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Who is Paul?

In many ways, the picture says much to answer that question.

What the picture does not answer:

I live in Chatsworth, California with my long term partner, Greg Venne.

I am passionate about about:
     -->those who can not help themselves
     -->about politics
     -->and individual rights
     -->about Jewelry (I am a graduate gemologist) and Diamonds especially.

A picture says a thousand words. For more pictures, please visit my photo gallery.

 

The Latest World Headlines From BBC News . . .



Donald Trump: Tax reform next after healthcare failure

Having failed to scrap Obamacare, Donald Trump says he will focus on tax reform and "big tax cuts".

London attacker Khalid Masood acted alone, say police

There is no information or intelligence to suggest further attacks are planned, police say.

Belarus protests: Hundreds arrested after defying ban

Demonstrators opposed to a tax on the under-employed take to the streets despite a ban.

Battle for Mosul: US investigating deadly air strike

Coalition says it hit area where many were reportedly killed as fears over civilian casualties grow.

Militia fighters decapitate 40 police officers in DR Congo

About 40 were killed when a police convoy was ambushed in the central province of Kasai.,

Changing to BST: Will the clock change affect your kids?

Research is under way to determine how clock changes affect children's sleep patterns.

Brazil teacher changes hairstyle to support bullied girl

"A boy had told my pupil her hair was ugly, and she was sad. I told her she was wonderful."

Pro-Brexit party UKIP loses its only MP

The party's only MP says he is quitting to become an independent and says he is doing so "amicably".

Italy sex case dropped because woman 'did not scream'

Italy's justice minister is investigating the Turin judge's decision, which has caused outrage.

Sylhet blasts kill four amid Bangladesh militant raid

Bangladesh has seen an escalation of suspected jihadist violence in recent weeks.

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: Fans say goodbye at public service

A Hollywood memorial service is celebrating the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

Brazil meat scandal: China and others lift ban

Chile and Egypt have also lifted bans imposed over claims that unsafe produce was sold for years.

EU summit: Leaders stress unity on Rome anniversary

Celebrations mark 60 years since the EU's founding treaty, but the UK stays away as Brexit looms.

US and UK laptop bans on some Middle East flights come into effect

The US and UK bans affect direct flights from some Middle East airports.

Europeans take to streets on Treaty of Rome anniversary

People in London, Rome, Berlin and other cities mark 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed.

The man taught to have sex by lesbians

"Disability and sexy don't go together" - Mik Scarlet on how he explored his sexuality in the 1970s.

'Stolen child' reunites with East Timor family after 32 years

Alberto Mohamed returns to East Timor to find his family after 32 years.

Harrison Ford: 'I'm the schmuck that landed on the taxiway'

Harrison Ford explains to air traffic control why he landed on a taxiway, just missing a passenger jet.

South African astrologer fights to legalise 'magic' mushrooms

An astrologer in South Africa is fighting to get "magic" mushrooms legalised for use in spiritual ceremonies.

Week in pictures

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

The Cinta Larga and the curse of the diamonds

How illegal diamond mining is threatening the way of life of the Cinta Larga indigenous group in Brazil.

10 things we didn't know last week

Bear Grylls is afraid of cocktail parties, and more news nuggets.

Russia and the West: A century of suspicion

Claims the Kremlin tried to influence the US election are the latest move in a long story of mistrust.

Are Washington girls really going missing?

Social media claims 14 girls have recently disappeared from DC. The truth is more complicated.

The truth about baby boxes' life-saving claims

What evidence is there that Finland's famous baby boxes actually reduce infant mortality rates?

Freed from IS tyranny, Mosul Sunnis fear for the future

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen inside Mosul explains the challenges Iraq will face when IS are defeated.

The day I witnessed the Common Market's creation

How, as a cub reporter, the BBC's long-serving foreign correspondent witnessed the EEC's creation.

Maggie MacDonnell feels 'disbelief' after Global Teacher Prize win

The Arctic teacher was recognised last week for her work in the remote Quebec community of Salluit.

The mass graves uncovered in DR Congo

Up to 400 people have reportedly been killed in the central DR Congo provinces of Kasai - what is going on?

Can a mountain wind really make you ill?

For centuries, people in the Alps have attributed health issues, headaches in particular, to the mountain wind known as the Foehn.

Who dares piggyback on a dictator?

The BBC examines the unusual photo of Kim Jong-un giving a piggyback to a military officer.

Bradley Wiggins: Ex-team Sky rider says mystery package controversy is horrible

Sir Bradley Wiggins says he will "shock a few people" when he has his say on an investigation into a "mystery package" delivered for him in 2011.

Lewis Hamilton: Hard-to-manage Mercedes driver ready to win fourth title

Lewis Hamilton may be harder to manage than most drivers, but his restless, superstar lifestyle helps him stave off the boredom - and enables him to win.

England v Lithuania

Gareth Southgate says England must have the "flexibility" to adapt against different opponents ahead of Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.