Tag Archive | Gay community

China: Weibo to ban gay, violent content from platform

China’s Sina Weibo will remove gay and violent content, including pictures, cartoons and text posts, during a three-month clean-up campaign, the microblogging platform said. Friday’s announcement comes amid a clampdown targeting content across social media platforms, as China’s leaders look to tighten their grip on a huge and diverse cultural scene popular with the young.

US: Planting Peace Erects Billboard, Sends a Message to Kim Davis

US: Planting Peace Erects Billboard, Sends a Message to Kim Davis

Planting Peace, the group that were responsible for Equality House, a rainbow coloured house opposite the Westboro Baptist Church in 2013, have erected a billboard in Morehead, Kentucky with a message for Kim Davis, the clerk who was imprisoned for refusing to issue marriage licences to gay couples. The group also issued the following statement […]

Watch: ‘BeLonG To’ Asks You to ‘Bring Your Family’ to Vote

A host of Irish TV, movie and music talent has joined forces with BeLonG To, the national organisation for LGBT young people, to produce an online video advertisement calling for a ‘yes’ vote in the upcoming referendum on marriage equality. The production is written and directed by Aoife Kelleher (‘One Million Dubliners’) and Hugh Rodgers […]

Miss Universe Org Criticises Russian Anti-gay Stance

The Miss Universe Organisation has come out strongly against the stance that Russia has taken on the LGBT community, by the enactment of its anti-gay legislation. The Miss Universe Contest is to be held in Moscow this year in November, and the Organisation feels the laws are diametrically opposed to the core values of Miss […]

Update: Yelena Isinbayeva criticises Emma Green-Tregaro

Russian pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva has come out in support of the anti-gay propaganda law, and has criticised Emma Green-Tregaro for painting her nails in rainbow colours during her qualifying heat, saying it’s disrespectful to Russian citizens. “It’s disrespectful to our country, disrespectful to our citizens because we are Russians,” Isinbayeva, said at a news conference. […]

Rainbow Coloured Support By Swedish High Jumper Emma

According to Euronews yesterday, 28 year old Swedish high jumper Emma Green-Tregaro made her own small protest to show her support for the gay community in Russia. She painted her fingernails in rainbow colours for the qualification at the World Championships.  “I wouldn’t say it was a protest more of a statement of what I […]

Outdated ‘Crime Against Nature’ Law

Outdated ‘Crime Against Nature’ Law

By Frances Winston [First published in our August issue, titled ‘Sheriff uses outdated law‘] Recently, it was revealed that Sid J. Gautreaux III, the Democratic Sheriff of East Baton Rouge Parish, had been taking rather extreme action regarding the members of the gay community in his town. Under his command his officers posed as gay […]