England’s Queen Elizabeth Signs Human Rights Document–Omits Naming Gays

Queen Elizabeth II of England takes a half-step forward against discrimination–signs a 2013 charter addressed to members of the Commonwealth of present and former British-controlled colonies and states. But by not directly mentioning sexual orientation or homosexuality she continues the age-old glacial movement of positive human rights against the darkness of politico-religio-based homophobia. When England

The ex-Pope, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein and Andrew Sullivan–Swirling Gossip

Gay American writer Andrew Sullivan claims ex-Pope Benedict will not go into hidden retirement but will instead continue living in the Vatican with trusted secretary Archbishop Georg Gaenswein http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/02/28/catholic-blogger-andrew-sullivan-speculates-the-pope-could-be-gay/ The deeper sadness in all this speculation is that the artifice of religious dogma and tradition have polluted whatever love two people may have for each

Gay High School Boy Trapped in a Hetero School Milieu

Gay High School Boy Trapped in a Hetero School Milieu http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/01/10/comment-the-truth-about-being-a-gay-16-year-old-at-an-all-boys-boarding-school/ I understand this boy’s feeling of being trapped in an alien environment of a ridiculing and humiliating hetero school culture. Straight students (and the larger straight population) have no clue about the crushing oppression of having to wear a mask of identity and bear

European Parliament Condemns Violence Against Lesbians in Africa

European Parliament Condemns Violence Against Lesbians in Africa “The European Parliament yesterday adopted a resolution on violence against lesbian women and gay and transgender rights more generally in Africa. MEPs acted in response to increasing reports of arrests and violence against LGBTI people, and particularly lesbian women, on the continent…” Read full report: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/07/06/european-parliament-condemns-violence-against-lesbians-in-africa/ This

America Behind Bars

Yesterday I accompanied my partner to the small (for U.S.) embassy here in Podgorica, Montenegro to deal with a passport issue. (photo right) As usual I expected a prison-like campus surrounded by walls or tall fences. I was not disappointed. Here in this ‘remote’ corner of the Balkan mountains, in a tiny country of fewer

Obama Approves Gay Marriage

This “contentious” and “controversial” issue swirling around the media is really a non-issue simply because it is the right thing to do. There is no other intelligent choice. Those who oppose gay marriage remain in the dark about human nature and will go down along with advocates of other non-issues such a racial equality and

Homophobic? Maybe You’re Gay

WHY are political and religious figures who campaign against gay rights so often implicated in sexual encounters with same-sex partners? In recent years, Ted Haggard, an evangelical leader who preached that homosexuality was a sin, resigned after a scandal involving a former male prostitute; Larry Craig, a United States senator who opposed including sexual orientation