Luswata Brant Runs Uganda’s First LGBTI Clinic. Here is a courageous and compassionate man who is able to see through the superficialities of Ugandan society to reach out to the souls of other humans regardless of their sexual orientation or health status. The Clinic and Resource Center Manager at Ice Breakers Uganda, is an organisation
Taliban uses boy sex slaves to dupe & kill Afghan police. This is surely one of the most heinous crimes against children and against humanity. They kidnap pubescent boys and use them to seduce Afghani police looking for sex then the Taliban kill the policeman. If a boy resists he is raped, beaten and sometimes
An informative news report for those of us interested in Chinese LGBT culture. Unfortunately, for some individuals seeking pleasure and privacy such stories expose them to risk, harassment and arrest since authorities also read newspapers and scan the Net. It always problematic for journalists who want to expand awareness and provide information to relevant readers
Missouri just got its first ever out lesbian Miss Missouri. News like this just twists my mind around in dazzled amazement of modern LGBT life. From the horrors of Orlando to the pink-tinted Tony Awards to the first-ever Namibia Pride Festival to the Syrian gay refugees escaping war to the brilliance of gay teen scientist
How utterly tragic. As billions of dollars are spend on warfare and as combatants violently die in blood, other countries slowly die of starvation. Does humanity deserve this planet? http://www.irinnews.org/feature/2016/06/21/crisis-%E2%80%98lost-ocean%E2%80%99?utm_source=IRIN+-+the+inside+story+on+emergencies&utm_campaign=eaea40f679-RSS_EMAIL_ENGLISH_ALL&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d842d98289-eaea40f679-15725997
The bigger hoax is that even if every adult had a gun they would not be “protected”. It’s a hysterical myth that having a weapon makes one shielded from being shot. The vast majority of gun owners do not carry them to work, to church, to a nightclub, to school, in their car or truck.
A Momentous Occasion in Europe for LGBT Citizens It’s a great moment, like a sunrise at sea–but will some individual states find loopholes to opt out? This is surely one of the most contentious issues of modern civilization but unlike war and pestilence it harms no one. It is an issue of peace and
“Four proposals — two sponsored by Republicans and two by Democrats — are expected to fail today in a replay of the voting in December, after the attack in San Bernardino, Calif. Several moderate Republicans are working on a compromise measure, but they and Democrats face an uphill fight because of the threat of opposition
The assassinations in Orlando were horribly targeted at Latinos, Gays (some with same-sex spouses), Secular Americans, Open-minded Citizens by an evil ISIS-made villain drowned in psychotic propaganda intent on destroying our integrity, freedom and joyous living. The bullets came from the darkest part of one man’s soul to mow us down and throw us into
Last week, a judge and prosecutor in Kenya decided in court that anal exams prove or disprove homosexual intercourse. As any educated person knows this is totally bogus witchcraft and voodoo justice. Such thinking by supposedly intelligent professionals is overwhelmingly absurd and hard to believe in this century. It reflects total ignorance of human behavior,
Forty-three portraits of LGBT couples kissing are a soothing balm in these days of sorrow. Forty-nine of our brothers and sisters are gone but there are still millions of us still breathing and in love. See the images here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/keep-kissing-photos_us_57601a7ce4b0e4fe5143bce0
Most of the dead, injured and uninjured in the Orlando club were LGBT, many proudly so. However, the suffering of a number of survivors, we are now discovering, is compounded by more homophobia, this time within the LGBT community. Some in the Pulse crowd were not out to their families because of their own ‘internal
In these sad times of massacres and individual assassinations here is more violation of LGBT life: Istanbul Pride Banned by Authorities What are these people so afraid of?! LGBTs don’t carry guns or riot in the streets or attack innocent villages or invent frauds or take corrupt bribes or car-bomb civilians or … Our ‘agenda’
Gays, Ship Cruises and Homophobia in the Caribbean Slipping into port and out of mind Four friends of mine, all hard-working professionals, recently completed a cruise on one of the many mega-ships that sail among the hundred islands in the Caribbean Sea, many of which are little countries with their own languages, laws and currency.
Despite Hong Kong officially being in communist China the LGBT community and supporters mounted another colorful Pink Dot festival on Sunday Sept 20. We were there to support our HK friends and the thousands of other ‘Pink Friends’ who lead the way–with Shanghai and Beijing–toward equal rights in China. This festival is a far cry
Here is the dramatic story about Greg Louganis’ husband. I met them at the Gay Games last year where Louganis received a well-deserved long standing ovation when he appeared to give a speech at the opening ceremony. Here is the story of Johnny Chaillot-Louganis who survived hurricane Katrina and an emotional aftermath.
For those of us who had missing fathers when we were young, the ‘lost chord’ remains. As times have moved into a new age of family-making there are young boys and girls who are blessed to have two fathers or two moms. Last year a video came across the Net from Holland of a twelve year-old guy singing ‘Two Fathers’ at a youth concert, surrounded by hundreds of other kids who joined in the song of praise for his two dads.
FYI: for those who think humans are superior and separate from other primates, here are our cousins: BONOBO Apes Bonobo communities are peace loving and generally egalitarian. The strongest social bonds (blue) are those among females (green), although females also bond with males. The status of a male (purple) depends on the position of his
We were there! Every once is a while a bizarre junction of past travels and present drama comes into notice. This story is about a far-west museum in Uzbekistan swirling in controversy because corrupt state officials are trying to steal and sell fine art from the museum’s wonderful collection by Igor Savitsky (photo below). We
In today’s NYTimes is an article about gender dysphoria and treatments for transgender desire. There are indeed numerous variations to gender, as noted here. The article focuses on dysphoric people who ‘suffer’ and what the options are. In addition to these folks there are countless men who express themselves in a ‘nellie’ or feminine manner
Seen this? http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/07/30/russias-next-target-gay-emojis-yes-really/ Just think how many hundreds of thousands of people around the world are involved in the business of homophobia. From official authorized censors, police, prosecutors to NGO charities that defile us to local vigilante gangs that hunt us down to damage or kill us to bloggers who vilely obsess on our bedroom
This is actual and real; and it is also the story of ‘Everygayman’ from any psychotic religion-polluted society that is blind to the varieties of human nature. I had a Turkish gay friend who was murdered by his father on the streets of Istanbul. I currently have a friend from Yemen who escaped being killed
A by-product of homophobia is a backlash of hysteria from travelers who over-simplify and exaggerate homophobia in foreign countries. As the owner and writer for GlobalGayz.com (a LGBT travel and culture website) I have been to most countries. See: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/07/22/why-gay-honeymooners-should-stop-avoiding-countries-with-anti-lgbt-laws/ I have never encountered in-my-face discrimination traveling alone or with my husband. During my visits