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
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.
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.
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!”
German second division club St Pauli will fly the rainbow flag, symbolising gay pride, permanently at their Hamburg stadium, the club announced today.
"The club has been active for many years against homophobia and discrimination," said St Pauli vice-president Dr. Gernot Stenger.
"With this flag, we are giving this highly-visible sign that these issues have great importance at St.
Pauli and we are working hard on them."
Dirk Bruellau of the club's gay and lesbian fan club Queerpass Sankt Pauli, backed the move and said it would now be a "quantum leap for the football world" if one of the 18 clubs in Germany's top-flight Bundesliga followed suit.
With the famous skull and crossbones on their supporters flag, St Pauli is one of Germany's cult football clubs and their fans are often identified with left-wing politics.
Homosexuality in German football has been a topic since chancellor Angela Merkel told gay footballers last September they should have no fear of revealing their sexuality.
As part of the "Go your own way" campaign, Merkel said: "Anyone who sums up the strength and bravery should know that they live in a land where they have nothing to fear."
While senior political figures, such as German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and Berlin's mayor Klaus Wowereit, have come out, no current German Bundesliga footballer has revealed his homosexuality.
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