Tag Archives: LGBT culture

Sieben, Sieben, Ai Lyu-lyu

I remain mystified by Eurovision, the annual camp fest that captivates gay Europeans. Although I’m pleased that The Gays took first and second place, this year’s winner, the song by out lesbian Marija Serifovic, representing Serbia, was complete schlock ripped from the Jim Steinman/Celine Dion songbook. However, I am amused by the second place winner from Ukraine, a drag queen …

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Dead Daddy Dollars

Did you hear the one about the dead sperm donor being forced to pay child support? In 1999 and 2000 a Pennsylvania lesbian couple created two turkey baster babies using sperm donated by the then-living father, a friend. The couple civil-unioned in Vermont in 2002, but broke up in 2006, with one of the women winning monthly child support payments …

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Gay Life In Saudi Arabia

This month’s issue of The Atlantic features a fascinating article on gay life in Saudi Arabia. The author, Nadya Labi, investigates and contrasts the historical acceptance of gay behavior in Arabic nations versus the emerging concept of gay identity, and how the two are colliding in the increasingly Westernized Arabic world. In Saudi Arabia, sodomy is punishable by death. Though …

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China Launches Gay Show

China is launching its first ever gay television program, a weekly internet-only show called Connecting Homosexuals. Gay life has been steadily improving in China, with homosexuality decriminalized in 1997 and no longer considered a mental illness. According to the linked article, the official government stance on gays is called “the three no’s”. No disapproval, no approval, no promotion. I’ve heard …

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