Tag: Homosexuality

Kids with Same-Sex Parents are All Right: A Conversation with Lisa Cholodenko

by Vera von Kreutzbruck – Argentina/Germany – Last winter film director Lisa Cholodenko came to Berlin to present The Kids Are All Right at the International Film Festival. Dressed in black with short dark hair and thick-framed glasses Cholodenko is

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Interview with Howl film directors Epstein and Friedman: “Allen Ginsberg’s Poetic Prophecy”

by Vera von Kreutzbruck – Germany – Howl, a biopic centered on beatnik Allen Ginsberg’s seminal poem and the resulting obscenity trial, was the most moving and intellectually engaging film presented at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. In the

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Be Like Others: Rather Than Accept Homosexuality, Iran Encourages Gender Reassignment Surgery

by Jessica Mosby – USA – Last year Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told an audience at Columbia University, “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals, like in your country.” His characteristically outrageous comment was met with laughter and boos; discrimination is

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HIV/AIDS Epidemic Raging Among Men Having Sex with Men (MSM): amFAR Announces New Initiative in Sydney to Address the Crisis

by Imelda V. Abaño & Esther Nakkazi – Philippines/Uganda – Reporting from Sydney, Australia One of the greatest public health failures in the fight against AIDS is the world’s inability to prevent widespread HIV infection among Men who have Sex

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