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George Clooney’s star power helped in Brunei but LGBT+ advocates said a similar celebrity boycott of businesses in another anti-LGBT+ hotspot in Southeast Asia was unlikely to have the same results. Clooney, who led celebrity protests over the death penalty for gay sex in Brunei, is global ambassador for Nestlé-owned coffee maker, Nespresso, that sources […]
Oscar-winning actor George Clooney was criticised by LGBT+ activists on Tuesday [last], after he called a boycott of luxury hotels owned by Brunei a “warning shot” to Indonesia and Malaysia should they consider introducing similar anti-gay laws.
Diplomatic pressure on Brunei should not be eased until anti-LGBT+ laws are completely repealed, human rights advocates said on Monday, dismissing the Southeast Asian country’s move to extend a moratorium on the death penalty.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 […]
(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 […]
As a transgender woman growing up in Brunei, Zoe saw the country’s slide towards conservatism from an early age, so plans to introduce strict new Islamic laws this week came as no surprise. The 19-year-old, who was born male but identified as female from early childhood, is now awaiting the outcome of her asylum application […]
The British government and European Union politicians called on Brunei on Friday to abandon plans to impose the death penalty for gay sex or adultery, while actor, George Clooney, urged a boycott of hotels owned by the Southeast Asian country. Brunei in 2014 introduced Islamic criminal law, with fines or jail for offences like pregnancy […]
David Letterman is out of retirement, and has returned to television with a six-episode, 60-minute Netflix talk show series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. Dave’s guest this month is George Clooney. Trailer: https://youtu.be/8vl82FssW5k President Barack Obama was Letterman’s first guest on January 12.