Category Archives: World News

New York Lawyer Raises Money for Chechnya Men

For months now, we had heard many awful news reports  coming out of Chechnya, the semi-autonomous state in southwest Russia, where authorities carried out a brutal, months-long campaign of kidnapping, imprisoning, torturing and killing LGBTQ people. But over the past month, we’ve learned of Lithuania, France and Germany issuing visas to queer Chechen refugees escaping the violence, and now of Fred Erick, a New York attorney who raised $256,278 to help queer men flee Chechnya.

Erick, a 33-year-old lawyer whose Jewish family fled Ukraine in 1987 to escape anti-Semitic persecution, hated hearing about the violence in Chechnya. He said, ” I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It was frustrating and scary — it makes you angry because you can’t do anything.”

So he started a now-completed Facebook fundraiser entitled Helping Gay Men Flee Chechnya to aid Rainbow Railroad, a Canadian organization that has helped 37 men flee Chechnya by working closely with the Russian LGBT Network, a non-governmental organization who has helped Chechens escape the region.

“After the Holocaust everyone asked, ‘How did the world standby and do nothing?’” Erick’s fundraising page said. “Well, here is your chance to do something. Or will our grandkids ask the same question of us?”

Erick says that 6,000 people donated and 7,300 thousand shared the campaign’s page including gay Star Trek actor George Takei which helped boost the campaign’s notoriety. Erick has encouraged others to start their own fundraisers as well to help Chechen refugees.

There has been little news of Chechnya’s anti-LGBTQ purges since May 26, 2017 (the start of Ramadan, the date that Chechen officials reportedly wanted to exterminate all LGBTQ residents by). Russia denied the reports of violence, Chechen officials obstructed the official investigation into it and worlds leaders (including the U.S.) stayed mostly silent during the purge.

read more  at  UNICORN BOOTY

Share

New Film Looks at Immigration Issues and Love

OFFICIAL FILM TRAILER RELEASED for “EN ALGUN LUGAR”

The official video trailer has been released by Iconoclast for the motion picture “En Algun Lugar” (A Place to Be), which stars Nelson Rodriguez (Pride Films and Plays, Easy Abby) as Abel, and Andrew Saenz (Chicago PD, Sirens) as Diego, and written and directed by award winning filmmaker Tadeo Garcia (On the Downlow, Under Covers).

 

“En Algun Lugar” follows the relationship between Abel & Diego, from Chicago to Mexico.

When tragedy strikes and Diego’s undocumented immigration status is revealed, their love and sacrifice is put to the test through uncertain times that will affect their relationship. Set against the foundation of a broken U.S. immigration system, “En Algun Lugar” sheds light on the mantra of love overcomes all and love knows no borders.

Alongside Nelson Rodriguez and Andrew Saenz the cast includes Jessie Prez as Braulio, Ian Tranberg as Stephen, Sandra Marquez as Lilly, Charin Alvarez as Rita and Erica Cruz Hernandez as Carolina. Other cast include J.J. Romero, Caitlin Jackson, Blaine Thomas Childers, Enrique Guzman, Juan Martinez, Artemio Gonzalez, Carolyn Hoerdemann, Mickey O’Sullivan, Nick Mikula, Zach Livingston, Will Clinger, Diego Sanchez, Michael J. Sanow, Ayssette Munoz, Chris Acevedo, Matt Nikkila, Carmen Cenko, Daniel Hansen, Cole Reed, Frank Menolascino, Davon Suttles, Jon Jackson, Alex Knoll, Mike Hynek, Richard Cotovsky, Rudy Galvan, Diego Colon, Lane Flores, Cole McMillan and Caitlin Boho.

