Tag Archive | Elton John

Elton John AIDS fundraiser – $6 mln for Kenya HIV testing

Elton John AIDS fundraiser – $6 mln for Kenya HIV testing

(Reuters) – Elton John on Wednesday last hosted a celebrity-packed gala that raised more than $6 million to fight HIV/AIDS in Kenya, thanks partly to auctions of a luxury car and an autographed piano, used in the singer’s Rocketman movie musical. The British singer-songwriter, on a break from his farewell world tour, welcomed the likes […]

Samoa: ‘Rocketman’ banned over gay scenes

Samoa: ‘Rocketman’ banned over gay scenes

(Reuters) – Samoa has banned Rocketman, the movie-musical based on the life of British musician, Elton John, over its depiction of homosexuality, the South Pacific island’s censor has said. The film was banned last week, because it clashed with Samoa’s “culture and our Christian beliefs”, the censor, Leiataua Niuapu Faaui, told the Samoa Observer newspaper […]

UK: Elton John slams Russian cuts to ‘Rocketman’ gay scenes

UK: Elton John slams Russian cuts to ‘Rocketman’ gay scenes

(Reuters) – Elton John on Friday criticised Russia’s reported censorship of some scenes in the new movie musical based on his life, Rocketman, calling the decision “cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people”. John, and the makers of Rocketman, which depicts the warts-and-all rise to fame of the gay British musician, issued a statement […]

Film Review & Trailer: Rocketman

Film Review & Trailer: Rocketman

Frances Winston really enjoyed this biopic of Elton John, starring Taron Egerton Directed by: Dexter Fletcher – Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard Music biopics are all the rage right now, following the enormous success of Bohemian Rhapsody. But if you thought Freddie Mercury’s life was flamboyant, think again. Elton John’s […]

Brunei: Governments urged to keep pressure on after LGBT death penalty halt

Brunei: Governments urged to keep pressure on after LGBT death penalty halt

Diplomatic pressure on Brunei should not be eased until anti-LGBT+ laws are completely repealed, human rights advocates said on Monday, dismissing the Southeast Asian country’s move to extend a moratorium on the death penalty. Brunei sparked a global outcry when it rolled out its interpretation of Islamic laws, or sharia, on April 3, allowing whipping […]

Brunei says it won’t enforce gay death penalty after backlash

Brunei says it won’t enforce gay death penalty after backlash

(Reuters) – Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming anti-gay legislation, seeking to temper a global backlash led by celebrities such as George Clooney and Elton John. The small Southeast Asian country sparked an outcry when it rolled out its interpretation of Islamic laws, or sharia, on […]

Elton John: We must break HIV/AIDS stigma

Elton John: We must break HIV/AIDS stigma

Too many people are still contracting HIV and dying of AIDS-related illnesses due to stigma and a lack of access to information and testing, Elton John said yesterday, Monday. Modern medicine means those with HIV can live long, fulfilling lives without infecting others, the singer said in a letter published by Britain’s Independent newspaper.