Article Published on Death of Portugese “Cross-Dresser”

>After the recent passing of Portuguese “cross-dresser” Maria Teresinha, commonly known as “the general,” the Guardian published an article recounting his life. Living as a man since 1974, the general was put on trial in 1992 and effectively opened up discussion about homosexuality, cross-dressing and transsexuality in Portugal. To read the entire article, click here. neon snapback hats Cheap Snapback …

On an Article in the Voice

>One of our readers, Ted Brown, sends us the following article from The Voice newspaper, which targets the black community in the UK. The article was published in the issue of the 2 to 8th July 2007, page 17. It was written by Marie-Annick Gournet Gareth Williams is the president of The Jamaica Forum for Lesbian All-sexual and Gays, otherwise …

Hungarian Politician Coming Out Speech

>Hungarian Socialist Gábor Szetey, a state secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office since last July, became the first elected political official in Hungary to come out as being gay when he opened Gay Pride 2007 in Budapest on 12 July. Mr Szetey’s announcement came on the same day as junior coalition member the Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ) announced that it …

Mad About the Boy

>Songs poured out of Noel Coward, over 400 of them. From the 1920’s to the 1960’s they filled his revues and musicals – love songs like Some Day I’ll Find You or the wit of Mad Dogs and Englishmen. Now they’re overshadowed by his plays. For BBC Radio 2, Pet Shop Boys’ lead singer, songwriter and composer Neil Tennant talks …

Flared Brightly, Died Young – The AIDS Generation

>A two-part documentary recalling the gay culture of Thatcher’s Britain and the emergence of HIV and AIDS. In 1979, Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister and AIDS was incubating. At the same time, a whole generation was ‘coming out’ to the world and announcing they were gay. But, for so many, their brief time was running out as the spectre of …

James Baldwin – The Price of the Ticket

>In 1953, James Baldwin, a hard-up writer in Paris, published the extraordinary novel Go Tell it on the Mountain. Four years later he sailed home to the United States to immerse himself in the civil rights movement. Caryl Phillips explores the historic consequences of his return. British writer Caryl Phillips assesses the work and impact of James Baldwin, writer, civil …

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Channel 4 Marks Anniversary of Decriminalisation

>At the end the month, Channel 4 will broadcast four programmes marking the 40th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of sexual acts between men. The exact date for the anniversary is the 28 July. A VERY BRITISH SCANDALSaturday 21st July, 21:00 (previously known as “The Lord Montagu Trial” and “The Last Gay Trial”) In January 1954, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, …

Forster’s Maurice on Radio 4

>BBC Radio 4 will today start broadcasting a two part adaptation of Maurice by E.M. Forster. A story tells of homosexual love in early 20th century England, and follows Maurice Hall from his schooldays, through university and beyond. The book was written around 1913. Although Forster showed the manuscript to selected friends, such as Christopher Isherwood, it was only published …

Annie Leibowitz

>On Wednesday, the BBC showed to the press footages of the Queen where she apparently walked off from a photo shoot with photographer Annie Leibovitz. A “media storm” ensued when it was revealed that the editing of the film was misguiding. The footage is part of the documentary A Year With The Queen, which will be shown later this year. …

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Gloria Gaynor Homophobic?

>Gloria Gaynor is currently in the uk for a series of shows. This morning she was interviewed by Radio4’s Woman’s Hour. The singer talked about her youth, her career, about some of her most famous songs, several of which have become gay anthems. She also talked about her becoming a born again Christian. Finally the interviewer asked her about her …