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.





Gay news; gay marriage in Mexico City and Washington DC, catholic church and gays make up, anti-gay senator arrested for DUI after leaving gay club

4 03 2010

From today on gay marriage and gay adoption become legal in Mexico City. Mexico City is much more open-minded than the overall very religious country so gays fear a backlash that will take away their rights. And in Washington DC following a Supreme Court ruling Tuesday, gays are allowed to start applying for marriage licenses there as well. Bigots were trying everything to get the Supreme Court to decide different but luckily they did not believe in their hatred.

The catholic church and gays in the Netherlands were in a fight last week and over the weekend, something I blogged about Sunday and before, but the church has backed off a bit. They will no longer seek to bar gays from taking communion. They heavily attacked St. Jan’ church in Den Bosch says it will leave it up to believers to decide whether they are ready to receive communion. Seems like the whole country thought the catholic church was going way too far. Even the very catholic senior citizens at my mom’s work thought gays should get communion and be treated normal.

The dogs that bark the loudest…. ¬†California state Senator Roy Ashburn, a divorced father of 4 was arrested for DUI after leaving a gay club, Faces, in Sacramento with an unidentified male passenger. Ashburn has voted in favor of Prop8, against Harvey Milk day and against expansion to include sexual orientation as a protected class in the state’s insurance laws. What a fucking hypocrite.





Gay news, Equality March a success, Schwarzenegger shows his pro-gay side, another vicious hate-crime in NYC

13 10 2009

The National Equality March in Washington as a huge success. With over 250.000 people(lots of young people) ¬†attending and with guest speakers as Lady Gaga, Cynthia Nixon(Miranda in Sex and the City) and Cleve Jones( activist in the 70’s and friend of Harvey Milk) who all delivered great speeches, I hope Washington and Obama will listen!

Yesterday Arnold Schwarzenegger signed two pro-gay bills into law. The first is by making May 22nd Harvey Milk day to honor the killed gay activist. Something he refused to do last year. The other gives LGBT people a less symbolic gain by recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states. The wingnut right goes angry of course, calling Harvey Milk a predator and liar. Well, I have to say after a very weak start as Governor of California, Schwarzenegger does better and better.

A 49-year old gay man was brutally beaten outside a Queens’ deli friday early morning. Two men yelled anti-gay slurs and attacked him. The man is in a coma and has two collapsed lungs, liver damage, a fractured jaw, rib fractures and a lacerated spleen. One victim 21- year old Daniel Rodriguez has been arrested. The police is still on the look-out for the other suspect. Just horrible