James Gunn is under fire. The 42-year-old director -- currently helming the big-budget comic book adaptation Guardians of the Galaxy for Disney-owned Marvel -- continues to face strong criticism for two blog posts deemed to be offensive to gay people and women, both of which have been recently removed from his personal website.
Russia's parliament is to consider a nationwide ban on so-called "gay propaganda." Nine regions including St Petersburg have already passed legislation prohibiting the promotion of so-called "gay propaganda" among minors.
Aids-Free World, an advocacy NGO, is challenging Trinidad and Tobago’s immigration law. Section 8 of this country’s Immigration Act bars entry to lesbian and gay people, who are, according to that law, a "prohibited class." Maurice Tomlinson, its legal adviser for marginalised groups, is carrying the challenge forward. He is a Jamaican lawyer who is gay. Tomlinson received an invitation from the UNFPA to participate in an HIV workshop to be held in T&T on December 3 and 4. However, section 8 of this country’s Immigration Act bars entry to lesbian and gay people, who are, according to that law, a "prohibited class."
Some marriage equality proponents think the issue may move to Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Oregon or some combination of those states. Wherever the effort goes, advocates say, faith will be a part of the mix.
A gay couple filed a constitutional challenge in a Singapore court on Friday aimed at repealing a long-standing law that criminalizes gay sex. The couple, Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee, filed their challenge with Singapore’s High Court. Chee said they did so not because of any immediate fears, but because “I know that section 377A labels me a criminal.”
The road to marriage equality is shifting from the ballot box to the Supreme Court. Three weeks after voters backed marriage equality in three states and defeated a ban in a fourth, the justices are meeting Friday to decide whether they should address marriage equality at the federal level.
The November election was an historic tipping point with the hard-fought re-election of the first President of the United States who supports full marriage rights for same sex couples, finally stopping antigay marriage activists in four states, and electing the first out gay person – Wisconsin Rep. Tammy Baldwin – to the US Senate.