In late June 1970, the New York Times reported on the first Gay Pride Parade, held a year after the Stonewall riots.
Thousands of young men and women, homosexuals from all over the Northeast marched from Greenwich Village to the Sheep Meadow in Central Park yesterday proclaiming “the new strength and pride of the gay people.”
From Washington, Boston and Cleveland, from Ivy League colleges, from Harlem, the East Side and the suburbs, they gathered to protest laws that make homosexual acts between consenting adults illegal and social conditions that often make it impossible for them to display affection in public, maintain jobs or rent apartments.
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A gender queer grad student comes home to find a slur painted on their door, society will say for them to keep their head down, but LUCKY has other plans.
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It wasn’t the first gay kiss on a South African TV soap opera, but when Logan and Divan locked lips in a restaurant and put aside their plans to divorce, it still caused a stir on social media, with the usual mix of praise and homophobia. Continue reading “South Africa:- Actor Speaks Out About Soap Opera Gay Kiss”
Jenni Murray, one of the UK’s best-known radio broadcasters and long-term presenter of the iconic BBC series Woman’s Hour, has caused a storm by suggesting that transwomen can’t be “real women”. Writing in The Sunday Times, she said “it takes more than a sex change and make-up” to “lay claim to womanhood”. Continue reading “Transwomen “Can’t Be Real Women” Says BBC Radio Star”
A secret contest among the gay Syrians sheltering in Turkey, with the aim of sending a Mr Gay Syria to the Mr Gay World Contest is the centre of this documentary by Ayse Toprak, who’s better known as a reporter on Al Jazeera. But the real aim of this film is to tell the story of some of the LGBT refugees who have fled the horrors of the Syrian regime and civil war to a less-than-welcoming Turkey, hoping to find a better future in Europe. Continue reading “Mr Gay Syria – Gay Syrian Refugees Compete For Visibility”
If you’re a gay or lesbian couple planning a holiday in rural Hungary, it’s probably not a good idea to choose the village of Asotthalom, which is a couple of hours away from Budapest. Continue reading “Hungarian Mayor Bans Gays From Holding Hands In Public”