Indian fashion ad celebrates lesbian couple
An ad featuring a lesbian couple has collected over two million views in India, where homesexuality remains illegal due to a 2013 supreme court ruling. The ad, for a fashion company, shows the couple nervously preparing to meet one of the women’s parents.
The Christian right takes its game to Russia
US Christian conservatives may be losing ground in their home country, but they’re not giving up yet, writes Jay Michaelson at The Daily Beast. Instead, anti-gay activists are taking their message around the world, even allying with Russia as the “Christian saviors of the world.” And to think they accuse gay people of having unnatural bedfellows.
Michael Sam goes home
Openly gay football player Michael Sam has mysteriously returned to the United States for unspecified “personal reasons” after he signed with the Montreal Alouettes. The team says it supports Sam’s decision, and that “the team has left the door open and Michael is welcome to come back whenever he feels ready.” Sam initially signed with two American teams, in St Louis and Dallas, but was cut from both.
Channing Tatum the star of LA Pride
Magic Mike star Channing Tatum made waves in Los Angeles by showing up to dance on a float in the city’s Pride parade, promoting the Magic Mike sequel. Tragically, Tatum did not strip down for the parade himself, but sported a rainbow bandana and a shirtless entourage.
Philadelphia remembers half a century of Pride
Fifty years ago this July, Philadephia saw one of the United States’ first gay rights protests, attended by only 40 brave men and women.