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Nepal awaits first LGBT film dubbed ‘Brokeback Everest’

The tears and bloodshot eyes of a beautiful leading lady who has lost her lover are familiar to all Nepalese cinema-goers, but this time the object of her desire is another woman. In a poignant vignette on a Kathmandu film set, Kiran wanders aimlessly through traffic struggling to take in…

Enough signatures collected in Maine to put same sex marriage on ballot

Supporters of same sex marriage in Maine have gathered enough signatures to put the issue to a statewide vote in 2012, according to the Associated Press. EqualityMaine, GLAAD and Maine Freedom to Marry launched the signature-gathering drive in late August in hopes placing the legalization of marriage for same sex…

Supreme Court rejects same sex couple’s adoption bid

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court turned down a gay couple’s request Tuesday to have both of their names listed as the parents of an adopted boy. The nine justices rejected without comment the appeal by Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith, backing a federal appeals court ruling earlier this…

Lady Gaga joins one million people at gay pride parade in Rome

ROME — Lady Gaga hailed gays on Saturday as the “revolutionaries of love” and called for “full equality now” for same-sex couples around the world in a speech in front of hundreds of thousands in Rome. The US pop diva criticised governments in Eastern Europe and the Middle East for…

Majority supports same sex marriage for first time: Gallup poll

WASHINGTON – A new Gallup poll finds that a majority of American want to legalize same sex marriage for the first time, the latest of many recent surveys reflecting a sea change in public opinion on the divisive issue. Fifty-three percent said they believe marriages between same sex couples should…

Right-wing group warns gays will skip ‘hand in hand’ to adopt boys ‘for themselves’

The 30-year-old conservative group Public Advocate of the United States implied that homosexual men were child abusers in a fundraising email asking for donations to help fight against a revision to Virginia’s adoption rules. “The thought of it sickens the soul,” the group’s founder, Eugene Delgaudio, wrote. “Practicing Homosexuals skipping…

Colorado Senate backs civil unions for same-sex couples

DENVER (Reuters) – A bill in the Colorado legislature that would grant same-sex couples civil unions with certain legal rights passed the Democrat-controlled Senate on Thursday. But the bill still faces a hurdle in the House of Representatives, where Republicans hold the majority. The Colorado Civil Unions Act would give…

Facebook adds civil unions to profiles

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Facebook began letting its more than 600 million members indicate whether they are in civil unions or domestic partnerships in what was seen as a victory for same-sex couples. Facebook added “in a civil union” and “in a domestic partnership” to the list of relationship options…

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