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!”
Moscow city hall has banned a gay pride march planned for later this month, citing security reasons, organiser Nikolai Alexeyev said Thursday.
"They called me and said they banned it. We don't yet have the paper," Alexeyev told AFP, saying that he would contest the decision in court.
The organisers of the Slavic Gay Pride event had requested to hold a march on May 29 down a street in central Moscow, but the city hall turned down the request without offering an alternative route, Alexeyev said.
"There was no alternative. They gave the same reason as last year, about security and the possibility of riots," Alexeyev said.
Last year, Alexeyev led a small number of protesters, including British activist Peter Tatchell, at an unsanctioned demonstration, which was roughly broken up by riot police.
The city hall has banned gay pride marches for five years running. Mayor Yury Luzhkov has openly expressed homophobic views, calling gay parades "Satanic" and saying that Russian society is not ready for such events.
During a talk show on gay rights aired on national television Monday, 84 percent of telephone voters said they would not want to see a gay parade in their home town.
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