Adam Lambert Wins Music Award In China – First Openly Gay Artist Acknowledged And Feted In China Ever.
IT REALLY IS REMARKABLE. CHINA IS ONE OF THOSE COUNTRIES WHERE THEY DON’T GO AROUND BEATING THE GAYS, YOU JUST ARE EXPECTED TO LIVE A QUIET LIFE IN THE CLOSET. SO FOR ADAM LAMBERT TO BE SO ACCEPTED THERE, TO THE POINT OF BEING REWARDED, THIS IS QUITE THE FEAT. LET US HOPE HIS ACCEPTANCE PAVES THE WAY FOR A MORE OPEN LIFESTYLE FOR CHINESE GAYS.
Adam Lambert wins Chinese Music Award for ‘Favourite International Artist’
‘Never Close Our Eyes’ superstar Adam Lambert was at the Chinese Music Awards earlier today and picked up a special prize at the ceremony, which was held in Macau.
The hitmaker took home the ‘Favourite International Artist’ title and during his acceptance speech thanked his fans for helping him to win the accolade:
Will swap this clip out when I find the full one.
Fun. Love the time shift. Love the camera work, again. Seemed mainly a set up for next week, but fun. Would have loved a singalong a-la ‘L Word’ in the car. Support marriage equality by supporting the Organisation for Marriage equality. Their finances are open, and they are a country wide initiative.
Just incredible people. And focused on getting information out on HIV/AIDS. Wonderful.
The battle continues to assure basic human rights for LGBT people in Zimbabwe despite government harassment. The group Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) reopened its Harare office last month. The GALZ office had been closed after a police raid last August. Based on an interview with a Zimbabwean LGBT activist, the Washington Blade reported that GALZ, which has close to 2,000 members across the country, also continues to host HIV/AIDS workshops in Bulawayo. “When they raid our offices they think they are going to find pornographic materials,” the activist told the Blade. “When they come in there, they find it is a resource center. People are busy working.”
“I am told President Robert Mugabe’s party, ZANU-PF, is going to use the issue of homosexuality as one of their campaign tools,” the activist, who asked the Blade not to publish his name because he remains afraid of potential reprisals against him, said. He added his brother and most other Zimbabweans who oppose Mugabe will ultimately vote for him because of his strong opposition to homosexuality. “I strongly believe that they will use this issue to threaten the LGBT people in Zimbabwe. And they will do everything in their power to make sure that LGBT people are punished.”
Gay-friendly British rugby star Ben Cohen has claimed sports brand Reebok dropped their sponsorship deal with Welsh rugby international Gareth Thomas because he came out as gay. He was speaking at a debate at Britain’s National Student Pride today (2 March). The panel session on homophobia in sport also featured former Premiership footballer Graeme Le Saux who explained how he became the victim of homophobia in soccer, despite being straight. He said Thomas had told him Reebok cancelled their sponsorship deal with him because he revealed his sexuality in 2009.
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OOPS. He has apologized…….
My most sincere apologies to @reebokuk. The claims I made about Gareth Thomas’ contract were untrue. I was mistaken and I apologise. Ben