Friday, September 19, 2008

GAY STUFF: Best and Worst Places to be Gay

Ten Best Places to be Gay

Via the Independent, the Ten Best Places to Be Gay...

1. San Francisco, CA, USA
2. Sydney, Australia
3. New York City, New York, USA
4. Mykonos, Greece
5. Paris, France (picture above from this article)
6. Barcelona, Spain
7. Amsterdam, the Netherlands (What the article says, for Michi and TY: In 2001, the Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage. Not surprisingly, queer life has blossomed in this sexually liberated nation, and nowhere more so than in the cultural capital of Amsterdam. The city has its own Pink Point, an information centre for gays and lesbians situated near the Anne Frank House, and next to it a monument dedicated to the promotion of gay rights - the Homomonument - unveiled in 1987. Amsterdam's first gay hotel, the Golden Bear, has been open on Kerkstraat since 1948, and the city's queer culture is most visible in this street and around Rembrandtplein.)
8. London, England, UK
9. Copenhagen, Denmark
10. Berlin, Germany

Strange... I don't see Beijing on there.

Same place, different article...

Five Worst Places to Be Gay

Saudi Arabia
Homosexuality is punished with the death penalty or, occasionally, a severe whipping.

In 2007 President Ahmadinejad declared that homosexuality did not exist in his country. Should the need arise, however, there is a law against it carrying a punishment of anything from jail to public lashing to death.

The worst place in all the Americas to be gay. Male homosexuality is against the law and the punishment is 10 years hard labour.

The death penalty introduced under the Taliban is no longer officially enforced, but it depends who catches you.

Homosexuality is illegal and punishment can be anything from four years to the death penalty. Even writing or talking about support for gay people can land you in prison.

(Thanks be to Joe.My.God.)

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