GaySA Radio News Monday 15 May 2017

Lesbian woman found stoned to death in Soweto Trump Blasted for Silence on Gay Atrocities in Chechnya Albania gay rights organizations hold annual pride ride     Lesbian woman found stoned to death in Soweto   Another lesbian woman has been murdered, this time in Soweto.   The half naked body of the woman was found on Saturday, her head apparently crushed with a large stone.   So far she has only been identified as Tembai.   This murder comes shortly after the brutal rape, murder and burning of Nonki Smous in Kroonstad, who was buried on Saturday.   Own reporter   Trump Blasted for Silence on Gay Atrocities in Chechnya   US President Donald Trump has been criticised for not speaking out on the atrocities committed against gay men in Chechneya.   In a press conference held on Saturday, members of the Los Angeles Council and LGBTQ+ activists have called on Trump to speak out and take action.   Adam Schiff, a ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 elections said that he was...
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GaySA Radio News Friday 12 May

Gay rights activists detained in Russia's Moscow Australian state apologises to men convicted for gay sex   Gay rights activists detained in Russia's Moscow   Five activists were detained in Moscow on Thursday while trying to submit a petition calling Russian authorities to investigate the alleged torture and arbitrary detentions of gay people in Chechnya.    The five were planning to bring about two million signatures at the Prosecutor General's Office when they were held by police along the Russian capital's Tverskaya Street, according to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) activists.   Police said the activists were detained because their action amounted to an unsanctioned protest.   The New York-based civic group Avaaz, which helped collect the signatures worldwide, described the detentions as a "blatant attempt by Russia to intimidate those standing up for gay people [which] will only draw more global attention to the horrors unfolding in Chechnya".   http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/gay-rights-activists-detained-moscow-170511151213785.html   Australian state apologises to men convicted for gay sex   An Australian state parliament on Thursday apologised to hundreds of men convicted decades ago for having homosexual sex,...
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Competition for Pretoria Pride song

GaySA Radio and Pretoria LGBTQ+ Pride have launched a search for a song for Pretoria Pride 2017. All singers and musicians are called to write and record a song with the theme "Carnaval", the theme for this year's Pride. The song should reflect a positive message around LGBTQ+ issues, Pretoria LGBTQ+ Pride and the theme. The recorded song should be submitted in MP3 format to ethan@gaysaradio.co.za by Friday 28 July. Any queries can also be sent to Ethan Baird. The submitted songs will be used in the campaign to promote the event to be held at the Centurion Rugby Club on Saturday 7 October. The public will vote for their favourite. The winner will perform the song at the event and will win a bar tab for the day, as well as entry to the Clubhouse. Due to technical restrictions on the stage, live instruments must be limited and a backtrack is preferred. GaySA Radio is licensed by CAPASSO, so when the song is registered,...
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GaySA Radio News 10 May

Quantas Airlines CEO hit with pie in face over gay marriage French president-elect calls rumours that he is secretly gay ‘misogynistic and homophobic’ Bermuda Court Paves Way for Gay Marriage   Quantas Airlines CEO hit with pie in face over gay marriage   Qantas airlines chief executive Alan Joyce has had a lemon meringue pie launched at his face during a business breakfast event in Perth.   Mr Joyce was addressing about 500 people at a Business Leadership Matters event at the Hyatt Regency hotel, where he was the keynote speaker.   The man who shoved the pie is a devout Christian who objects to the CEO using Qantas to promote gay marriage.   Tony Overheu read a statement on Perth radio station 6PR in which he criticised Qantas and other companies including Airbnb, Wesfarmers and Holden for promoting same-sex marriage, which he described as "corporate bullying aimed at social engineering".   Mr Joyce made light of the incident and said he did not know what type of pie had been used.   http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-09/qantas-chief-alan-joyce-cops-cream-pie-in-face-in-perth/8510156 http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/05/10/alan-joyce-pie-faced-over-gay-marriage   French president-elect calls rumours that...
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GaySA Radio News Tuesday 9 May

Nigerian gay wedding accused flee prosecutors Albania gay groups' pride not to be hindered by opposition MTV gives ‘Best Kiss’ award to two men for gay scene   Nearly all of the 53 people who are facing criminal charges in Nigeria after police claimed they attended a same-sex wedding have jumped bail.   The BBC last month reported that police in the country had carried out a raid on an alleged ceremonial same-sex wedding in the city of Zaria.   According to the broadcaster, 53 people were arrested and were charged with conspiring to celebrate a same-sex wedding.   But now 45 out of the 53 people have jumped bail and have warrants out for their arrest, reports the Daily Post.   Police prosecutor, Sergeant Mannir Nasir, told the court on Monday that only eight out of the 53 people had turned up to court.   He has applied for bench warrants to arrest the other 45 people.   Defence lawyer Yunusa Umar said most of the accused were students, and claimed they had been celebrating a birthday and not a same-sex union.   A...
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GaySA Radio News Monday 8 May

