Zachary Quinto appears on the cover of ‘s first ‘Red Issue,’ focused on the continuing importance of safe sex and dedicated to World AIDS Day.
According to the magazine, Quinto reveals that he’s had “a couple” closeted gay stars who have asked him for advice:
“I just share my experience and say ‘This is how it went down for me, this is how I feel.’
He added: “I tell them, ‘Trust that even if it means you’re not as famous, or even if it means it’s not exactly what you thought it would be, it’s still more valuable when you’re assessing your life at the end of that.’ ”
Quinto also spoke about the importance of tackling HIV/AIDS, stating:
“[World AIDS Day] is still utterly essential.
“Not just in marking the advancement, progress and fight against the diseases, but also cultivating knowledge and awareness of it for people all over the world.” he concluded.
The star came out himself back in 2011 after rising to fame through sci-fi show Heroes.
Islamic State militants executed nine men and a boy accused of being gay in Syria on Monday (21 September), a monitoring group has said.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadists shot dead seven men in Rastan, a town in central Syria, ‘after accusing them of being homosexual.’
Two men and a boy – his age is not known – were also executed in the northern town of Hreitan for the same reason, Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.
‘ISIS are also professional when it comes to tracking gay people,’ said one of the survivors.
‘They hunt them down one by one. When they capture people, they go through his phone and his contacts and Facebook friends. They are trying to track down every gay man. And it’s like dominoes. If one goes, the others will be taken down too.’
He said the executions were carried out in public, but that IS fighters destroyed any cameras that had been used to film the killings. IS has used brutal violence to enforce its rule in the so-called “caliphate” it declared in territory straddling Iraq and Syria. Along with homosexuality, witchcraft and loyalty to President Bashar al-Assad are also considered capital punishment offences in IS-controlled areas.
In previous cases, IS has beheaded alleged homosexuals or thrown them from rooftops. According to the Observatory, IS has executed more than 3,000 people, including at least 1,800 civilians, since it announced its caliphate in June 2014.
Linda Harvey, from Mission: America, is enraged that President Obama is more devoted to fight global climate change over gay rights. She said that President Obama “continues to exalt the climate-change agenda above actual global crises,” particularly the “crises” of gay rights and reproductive freedom.
Harvey published an article in her WorldNetDaily column, where she proposed: “Disease, emotional trauma, mutilation, family division, domestic violence and self-harm follow in the wake of LGBTQ identities and reproductive rights. There’s no way to disguise or adequately manage the wreckage left in the wake of these unnatural, life-rejecting behaviors”
The Religious Right activist declared that “the Gulf oil spill is pond scum in comparison.” Warning that “our culture’s current embrace of sexual licence is an environmental disaster”.
Linda Harvey is incandescent about US is putting more effort and resources fighting for global climate change, and leaving gay rights on side. She said we should also rethink the true meaning of ‘sustainability’ word.
She stated: ““If you still have your children in a public school, you might want to have a talk with them about the true meaning of ‘sustainability’. Or you may want to call your kids who are off at college. Will any of those university courses on their ‘green’ campuses assign students a project to evaluate the carbon footprint of a ‘gay pride’ parade? Or and abortion clinic?”
Often in shadow because of Berlin’s infamous decadence, overlooked by gay travelers. Munich in Germany, have a lot to offer, especially to gay travelers. They love leather pants and closeted 19th-century Bavarian monarch Ludwig II. Munich is much different and has a throwback charm unique from artistic Berlin.
Hospitality in Munich has long extended to members of LGBT community, reported by Dietmar Holzapfel, and his husband Josef Sattler, who are owners of the Hotel Deutsche Eiche.
He explained: “Our former mayor Christian Ude was the patron of Pride 22 years ago, when other politicians didn’t dare do this. Munich was also the first city in Europe to host the IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Alliance) convention.”
LGBT festivals are organized almost every month, so you can say that Munich is a party that never stops. Even Oktoberfest turns one of their massive tents over to gay brew enthusiasts.
There is also a gay quarter you can easily find a way to. It’s called Glockenbachviertel, located near Altstadt, old city, with a lot of shops, bars and restaurants.
Holzapfel and Settle’s joint are offering sophisticated, modern rooms at very reasonable rates, and a fashionable bar/restaurant. Their Hotel Deutsche Eiche is populated with LGBT travelers who seek good times, and something little different.
In Munich, it is like a tradition to sunbathe at the Isar River when weather is warm. Travelers find good time here, with a lot of activities available too.
Sir Elton John made a post on his Instagram profile, with a message that suggests that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the phone. But Putin denied they two ever talked over the phone about gay rights.
Instagram post appeared with Putin’s picture and message in which he thanked the Russian president for “reaching out and speaking via telephone with me today”. Without any explanation on what they talked about, message ends with: “I look forward to meeting with you face to face to discuss LGBT equality in Russia.”
A spokesman for the Vladimir Putin said: “Putin did not have a conversation with Elton John, and, what’s more, we have not received any requests from him for a meeting.”
He continues: “The president has always been open to discuss human rights issues. The president, I’m sure, will be ready to meet with Elton John, too, if there is such a request.”
A spokesperson for the Elton John Aids Foundation is keeping unreachable for any comment.
Yoru Gavrikov, an LGBT activist, said a meeting between Putin and John could have a positive effects.
He said to the Govorit Moskva radio station: “Water wears away stone. Any statement in the public space by some significant person or another changes the views of both politicians and people. So it’s not worth waiting for manna from heaven, but I think we can expect another push to somehow change the situation in Russia.”