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The pub has a special role in Irish society, and as Scott De Buitléir explains, that role is no different in the gay community. It’s a mild Saturday in September, and I’ve been invited to The George for a bit of a night out with some friends. There’s a group of us out; five in […]
GLAAD are encouraging people to buy gay-friendly pasta products, rather than Barilla’s, and include this gay couple ad from 2009, made by Bertolli: “When it comes to sauce and other fixings, Bertolli‘s got you covered. They did what Barilla’s chairman refuses to do years ago: featuring gay couples in their ads since 2009″.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said today, Sunday 29th, that the IOC will not tolerate any discrimination at next year’s Sochi Winter Games, referring to the Russian anti-gay propaganda law. “The IOC is not meant to be a government who imposes laws and regulations,” Bach said while at at the torch lighting […]
In New Jersey, Judge Mary Jacobson, of Mercer County Superior Court, Trenton, has issued a 53 page opinion in a case where same-sex couples have argued that civil unions do not guarantee their civil rights. On Friday last, she stated that she agrees and that: “Same-sex couples must be allowed to marry in order to obtain equal […]
Guido Barilla attempts to backtrack out of his statement that he would never use gays in his advertising, and that gays could eat other pasta than Barilla’s. Calls for a boycott of his pasta are gaining momentum. As one critic put it, Barilla’s new brand of pasta should be ‘Bigotoni’.
The President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has given a vitriolic speech at the United Nations against homosexuality, listing it alongside greed and a desire for world domination as the three ‘top global threats’ to humanity. He also claimed that those who support gay people are supporting the “exinction” of mankind. “Those who promote homosexuality, President […]