Gay news, Osbournes Pride Marshals in LA, homophobia in Asylum system, Prides in Rumania and Slowakia, lesbians raped in South Africa

24 05 2010

Kelly and Sharon Osbourne will be the Grand Marshals for the Los Angeles Gay Parade. They have spoken out a lot of gay issues and have always been very supportive of the gay community, so great choices. Better than Paris Hilton and her mom e few years back. Saturday Sharon hosted an Equality California event at their mansion to celebrate Harvey Milk Day.

U.K. gay rights group Stonewall just finished an extensive study that shows that almost all gay and lesbian asylum-seekers are returned to their home-country. Many are send back with the words they should just live discreet. Even though in some countries in the middle east and africa gays are really being killed for their sexuality. I totally an in favor of thorough vetting of asylum-seekers also in the Netherlands. But we do accept too many that do not need to be here and can go home and do not accept others that are in danger of their lives and would totally integrate in our society.

While Gay Pride in Rumania this weekend was a success with hundreds of participants and no violence, Rainbow pride in Bratislava was a disaster. Thousand people had accumulated on the centre to celebrate when 80 extremist skinheads started to throw stones and smoke bombs. Police only caught 8!! After the incident police asked for the Pride to be cancelled.

South Africa is all in the centre of the news because of the upcoming World Championships soccer in a few weeks. Groups have asked for people to be aware that a lot of women are being raped there because of their sexuality, being gay is still a big taboo there. One in every two women gets raped and the rate is highest in the slumps of Johannesburg and Capetown. There men still think they can “cure” women and make them straight by fucking them. Repulsive.

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Gay news, Austria gay stamp, gay Welsh rugby star, anti-gay day a big fail, Gay pride Slovakia in danger

4 05 2010

The Australian Postal Service has issued the world’s first postage stamp to celebrate gay pride. It is on the occasion of the 15th annual Gay Pride in Vienna. The stamp is worth $0.72 and a bit bland. Just the words Rainbow Parade in German, but still cool it exists.

I reported a while back about the coming out of rugby star Gareth Thomas. He did an interview with SI and talked about how great his team mates were in accepting him and telling him he was still the same and it did not matter. Unfortunately this sunday a small part of the audience during one of his matches was not so gay-friendly. In the match his team on with 19-0 they started chanting homophobic slurs and he was pretty upset. The rugby league has taken action against the “fans”.

Religious Right Wingnuts hosted a 70.000 dollar event at the Lincoln memorial called: ” A cry to God for a nation in distress.” It was lined with Evangelical stars and morons like Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Pete LaBarbera from Americans for truth about homosexuality(probably 2 closet-cases themselves) and originally an idea of Huckabee’s inner circle. Only 300 people attended, haha. And that for 70.000 bucks. I post a small clip, the second speaker brings out the laughs!! Starts around 1 minute into the clip

The leader of the Slovakian National Party told media he is not in favor at all of the first Bratislava Pride in May 2010. He wants to attend it if it goes through and spit on the gays there. The extremely nationalistic SNP is a coalition party of the Government in Slovakia.