 

Tadeo Garcia’s provocative and intimate tale of love and fear of the unknown comes to life in a never before seen cinematic perspective produced by Aric S. Jackson (www.aricjackson.com) and Michael J. Sanow (Under Covers, Blood Brothers). Featuring the people, culture, dynamic geography and architecture of both Jalpa, Zacatecas; MEX and Chicago, Illinois; USA, the wonder of Tadeo Garcia’s story has captivated those involved both in front and behind the camera. The producers stress this would not be possible without the talents of cinematographer Charlie Garcia, production designer Pablo Ponce, casting director Stephanie Diaz, costume designer Freddy Rocha, makeup artists Lilien Harvey and Ruby Ortiz, and music from Los Pecados and The Pinto Bean.

The producers of the film also announce the release of “behind-the-scenes” photos and video clips via the film’s official website at www.enalgunlugarmovie.com and its social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) showing the cast and crew during the production of “En Algun Lugar.”

En Algun Lugar aims for a mid-2017 release.

The new trailer can be viewed at www.enalgunlugarmovie.com/trailer .

Share

BOOMF Gay Marshmellows

gay-marshmellows-kate-middleton

Boomf is a magical treat. It’s a scrumptious, squishy marshmallow – with your face on it! Free delivery worldwide.

James Middleton, the 27-year-old younger brother of Her Royal Highness Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, has a business venture that hopes to make coming out as gay a little easier and a little sweeter.

Middleton’s company Boomf allows customers to put personalized images on marshmallows. ($25  +  FREE Shipping). One of the uses of customized marshmallows? According to Boomf, to tell your friends and loved ones that you’re gay. – In the  promotional video for his business Boomf, James Middleton says his sweets are the perfect way to break the news to friends and family with the slogan: ‘These pre-designed messages make that nerve-racking announcement a whole lot sweeter.’ WATCH NOW.

The Daily Mail refers to Middleton as Catherine’s “bachelor brother” and says he “raised eyebrows” with his latest ad campaign for his company. Just whose eyebrows exactly were raised though?

Boomf took to its blog to talk about their marketing towards a gay audience, writing, “Boomf is all about the big messages in life. We felt we were missing a way to say ‘straight is great, but gay is the way’, so Boomf! There it is! These pre-designed messages make that nerve-wracking announcement a whole lot sweeter.” The company also links to its other “homo-fabulous” designs.

BOOMF.com

Share

Gay news – Gay Travel Warning

gay-travel-warning-grindr-london

Share

Mr. Gay World 2010 Dies

mr gay world van-den-berg

So many of take for granted our health. We can go, at any time….Charl van den Berg, who in 2010 won the Mr. Gay World competition in Oslo, Norway, has died at the age of 33 from a short battle with lymphatic cancer.

Announcing van den Berg’s death, Mr. Gay World competition organizers wrote “We have lost a member of our family, a hero and a friend. Charl van den Berg will always be an icon to many around the world.”

Read More  HERE

Share

Happy and Gay! Gay Happiness Index

gay-lgbt-travel-news-happiness

115,000 gay men told us!

Because of the Internet, online gay communities like PlanetRomeo are able to offer support for gay men that they may not be able to get anywhere else. Being at the heart of 1.8 million men globally, we have access to both the audience and resources to do this research for the very first time.

Incredibly, more than 115,000 gay men from all over the world participated in the HAPPINESS survey. 

We initiated the research and collaborated with the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (JGUM), Germany who designed a qualified scientific questionnaire and executed the survey.

ICELAND GAYS  were the HAPPIEST.

UGANDA GAYS  were  the unhappiest   🙁

 

See how your country stacks up.  (United States came in 29th out of 127).

Share

Sweden Singing Sailor THIS WAY IF YOU ARE GAY

gay travel sweden russian submarines

Do weapons solve peace?

Ask the Singing Sailor!

Swedish “defense system” sends out “THIS WAY IF YOU ARE GAY” in Morse code, to combat Russian submarines!

Washington Post reports: Late last year, Swedish authorities were perturbed by ALLEGED signs that a foreign submarine had entered their waters. 

Worse still, many suspected that these submarines were Russian. It was a worrying reminder of Cold War-era aggression and perhaps a signal of Moscow’s newly provocative stance.

Sweden is not a member of NATO and spends a relatively small amount on its military. How could it hope to deter the Russian navy on its own?  Increase  the war budget to  $1.9 BILLION  some  say. 

