Indonesian caning of gay men strains Australian relationship

Ex-tennis great boycotts Qantas over gay marriage

Gay adult film actor comes out as HIV positive

 

Indonesian caning of gay men strains Australian relationship

An Australian Member of Parliament says the “cruel and sickening” caning of two gay men in Aceh has cast a cloud over Australia’s relationship with Indonesia.

The gay backbencher Trent Zimmerman told parliament on Tuesday that Australia should not stand by and ignore the inhumane treatment of the men who were caned 85 times under sharia law for having consensual sex.

He was grateful the foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, had raised the matter with her Indonesian counterparts but called on others, including the Muslim community in Australia, to take a stand.

The crossbench senator Derryn Hinch has called for Australia to suspend its foreign aid to Indonesia over the matter.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/25/indonesian-caning-of-gay-men-strains-australian-relationship-says-liberal-mp

 

Ex-tennis great boycotts Qantas over gay marriage

Australian tennis great Margaret Court on Thursday announced she will stop flying Qantas “where possible” in protest of the airline’s support of same-sex marriage.

The 24-time Grand Slam champion, now a Christian pastor in Perth, had been proud to promote the Australian carrier around the world for decades, but not anymore.

Her decision came just weeks after a devout Christian smashed a lemon meringue pie into the face of Qantas chief Alan Joyce during a business breakfast in Perth to protest gay marriage.

Court, a critic of homosexuality and gay marriage for decades, said she would be happy to talk with the Qantas board about her stance.

Her views on homosexuality have drawn criticism in the past from fellow greats including Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King, who are both gay.

http://www.sport24.co.za/Tennis/WTATour/ex-tennis-great-boycotts-qantas-over-gay-marriage-20170525

 

Gay adult film actor comes out as HIV positive

London-based gay adult film actor Kayden Gray came out as HIV-positive this week in a video posted to his YouTube account in which he talks how he contracted HIV by having unprotected sex at a sex party.

Gray says he’s been HIV positive for three and a half years and contracted it nine months after he began doing porn.

He took a three month break from that after contracting it because he said he felt “unlovable” and “disgusting.”

His viral load is now undetectable thanks to treatment and he credits Impulse London, a gay men’s sexual and mental health and support group, for helping him out.

He now works for the advocacy director.

Gray urged people to be safe.

Gay Adult Film Star Kayden Gray: ‘I Would Like Everyone to Know That I am HIV Positive’ – WATCH

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