LOOK was an American bi-weekly, general-interest oversize magazine published 1937 to 1971.
Generally considered a rip-off of Life magazine, which began publication months earlier and ended in 1972. LOOK’s circulation was about 2.9 million copies per issue and is known for helping launch the career of film director Stanley Kubrick, who was a staff photographer.
In the January 10, 1967 issue of LOOK the entire issue is about the American Man, and we learn about “the sad ‘gay’ life of the homosexual.
While the complete contents of the article are not available for republishing here. In the end the article comes to the brilliant solution that the real reason men are gay is because of women (specifically overbearing mothers). The article has also been referenced and used as talking points by many anti-gay groups in the past.
So let it be known that many of the anti-LGBT talking points have been used for decades. Many of which came from a biased, uneducated, mainstream media.
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the Russian government must pay approximately $41,000 in damages to three lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights groups for having refused their registration in recent years.
Between the years 2006 to 2011, Rainbow House, the Movement for Marriage Equality, and the Sochi Pride House attempted to register their respective organizations with Russian authorities. The government denied each of their applications, claiming that the organizations would undermine [Russia’s] sovereignty and territorial integrity…by decreasing its population”, and “destroy the moral values of society”
When denying Movement for Marriage Equality’s registration, the government construed LGBT rights activities as “gay propaganda,” and said the organization’s work amounted to “extremist activities.” Russia was of course referring to its 2013 “gay propaganda” law which bans the “promotion of nontraditional sexual relations to minors,” which includes, but is not limited to, information provided via the press, television, radio, and the Internet.
The law has been condemned by the European Court of Human Rights, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the Council of Europe along with all other human rights organizations.
The International Olympic Committee has come defending the Russian authorities’ decision to “remove ” Vladimir Luxuria a transgender Italian ex-Parliament member and LGBT rights activist from the Olympic Village last week and contends she was “peacefully” escorted from the site and not detained, the AP reports.
Luxuria, who is also the first openly transgender member of any European parliament, was strolling through the Olympic village in a rainbow dress, scarf, and headpiece when she was reportedly removed by Russian plainclothes police officers. She says she was taken to a local police station by four men — who did not show her an official badge
“I was kept to take information, for a couple of hours, and then at last, a person talking English came, saying that I shouldn’t show Russian writings about LGBT rights,” Luxuria told Russia’s Kremlin-backed news outlet RuptlyTV.
Russian Police, and now the IOC however, deny the claims.
IOC spokesman Mark Adams told the AP that Luxuria had set out to demonstrate at the stadium and that, “We would ask anyone to make their case somewhere else,” because the games are not the proper venue for demonstrations. Additionally, Adams denies Luxuria was detained, saying, “I know her stated aim to demonstrate in the venue and I believe after a couple of hours when she finally got to the venue I think she was escorted from there peacefully, and not detained.
Vladimir Luxuria — a trans woman and former member of the Italian Parliament who was detained and released yesterday for protesting Russia’s anti-LGBT laws at the Sochi Olympics — was detained again today in Sochi and will be kicked out of the country tomorrow, according to multiple reports.
From the Associated Press:
An Italian activist shouting “It’s OK to be gay” and dressed in a rainbow-colored outfit and large headdress was detained Monday as she entered an arena to watch an Olympic hockey game.
Vladimir Luxuria, a former Communist lawmaker in the Italian parliament who has become a prominent transgender rights crusader and television personality, was stopped by four men and then driven away by police in a car with Olympic markings. Luxuria later told The Associated Press she was kept in the car for about 10 minutes, then released in the countryside after the men had taken away her Olympic spectator pass. She eventually made it back to her hotel and said she was leaving Russia on Tuesday morning.
“They don’t say anything. They just were people who had to do this and they did it,” Luxuria said.
Five months ago the country Moldova passed a law banning the promotion of “relationships than those linked to marriage and the family” to children, a bit of legislation that was strongly supported and promoted by the Orthodox “Christian” Church and closely resembled Russia’s current draconian anti-LGBT laws.
Now the country which is trying to secure membership in the European Union has overturned the ban of promoting homosexuality to minors much to the chagrin of Vladimir Putin and Orthodox Christians, dozens of whom gathered outside the parliament building to protest and tried to prevent lawmakers from entering. “Today they are allowing this propaganda and tomorrow they will allow gay marriages,” said priest Ghenadie Valuta.
The U.S. State Department has reiterated their support for gay rights while discussing a proposed bill in Russia that would outlaw “gay propaganda.”
On Wednesday lawmakers in St. Petersburg, Russia would postponed a debate on the bill proposed by the dominant United Russia Party. The bill, written by Vilatly Milonov, would criminalize “public actions aimed at propaganda of pederasty, homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism among minors.” Milonov purposely wrote the bill to include LGBT with the heinous criminal offense of “child molestation and abuse” to demonize and vilify the LGBT Community in Russia.
“Gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights,” the State Department said, citing the official statement of Hillary Clinton commenting on the proposal of the St. Petersburg lawmakers.
“We have called on Russian officials to safeguard these freedoms, and to foster an environment which promotes respect for the rights of all citizens,” the State Department officials said. “The United States places great importance on combating discrimination against the LGBT community and all minority groups.”