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Raffaella Carrà: why was she so loved by the LGBT+ people?
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Raffaella Carrà: why was she so loved by the LGBT+ people?

Raffaella Carrà the Italian and International Gay Icon who never understood why she was so loved by the LGBT+ people. In one of her interviews she once admitted that she really did not understand why she became such a powerful and loved Gay Icon. Raffaella, died yesterday at the age of 78, since the very first appearance on tv, with a natural simplicity, was able to wreck tabus, to sing of sexual freedom, female empowerment, independence and, of gay loves, with a big smile on her face. https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ8_q5SBTM-/ Raffaella Carrà, back in 1978, on Rai1 - the equivalent of BBC1 in Italy - sang "Luca". This was a song about her love for this beautiful and stunning guy, who all of a sudden, she lost contacts with. One day - as she tells us in the song - she saw him from ...
Xavier Bettle – Luxembourg PM – publicly attacks Orban’s anti-LGBT+ bill.
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Xavier Bettle – Luxembourg PM – publicly attacks Orban’s anti-LGBT+ bill.

Xavier Bettle is openly gay and married to his husband, with which he committed to keep on fighting for LGBT+ rights around the world. As we said here, yesterday Orban and Hungary received an open letter where the EU leaders jointly expressed their solidarity with the LGBT+ community and continued dedication to “fighting against discrimination”. You can see a copy of the letter here below:   “Respect and tolerance are at the core of the European project […] We are committed to carry on with this effort, making sure that future European generations grow up in an atmosphere of equality and respect.” And of course this is what Xavier Bettle wants to pursue for our present and future. Speaking to reporters he said: “Being gay is not a choice. […] You know, I did not just wak...
Happy Pride Month 2021
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Happy Pride Month 2021

Happy Pride Month 2021 - we are to celebrate life, diversity, love and inclusion. This past couple of years have been very complicated for the whole world, for sure, but for the LGBT+ community, things have been even worst - sometimes. This pandemic forced people to live together in narrow spaces: too often LGBT+ people had to live in hostile environments and their lives, their mental health were put in serious risk. June is the month when we celebrate Pride globally: we also celebrate life, inclusion, we scream out loud our right to exist, to live and love, to have a decent life and get our rights recognised. June is generally the month when we start marching our Pride Parades, or at least we used to, before Covid-19 messed up with our lives.  I would therefore love to begin this mon...
KUALA LUMPUR: Government is thinking to tougher laws against the LGBT+ community.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Government is thinking to tougher laws against the LGBT+ community.

Un unthinkable and unacceptable reinforcement of discriminating laws agains the rainbow community of Kuala Lumpur is about to be voted by the government soon. Putrajaya’s Government is decided to go ahead with a new set of laws that foresees heavier and punishments for all people found guilty of practicing LGBT+ related acts (eg. Having sex with someone of the same gender, or being in a same-sex relationship, etc), by increasing the sentencing limits to the Syariah Courts - which is part of the criminal jurisdiction - according to the Act 1965-355. Religious affairs minister - Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri - earlier this year said that “LGBT+ culture is not just against Islamic law, but even human nature”, and this is the reason why Putrajaya will push the agenda for the Act 355. Al-Bakri al...
Why we love Senhit – San Marino’s FREAKY queen
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Why we love Senhit – San Marino’s FREAKY queen

From her first appearance on Dusseldorf's stage in 2011 to her great return to the contest in 2020 (and then again in 2021), she's conquered our hearts with her warm smiles, her powerful voice and, let's be honest, her always different, unique and never boring outfits. We are obviously talking of the undisputed queen of San Marino (yes Valentina, 'Maybe' you have tried too many times and dropped the crown!), 'Her Freakiness' , Senhit. After an unfair non-qualification in 2011 with the beautiful pop-ballad 'Stand By' (for which, by the way, I am still crying out for revenge), she accepted to come back and 'battle', again, for one of the smallest countries in the world, that has an history whne it comes to competing in this Contest: San Marino. Let's be clear: a returning artist f...
Anti-LGBT+ factions in Israel threaten gender equality in the country.
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Anti-LGBT+ factions in Israel threaten gender equality in the country.

