USA:- 2017 Pride Parades Swap Celebration For Protest

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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Transwomen “Can’t Be Real Women” Says BBC Radio Star

 

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”

Mr Gay Syria – Gay Syrian Refugees Compete For Visibility

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”