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23:37 | 30th April 2017

News: World

Mon 19 Apr, 2010
By Sam Bristowe

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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!”


Aussie Olympic swimmer comes out

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Australian Olympic swimmer Daniel Kowalski has come out as gay as he is tired of living a lie and begins his new life as a openly gay sportsman after living a “closeted existence”

Kowalski, 34, told the Sun Herald that he was inspired by the story from this side of the hemisphere when Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas came out about his sexuality within his macho sporting environment. He said the news left him feeling liberated but a little jealous of his openness.

The Olympic swimmer, who has won four Olympic medals, said in the interview that he hopes his actions will help other athletes to come out, saying, ‘’I just want them to realise that they are not alone, that the feelings that they have are probably quite common and that at the end of the day it’s really OK. There will be hard times but you surround yourself with great supportive people who love you for you and you’ll be OK.’’

He continued: ‘’I always knew that I lacked confidence when I stood up on the blocks and I do wonder sometimes if that lack of confidence was fear, fear of not really knowing who I am.”

“I want to fall in love and be happy and be proud of who I am.’’

 

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