DNA tests confirm murdered lesbian women’s identity Gay Men In Indonesia Arrested For Having Porn, Forced To Take HIV Tests Debra Messing wants to make America gay again   DNA tests confirm murdered lesbian women’s identity   DNA tests have confirmed that the lesbian woman whose burnt out body was discovered in Kroonstad a few weeks ago was indeed that of Nonki Smous.   This confirmation ends weeks of uncertainty with the family.   Local activist Nthabiseng Mokanyne told GaySA Radio that the funeral will be held on 13 May.   Full details of the daily prayer service and funeral arrangements can be found on the GaySA Radio Facebook page.   Own reporter   Gay Men In Indonesia Arrested For Having Porn, Forced To Take HIV Tests   A recent raid targeting gay men in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city, continues to threaten the rights of the country’s LGBT community.   Human Rights Watch reports that neighbors tipped off police who raided two hotel rooms where 14 men had gathered.   The men were detained while police confiscated condoms, cell phones, and a...
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GaySA Radio News Friday 5 May

South Korea must end gay soldier 'witch-hunt' Florida gay nightclub to become memorial to shooting victims Ukrainian Anti-Gay Right Stirs Flap Over Eurovision 'Diversity' Rainbow   South Korea must end gay soldier 'witch-hunt'   Human rights campaigners have called on South Korea’s military to end its “witch-hunt” against gay servicemen, after an investigation into dozens of men prompted debate among presidential candidates over the country’s poor record on LGBT rights.   The investigation began after a video appearing to show a soldier and an officer, both men, having sex was circulated on social media earlier this year.   Military investigators are alleged to have confiscated mobile phones from as many as 50 soldiers suspected of being gay, and pressured them to identify gay colleagues on their contact lists and dating apps, according to the Military Human Rights Centre for Korea.   Last week, the man widely expected to become South Korea’s next president, Moon Jae-in, angered the country’s LGBT community when he said he opposed homosexuality.   https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/04/south-korea-must-end-gay-soldier-witch-hunt-campaigners-say   Florida gay nightclub to become memorial to shooting...
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Minutes of Pretoria Pride Meeting 3 May 2017

Pretoria Pride meeting Wednesday 3 May 19h00   GaySA Radio Office, Villieria   MINUTES   Bruce welcomed all to the first meeting for Pretoria Pride 2017. The agenda is open for discussion, groundwork has been done. Pride has to start funding itself, last year made an R 11,000 profit, audited accounts will be ready soon. Projected budget was presented. One sponsor for R 38,000 is secure. JOC has been filed and Metro Police has been organized. All forms submitted. Motorcyclists have said they will assist again this year. Looking for more floats this year, the theme should be useful for it. Looking for a printing sponsor. Need to find a way to fund the event. Must have return on investment for sponsors. Need to have a build-up to the event that will generate money. Colour fest, Mr/Ms Pride. There was some talk about the pageant, as it could be a premier event. The event must be rebranded so people can dress and come for...
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All systems go for Pretoria Pride 2017

  Preparations are well underway for Africa’s biggest Pride, which will be held in Pretoria on Saturday 7 October 2017 at the Centurion Rugby Club. The theme for this year is “Carnaval” and it is expected that this theme will inspire everybody to dress extravagantly so as to take over the streets of the city. Pretoria Tswhane Pride has been registered as a non-profit company and since it does not have any cash sponsors, it will need to raise around a quarter of a million rand to host the event. The bar services contribute towards a portion of the costs, and this year there will be a R20 donation to enter the Pride grounds, while tickets to the exclusive Clubhouse area will be R 100. The parade through the streets is free for all to attend. This year Pretoria Pride will be extended from 9h00 until 21h00, and the organisers are planning to have some big name artists on the programme. Last year...
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GaySA Radio News Thursday 4 May 2017

Protests called against Trump anti-LGBT Executive Order on Religious Freedoms Gay Couple's Lawsuit Against Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Is Back On Gay rugby star hits out at critics of his ‘SilverDaddies’ marriage   Protests called against Trump anti-LGBT Executive Order on Religious Freedoms   In Los Angeles, Equality California and other civil rights and activist groups are set to protest after it has been announced that Donald Trump will sign the long awaited Religious Freedoms executive order.   Activists are urging the LGBT community and allies to gather in protest on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall at 6 PM on the same day Trump signs the order.   A similar executive order had been feared earlier this year when, days after his inauguration, activist concern sparked LGBT protests around the country, including in Los Angeles on February 2.   That executive order was never officially confirmed, but according to reports a revised version of that order is about to be signed.   http://www.losangelesblade.com/2017/05/03/protests-called-trump-anti-lgbt-executive-order-religious-freedoms/   Gay Couple's Lawsuit Against Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Is Back On   Just half-a-year after...
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