Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2019-10-02
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  EN LA VIDA

World News
by REX WOCKNER
2003-09-01

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


CIVIL UNIONS BEGIN IN BUENOS AIRES

Latin America's first civil-union ceremony took place July 18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Activists Cesar Cigliutti and Marcelo Suntheim got hitched at the Civil State Registry office under the city's new Public Registry of Civil Unions law.

Registered couples receive spousal rights in areas such as insurance, health care, hospital visitation and bank loans.

Outside the office, gays celebrated with firecrackers, confetti and cider.

'I am overcome with emotion,' Cigliutti said. 'This law frees gay men and women to be citizens.'

Activists with the Comunidad Homosexual Argentina organization are continuing their push for a national civil-union law.

PROTECTIONS REJECTED IN GUYANA

The National Assembly of the small South American nation of Guyana mothballed a bill to ban anti-gay discrimination July 24.

The measure was sent to a constitutional-review committee for discussion and public testimony.

During debate on the matter, 200 Christians sang hymns outside the Assembly building. Religious denominations opposed the measure with the exception of the Roman Catholic Church which supported it.

A similar bill passed the Assembly two years ago but was vetoed by President Bharrat Jagdeo.

Guyana is 60 percent Christian and 30 percent Hindu.

MEXICANS TO START GLAAD-LIKE GROUP

Activists in Mexico City are beginning the process of setting up a media-monitoring group like the U.S.' Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

It likely will be named Red Nacional (National Network).

GLAAD's People of Color Media Director, Mónica Taher, will go to Mexico City in October to conduct media training and provide support for the new organization.

BRAZILIANS STAGE KISS-IN

More than 1,000 gays staged a kiss-in at the Frei Caneca shopping center in São Paulo, Brazil, Aug. 3 in protest against a security guard who had forced a same-sex couple to stop kissing.

Mall management supported the event, staged in the food court, by blanketing the premises with posters of red lipstick kisses.

However, a mall spokesman said the original kissing incident had crossed a line by being excessively intimate and the guard made the right call.

FIJIAN ALLEGED

KILLER WAS 'INSANE'

The man charged with hacking to death the openly gay head of the Fijian Red Cross and his lover was found innocent of the crimes Aug. 6 by reason of insanity.

Apate Kaisau, 29, will be held indefinitely in a Suva mental hospital, according to the Australian daily newspaper The Age.

Kaisau was charged with murdering John Scott, 53, and his partner, Gregory Scrivener, 39, in July of 2001.

ANGLICANS TO STAGE UNUSUAL POW-WOW

The head of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, has called an unprecedented special meeting of the communion's 38 primates following the Aug. 6 decision by U.S. Episcopalians to install an openly gay and sexually active bishop in the diocese of New Hampshire.

Williams and others fear the highly controversial election of Bishop Gene Robinson will cause the Anglican Communion to break in two.

'The anxieties caused by recent developments have reached the point where we will need to sit down and discuss their consequences,' Williams said.

The meeting is scheduled for mid-October.


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

WORLD Kenyan magazine, Russian anti-LGBT ruling, Brazilian films 2019-10-08 - Pride Umbrella Kenya, a member organization of The Refugee Coalition of East Africa ( RefCEA ), announced the launch of QR Magazine, a ...


Gay News

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble announces World Premiere of Laura and the Sea 2019-10-03 - Chicago, IL—Rivendell Theatre Ensemble ( RTE ), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, presents the ...


Gay News

DRAG Bianca Del Rio vs. the World 2019-10-01 - From Sydney to Singapore, Bianca Del Rio, the season six winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, has been spreading clown realness all over the ...


Gay News

WORLD Toronto rally, Russian activist's murder, Xavier Bettel, papal meeting 2019-10-01 - In Toronto, a rally promoting unity was held Sept. 28 in response to an anti-LGBTQ Christian group's march through the city's gay village, ...


Gay News

WORLD Japanese case, Jamaica event canceled, Putin's law 2019-09-24 - A Japanese court awarded damages to a woman who broke up with her same-sex partner because of infidelity—recognizing their common-law partnership despite same-sex ...


Gay News

Girlpool dives into a tour around the world 2019-09-22 - Los Angeles band Girlpool is made up of only two members, Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker. Both sing vocals with Tucker playing guitar ...


Gay News

WORLD Gay leaders, Mexican trans women, Czech marriage bill 2019-09-17 - In a notable meeting between two out heads of government, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg hosted his counterpart from Serbia, Ana Brnabic, ...


Gay News

World Dumpling Fest opens Inherit Chicago festival intercultural programs 2019-09-10 - CHICAGO, IL ( September 5, 2019 ) — What happens when you bring over 30 cultural institutions together to produce programming throughout the ...


Gay News

WORLD Kazakhstan first, HIV news, intersex items, Chick-fil-A 2019-09-10 - A controversial case that took a year and a half for Kazakhstan's court system to hear has turned out to be the first ...


Gay News

FALL THEATER PREVIEW A cornucopia of world premieres 2019-09-04 - World premieres abound in Chicago theater—sometimes totaling nearly half of all productions in any given month. Here are a dozen upcoming new plays ...


 



Copyright © 2019 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.