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Not for Reproduction Q-Notes Not for Reproduction6 NOVEMBER 1 . 2008 • QNotesG L O Bby Matt Comer . Q-Notes staffGay living center underwayCOLOGNE — A multigenerational gay livingcenter is under constructionQ - N O Tin thisE SGerman city. Organizers claim it will be a firstof its kind living center in which a variety ofLGBT and straight families will live together.Several cities around the world are nowhome to elderly care and retirement centers Remarks cast doubt on sexualitymarketed to the growing population of olderVIENNA — Remarks made at the funeralLGBT people. This living center will include of a far-right Austrian leader killed in a carsingles, families, thecrash are leading some to questionelderly and straightwhether he was gay.people.A political protegé, Stefan“Some peoplePetzner, tearfully called Freedomwho live here will beParty leader Joerg Haider “thestudents, others willman of my life.” Petzner, 27, didspend their workingnot expressly state whether heyears here, and stillhad a sexual or romantic involvementwith the 57-year-old Haider.others will spendtheir golden yearsA father of two, Haider waswith us.We want allpictured in a gay bar the eveninggenerations,” reads abefore his crash on Oct. 11, ironicallythe day the SU.S. gay commu-Q - N Obrochure for the projectnitycelebrates National ComingT EThe developmentOut Day.will include 34 apartments.Individuals leader Joerg Haider subject of Fleischhacker, editor-in-chief ofWas he gay? Austrian far-right “This can’t go on,” Michaeland families will live scrutiny after recent death. the newspaper Die Presse,wrote inseparately but contribute to a sense of community,organizers said.There will be a state-determined quota of30 percent of homes set aside for the elderly.Organizers also said a 15 percent quota will beset aside for heterosexual families.Filmmaker drops gay kiss sceneNEW DELHI — An Indian filmmaker hasdropped a gay kissing scene in an upcomingmovie to avoid rejection from his conservativenation’s censor board.Madhur Bhandarkar said he’ll drop thescene between male actors Samir Soni andQ - N OAnil Kumar in his filmT“Fashion.”E S“What a beautifully-shot scene of intimacy Gay porn not ‘unnatural’it is between Samir and Anil.You forget theirANKARA — A Turkish pornographer hasgender. They’re just two people in loveskirted punishment for portraying “unnaturalexpressing their feelings,” said Bhandarkar.“I sex” after a court cleared him of wrongdoingtook it out before taking it to the censorand charged him only with sale of illegalboard. I thought portraying a homosexualcouple was bold enough. The kiss would havebeen too much. But now I’m planning torestore it on the DVD.”Priest escapes disciplineLONDON — A Church of England priestunder investigation for performing marriagerites between two male priests has escapeddiscipline from the church.The Rev. Martin Dudley performed the marriagewith the complete traditional rites and vowsin May.An investigation followed after bishopsand archbishops condemned the ceremony.Q - N OA church panel clearedTDudley of anyE Swrongdoing after he apologized for the decisionand promised not to do it again.Dudley wrote,“I regret the embarrassmentcaused to you by this event and by its subsequentportrayal in the media. I now recognise seen from a narrow perspective; otherwiseThe term ‘unnatural sexual behavior’ should betherethat I should not have responded positively tothe request for this service, even though it wasmade by another incumbent of your Diocese,who is a colleague, neighbour and friend of usboth, nor should I have adopted uncriticallythe Order of Service prepared by the him andA LInternational News Noteshis partner.”In a statement, the Rt. Rev.Pete Broadbent, Assistant Bishopof London, said: “The Rector hasmade expressly clear his regret over what happenedat St. Bartholomew the Great andaccepted the service should not have takenplace. Bishop Richard has considered the matterand has decided to accept the Rector’s apologyin full. The matter is therefore now closed.”his blog.“Stefan Petzner needs to make a decision:Either he describes what was so specialabout his relationship with Joerg Haider, or hestops publicly playing the role of Haider’s successorand widow.”Haider was known for praising aspects ofAdolf Hitler’s labor policies and often attackedimmigrants. Neither he nor his party evermade public derogatory remarks about theLGBT community.The political leader’s widow and familyhave not made any comment to the press andthe Freedom Party says the relationshipbetween Haider and Petzner was platonic.pornographic material.The pornographer came under legalscrutiny after his sale of DVDs portraying gayand group sex. Turkish law prescribes higherpenalties for the sale of movies including“unnatural” intercourse. In its ruling, anIstanbul court referenced rights of privacy andequity in the Constitution and EuropeanConvention on Human Rights.The Istanbul court ruled: “Most Europeancountries have given gay relationships theequivalence of marriage, and in Holland gaymarriages were made legal a few years back.In a world of modern societies, it is not possibleto say intercourse among members of thesame sex is unnatural.“Since the action happens in private placesand does not include children it is not criminal.is the risk of judging every sexual relationshipoutside of certain limitations unnatural. It iswithout doubt that the images are eccentric.Although this kind of sexual activity is notcommon in societies, it is a fact that in everysociety collective sexual relationships exist.”◗Q-Notes Not for Reproduction Q-Notes

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