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South Africa's Progressive Gay Legislation Belies Reality on Ground

In a continent that has seen a huge upsurge in anti-gay legislation lately, South Africa appears, on the surface of it anyway, to be a little oasis of progressiveness – as can be witnessed by this coming weekend’s much-feted Joburg Pride festival (Saturday 25 October). 986 more words

South Africa

Jeffrey Laude deserved to die

Can we all just agree that Jeffrey “Bakla” Laude deserved to die, acquit US Marine Joseph Pemberton for murdering the transsexual and move on? Aren’t we already mired down in a plethora of more pressing issues such as deciding which love team is better, KathNiel or JaDine? 715 more words

Being Gay

Fear and Homophobia at Home

In October of my fourth year of high school, I got sick with a strange flu virus. I had to stay home for almost a month. 238 more words


V for Vendetta: Questions for Reflection

V for Vendetta: Questions for Reflection (James McTeigue, 2005)

Examine the director’s use of interior and exterior spaces in the film. For example, you may begin with Evey’s flat and V’s underground hideout. 368 more words


Congressional candidate: Same-sex marriage is a "pestilence" and same-sex couples are "gremlins"

Anthony Culler is the Republican nominee for Congress in South Carolina’s 6th District.  He’s running an uphill campaign against Congressman James Clyburn, a civil rights hero who has held the seat since 1993.   429 more words

Social Media

Gay Guys: A Plague on Mankind?! Not really.

While all violence against virtuous human life is immeasurably disgusting, people and even entire nations amuse themselves by making laws that target specifically gay men. Even in the grand US of A, many prefer watching lesbians make out to seeing guys hold hands. 126 more words

Gay Rights

Progressives Condemn Racist Porn Film And Repudiate Hateful, Homophobic and Intolerant Porn Stars

By Amina Shabez

A new adult film titled “Niggers Be Gang-Raping White Bitches”, by the award winning creators of “Bash And Bang Whitey’s Damaged Daughters” and “I Love Throw-Away Hoes!” has received a great deal of criticism both from within, and from outside the adult film industry. 2,338 more words