It’s no surprise that Italy is so resistant to LGBT issues. It has been the home country of one of the world’s most homophobic religions for nearly two millennia, plenty of time to infuse and distort the culture’s appreciation of human nature (and not just regarding sexuality). Now those antique prejudices are being confronted with
Lovely touching musical gay marriage proposal
Braeden Ayres is a composer and public school music teacher who wanted to show his boyfriend, Ryan Aguirre, just how much he means to him when he finally popped the question. So, he developed a beautifully elaborate plan to compose a song — and have his chorus group learn and perform it while he proposed.
India’s Gay Prince Advocates for LGBT Freedom and Progress.
This good man continues his efforts to free gay India from 19c British criminal laws that forbid LGBT acts. It is an uphill battle since the Indian Supreme Court re-criminalized gay activity in 2013. (It was decriminalized in 2009 by the Delhi High Court, a regional court.) “The Supreme Court held that only Parliament had
How one’s sexual orientation is determined during embryonic development.
A reminder about the ‘nature’ of sexual orientation that the Bible-thumpers would rather ignore: it is nature not choice. National Geographic explains how one’s sexual orientation is determined during embryonic development. They look at how it is possible for one identical twin to be gay and the other to be straight. They address a new
Pope Francis Meets With Married Gay Activist In Paraguay–Not
This is merely a PR effort with no sincerity or specific acknowledgment of LGBT people in Paraguay. There were hundreds of civil society leaders at the ‘meeting’. I was at one such ‘audience’ at the Vatican a couple of years ago and there were a thousand others who cheered the Pope like he was a
Boy Scout Leaders Do About Face and Allow Gay Adults as Scout Masters
I marvel how the irrational homophobic resistance has collapsed in the presence of rational humanistic equality. The ‘old’ leaders should feel shame for defending a position that had no defense other than blatant bigotry. As with all organizations that reject people for their orientation the minds of members and leaders have been blindly polluted by
North Carolina Legislature Votes for Bigotry
Many steps forward, one step backward, in North Carolina. How deeply are those NC law-makers stained by distorted religion to invalidate their intelligent governor and flaunt the US Constitution that unequivocally mandates separation of religious belief systems from secular rights. Where are these dumber-than-dumb legislators coming from; their arrogance to reject the democratic ethics that
European Parliament Pushes for Equaliy–Bravo!
In a landmark vote, the European Parliament has demanded to include LGBT rights in a future EU gender equality strategy. The current strategy for equality between women and men runs out at the end of this year. The report voted yesterday, is the Parliament’s input for the gender equality strategy 2016-2020. Specifically on LGBT issues,
He’s gay, black and Muslim–and Happy
We should put him charge of the Middle East! http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/21/and-now-america-an-openly-gay-imam.html?via=desktop&source=email
Donate To This Kickstarter Project
Friends, I have donated to this Kickstarter project. I hope you will too: Today the German film makers Benjamin Cantu and Nils Bökamp launched the Kickstarter campaign “Because of Who I am” to fund 30.000€ for an ambitious worldwide screening tour of their queer art documentary of the same name. In cooperation with several organizations
Homosexuality on Planet Earth
Here’s an interesting read if you believe in some kind of divine being/presence. But I think it’s all a crock of mindless irrational word games. We exist in a universe of sublime infinite space and time with no mythology about a ‘grandaddy’ pulling the strings and making the planet in six days…! http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/12/unraveling-the-church-ban-on-gay-sex/
Baptist College Resists Bigotry; Affirms All Sexualities
Here is a story about a fine and affirming southern Baptist college that will not be intimidated by bigotry and “idolatry of the bible” from fundamentalist anti-gay pastors who cannot see further than the worn out pages of their tattered bibles and rigid dogma. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/11/pastors-oppose-lesbian-bishop-speaker-at-baptist-college/24744385/
ISIS Burned Jordanian Pilot Alive
Video shows ISIS Burned Jordanian Pilot Alive If the video is confirmed, this is beyond human cruelty, into pure evil. Another holocaust. I don’t understand why surrounding nations, far and near, cannot mount an enormous combined assault of several hundred thousand military troops against ISIS. The unimpeded progress of ISIS is similar to Nazi aggression
Trans Life in Thailand
I just returned from Bangkok and Jomthien Beach (Pattaya) and I observed seeing more katoeys (trans) persons than ever before–which is a good thing. I am not aware of any witch-hunt for these folks although I did not see the ‘back streets’ of BKK’s LGBT life. The folks I saw were mostly at shops in
Australia Celebrates Queer Indigenous Culture
How fine is this! A very much ignored and under-served LGBT population is receiving recognition in Australia. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/07/02/australia-sydney-opera-house-hosts-festival-celebrating-queer-indigenous-culture/ Also see this report: Aboriginal Queers (From: http://www.globalgayz.com/gay-australia-and-gay-games-vi-2/279/) Appealing and wonderful as the scene was, the folks I wanted to interview in Melbourne were rather unique: Indigenous Aboriginal homosexuals. Prior to arriving for the
Singapore’s Catholic archbishop has spouted his bigoted opinion about LGBT people–again.
