Putting on the Dish In this short set in the early ’60s, two strangers strike up a conversation on a park bench, but you won’t be able to comprehend most of what they’re saying. That’s because the two men are speaking in Polari, a cryptolect of English formerly used in the gay community to speak […]
We’re Going! Are You? Camden LGBT Forum announces WORLD’s largest program for LGBT History Month 2014: The London Boroughs of Camden and Islington are to host the world’s largest program for LGBT History Month throughout February 2014. The program is put together by Camden LGBT Forum with the support of Camden and Islington Councils and a team of highly dedicated volunteers. This month is about celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans histories. The theme is music but events cross genres of film, poetry, science, biography and art.
>Leonard Matlovich, a vietnam veteran and gay rights and AIDS activist died 22 years ago today. The epitaph he chose to mark his grave is still as fresh as today’s headlines: ‘When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one’. To mark this […]
> Song: Kisses for Christmas by Thomas AndersImages: Kiss-in against homophobia (website in French), Paris, 12 December 2009
>The Bugis are the most numerous of the three major linguistic and ethnic groups of South Sulawesi, the southwestern province of Sulawesi, Indonesia’s third largest island. As shown in the National Geographic clip below, they recognise not two but five different genders, some of them endowed with magical powers. In addition to men and women, […]
>The growing petition (now nearing 30000 signatures) aimed at securing a posthumous apology for computing pioneer and code-breaker Alan Turing is gaining media coverage. On Thursday, Newsnight dedicated a report by Susan Watts on the innitiative by Dr John Graham-Cumming. also traced relatives of Turing for interview. You can read a blog post by Susan […]
>In the US, June has been named as Gay Pride Month by both President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton and this year will mark 40 years since the Stonewall Riots that were such a landmark in the gay liberation movement and kick started the yearly return of evermore numerous Gay Pride events around the […]
> The video was conceived and written by Marc Shaiman, the Tony-winning composer of “Hairspray” and “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.” The cast includes Jack Black (who plays Jesus), Neil Patrick Harris, John C. Reilly, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Margaret Cho, Rashida Jones and others. Read what the Associated Press says about it here. […]