From 3 April, people in the tiny south-east Asian kingdom will be subjected to a draconian new penal code, which also includes the amputation of a hand and a foot for the crime of theft. Brunei, which has adopted a more conservative form of Islam in recent years, first announced in its intention to introduce sharia law, the Islamic legal system that imposes strict corporal punishments. Alcohol is already banned in Brunei, as are showy Christmas celebrations, and there are fines and jail sentences for having children out of wedlock and failing to pray on a Friday.
Nick Jonas has said he has no time for accusations of "gay baiting," but the rampant media speculation over his sexuality shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Jonas, who has been romantically linked to Kate Hudson since his split from former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo last year, has garnered a sizable gay following through steamy photo spreads, appearances at gay clubs and advocacy work on behalf of the LGBT community. In a new interview with The SunJonas sets the record straight for the upteenth time, assuring the publication that he won't say he's never been with another man since he has experienced same-sex action -- strictly in front of the cameras, that is.
That year, the Northern Ireland Assembly voted to legalize same-sex weddings, but the DUP blocked it using a veto intended to protect minority rights. The British government has refused to impose gay marriage on the region, which had a population of 1. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland has had no functioning government for over two years, after a power-sharing agreement between the DUP and Sinn Fein, the main republican party, collapsed.
The Pride parade in London is taking place on Saturday 6 July. Pride has been celebrated all over the world over the last few weeks. Two years ago in the UK, the Pride celebrations were particularly significant as marked the year anniversary since it stopped being illegal for two men to be in a relationship in England and Wales.
Yasser, a year-old artist, was taking me on an impromptu tour of his hometown of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on a sweltering September afternoon. But Yasser wears a silver necklace, a silver bracelet, and a sparkly red stud in his left ear, and his hair is shaggy. Yasser is homosexual, or so we would describe him in the West, and the barbershop we visited caters to gay men.
Lots of animals engage in homosexual behaviour, but whether they are truly homosexual is another matter entirely. During the winter mating season, competition is fierce for access to female Japanese macaques. But it's not for the reason you might think.
Declared in in response to the Australian government's refusal to recognise same-sex marriagesit was founded on Australia's external overseas Territory of the Coral Sea Islands, a group of uninhabited islets east of the Great Barrier Reef. The Coral Sea Islands Territory is an external territory of Australia which comprises a group of small and mostly uninhabited tropical islands and reefs in the Coral Seanortheast of QueenslandAustralia. The Coral Sea Islands were first charted in
N2 - What can the spectacle of gay nationalism tell us about the reality of our cosmopolitan dream? My suggestion in this paper is that it challenges the assumption that simply invoking cosmopolitanism, or indeed embodying it as a style and a politics, is enough to secure the rights and recognition that were previously obtained by means of territorial claims and independent flag waving. It teaches us in order to reach an end — that of cosmopolitanism - it may be necessary to recommence at the beginning.
Homosexual behavior in animals is sexual behavior among non-human species that is interpreted as homosexual or bisexual. This may include same-sex sexual activitycourtshipaffectionpair bondingand parenting among same-sex animal pairs. The sexual behavior of non-human animals takes many different forms, even within the same species, though homosexual behavior is best known from social species. Scientists perceive homosexual behavior in animals to different degrees.