The answer, according to one Swedish group, is simple: The Swedes must send out gay propaganda via Morse code.

On Monday, the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (SPAS), a group dedicated to the study and promotion of peace, released details of their plan in a video on their Web site.

WATCH NOW

 

Share

Did Your Mom Inspire You?

mothers day contest

Countdown to Mother’s Day!

Very seldom in life do we meet people with such amazing gifts that we are left stunned. Earnestine Robinson is one of those rare people. She is able to create music so intricate, many consider it impossible to do without a background in music. Despite no formal music training, with her faith and family, she rises from humble southern roots to become an unlikely composer of classical music that takes her all the way to Carnegie Hall and to a world premiere in Europe.

Earnestine does not question her source. She trusts God to guide her and just continues to create extraordinary music that has taken her all the way to Carnegie Hall three times.
While some stories are interesting and others explore and push the reader to think, it is usually the inspirational stories that touch the soul. Her book “Driven by Faith” is a “must-read” for anyone who has struggled to answer the question, “Why am I here?”

Earnestine’s gift is more than just creating some of the most beautiful music you will ever hear. It’s also about family, faith and giving back. To this end, Earnestine and her family are holding a contest, one that could include you and your mother.

Join us for this very unique “Countdown to Mother’s Day!”

1. Submit in 500 words or less your special Mother’s Day story. It can be funny, sentimental, inspirational,  bold or all of these and more. Submit HERE.

 

2. Each day, prior to Mother’s Day, come back and share special thoughts you have on the upcoming special day on Earnestine’s timeline on Facebook.

3. Share your thoughts with all your friends.

The first 100 people to actively post on Earnestine’s timeline will win the opportunity to participate in a special live, online Earnestine Robinson Master Class. She will discuss and take questions on how to find your purpose and the role of faith in reaching your destiny.

On Mother’s Day, three winners will be chosen and each receive a $100 gift card from Amazon and a copy of Earnestine’s book “Driven By Faith”. Each of the stories will be posted on Earnestine’s Facebook page.

Make this your best Mother’s Day ever!

Share

Diversity & Inclusion – Love Has No Labels

love-has-no-labels

BRILLIANT!

No wonder this went viral this week! The Ad Council did an excellent job communicating  love is  love.

 

While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see—whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. This may be a significant reason many people in the U.S. report they feel discriminated against. Subconscious prejudice—called “implicit bias”—has profound implications for how we view and interact with others who are different from us. It can hinder a person’s ability to find a job, secure a loan, rent an apartment, or get a fair trial, perpetuating disparities in American society. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, our friends, our families, and our colleagues.

Rethink your bias at LovehasnoLabels.com.   WATCH

 

Share

Colin Farrell Pleads with Irish People

colin farrell  and gay brother

Actor Colin Farrell  speaks out  in Sunday World:

I think I found out my brother wasn’t grovelling in heterosexual mud like most boys our age when I was around 12. I remember feeling surprised. Intrigued. Curious. Not bi-curious before you start getting ideas.

I was curious because it was different from anything I’d known or heard of and yet it didn’t seem unnatural to me. I had no reference for the existence of homosexuality. I had seen, by that age, no gay couples together. I just knew my brother liked men and, I repeat, it didn’t seem unnatural to me. My brother Eamon didn’t choose to be gay. Yes, he chose to wear eyeliner to school and that probably wasn’t the most pragmatic response to the daily torture he experienced at the hands of school bullies.

But he was always proud of who he was. Proud and defiant and, of course, provocative. Even when others were casting him out with fists and ridicule and the laughter of pure loathsome derision, he maintained an integrity and dignity that flew in the face of the cruelty that befell him.

I don’t know where those bullies are now, the ones who beat him regularly. Maybe some of them have found peace and would rather forget their own part of a painful past. Maybe they’re sitting on bar stools and talking about “birds and faggots” and why one’s the cure and the other the disease.

