Gay news

11 08 2009

Shmuel Preimark, a soldier in the ultra-Othrodox Nahal Haredi Unit, was arrested for making anti-gay threats on a gay forum for three days prior to Saturday’s rally in honor of the shooting in Tel Aviv the previous weekend. He admitted to saying more killing would happen soon and police is now looking into what his involvement might have been in other crimes. How can anyone do something like that after such a horrible shooting. Hope he rots away in jail for a while.

In Ireland 5.000 people protested this weekend in opposition to the civil partnerships bill being introduced soon. They say they want full marriage equality and not something. I think sometimes in religious countries like Ireland, gay people should be happy with little steps so maybe first civil partnerships and then marriage. That is the route taken in the Netherlands before and it helps people warm up to the idea of gays marrying instead of alienating them. On the other hands civil partnerships are not the same as marriage, so still no equality and that is not a good thing either. I go back on forth on this issue.

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe showed once more what a great guy he is by donating a major amount of money to the Trevor Project, a non-profit organization that operates the only nationwide suicide prevention helpline for gay, lesbian and transgendered youth. Gay teens are up to 4 times more likely to commit suicide so this organization does great things.

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