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London LGBT to join boycott of Russian vodka

The campaign to boycott Russian vodka, spearheaded by activist Dan Savage, has spread to London’s LGBT community. The campaign, which will now include London’s nightclubs and gay bars, is to show solidarity with the Russian LGBT community, who are under siege since the introduction in Russia of its anti gay propaganda laws, and more recently […]

HCR – Sochi Athletes Not Safe

Olympic athletes cannot be guaranteed immunity from the Russian anti-gay laws, according to a Russian member of the United Russia Party.  Vitaly Milonov says that the Government does not have the authority to selectively enforce the legislation.

Russian Anti Gay Laws – Corporations Could Do More

In a number of newspaper articles and blogs over the last few days, the Russian anti gay laws and the subsequent inhuman treatment of gay youth in Russia are the main topics of concern. Another Russian law to take back children, both adopted and biological, from same-sex couples who are already rearing them, is said […]

Swedish Tourism Bows to Russian Anti-Gay Law

Swedish Tourism Bows to Russian Anti-Gay Law

The Swedish tourist board has reportedly removed all reference to its LGBT community and related venues in their brochures for Russian travellers. According to Swedish LGBT magazine, QX, VisitSweden have adhered to the highly controversial Russian law against the so-called ‘promotion of non-traditional relationships’, by removing all references to LGBT life in Sweden in their Russian-language […]

Edie Windsor to get back $363,000?

Edie Windsor, the New Yorker in the DOMA case, sued the federal government after the Internal Revenue Service denied her request for a refund of $363,000 federal estate taxes, which she had paid after the death of her spouse, Thea Spyer, in 2009. She also had filed a protective claim with the New York State […]

Animals – Opening Night GAZE Film Festival

Spain 2012  –  91 mins Director: Marçal Forés Animals, part of Youth GAZE, the GAZE Film Festival’s youth section, is a film about Pol, an introverted bisexual teenager, studying at an English-language school in Catalonia. With a sullen family life and just a small group of friends, Pol turns to Deerhoof, an imaginary walking, talking teddy […]

The Wolverine : Review

The Wolverine : Review

Frances Winston went to see The Wolverine, and found incredibly stylised action sequences, and plenty of introspection Directed by: James Mangold  Starring: Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee Given that this film is based on a 1982 graphic novel by none other than Frank Miller, the […]