Nelson Mandela Bay Pride 2019 runs from Saturday 23 November till Sunday 1 December and includes events like a Fun Run, discussions on Gender Based Violence and other topics, a barbeque, Ms & Mr NMB Pride contest, parties, the parade itself, and an HIV Remembrance Service. For the full programme click Read More below.
Alberto Fernàndez, the newly chosen president-elect of Argentina, has a 24-year-old sexually-fluid son named Estanislao who moonlights as a well-known drag queen and cosplayer with the name DYHZY.
DYHZY has over 182,000 Instagram followers and 123,900 Twitter followers and has become an unlikely messenger of peace and queer-acceptance in South America, especially after recent criticism from the son of Brazil’s anti-LGBTQ president.
Estanislao wasn’t always thrilled about his dad running for president. In fact, he reportedly deleted his Instagram account for a short while after his father announced his candidacy.
In a June 2019 interview, Estanislao said, “Now it’s happening to me that they know me in places. The other day I got to work and a guy told me, ‘You are the son of my hope.’ And there I thought ‘How cool!’ I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my father, but it also doesn’t take away the possibility of growing on my own merits.”
To his father’s credit Alberto said of his son, “I have pride in my son, how can I not be proud? My son is a rights activist in that community. I would worry if my son was a criminal, but he is a great man.”
Anti-gay politicians in Uganda are working both behind the scenes and bizarrely in public to lay the groundwork for bringing back Uganda’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
By Kikonyogo Kivumbi
In a bizarre twist amid a buildup to introducing (tabling) a new Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda’s parliament, the country’s security minister Gen. Elly Tumwine has smeared the LGBT movement by saying it is associated with a “hybrid … terrorist organization.”
Tumwine claims that supporters of LGBT rights are working with advocates of cryptocurrency and the Red Beret Movement, an opposition political group that seeks an end to the regime of longtime President Yoweri Museveni. Tumwine says that all those people are part of a conspiracy backed by a few individuals seeking to disrupt the world order.
He spun that elaborate conspiracy theory while appearing on a morning talk show at NBS Television.
Tumwine said this terror organization and its work had already infiltrated Uganda through LGBT people, cryptocurrency and people who put on red clothes.
Former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, who has long opposed same-sex marriage on the basis that marriage should be “between one man and one woman”, and is known for her support of “traditional” family values, is now getting a divorce.
While campaigning to be Alaska’s governor she supported amending the state’s constitution to ban same-sex marriage and continued to fight after it was legalised, pushing for continued support of the Defence of Marriage Act. She said: “I have always believed that marriage is between one man and one woman. Like the majority of Americans, I support the Defence of Marriage Act and find it appalling that the Obama administration decided not to defend this federal law.”
Palin became known for her support of “traditional” family values when she became John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential race. When it came to same-sex marriage she voiced even stronger opposition than McCain did, saying that she would support a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality, rather than the state-by-state ruling suggested by McCain.
Wearing rainbows on-field has become a common way for LGBTQ athletes and allies to show support at sporting events.
In 2013, at least two Swedish athletes at the world championships in Moscow competed with rainbow-colored fingernails to show support for gays and lesbians in contrast to Russia’s new anti-gay law (though they risked disciplinary actions for it). In 2016, gay boxer Orlando Cruz wore rainbow trunks in the ring to help raise LGBTQ visibility. In 2017, U.S. soccer players wore rainbow uniforms for Pride Month, and in 2018, straight wrestler Finn Balor wore rainbow colored shorts while surrounded by an entourage of adoring LGBTQ fans while entering WWE’s WrestleMania event — it was one of the biggest shows of LGBTQ support in a mainstream wrestling event.
Most recently while competing in Qatar at the IAAF World Athletics Championships, U.S. competitor Erica Bougard made a statement by wearing Nike shoes with rainbow flaps over their laces. Bougard, who is an out athlete competing in the heptathlon — an event made up of seven track-and-field events — says she wasn’t trying to make a statement even though Qatar punishes homosexuality with seven years imprisonment and even death (though no known executions for being gay have ever officially occurred in the country).
She told the AP, “I put the flag on my shoe and people noticed it, I guess. But I’m not afraid of the consequences. I feel like I’m well protected. [If anything does happen,] I’ll be on the first flight out.”
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