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Anti-gay pundit trolled hard on Twitter for criticizing Harry Style’s rainbow Coachella outfit
Harry Styles‘ fans are trolling conservative pundit Greg Kelly over his femme-phobic remark about the British singer — and the Twitter replies are hilarious.Kelly posted an image of Styles wearing a rainbow-sequined pantsuit during his Coachella 2022 performance and wrote, “I think Harry Styles would benefit from 3 years in the Marine Corps.” Kelly, a former Marine, probably assumes that military service would make Styles less flamboyant — nevermind that we know plenty of queer veterans who are femme AF and slay on the regular… but we digress.I think Harry Styles would benefit from 3 years in the Marine Corps.— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) April 18, 2022Kelly may not have known that Styles was actually in the military… well, that is, he played a soldier in the 2017 film Dunkirk, a movie about the 1940 evacuation of European troops from a French beach under German attack during World War II.Styles’ fans began using screenshots from the film to mock Kelly, telling the pundit that he was wrong for “disrespecting the military.”Show some respect Harry is a decorated war hero from the battle of Dunkirk here’s two photographs documenting his time in service— Stacy (@Dixiechick3796) April 18, 2022He literally fought so hard in the war where are you living? He’s a young war veteran— Carrotsfor_Leah (@Carrotsfor_Leah) April 18, 2022Greg…you seriously aren’t familiar with Mr.
How this year's Berlinale is bursting open the gender binary
Adele.Kaptan’s performance in the surprisingly comedic drama ‘Rabiye Kumaz vs George W. Bush’ is based on the real experiences of a German-Turkish mother trying to get her son out of prison in Guantanamo Bay during the peak of the US’ “war on terror” campaign.“I think it’s a good thing we don’t have the gender question anymore,” Kaptan told Euronews Culture after she collected her award.“However, I was waiting for the second award and still thinking, ‘isn’t there a male coming along now?’ It’s just a crazy feeling to win.”The award for 'Best Supporting Performance’ was won this year by Indonesian actress Laura Basuki, in ‘Before, Now and Then’ by Kamila Andini.With just one of each acting award now available at the Berlinale, was it a good idea in an industry where prizes are vitally important for an independent film to find a paying audience?“You wish you could give out more performance awards because there were so many wonderful performances,” says Gladiator actress Connie Nielsen, an international jury member at this year’s festival.“But I also really respect the fact you are getting Best Performance regardless of gender, it’s wonderful to get away from gender but it does cut down on the amount of awards [...] I wish the Berlinale had a ‘Best Ensemble’ performance award.
LGBTI asylum seekers facing 'double discrimination' across Europe, warns report
The situation for LGBTI asylum seekers in a number of European countries is fraught with difficulties with many facing double discrimination, a new report has warned.They face "specific difficulties and injustice" even in countries that rank high for positive LGBT legislative change, according to an annual review by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).ILGA-Europe says LGBTI asylum seekers face double discrimination in Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK.In Denmark, activists have documented cases of trans asylum seekers without access to trans-specific healthcare or being harassed, while NGOs in Spain have warned of the underreporting of discrimination and violence that LGBTI asylum seekers endure, and a lack of access to social and healthcare services.Germany was flagged for "the unsafe practice of conducting investigations of asylum seekers in their home countries and outing them".Several countries including France, Malta and Greece were decried for adding nations -- thought by some as being unsafe for LGBTI people -- to their list of "safe countries" that asylum seekers could be sent back to if their applications were unsuccessful.Greece now considers Turkey safe for LGBTI asylum seekers to be sent back to, but ILGA-Europe ranks the country as among the three worst countries in Europe for LGBTI rights and protection.France's Council of State, which acts as a supreme court for administrative justice, ruled in March that LGBTQI+ asylum seekers coming from a country that criminalises or persecutes LGBTQI+ people, should not be automatically given refugee status.Malta and Sweden were meanwhile flagged for new
Holocaust Remembrance Day: How are Nazi Germany’s LGBT+ victims commemorated across Europe?
Today (27 January) marks the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance, an occasion to commemorate the victims — especially European Jews, the main targets of Nazi oppression — who were persecuted and murdered during the Third Reich.First designated by the United Nations in November 2005, the day, just like the term "Holocaust" itself, has gradually come to subsume other victims under its umbrella, including Roma and Sinti communities, LGBT+ individuals and people with disabilities.For the tens of thousands of gay people deported and murdered by the Nazis, the road to justice was winding and rocky, as they continued to face legal challenges after the Second World War and would only be properly acknowledged as Holocaust victims in the 1980s, 90s and — in the eyes of the German government — the 2000s.As such, after decades of suppression and forced silence, are the Holocaust’s gay victims finally receiving the recognition and commemorations across Europe that they deserve?Upon their ascension to power, the Nazis ruthlessly persecuted gay people throughout Germany and occupied territories.Male same-sex intercourse had been prohibited in Germany since 1871 under Paragraph 175 — a Prussian-era statute of the national legal code — but it was considered to be only a misdemeanour, with the law being rarely enforced.Indeed, Germany had represented something of a fertile ground for the development of new ideas surrounding sexuality and gender identity, being the country where the terms “heterosexual” and “homosexual” first cropped up and received recognition within academic circles.In the 1920s and the 1930s, Mangus Hirschfeld’s sexology institute in Berlin -- Institut für Sexualwissenschaft -- pioneered research on sexual
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe. Covering an area of 357,022 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi), it lies between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west.