Award-winning gay Polish film to be aired in UK cinemas
central europe / culture / entertainment / poland

Award-winning gay Polish film to be aired in UK cinemas

An award-winning gay film from Poland, which the director hopes will start a debate about LGBT issues in the country, gets its premier in the UK on Friday. Małgośka Szumowska’s ‘In the Name Of’ is a film about love, religious devotion and personal freedoms. It tells the story of a priest who falls for an eccentric … Continue reading

Irish artist’s music video condemns Russian anti-gay violence
anti-LGBT violence / entertainment / homophobia / music / russia

Irish artist’s music video condemns Russian anti-gay violence

The newest music video from upcoming Irish artist Andrew Hozier makes references to “the recent increase of organised attacks and torturing of homosexuals in Russia, which is subsequent to a long, hateful, and oppressive political campaign against the LGBT community.” “What has been seen growing in Russia is no less than nightmarish.” See the full … Continue reading

Russian right: Elton John’s concert “insulting” to all Russian citizens
baltics / czech republic / entertainment / homophobia / lithuania / russia

Russian right: Elton John’s concert “insulting” to all Russian citizens

PinkNews is reporting that several far-right Russian groups have come out against permitting Elton John to perform in Russia later this year. Yuri Ageshchev, the leader of religious fundamentalist group, the Union of Orthodox Brotherhoods, told Novy Region news agency: “The statement by this gay guy – Elton John – about his support for gays … Continue reading