But I do know where my brother is. He’s at home in Dublin living in peace and love with his husband of some years, Steven. They are about the healthiest and happiest couple I know. They had to travel a little farther than down the aisle to make their vows, though, to Canada, where their marriage was celebrated.

That’s why this is personal to me. The fact that my brother had to leave Ireland to have his dream of being married become real is insane. INSANE.

It’s time to right the scales of justice here. To sign up and register to vote next year so that each individual’s voice can be heard

How often do we get to make history in our lives? Not just personal history. Familial. Social. Communal. Global. The world will be watching. We will lead by example. Let’s lead toward light.

Share

Gay Marriage Denmark Anniversary

gay marriage denmark

Gay Marriage in Denmark celebrates

25 years!

Twenty-five years ago the first same-sex couple was lawfully married under the Danish registered partnership law, the first of it kind and an inspiration for same-sex marriages, partnerships, civil unions and family laws in countries all over the world.

On the occasion of the ”Silver Anniversary”, an exhibition: ”Equal Love Silver Anniversary, Copenhagen 1989-2014” will be held September/October 2014 at the Copenhagen City Hall where the first couple said yes to each other 25 years ago.
In connection with the exhibition we want to collect wedding pictures and rainbow family photos from all over the world. To that end we hope that you will mention the Equal Love Silver Anniversary in your magazine so that your readers may send us their photos by uploading them to Twitter and hashtag them with #equallove25 or send them by mail to equallove@lgbt.dk – You can read more about the Equal Love – Silver Anniversary celebrations on www.lgbt.dk/equallove25.

We want to show everybody that it was not the end of the world when the first same-sex couple was married 25 years ago. Life goes on. For better. For worse. And for all, irrespective of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Richardt Heers
International Spokesperson
LGBT Denmark
The Danish National Organisation for Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgender Persons

Share

Matt Fishel’s cover of CeCe Penniston’s “Finally”

matt-fishel-finally-gay-anthem-news

London based Out singer/songwriter Matt Fishel’s new cover of CeCe Penniston’s “Finally” celebrates international Gay Love and Pride with photos sent in by fans from around the world!

 

“A HUGE heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed photos for this video and helped to make this a very special project and a celebration of international Pride! I had so much fun going through all the fabulous pics which you sent in from all over the world, representing the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Lithuania, Cuba, Thailand and China. Thank you all and I hope you enjoy the results! Mx”

 

WATCH    NOW!

Download the song on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/pks36ea
From the EP ‘COVER BOY’ – OUT NOW!
iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/pks36ea
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/ooo3grk
Google Play: http://tinyurl.com/ohzql7p

Share

Money Makes Kids Gay in Russia

russian-gay-money

SPOT THE NAKED MAN!

Seriously? A Russian MP has demanded that a naked picture of Apollo on a banknote be removed, in case it turns children gay. – Are they kidding??

PINK NEWS   sez

Liberal Democratic Party MP Roman Khudyakov has written to the country’s Central Bank, calling for changes under the country’s ‘gay propaganda’ law to the 100 rouble note – worth about £1.70 – which features a statue of Apollo.

He said: “You can see clearly that Apollo is naked, you can see his genitalia.

“I submitted a parliamentary request and forwarded it directly to the head of the central bank asking for the banknote to be brought into line with the law protecting children and to remove this Apollo.”

GET A LIFE  RUSSIA

Share

Beverly Hills Hotel and Bel Air Hotel Boycott Strengthens

oprah_winfrey_maria_shriver_a_l

Hollywood

Reporters

annual breakfast, which most recently honored Oprah Winfrey, will move after 20 years at the historic location in the wake of “despicable decisions by the Sultan of Brunei.”

The Hollywood Reporter has notified the Beverly Hills Hotel that it will not hold its annual Women in Entertainment breakfast there because of the hotel’s ties to the Sultan of Brunei, who has instituted a severe new penal code based on Sharia law that calls for death by stoning for homosexuals and adulterers.

