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!”
When the gay-to-straight conversion group PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays), put up a controversial billboard on one of the busiest highways in Richmond, Virginia, it thought it had found a clever way to highlight its belief that homosexuality is a choice, not a given.
On the left side of the billboard the group showed a clean-cut, dapper young man dressed in a suit. On the right side was a picture of the same man dressed in a white T-shirt. In between the images, the billboard said: “Identical twins: One gay.
One not. Nobody is born gay.”
PFOX used studies looking at instances in which one twin is gay and one is straight to support its contention that there is no “gay gene” and that people can change from gay to straight. The argument was immediately challenged on scientific grounds.
Now a new objection has been raised. The twins shown in the billboard, it transpires, are not twins at all. They are in fact a single male model called Kyle Roux, who lives in South Africa.
And a further salient fact has emerged: Roux is openly gay. And proudly so.
He told the Virginia TV station WWBV: “It just seems like there’s no place in today’s world for an organisation that is promoting this as being some kind of deviant or distasteful lifestyle. I’ve lived my life openly gay and happy for my entire life.”
In a statement released in answer to ensuing criticism, PFOX said by it stood by its interpretation of twin genetics, and added: “PFOX believes respecting the lives of those who have made a decision to seek change is part of building a tolerant society.”
The controversial billboard is still up, and is scheduled to remain so until 4 January.
Source: The Guardian
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