Tag Archives: bravery

Gay And Proud In Uganda

It boggles the mind, but a small gay pride event was held in Uganda this weekend. Alexis Okeowo reports at New Yorker: “Can you imagine that the worst place in the world to be gay is having Gay Pride?” Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera asked a crowd of cheering gay men, lesbians, transgendered men and women, and queers somewhere in between. It ...

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NH Chick-Fil-A To Sponsor Gay Pride

The only New Hampshire Chick-Fil-A franchisee has signed on as a sponsor of this year’s LGBT Pride Fest. Via LGBT Nation: The announcement by franchise general manager Anthony Picolia came as a surprise to Pride Fest organizers in light of the ongoing public relations debacle over the negative remarks by Chick-Fil-A’s President last month regarding same-sex marriage. Picolia, in an ...

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Quote Of The Day – Frank Mugisha

“Many Africans believe that homosexuality is an import from the West, and ironically they invoke religious beliefs and colonial-era laws that are foreign to our continent to persecute us. The way I see it, homophobia — not homosexuality — is the toxic import. Thanks to the absurd ideas peddled by American fundamentalists, we are constantly forced to respond to the ...

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Transwoman Confronts Black Israelites

For those unaware, the Black Israelites, who believe themselves to be the lost tribe of Israel, are probably the most vile and violent anti-gay street preachers in the nation. A recent expose revealed that many members are woman-abusing convicted felons with drug and alcohol addictions. Standing on street corners in their Earth, Wind & Fire costumes, they frequently rail against ...

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CROATIA: Violence At Gay Pride

The Associated Press reports: Stone-throwing extremists have disrupted a gay pride march in Croatia, a day after the Balkan country was given the green light to join the European Union. State television has reported that dozens have been detained and several were injured Saturday in the conservative coastal town of Split. Croatia has pledged to protect human rights as part ...

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RUSSIA: Police Arrest Activists At St. Petersburg Pride Rally

Five activists were arrested today at small gay pride rally staged in St. Petersburg, Russia. About two dozen gay and lesbian activists gathered in the tourist-packed courtyard of one of the world’s most famous museums, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, carrying banners and chanting “Homophobia is the country’s shame.” One of the organisers, Maria Efremenkova, said the Russian ...

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Into The Belly Of The Beast

Edward Kimmel of Takoma Park, Maryland took his life in his hands by marching into the teabaggers in DC waving a “Public Option Now!” flag. Park Service police had to rescue Kimmel and escort him out.

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