“The recent despicable decisions by the Sultan of Brunei make it impossible for us to consider moving forward in any way with any hotel that is part of the Dorchester Collection,” said Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, which publishes The Hollywood Reporter. “We have huge respect for the local staff and management of the Beverly Hills Hotel and would like to thank them for two decades of partnership. We hope one day to be able to work together again.”

What began as a grassroots movement two weeks ago when designers Brian Atwood and Peter Som and Los Angeles boutique owner Cameron Silver asked their Instagram and Twitter followers to boycott the Dorchester Collection of hotels, to which the Beverly Hills Hotel belongs, has quickly gathered momentum, with prominent organizations dropping plans to hold dinners and fundraisers at the landmark hotel on Sunset Boulevard.

The Dorchester Collection is owned by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah through the Brunei Investment Agency. Last week, Brunei became the first East Asian country to adopt sharia law,

which calls for flogging, dismemberment and death by stoning for crimes such as rape, adultery and sodomy.

Share

LGBT Youth in Jamaica Allowed to live in Sewers

jamaica-sewers-as-shelter-LGBT gay youth

How sad is this?

Around 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, police officers led by Cmdr. Christopher Murdock lowered a ladder into an open sewer in New Kingston, the Jamaican capital’s financial district. The sewer, damp and strewn with trash, flowed out of the business district housing several banks, large hotels, and shopping arcades. And it was home to a group of youths Murdock wanted gone.

Their alleged crime: stealing. Murdock said he had received more than 30 reports of theft and robbery since the group, ranging in age from teens to early twenties, had moved into the sewer several months before, and he was becoming concerned that the stretch of Trafalgar Road that runs over their makeshift home was becoming unsafe for people to walk.

But Murdock’s televised remarks following the Sunday raid left the impression the kids were unwanted for an entirely different reason: “The aim of this operation was to remove men of diverse sexual orientation who continue to plague the New Kingston area.”

 

FAST FORWARD  to today –

Jamaican police tried again last week to evict homeless LGBT youth from the sewers in New Kingston where they have been forced to take refuge.

The police have previously tried to burn the youth out of the gullies on the pretext that they attract criminals.

When the youths were brought before the court on Friday, March 7, the judge fined them for their so-called “calumnious language” but also advised the police that the sewers are a public space. Hence the youngsters have every right to be there. With no other options, the kids have simply returned to living in the sewers.

Dwayne’s House, a Jamaican organization established to feed and clothe the youngsters living in the sewers, paid the small fines for some of the arrested youth. See the Web page of Dwayne’s House for more information or to contribute (in the United States or in Canada).

 

So sad.

Share

Mother Jones expose on Gay Hater Scott Lively

scott lively enemy number one

A week after Uganda’s harsh new anti-gay law was signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni, Mother Jones has published an investigation of Scott Lively, the American pastor and Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate who has traveled from Moscow to Kampala with the goal of criminalizing homosexuality. According to Ugandan gay rights activists, Lively “has played an unparalleled role in fostering the climate of hate that gave rise to Uganda’s anti-gay law.” Sexual Minorities Uganda, an umbrella organization for gay-rights groups, has even filed “a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in US federal court, accusing Lively of international crimes against humanity,” reports @MariahCBlake.
You can read the full article, which details the history of Lively’s involvement in Uganda and elsewhere, here.
Mother Jones has also obtained exclusive video footage of Lively and others laying the groundwork for Uganda’s internationally-condemned anti-gay law. In one video, Lively addresses Uganda’s parliament warning of western agitators seeking to spread “the disease” of homosexuality to Ugandan children: “When they see a child that’s from a broken home it’s like they have a flashing neon sign over their head,” he claims.
In another video, Lively likens homosexuality to a disease, suggesting that Ugandan children would engage in orgies on school buses if Ugandan officials didn’t “actively discourage” same-sex relations. In another video, he draws a continuum of the various types of gay men, as he explains, from transsexuals and transvestites to “super machos” and “monsters” whom he equates with Nazis.
You can see these videos below and share them
Share

ANZ Bank in Australia Goes GAY in Support of their LGBT Mardis Gras

gay tm anz banks

Ten cash machines have been radically overhauled to coincide with Sydney’s annual LGBT Pride parade and festival.  See  them all  on Buzzfeed!

