitors and commenters has graciously given me permission to post a couple of pictures of her and Tamara. Noreen Smith went to see Tamara’s play TENNESSEE IN THE SUMMER in May and came back saying she was brilliant. Could there be any doubt of that? Noreen said that Tamara was so good and was really happy to greet her fans afterward and even allowed Noreen to share these images with TAMARA OBSCURA and her fans. So thanks so much Noreen for sharing these. I’ve marked them as belonging to Noreen. So I hope you enjoy them. Thanks to Noreen for sharing and to Tamara for allowing them to be taken. I can’t imagine after completing a show how tired she must have been. As always Tamara is a treasure. I believe the date was May 18 because Noreen said she was back home by the 24th. If I’m wrong Noreen please correct in comment. Thanks so much Noreen.

  • [ 002 ] FAN ENCOUNTER IMAGES: 06/18/2012 – NOREEN SMITH @ TENNESSEE IN THE SUMMER




Finally, OBSCURE MEDIA is back up and looking VERY fine. Hope you can begin watching your favourite Tamara Braun vids again.



According to Privacyprotect.org, they have stated this issue is closed. By the meaning of closed, they feel the situation has been resolved to their satisfaction. Therefore no action will be taken. This site will remain open. One thing I want to do publicly… I want to issue an apology to the photographer who felt I was infringing on his/her property. It was never my intent to hurt or insult this person. It was only my desire to bring these images to Tamara’s fans and spread the word about her play. It is my hope that I can continue to bring you the relevant things It was also never my intention to upset or disrespect Tamara. If I have, I am truly sorry. I’ve brought you thus far without further issue. thanks to all and everyone who emailed me or commented here on their support. It was very much appreciated.

Thanks and onwards.

Dianne



I’m aware of some hinky things that have been going on with the site’s two media sections at OBSCURE MEDIA and TAMARA SOAP MEDIA. Apparently my host is moving servers one…more…time so that the security of the sites will be guaranteed. Fly meet ointment. TAMARA SOAP MEDIA is back and looking familiar, OBSCURE MEDIA this site’s regular media section housing all other content such as Tamara’s film, television and interview work is decidedly not its top billing. The template has been returned, however, the videos are not… well… Tamara Braun-ish. I’ve got a ticket into my hosting service one…more…time to find out what is going on. I’ll let you know when I know something which should be around the time of the next ice age. It’s been a tough week.



Hi gang. I’m posting this to let you know that TAMARA OBSCURA despite my domain renewal may be shut down. I feel this might have something to do with the posting of the stills from Tamara’s play TENNESSEE IN THE SUMMER. Apparently someone contacted where domains are held and said I violated their copyright. This stems from someone who said they’d been trying to contact me regarding an issue. I have received nothing from anyone regarding any image issue and I can state, I did not receive anything from this person regarding this issue. After six years of running this site, I cannot believe that it might be gone over an issue that no one contacted me about. There are three areas on this site where you can contact me and they are clearly listed in the bottom of the sidebar had anyone bothered to scroll. There is also a contact page where you can submit your questions or complaints. There is also the fact that my Twitter account, as well as my Facebook and Myspace accounts are clearly shown in the sidebar as alternate methods of contacting me. As of right now, I will be removing those photos from the gallery and the post has been deleted.



I wanted to make sure this was seen. I’ve put up a new page regarding Copyrights and Disclaimers. It can be read here:

DISCLAIMERS & COPYRIGHTS

The reason I’m posting this is because I want it known as I’ve posted in the disclaimer section in the sidebar that I do not own anything. What I’ve found on the internet is subject to the same laws I’ve posted here and that is the FAIR USE law or what is also known as CREATIVE COMMONS. The meaning of CREATIVE COMMONS is listed below.

The idea of universal access to research, education, and culture is made possible by the Internet, but our legal and social systems don’t always allow that idea to be realized. Copyright was created long before the emergence of the Internet, and can make it hard to legally perform actions we take for granted on the network: copy, paste, edit source, and post to the Web. The default setting of copyright law requires all of these actions to have explicit permission, granted in advance, whether you’re an artist, teacher, scientist, librarian, policymaker, or just a regular user. To achieve the vision of universal access, someone needed to provide a free, public, and standardized infrastructure that creates a balance between the reality of the Internet and the reality of copyright laws. That someone is Creative Commons.

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I am not saying that I own anything unless it has my name attached to it such as the tribute section or any synopsis created for Tamara’s films or her television work. There have been some instances where I have been granted permission such as in the gallery section under LITTLE CHENIER where I was granted permission to post certain pictures by Stafford Scott who was attached to the film. All other content I again claim under FAIR USE and CREATIVE COMMONS for educational purposes and to advance the knowledge of Tamara Braun and her work in its totality. Where I have been contacted to remove images, I have done so.



Happy Birthday Tamara! As we all know, Tamara was born on this day 41 years ago in a small village named Evanston. From there she journeyed out into the world to give us her talent and her beauty both internal and external. On behalf of TAMARA OBSCURA, OBSCURE MEDIA and TAMARA SOAP MEDIA I’m wishing a happy and wonderful day for our girl. Hoping she spends it with the people and puppy who mean the most to her. Thank you Tamara for all you’ve brought to our lives and for what you will bring. It’s been a joy thus far. Continued good wishes for a successful run of TENNESSEE IN THE SUMMER.



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