There’s loads of homo history being made around the world.

Nepalese activist Sunil Babu Pant just became his nation’s first gay politico after winning this week’s Parliamentary election. Four other homos ran, but didn’t quite make the cut. Pant, who founded the Blue Diamond Society, will now work his socially-conscious magic for the Communist Party.

Meanwhile, over in the Czech Republic, Jiří Hromada makes a mark as the nation’s first openly gay Senatorial candidate. The activist gave up his life as an actor two years ago to help lead the Gay Initiative, a queer activist group that shuttered in 2006. Rather than heading back to the stage, Hromada has enlisted in the Green Party and hopes for a big win this fall.

Unfortunately, many of his country men aren’t thrilled with the idea:

Following reports of his nomination, news servers such as Novinky and AktuálnÄ›.cz had to shut down online discussions because they were full of homophobic and vulgar comments. The right-wing extremist National Party immediately issued a press statement branding Hromada a “homosexual deviant.” Despite years of hard work by many gay and lesbian activists, it seemed from such reactions that homophobic feelings are still a part of the national culture…

Yow, that can’t be good for Hromada’s chances. Not even the best strategist can spin anti-gay sentiment…

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