An LGBT Cambodian movie received a good response from viewers, and EuroPride refuses to be canceled despite Serbia not wanting to host the event.
LGBT Cambodian Film Receives Rapturous Response
At its presentation in Phnom Penh, a new movie that looks at love between Cambodian males in a novel and moving way was praised.
According to Khmer Times, the premiere of the LD Picture Production film "Hello Neighbor" took place at the Major Cineplex in the Aeon Mall, and several celebrities and stars were there.
Viewers praised the actors Vuth Thong and Nou Usaphea for their heartfelt and passionate love moments.
According to Mr. Vuth, this is his first significant part in a homosexual movie.
He admitted that he was first really hesitant, but with a lot of intimate interaction, he was able to perform, and he anticipates that the audience will support the movie strongly.
He also expects that the film will further reduce the stigma attached to LGBT people.
Despite Serbia, EuroPride Refuses To Be Canceled
President of Serbia Aleksandar Vui. Photo by Duma.gov.ru, Wikimedia Commons.
Kristine Garina first went to EuroPride, the biggest LGBT gathering in Europe, when it was held in a post-Communist nation that wasn't exactly known for being a stronghold for LGBT rights. Nevertheless, despite Garina's claims that she anticipated the 2010 Warsaw, Poland event to be "very horrible," it ended up being a triumph, growing to become one of the biggest Pride marches in the nation's history.
Aleksandar Vui, the president of Serbia, said last month that his country would no longer be hosting the event, citing among other things right-wing threats. Previous Pride celebrations in Belgrade have proceeded without incident, but there have also been violent conflicts between far-right organizations and the police, with the deadliest of them being in 2010.
According to Times, EuroPride’s organizers have vowed to press on regardless of the ban. Should it remain in place, “Belgrade Pride will still ask people to gather to protest the ban,” said Garina. “It won’t be the same march as planned, but people will be out on the streets.”