Thursday, 22 December 2011

Gay Rights Roundup

A quick round up of the current LGB news around the world.

Lesbian Navy Kiss

When an officer returns to sea from the Navy, one lucky sailor gets to have the first dockside kiss- a tradition for the Navy. In order to win this they must enter into a raffle costing $1 per ticket. Lesbian Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta purchased 50 tickets and won to be the first person off the boat to kiss their partner. This is the first time that lesbians have had this honour, and it's all thanks to Don't Ask Don't Tell being lifted. The crowd cheered as they kisses. You go girls!


No doubt the picture will circulate for years symbolising a change in time towards equality. Plus, how damn cute?? Read more here.

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Adam Lambert in Fight with Boyfriend

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The blogging world blew up today thanks to Mr. Perez Hilton blogging about Adam Lambert being arrested in the early morning. The cause? Adam & his Finnish reality star boyfriend, Sauli Koskinen, had been violently fighting outside a gay club.

Adam tweeted earlier:


With Adam's new song released this week there are rumours it is a publicity stunt. What do you think? The song is about fights with loved ones but ultimately that they couldn't be without each other.

"I sometimes lose my temper, and cross the line. That's tthe truth. I know it gets hard sometimes, but I could never leave your side no matter what I say"

Take a listen to the song here:

(I personally am a fan of Adam, and love his new song).

Where's the Aloha Hawaii?

Aloha Bed & Breakfast in Hawaii are currently being sued by two lesbians (pictured above). In 2007 they tried to book a room but were denied due to their sexual orientation. The B&B is in Hawaii Kai, where Whitney & I were actually living. Nice to know we had some homophobic neighbours near by! Luckily Hawaii is one out of 21 states that has a law that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation by those who provide accomodation. Good luck ladies! To read more go here.

Homophobic Chants No More

Football matches in the UK are well known for football hoolaganism and homohobic slurs. It is only recently that homophobia at football matches has finally started to be duly tackled. One man was given a three year ban and a fine (read here), and another had been given a caution (read here). Now football stewards are wearing head cameras to catch those who shout any homophobic taunts (read here). This is a positive step forward towards eradicating homophoba as being synonymous with football. However, the biggest change will be achieved when closted footballers finally take the brave step to come out.

Tomorrow we will finally be posting the final round up to What Wegan Did Next in South Carolina.

3 more days until Christmas!!!

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6 comments

  1. awwwwwwwwwww that is so cute!
    the kiss :)

    that reminds me when i go back home
    and Sebastian gives that one kiss
    that means the WORLD to me ♥



    xoxo
    Melina
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  2. Girls, I love the photos down the side, it looks so beautiful!!

    Laura xo

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  3. The Navy picture really warms my heart, and the message it sends is so powerful. It means so much for so many people.

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  4. Didn't know that Adam Lambert has such a fiery temper. Read more about the Adam Lambert arrest here.

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  5. That kiss, and the photo, had me so excited! It was one of the first conversations my mum struck up with me at the breakfast table the other day and I was happy to discover that my parents are also starting to see how unfair DADT was! What a turn around, last year today we had a massive fight about it at Christmas brunch and here we are now. Proof: it really does get better!

    The ban on homophobia in football stadiums also has me over the moon! Merry Christmas, girls! All the love in the world from Germany!

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  6. What is irrefutable is that there absolutely seems to be a ""gay agenda." If you accept my premise, you might want to know what that agenda is? It would appear to be general acceptance and the patina of normalcy. For years the American Psychological Association had classified homosexuality as an illness.

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