Even more Dolce & Gabbana
After gay Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana told an Italian magazine that they opposed gay families, gay adoption and in vitro fertilization, they took to CNN to do damage control, calling on their critics to respect differences of opinion. Meanwhile, critics have pointed out that Gabbana once said it was his dream to have children through artificial insemination, the editorial director of the Dolce & Gabbana magazine has quit over the comments, and some feminists have pointed out that this is not the first time the fashion couple have done something controversial. Finally, Elton John, who was the main critic of the comments, was put in the hypocrisy spotlight himself when he was photographed carrying a Dolce & Gabbana bag just after calling for a boycott.
A survey of hookup apps
Grabhim.net has published their results of an online survey of gay men’s hookup app usage, including apps of choice, relationship goals and likelihood to send a dick pic.
Gay activist challenges Caribbean anti-gay immigration rules
A Jamaican gay rights activist is challenging immigration rules in Trinidad and Tobago and Belize that make gay people “prohibited classes” for immigration purposes. Maurice Tomlinson has taken the case to the Caribbean Court of Justice, the highest court of the 15-country Caribbean Community. The two countries have responded in court that they do not enforce the anti-gay rules, so there is no need to change them.
Daughter of gay mothers opposes gay parenting
On the conservative website The Federalist, Heather Barwick, who grew up with two lesbian mothers, has written a letter arguing against gay parenting. Barwick argues that nothing could make up for her lack of a father growing up, and that in gay families children are unable to express their pain over missing a parent.
British film festival makes five gay films free online
BFI Flare, a UK LGBT film festival, will make five of its films free to watch online starting March 19. The project, funded by the British Council, is intended to show support for LGBT equality around the world, and will be promoted in over 70 countries.