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El aborto legal cuenta con mayor respaldo hoy en Argentina

Andreina Ochoa escribe:

El tema del aborto legal cobra mayor respaldo en Argentina en medio de los debates que ocurren en el Congreso. Como se recordará hace pocos días un grupo de mujeres artistas firmaron una carta en la que defendieron la iniciativa. Las féminas la hicieron llegar a los parlamentarios.

A la par sostuvieron que el aborto legal es algo que piden a gritos miles de mujeres en esta nación austral.

Rugbista argentino fue hospitalizado tras sufrir ataque homofóbico

Jonathan Castellari, jugador de rugby argentino, fue atacado en Buenos Aires por un grupo de sujetos que previamente lo insultaron por su condición sexual.

Según consigna El Espectador, Castellari, quien es integrante del primer equipo latinoamericano de la disciplina que promueve la diversidad sexual (Ciervos Pampas Rugby Club), fue hospitalizado tras golpes en sus ojos y cabeza.

El hecho ocurrió en un local de comida en la capital federal y provocó que el deportista acudiera a la Federación Argentina LGBT (Lesbianas, Gais, Bisexuales y Transexuales) para denunciar a sus agresores.

Tanto él como su acompañante “recibieron golpes por parte de este grupo de violentos”, según indicó en un comunicado la federación, que agregó que el joven actualmente se encuentra hospitalizado en un centro sanitario por las lesiones recibidas.

“Desde la Federación Argentina LGBT ya estamos acompañándolos durante este terrible momento y haciendo todo lo que está a nuestro alcance para que la justicia dé una pronta respuesta y encuentre a los responsables”, dice la misiva de la entidad.

“Homosexuality is everywhere and nowhere in ‘The Servant’. Harold Pinter’s…”

Peter Bradshaw writes:

Homosexuality is everywhere and nowhere in The Servant. Harold Pinter’s superbly controlled, elliptical, menacing dialogue is able to hint, to imply, to seduce, to repulse, in precisely the manner that gay men were forced to adopt in 1963, when homosexuality was still a criminal offence, and when representing homosexuality on screen was forbidden. To locate the gay gene in The Servant, you have to go back to its source, the 1948 novella written by Robin Maugham, the nephew of W Somerset Maugham. The Servant has its spark in an extraordinary event in Maugham’s own life, to be treasured by connoisseurs of British sex and class.

Maugham had rented a house, which came with its own servant, a man who unnerved him by gliding about almost invisibly. One evening, Maugham went on a date with Mary Soames, the daughter of Winston Churchill. He took her back to his flat and she asked for a drink: a cold lager from the fridge, as opposed to warm ale. (Interestingly, this drink recurs in the movie, but not the novel.) The fridge was just next to the manservant’s room in the basement, the door of which was open; Maugham glanced in and saw a naked teenage boy on the bed. The servant appeared from nowhere and said in his odd drawl: “I see you are admiring my young nephew, sahr. Would you like me to send him up to you to say goodnight, sahr?” Maugham pretended he hadn’t heard and simply went away without replying.

In Belarus, in April 2002, 47% of Belarusians thought “that gays should be imprisoned” (Source: Wikipedia)

Source: Wikipedia:

Gay life is still largely underground, and most Belarusians consider homosexuality a disorder. Homophobic attitudes, suspicions and prejudices are still very strong. According to a survey by the Belarusian Lambda League for Sexual Equality (Lambda Belarus) in April 2002, 47% of Belarusians think that gays should be imprisoned. Young people increasingly tolerate homosexuality and show a growing interest in gay and lesbian culture. However, their interests remain part of youth popular culture and is often considered as a kind of fashion that will be outgrown and forgotten when they become adults. In 2007, Information Center TEMA and MyGomel.com organized a vote about the reaction of Gomel region youth to sexual minorities. 47.6% had negative feelings to sexual and gender minorities, 10% want to criminalize homosexual relations.

The most recent poll by Pew Research Center published in May 2017 suggests that 16% of Belarusian are in favor of same-sex marriage while 81% oppose the idea, which was significantly higher than in Ukraine (9%), Russia (5%) and Moldova (5%). Younger people are more likely than their elders to favor legal gay marriage (22% vs. 14%)

Porque no hay homosexuales en la clase política?/ Video

Federico Andahazi

El escritor Federico Andahazi habla de las razones del ocultamiento.