USA: Pride Month 2018 Between Progressiveness and Regression

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of July 11, 2018) On June 30, 2018, Pride Month ended in the United States. Not all activities can be summarized succinctly here because the country is so large and the acceptance of LGBT people still varies greatly. Here are some of the topics that are somewhere between serious and anecdotal. LGBT [...]

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Irish Parliament Apologizes to Previously Convicted Gays

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of June 26, 2018) Ireland's Minister for Justice and Equal Opportunities, Charlie Flanagan, has formally apologized to the Oireachtas (National Parliament) for the way the Irish judiciary once sanctioned consensual gay sex amongst adults. His apology to the LGBT community occurred on 19 June 2018, 25 years after the decriminalization of same-sex [...]

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Angels in America: Fewer awards than predicted at the Tony Awards 2018

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of June 17, 2018) The award ceremony of the 72nd Tony Awards on June 10, 2018 in honor of the Broadway theater and music industry had many highlights: Firstly, Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America won only three trophies despite many nominations. On the other hand, Robert De Niro felt he needed [...]

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