- "Brit Naz Humphreys, who has Pakistani heritage, told the Waikato Times: "It's 2010 and I still can't believe I'm being discriminated against because I have brown skin. The casting manager basically said they weren't having anybody who wasn't pale-skinned.'
"According to AFP, there is video footage that shows the casting manager telling people at the audition: 'We are looking for light-skinned people. I'm not trying to be… whatever. It's just the brief. You've got to look like a hobbit.'"
- "Thousands of people danced, sang and cheered through the streets of Delhi on Sunday in a colourful and vibrant celebration for the first gay pride parade since gay sex was made legal in India."