Noam, part of the Religious Zionism slate, lists string of conditions - which we could easily call racist - for joining Bibi’s government, including halting state-run projects on Shabbat, upholding Jewish nation-state law and downgrading gender equality and LGBT+ rights. Israel recently faced new elections but unfortunately the political panorama did not change that much as Netanyahu still remains in charge as PM and his dirty games of power appear to have no end. Lately, the coalition with the religious-extremist and Zionist party Noam brought to light some very dangerous requests that this party made to Netanyahu in order to adhere to his political majority and plans of power of the country. The party NOAM demanded that “a government edict that requires government bodies to act in acc...
Bolivia’s first Same-Sex Union – history is being made!
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Bolivia’s first Same-Sex Union – history is being made!

After a two-year legal battle Guido and David could finally get their status recognised by the law. Could this first gay civil partnership lead to more LGBT+ rights in Bolivia? Guido Montano, one of the first two gay men to ever get into a same-sex union in the country, told WPR Linda Farthing: “The biggest change is a mental one. It may seem a vague idea in day-to-day life […] but I just immediately sensed that we have more rights.” When l in January both of them contracted COVID-19, without a legal recognition of their status, they were forced to look at the worst-case scenario where all they had built together so far was going to get lost, bu now, as Guido says, “with David really ill, the fact that we can now leave our pensions to each other and that we would have had no proble...
From Nigeria to France to live his homosexuality in total freedom.
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From Nigeria to France to live his homosexuality in total freedom.

Son of homophobic Nigerian presidential aide comes out as gay with a powerful picture on social media. Yes, he is gay and to use his words, he is “gay as f*#K!”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by 🇳🇬 Bolu Okupe 🇳🇬 (@boluokupe) Bolu Okupe is the son of a former top Nigerian politician and former presidential spokesperson - Dr. Doyin Okupe - that according to his twits “he’s been left alone in this ‘spiritual challenge’”deriving from his son’s homosexuality.  Bolu’s Instagram message went rapidly viral, and his father, took it very personally and admitted that being gay is so “un-biblical and un-african” … in fact on twitter he wrote:  “I have been aware of this his new orient...
József Szajer – Hungarian MEP – quits after fleeing a gay orgy in Brussels
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József Szajer – Hungarian MEP – quits after fleeing a gay orgy in Brussels

An Hungarian MEP belonging to the leading party with Viktor Orban resigned from his role yesterday after police caught him, other politicians and diplomats in an illegal party in Brussels on Friday 27th November 2020. József Szajer used to be one of the most powerful MEPs in Hungarian leading party - Fidesz - and on Friday he was stopped by police after reports of a house party violating lockdown rules. The party turned out to be a private drug-based event that ended up in a gay orgy. This is what is reported to have happened that night  BBC reports that at around 9.00 pm local time police were alerted by some neighbours complaining bout noises and potential lockdown breaches in an apartment located on Rue des Pierres in the centre of the Belgian capital. Getting in to the flat,...
Italian Political Panorama gets enriched with a completely LGBT+ Party: Partito Gay
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Italian Political Panorama gets enriched with a completely LGBT+ Party: Partito Gay

Italy is facing a big social revolution which has seen the approval of an Anti-Homophobia Act and the creation of a political party made of all LGBT+ representatives. The press conference to present this new party to the world, opens with a touching and still so real video of LGBT+ people around Italy that have suffered and still suffer from Homophobic attacks and offences. Some of them, as they tell us in the video, still receive today death threatens or get publicly offended and threatened on social media simply for being who they are. All these witnesses have been spontaneously submitted by LGBT+ people around Italy to a project called #LGBTLivesMatter (launched by Gay Center Roma) during the first lock-down due to Covid-19. Fabrizio Marrazzo famous Italian LGBT+ activist, founder...
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