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!”
Lady Gaga has remembered her fashion designer friend Alexander McQueen by posting a photo of them together online, but is yet to say anything as she deals with the shock.
The gay icon, who was a close friend of McQueen’s, posted a photo of them both in an embrace on her Twitter page without comment. She had always been a fan of the designers work and featured his inspirational designs at award shows and in her music videos.
She featured his infamous lobster claw heels in the recent video for Bad Romance.
McQueen also used the same song to open his last Spring Summer 2010 showcase in Paris last October, which was acclaimed as his most ‘gobsmacking triumph to date.’
McQueen is said to have been a huge influence on some of Gaga’s show stopping outfits.
The 40-year-old designer was found dead in his home on Thursday 11th February. His official website stated: On behalf of Lee McQueen’s family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee’s family.
Lee’s family has asked for privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this.
Other stars have paid tribute to the influential designer. According to MTV, Victoria Beckham said, “He was an icon of all time. He made all he touched beautiful and will be desperately missed. My heart is very much with his family and friends at this very sad time”
A spokesperson for Kate Moss said in a statement “Kate is shocked and devastated at the tragic loss of her dear friend Lee McQueen – her thoughts are with his family at this sad time.” Cheryl Cole branded him as one of the “most talented and inspirational figures.”
Reports claim he took his own life nine days after the death of his mother last week. It has been reported by the Sun, that he hanged himself, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
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