Homophobia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25689/all en Adam Lambert, 'Smash,' 'Wallflower' among GLAAD award nominees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/refile-adam-lambert-smash-wallflower-among-glaad-award-nominees The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, which monitors media depiction of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender people, announced more than 150 nominees for its 24th annual awards in categories ranging from film and theater to journalism and music.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/refile-adam-lambert-smash-wallflower-among-glaad-award-nominees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation GLAAD Media Awards Homophobia Social Issues Entertainment United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:29:00 +0000 5735203 at http://www.globalpost.com Most Americans say Boy Scouts should drop gay ban -poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/most-americans-say-boy-scouts-should-drop-gay-ban-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 6 (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America has delayed its vote until May but a national poll released on Wednesday showed the public has made up its mind, saying the youth group's ban on gay members must end.</p> <p>By a margin of 55 percent to 33 percent, respondents to the telephone poll by Quinnipiac University said the century-old youth organization should drop its policy against openly gay members.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/most-americans-say-boy-scouts-should-drop-gay-ban-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boy Scouts of America Entertainment Homophobia LGBT rights in the United States Technology The Boy Scouts of America Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:00:57 +0000 5747799 at http://www.globalpost.com Romania anti-gay activists stop show http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/romania-anti-gay-activists-stop-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Several dozen Romanian activists halted a show organized by a group defending the rights of homosexuals, triggering a sharp rebuke from the anti-discrimination body Thursday. </p> <p>Brandishing Romanian flags, the anti-gay protesters booed and sang the national anthem and religious songs as the movie "The Kids Are All Right", telling the story of two moms living together, was about to start, witnesses said.</p> <p>The policemen present in the hall did not intervene, so the screening was stopped, Irina Nita, head of the Accept rights group, told Mediafax news agency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/romania-anti-gay-activists-stop-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homophobia Social Issues AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:46:04 +0000 5762612 at http://www.globalpost.com French government says anti-gay marriage violence must stop http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130418/french-government-says-anti-gay-marriage-violence-must-stop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nicholas Vinocur</p> <p>PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande's government called on Thursday for an end to violent protests against a same-sex marriage bill being debated in parliament, warning those behind a rise in homophobic assaults would be punished.</p> <p>Hollande's initiative to allow same-sex couples to tie the knot - the most significant social reform undertaken since France banned the death penalty in 1981 - has split the nation and sparked huge protests both for and against the law.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130418/french-government-says-anti-gay-marriage-violence-must-stop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender-based violence Hate Homophobia Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:45:33 +0000 5819422 at http://www.globalpost.com France's Hollande blasts 'homophobic' violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/frances-hollande-blasts-homophobic-violence-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French President Francois Hollande on Thursday hit out at "homophobic" acts by opponents of a same-sex marriage bill following violent protests that included an attack on a gay bar.</p> <p>The interior minister asked protest organisers to throw out members of far-right organisations who have been involved in the violence, as opposition intensifies ahead of the bill's expected final approval.</p> <p>"Homophobic acts, violent acts have been committed. The right to protest is recognised by our constitution and accepted by the French. But no protest must degenerate," Hollande said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/frances-hollande-blasts-homophobic-violence-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fran├žois Hollande Gender-based violence Homophobia Labor Law Politics Religion Social Issues AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:32:32 +0000 5819810 at http://www.globalpost.com France's Hollande blasts 'homophobic' violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/frances-hollande-blasts-homophobic-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French President Francois Hollande on Thursday hit out at "homophobic" acts by opponents of a same-sex marriage bill following violent protests that included an attack on a gay bar.</p> <p>Interior Minister Manuel Valls asked protest organisers to throw out members of far-right organisations who have been involved in the violence, as opposition intensifies ahead of the bill's expected final approval.</p> <p>There were even scuffles inside parliament itself.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/frances-hollande-blasts-homophobic-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fran├žois Hollande Gender-based violence Homophobia Labor Law Politics Religion Social Issues AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 04:45:48 +0000 5819908 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia passes bill against 'gay propaganda' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130611/russia-passes-bill-against-gay-propaganda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian lawmakers on Tuesday passed a law introducing stiff fines and jail terms for people who promote homosexual "propaganda" to minors, a measure critics fear will be used to justify the repression of gays amid rising homophobia.</p> <p>The State Duma or lower house of parliament approved the controversial measure by 436 votes to zero with one abstention, clearing the way for its expected passage by the upper house of and signature by President Vladimir Putin.</p> <p>zak/as/txw</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Homophobia AFP Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:43:30 +0000 5855364 at http://www.globalpost.com Men, women represented equally among gay characters on US TV http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131011/men-women-represented-equally-among-gay-characters-us-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The total number of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters remains steady on U.S. television for a second year, but is represented more equally between males and females, gay rights group GLAAD said on Friday.</p> <p>There will be 112 LGBT characters in regular or recurring roles on scripted television shows across the United States in 2013-2014, and half are played by women, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) said, adding that it indicates networks are making more effort to diversify storylines.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131011/men-women-represented-equally-among-gay-characters-us-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Homophobia LGBT rights organizations Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:17:37 +0000 5958590 at http://www.globalpost.com Uganda president to sign anti-gay bill into law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140224/uganda-president-sign-anti-gay-bill-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will sign into law Monday a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life, despite international pressure, a government spokesman said.</p> <p>The Ugandan anti-gay bill cruised through parliament in December after its architects agreed to drop an extremely controversial death penalty clause, although the bill still says that repeat homosexuals should be jailed for life, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and requires people to denounce gays.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140224/uganda-president-sign-anti-gay-bill-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Homophobia Politics President Social Issues Technology Uganda AFP Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:47:10 +0000 6079179 at http://www.globalpost.com Sao Paulo gay march urges action on homophobia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140504/sao-paulo-gay-march-urges-action-homophobia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Revelers thronged central Sao Paulo for the city's annual gay pride parade Sunday amid calls to criminalize homophobic behavior.</p> <p>Main thoroughfares were closed to traffic for the 18th edition of the march, which began at midday (1500) GMT in front of the Museum of Art on the main Paulista drag of Brazil's seething business hub.</p> <p>Marchers at this year's event, first held in 1997 and the largest gay parade in the world, are urging the criminalization of homophobia in a country "without homo-lesbo-transphobia."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140504/sao-paulo-gay-march-urges-action-homophobia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Gender-based violence Hate Homophobia Hospitality Law Politics AFP Sun, 04 May 2014 18:34:02 +0000 6138333 at http://www.globalpost.com Showdown in Singapore over gay-rights rally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140626/showdown-singapore-over-gay-rights-rally <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A showdown between Singapore's religious conservatives and a growing gay-rights movement is shaping up ahead of a weekend rally celebrating sexual diversity in the city-state.</p> <p>The annual Pink Dot gathering will be held on Saturday at a downtown park -- the only place where demonstrations are permitted -- with organisers aiming to top last year's record turnout of more than 20,000 people.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140626/showdown-singapore-over-gay-rights-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law of Singapore Homophobia Human Interest Religion Section 377A of the Penal Code Social Issues Technology AFP Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:55:03 +0000 6187713 at http://www.globalpost.com