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Will Brunei’s horrid law unite LGBT and women’s activists?

10 May

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Protesters supporting both LGBT rights and women's rights joined Jay Leno in calling for people to boycott the Beverly Hills Hotel unless its ultimate owner, the Sultan of Brunei, reverses course. Protesters supporting both LGBT rights and women’s rights joined Jay Leno in calling for people to boycott the Beverly Hills Hotel unless its ultimate owner, the Sultan of Brunei, reverses course.

The celebrity-boosted boycott of the Sultan of Brunei and his Beverly Hills Hotel could open the way for an important partnership of activists supporting women’s rights and those pushing for LGBT rights.

So far, though, little progress has been made in that direction, although a mix of both types of advocates joined former talk show host Jay Leno in his endorsement of the boycott, which targets Brunei’s adoption of sharia rules that repress women and sexual minorities. (See photo above.)

Ellen DeGeneres (Photo courtesy of philnews.ph) Ellen DeGeneres (Photo courtesy of philnews.ph)

Other celebrities backing the boycott include actor Stephen Fry, TV host Sharon Osbourne, comedian Ellen DeGeneres and billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson. The Feminist Majority Foundation, co-chaired by Jay and Mavis Leno, pulled its annual…

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Posted by on May 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

4 responses to “Will Brunei’s horrid law unite LGBT and women’s activists?

  1. aguywithoutboxers

    May 10, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    A excellent re-blog, my blogging buddy and friend! Good eye! Thank you! Much love and naked hugs! 🙂

     
    • D.C.

      May 11, 2014 at 11:12 am

      Thanks and much love Roger!

       
  2. Tom Janus

    May 10, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Interesting find, as I was aware of the celeb boycott, I didn’t realize all the behind the scene views and actions being taken….)))

     
    • D.C.

      May 11, 2014 at 11:11 am

      True. It’s sometimes worrisome how good things can have very unfortunate consequences..

       

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