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10:41 | 18th August 2017

News: World

Thu 7 Oct, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


But activists say the attention now being given to the harassment of young gays and lesbians could spark action

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Gay Soldiers shouldnt command troops say's Brazillian General.

A Brazilian general’s comment that gay soldiers should not be allowed to command troops sparked fierce criticism today from gay rights groups and a national lawyers’ organisation that champions human rights


SJP – SATC2 = LGBT

Sarah Jessica Parker has given away her tickets to the Sex and the City 2 premier in a bid to raise money for equal LGBT rights.


Five arrested in Kenya over gay wedding

Kenya police on Friday arrested five suspected homosexuals in a coastal resort town after hundreds of residents protested over a planned gay wedding, a local official said.


Prop 8 to be made into a film

Seeking to overcome a broadcast blackout imposed by the US Supreme Court, a pair of Los Angeles filmmakers have undertaken the task of faithfully recreating the federal trial on California’s same-sex marriage ban for the internet – all 60-plus hours of it; every “um,” “yes, your honour” and “objection!”


Gay teen suicides create a 'teachable moment'

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Gay Americans have arrived at what activists say is a teachable moment. A recent spate of gay teenage suicides has captured broad public sympathy, and some advocates are using it as an opportunity to educate.

Activists say they don't want to appear to be capitalizing on tragedies that include the suicide last month of a Rutgers University freshman. His roommate and a friend are accused of webcasting his sexual encounter with a man.



But activists say the attention now being given to the harassment of young gays and lesbians could spark action.

For instance, advocates say the suicides could give a boost to legislation to toughen anti-bullying laws.

Source: AP

 

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