To be queer is to have no country

Election day is approaching and I have a terrible feeling. The far-right has become so normalised. They even have their ads on the trams and busses of the city. I can’t go anywhere without seeing the slogans and faces of politicians who want to take my rights away. And everywhere I overhear people having bigotedFortsätt läsa ”To be queer is to have no country”

‘Queer people can also believe in God’: Mosque becomes first in Germany to fly the Pride flag

Pride is coming this month to the German capital and the Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque is the first in the country to fly the rainbow flag. https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2022/07/04/mosque-pride-flag-lgbtq-germany-berlin/ Queer people of all faiths need safe places to worship and pray, so this is great news 🙏

This week, the city feels like ours too (almost)

The city feels more colourful and brighter and gayer than usual. There are LGBTQ+ workshops, lectures, plays and fun family activities happening everywhere in town. It feels like Gothenburg belongs to us queers too this week. But I also see people scoff and complain about the rainbow flags. And I and many people like meFortsätt läsa ”This week, the city feels like ours too (almost)”

A great book about an important subject

If you ask a Swedish person to name a gay writer, the first name that will almost always pop up in their mind is ‘Jonas Gardell’. This famous author published Passionspelen, a gay love novel, in 1985 and has since written many highly popular books and screenplays, becoming a household name. He is also aFortsätt läsa ”A great book about an important subject”

A rainy Pride

Today was the first Pride parade in my city since the pandemic. Being fully vaccinated, I thought about joining but the group I had planned to go with were not present this year so I decided to watch from the sidewalk instead. It was a shorter parade compared to most other years. A lot ofFortsätt läsa ”A rainy Pride”

Conservative Christians believe LGBTQ+ rights are a personal attack against them, study shows

Also: water is wet. But seriously, don’t you think LGBTQ+ people have more important things to think about than make bigoted Christians felt butthurt? Conservative Jesus devotees don’t think so, apparently. As the study shows: ”They weren’t worried about a real-life threat to their livelihoods, rather a broader threat to ‘their ability to instil andFortsätt läsa ”Conservative Christians believe LGBTQ+ rights are a personal attack against them, study shows”

Taliban murder and dismember gay man to ”show what they do with gay people”

Despite some naive political commentators arguing that the Talibans have changed and become more moderate, they have wasted no time to show that they are the same hateful and murderous bunch they were back in the 90’s and early 00’s. LGBTQ+ people have and will remain one of the main targets of the Taliban’s extremistFortsätt läsa ”Taliban murder and dismember gay man to ”show what they do with gay people””

What is the Heathen view of sexual orientation and gender identity?

We live in a world where the two main religions have a long history of hostility towards LGBTQ+ people. That enmity is based on certain scriptural verses that some argue are interpreted wrong (see Matthew Vines and Imam Ludovic Mohamed Zahed for examples of those arguments). But for the majority of their history, most ofFortsätt läsa ”What is the Heathen view of sexual orientation and gender identity?”

Hellenic symbolism in Lil Nas X ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’

Few music videos have stirred up more controversies in recent years than Lil Nas X latest. The plot features the singer being tempted by a snake in a garden, riding a stripper pole down to hell and giving Satan a lap dance (among other things). Much of the outrage as being coming from fundamentalist Christians,Fortsätt läsa ”Hellenic symbolism in Lil Nas X ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’”

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