A court in Switzerland has made the historic decision to recognise two men as the legal parents of a child born to a surrogate mom in the United States – despite surrogacy being illegal in the country.
The two men, who live together in a registered partnership, are originally from the St Gallen region of northeast Switzerland. They became fathers through the use of a surrogate mom in California, with the child being conceived through artificial insemination, a donor egg and the sperm of one of the men.
24-year-old Mauricio Ruiz has become the first member of Chile’s armed forces to come out publicly as gay, revealing his identity Wednesday at a press conference organized by Chilean LGBTI rights group Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation (MOVILH).
Ruiz, a member of the Chilean Navy told the press conference that, as a gay man in the armed forces, he had ‘no reason to hide.’
‘We can do anything, be marines or in any branch [of the armed forces,]’ Ruiz told reporters at the MOVILH headquarters in Santiago, ‘We can do whatever profession, and we deserve as much respect as anyon
A new poll by the Gallup research group has found that people in the Netherlands think their country is the friendliest to gays and lesbians but Pakistanis and Senegalese people thought their countries were the most hostile
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A global survey of attitudes towards gays and lesbians has found a stark divide between attitudes in Europe and Africa – where even people in countries where homosexuality is not a crime think their communities are not welcoming of gays and lesbians.
Only 28% of those surveyed around the world said they lived in a community that was welcoming of gays and
17 of the world’s best LGBTI themed films will be competing for a coveted Iris Prize in October this year at Cardiff’s 8th annual LGBTI film festival.
In contention will be Der Samurai, by former Iris Prize winner Till Kleinert, about a young man in a woman’s dress wielding a Samurai’s sword who is being hotly pursued by a young police man who is clearly out of his depth.
Another contender will be The Way He Looks by another Iris Prize winner, Daniel Ribiero from Brazil, who will be attending the screening in Cardiff.
The film is a feature length version of his popular 2011 Iris Prize
In filmed comedy bit, she wonders if she was never invited onto Chelsea Lately because she is a lesbian
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In the seven years that the late night show Chelsea Lately was on the air, Ellen DeGeneres never appeared as a guest.
That is until the show's finale on Tuesday (26 August) during which DeGeneres barges into a shower and confronts host Chelsea Handler who has given up her cable show on E! to do a future show with Netflix.
In the filmed comedy bit, Handler is nude (with private parts blurred out) and DeGeneres is wearing a pantsuit and shower cap.