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French AIDS activism film ‘120 BPM’ receives high praise at Cannes

French AIDS activism film ‘120 BPM’ receives high praise at Cannes

A new French film that chronicles thew work of LGBT activists at the height of the AIDS crisis generated high praise at the Cannes Film Festival. 120 BPM is a new film from writer-director Robin Campillo, who previously directed the film Eastern Boys.  The movie has been given positive reviews by Vanity Fair and industry bible […]

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French court rules ‘homophobe’ is an insult, defamation

French court rules ‘homophobe’ is an insult, defamation

A Parisian court has fined a protester for their use of the word ‘homophobe’, declaring the term to be defamatory. Former president of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in Paris, Laure Pora, was told to pay a sum to far right group La Manif Pour Tous as the result of a protest in 2013. […]

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Paris Pulls Big Numbers for Anti-Gay Protest

Paris Pulls Big Numbers for Anti-Gay Protest

The ‘City of Love’ ground to a standstill last month with hundreds of thousands of protestors coming out against same-sex rights. Large areas of Paris were crowded with protestors on the streets campaigning against gay marriage and adoption rights. Although organisers suggest that ‘millions’ of people were protesting, police have estimated the figure to be […]

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