Pride Hollywood Cafe Buenos Aires • Pride Cafe opens its second venue in the city of Buenos Aires, this time Palermo Hollywood was the chosen location. Carlos Daniel Franco - owner - pioneered years ago with the original Pride Cafe at… Continue
Added by Carlos Melia on September 30, 2010 at 21:55 —
Frank Malaba hosts Africa's only gay radio talk show, but is also well-known in South Africa as an actor. He now lives in Johannesburg, but is from Zimbabwe, and as he's been telling NewsDay, he doesn't agree - as some argue - that being gay is somehow "un-African".
“What is African Culture? Is there a thing called African Culture? Some cultures kill…Continue
Added by Tim on September 30, 2010 at 15:30 —
Logan McCree's performance as a scientific researcher from another planet in the Raging Stallion film The Visitor won him a best actor award at the annual GayVN Awards held in San Francisco during the Folsom Street Fair weekend. Key figures in the US gay adult industry gathered at the Castro Theatre to celebrate another year in an… Continue
Added by Tim on September 30, 2010 at 13:00 —
VELIB Bikes to explore Paris • VELIB Bikes - the name is a contraction of velo (cycle) and liberte (freedom). A popular bicycle rental scheme in Paris that has transformed travel in the city, by the private company… Continue
Added by Carlos Melia on September 29, 2010 at 20:30 —
One time Hollywood superstar and current California Governor Arnold Shwarzenegger, has signed a bill into law that repeals a 60 year old "gay cure" mandate from state code.
The law instructed the State Department of Mental Health to conduct research into the "causes and cures of homosexuality" and which classified gay men and lesbians as "sexual deviants" and "possible child molesters".
The final crescendo of a bitter legal battle in the Italian courts is due to be played out in the next few days.
Prince Jonathan Doria Pamphilj, the adopted son of fabulously wealthy Italian noblewoman Princess Dorietta Pamphilj-Landi and her British husband naval officer Frank Pogson, is at loggerheads with his sister over the family fortune.
Jonathan 47, who is gay, has two surrogate children by separate mothers and at… Continue
Added by Mark Palmer on September 29, 2010 at 19:07 —
It sounds like a joke, but it isn't. Potato, aka Edwin Nyaruka, is a little-known Zimbabwean musician who wants to follow in the footsteps of the likes of dance hall artists like Buju Banton and Beenie Man. What they've all got in common is that some of their lyrics are virulently anti-gay.
Potato is about to release his first album, and has managed to get substantial coverage in the African press and gay blogosphere because… Continue
Added by Tim on September 29, 2010 at 16:00 —
All too often it takes a lot more than a change in the law to sweep away taboos about homosexuality, and what's happened to actor Yuvraj Parashar is a perfect example. His family are so appalled that he's played a gay character in the film ‘Dunno Y...Na Jaane Kyon’, that the… Continue
Added by Tim on September 29, 2010 at 10:30 —
It's Banned Books Week in the US, and while it's perhaps not so surprising that two books with homosexual themes have been what the American Libraries Association describes as the "most challenged" of 2009, it does seem a bit ridiculous that the story of two male penguins and their adopted baby Tango (based on real life among penguins in… Continue
Conservative celebrity pundit Ann Coulter can be guaranteed to spice up any gathering with her feisty opposition to anything which has a whiff of gay about it, and so it's unsurprising that she's raised a few hackles and garnered a few column inches by attacking the GLBT community and same-sex marriage in the past few days.
She used a meeting of right-wing gay group GOProud to use her "gays aren't blacks" argument over civil rights issues, which got her… Continue
Added by Tim on September 28, 2010 at 23:00 —
I heard news from Radio about this protest. But I wonder how many of them are discreet gays?
Well, leave it to them. Now people in Indonesia are always wondering when they will live in peace, people are hungry of piece and live in tolerant way. This FPI always think that Indonesia is Islamic Country which is not true. We just hope and expect for new beginning for LGBT in Indonesia.
Several hundred people marched through the streets of the Polish city of Wroclaw over the weekend, demanding that the country's Equality Minister Elizabeth Radziszewska be replaced, and calling for partnership rights for same-sex couples.
Despite a counter-demonstration by anti-gay nationalists, what the press have described as a "rainbow parade" passed off… Continue
Added by Tim on September 27, 2010 at 11:00 —
The UK's most gay-friendly rugby player Ben Cohen - who despite being straight is openly appreciative of his gay fans - has launched his 2011 calendar, with a mix of photos unlikely to disappoint keen followers.
Added by Tim on September 27, 2010 at 10:30 —
Catholics across Minnesota have received a DVD from their Archbishop this weekend, as part of a campaign against gay marriage. Around 400,000 have been sent out.
The church calls it an "educational packet" that is aimed at preserving marriage in Minnesota."Defining marriage as a simple union of consenting parties will change the core meaning of marriage in the public square for every Minnesotan," says Archbishop John Nienstedt in the video. (more at… Continue
Added by Tim on September 26, 2010 at 22:30 —
While we're used to homophobic and sexist remarks from Italy's leader, Silvio Berlusconi (the other week he told young men to marry for money, saying "I am talking of finding a rich girlfriend instead of a boyfriend. Let’s be precise about this because otherwise the headline in La Repubblica will be ‘Berlusconi has become gay"), comments by the country's Family Policy Minister give a clear indication of just how hostile the government is to gay rights.…
Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatitus, three of the five islands which are currently known as the Netherlands Antilles will become municipalities of the Netherlands from October 10th, while the other two, Curaçao and Sint Maarten are to be independent states.
Laws on the three small - and traditionally socially conservative - islands are being brought into line with the Netherlands, and last week… Continue
Added by Tim on September 26, 2010 at 10:00 —
Though Singapore is a modern country in so many respects, as with many former parts of the British Empire its laws still have a whiff of colonial puritanism; when it comes to what gays can and can't do in private, that's certainly true of Section 377A of the Penal Code.
Tan Eng Hong was recently charged with offences under this section, even though he and the man he was with were both clearly happy about what they were...er....doing at the time. His lawyer has now decided… Continue
Added by Tim on September 25, 2010 at 11:00 —
Despite Fidel Castro's recent apology for the dreadful treatment of the gay community by his regime in the past, and a new openness about GLBT issues, Cuban authorities are still uncomfortable about too much unofficial activity by gay activists. Just over a week ago, Aliomar Janjaque Chivaz, who's president of the independent Fundación cubana LGBT Reinaldo Arenas, was arrested while filming interviews with gay men who'd been sent to internment camps by the regime in the 60s and… Continue
Added by Tim on September 25, 2010 at 10:30 —