A Mexican brewery creates beers targeted specifically at the gay community.
A small Mexican brewery has produced what it claims is the world's first beer specifically targeted at the homosexual community. The beer, which has a slight honey flavour, will initially be marketed to homosexual consumers in Mexico, Colombia and Japan.
The Minerva brewery said that the "Artisan Honey-Ales" would appeal to a section of the beer-drinking public that had so far been snubbed by larger brewers.
"We're out in the market with great respect with the idea of offering a product directed to the gay-lesbian community that has been ignored for too long but is important and very demanding", Dario Rodriguez Wyler, commercial manager for distributors Bodega 12, told the Mexican news agency Efe.
The label on the beer bottles has been designed so that it can be unglued and worn as a symbol of gay-lesbian pride, he said.
The Purple Hand Beer and Salamandra beers are already available in some bars and restaurants in Guadalajara, Mexico City and the resorts of Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos.
The Doctor's Wife is a film by Jonathan Duffy that explores the experiences of homosexual people living in rural and regional Australia. The film began production in September 2008 when Dr Vincent Cornelisse decided to leave Brisbane and move to country Queensland in order to further his career. However, Vincent wouldn't do this without his partner, Jonathan Duffy.
Neither of the two had ever lived in a country town and were excited about the scene change but nervous about how they would be received. A friend jokingly suggested that Jonathan should film their experience in case they were murdered. Jonathan decided to do this, not because he thought they would be in danger, because he believed that it was going to be a positive and enlightening journey.
The Doctor's Wife explores their journey through Jonathan's eyes and asks the question, "Would their experience be the same if Vincent wasn't the town Doctor?"