 

Share

Ukraine Seeks Freedom – Please Share

 

ukraine-uprising-freedom

Ongoing protests known as the Euromaidan have been taking place in Ukraine, with protestors demanding an end to the Ukrainian dictatorship and closer integration with the European Union. This month, clashes between protestors and the government have steeply intensified, and yesterday at least 26 people were killed. The goverment is beating people, calling them “extremists”. All they want is freedom!

The Ukraine also wants to adopt Russia’s rules against  gay people.

We want to be free from the politicians who work only for themselves, who are ready to shoot, to beat, to injure people, just for saving their money, just for saving their houses, just to saving their power.

I want these people who are here, who have dignity, who are brave, I want them to lead a normal life. We are civilized people, but our government are barbarians. That’s not a soviet union. We want our courts not to be corrupted. We want to be free.

 

Interspersed with still images and video footage of the violent clashes between protestors and police in Kiev, a young thin white woman, speaking in accented English, speaks directly to the camera.  PLEASE  SHARE THIS!

Share

World AIDS Day and Margo Manhattan

  December 1st marks the
25th observance of World AIDS Day.
This year’s theme is fittingly “Shared Responsibility:
Strengthening results for an AIDS-free generation.”  More than 1.1 million people are
infected with HIV in the United States and 20% more may be infected without
knowing it. An
interactive map
details reported diagnoses across
the country according to race, economics, gender and age.  STD testing, prevention and education is
key in the fight against this epidemic.  

In the 90’s Margo Manhattan created the universally recognized red
ribbon lapel pin for AIDS awareness. This furthered Margo’s reputation
as a visionary, socially aware and iconic jewelry designer. Margo’s
sleek, versatile designs are elegant with an edge, captivating and sexy.
Her passion for inventiveness and signature “of the moment we live in”
comes through eloquently in every aspect of her jewelry. Visit
the new Margo Manhattan boutique on 88th and Madison and explore her
collections or commission a special piece for you or your loved ones.
Find her on Facebook (her website was acting up this week).
 
Share

More Anti Gay Laws Could Come from Russia After the Olympics

 Remember
when people were giving dire warnings about the Nazi’s in Russia and no
one listened? According to Masha Gessen, renowned Moscow-based
journalist, and author of a critical biography of Vladimir Putin, a 
bill has been tabled to remove children from the homes of Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) families in Russia. This bill is likely
to be passed after the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.

Russia has
come under serious criticism for passing an “Anti-gay propaganda” Law
which forbids anything to be said about the LGBT community to people
under the age of 18 years. The law also makes LGBT parades or gatherings
illegal.

Canadian Author Robert Joseph Greene has been
campaigning for the law to be repealed since his gay short fairytale
love story “The Blue Door” was used by Russian protesters. The short
story is from Greene’s book The Gay Icon Classics of the World II which
is a collection of gay love stories from different cultures. The story
is about a Tsar who proclaims that his three sons could marry anyone
they choose but he didn’t figure one of his sons would pick a man for
his life partner.

“The law has caused considerable alarm and
confusion for parents in Russia, “ says Greene “We found a website where
Russian mothers are voicing their concerns about the law”

Svitman.ua,
a Ukrainian based Russian website that features parenting articles,
recently published the full short story of “The Blue Door” for parents
to read. It is illegal to publish the short story on any Russian site. 
Svitman has received over 87 comments from Russian parents but their
concerns weren’t about the story but about the new Russian law.

Based
upon the collective online comments from parents, the story was not
viewed as inappropriate. However, what was more alarming was that
Russian parents worry about  how the new Russian anti-gay propaganda law
would affect their families.

“Will I be arrested if my son or daughter turns out gay?” writes one mother’s comments.