Singapore’s Catholic archbishop has spouted his bigoted opinion about LGBT people–again. Why do such ridiculous people get quoted in the media? Dressed in absurd outdated costumes with weird hats their ideas about life are about as modern as their outfits. Look at his photo–is such a person who plays god and dresses like a Harry
Same-sex Marriages Are Validated as Constitutional
Justice Continues to Roll Across the USA June 26, 2014 Today: Gay and lesbian couples have started exchanging vows in Indiana after a federal judge on Wednesday struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage. Today: A federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower court’s ruling striking down Utah’s ban on gay marriage. “The
GLOBALGAYZ.COM CELEBRATES 15 YEARS ONLINE
GLOBALGAYZ.COM CELEBRATES 15 YEARS ONLINE International Gay Travel-Culture-Rights Website Celebrates 15 Years, 300 Stories and 200 Countries. It started in 1996 with a interview story about a closeted gay Taiwanese couple, one dying of of AIDS. Other stories about gay life followed as Richard Ammon, a retired psychologist, continued to write for a local Orange
The Difference Between Regression and Progress; Between Retrograde Stupidity About Human Sexuality and Intelligent Scientific Evidence
Read Here The Difference Between Regression and Progress; Between Retrograde Stupidity About Human Sexuality and Intelligent Scientific Evidence; Between Russia and USA. Russia Moscow police on Saturday detained two women attempting to hold an unsanctioned Gay Pride demonstration. According to the AP, the demonstration took place across from the Moscow mayor’s office. Reuters reported that
Ugandan Minister to head UN General Assembly — Resist This
This is an outrage that any government official of Uganda should be appointed to a high position at the UN. Uganda has one of the world’s worst human rights records and most inhumane laws that imprisons people just for BEING gay. Read this report and sign the petition. http://www.petertatchellfoundation.org/united-nations/uganda-s-foreign-minister-kutesa-get-top-un-post
Straight Chinese Women Hooked on Gay Erotica
Gay Westerners are not the only ones hooked on fantasy gay erotica. Try straight Chinese women, which, again and again, reveals that human sexuality is wonderfully diverse, individual and magical. http://www.fridae.asia/gay-news/2014/05/28/12632.chinese-women-find-self-emancipation-in-male-gay-erotica
NOM Fined $50K for Illegally Refusing to Disclose Donors in Maine
Nevermind that NOM is virulently hateful and very discriminatory; they defend their illegal behavior by saying they fear donors would be at risk of threats and harassment–the very attitudes they express toward LGBT citizens. It’s hard to be more hypocritical than this! They need to go back to their churches and pray for some sanity
The greater issue of love between two human beings.
While much of the world vilifies us and distorts the truth about same-sex love, America, for all its faults, continues to shift the social paradigm toward equality and justice. The essential issue is not homo-sexuality but the greater issue of love between two human beings. Across many African, European and Asian countries these two natural
Belgium Gay Life and the Out Games 2013
A remarkable double event in Antwerp as it hosted the OutGames 2013 and the affiliated Human Rights Conference themed ‘From Safe Harbor to Equality’. By Richard Ammon GlobalGayz.com September 2013 Being There There was nothing quite like it before or since. As I stepped off the streamline train from the Brussels airport into the
LGBT population has unique religious profile
A recent survey published in the Deseret News (http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581728/Survey-Gay-and-lesbian-population-has-unique-religious-profile.html) reveals LGBT Americans are “less religious than the general population, and as a group, they feel religion is unfriendly toward them.” This comes as no surprise, especially in light of the recent excommunication of a Catholic priest who supported gay rights in public! (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/30/brazil-priest-excommunicated_n_3187812.html) Modern institutional