With
Russia hosting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, The new Russian “Anti-gay
Propaganda”  law has been criticized by Western politicians and human
rights groups, and has raised concerns that visiting gay athletes and
spectators could face discrimination or even legal action.

“This
is history repeating itself when the Nazi’s hosted the 1936 Olympic
Games,” says Greene “The IOC was silent when the  1936 German Olympic
committee wanted to ban jews and blacks from participating and the IOC
is virtually silent now and the situation is clearly deteriorating for
the LGBT community just as it was for jews back in 1936.”

Svitman link: http://svitmam.ua/user/vikad/posts/158212

From Huffington Post, one writer says the anti gay laws are a symbol of Russia’s decline…  The Soviet Union and all dreams of Russian empire have long faded.
The hopes and dreams of the Russian people are utterly defunct, and the
leading cause of death in Russia is reportedly drinking too much alcohol.

If we look at the Russian crisis of anti-gay laws, the rise of anti-gay fascist groups and the killing of political opponents,
it becomes very clear that Russia is on the verge of collapse. Putin
is also trying to revive Cold War tensions with the Snowden affair and
is bullying LGBT citizens as if this had any chance of resuscitating the
flaccid Russian economy. These are the symptoms of Russia’s sickly
infant, her dying democracy. 

Share

Skinheads in Russia Torture Gay Teens

 HOW SICK IS THIS? 

Infamous Russian ultranationalist and former skin head, Maxim
Martsinkevich, known under the nickname “Cleaver” (or “Tesak” in
Russian) spearheaded a country wide campaign against LGBT teens using a
popular social network VK.com to lure unsuspected victims through
personal ads.
  over 500 online groups have been created inside
VK.com social network in order to organize illegal militant groups in
every Russian city. 
Oddly enough their idea of fighting pedophiles
targets exclusively male teenagers who respond to the same-sex personal
ads and show up for a date. Captured victims are bullied and often
tortured while being recorded on video.  

Video recordings of bullying and
tortures are freely distributed on the Internet in order to out LGBT
teens to their respective schools, parents and friends. Many victims
were driven to suicides, the rest are deeply traumatized. So far Russian
police took no action against these “movements” even though Russian
criminal code was clearly violated and despite numerous complaints from
parents, victims and LGBT activists.  Social network VK.com
intermittently shuts down selected groups and profiles only to allow
them to be re-open on the next day. Currently, the founder of VK.com,
Pavel Durov, resides in the US and so far has not released any
comments.   read more

Share

Scott Lively to go On Trial For Crimes Against Humanity

This is really remarkable!!

Abiding Truth Ministries founder Scott Lively sparked international
outrage when he worked with anti-gay forces in Uganda to foster
legislation that would impose the death penalty for homosexual activity. Lively author, attorney and activist, noted for his opposition to LGBT rights and his involvement in the ex-gay movement.
Why would an American citizen, stir up this crap for gays in another country?

The New York Times reported:

The lawsuit alleges that beginning in 2002, Mr. Lively
conspired with religious and political leaders in Uganda to whip up
anti-gay hysteria with warnings that homosexuals would sodomize African
children and corrupt their culture. The Ugandan legislature considered a
bill in 2009, proposed by one of Mr. Lively’s Ugandan contacts, that
would have imposed the death sentence for homosexual behavior. That bill
was at first withdrawn after an outcry from the United States and
European nations that are among major aid donors to Uganda, but a
revised bill was reintroduced last month.

Mr. Lively is being sued by the organization Sexual
Minorities Uganda under the alien tort statute, which allows foreigners
to sue in American courts in situations alleging the violation of
international law. The suit claims that Mr. Lively’s actions resulted in
the persecution, arrest, torture and murder of homosexuals in Uganda.

While the future of that bill is still up in the air, a Ugandan LGBT
group is suing Lively for crimes against humanity in Massachusetts
federal court.

Scheduled to begin Monday,  the case is believed to be the first use of the Alien Tort Statute—which
gives American courts the right to hear human-rights cases brought by
foreign citizens for conduct committed outside the US—involving sexual
orientation. This is really amazing!!

Share