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· February, 2006

Stories about LGBTQ+ from February, 2006

Brazil: The Winners and Losers of Carnival

Sangroncito has three descriptive posts on Carnival in Salvador, noting that, “not everyone in Salvador loves Carnaval. For some middle and upper class Soteropolitanos (as citizens of Salvador are called),...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe birthday speech

Zimbabwean blogger, the Bearded Man reports on Mugabe's birthday speech in which he blasts imperialism and gays and lesbians..on imperialism “in a state of readiness to fight the enemies who...

Singapore: In-Between

At Singapore's Sayoni Speak, Sheila Rajamanikam describes what it's like being a transsexual: “I wish people around me could accept both parts of me: in a shaved head, packing, male...

South Africa: Murder of lesbian

Moral Fibre reports on the brutal murder of South African lesbian Zoliswa Nkonyana. 6 men have now been arrested – “the only apparent motive is homophobia.”

Argentina, Cayman Islands: Gay Cruise Ships

Ian writes that South America's first “gay cruiser” has docked in Buenos Aires. Andres Duque has more on the controversial cruise journey – which plans on ending its voyage in...

Russia: Moscow Gay Pride Parade Banned

Andy Young of Taking Aim explains how the general bias against homosexuality in Russia has led to the cancellation of gay pride parade in Moscow.

Guatemala: Police Accused of Mudering Transgender Woman

Erwin C. and Andres Duque both write about the murder of a transgender woman and the Guatemalan police officers who have been implicated in the case.

Guatemala's Gay Porn Uproar

Commenting on the political uproar which has followed the shooting of a series of homosexual pornographic films in Antigua, Guatemala, El Blog Diablogico writes from the colonial city: It's not...

Singapore: Hard to Come Out

jin at Singapore's Sayoni Speak writes about how difficult it is to come out as a lesbian to members of her family. She's been trying. “But somehow, something always stops...

Nigeria: being gay and fear

Nigerian blogger, AfroHomo continues his memories of growing up gay in Nigeria. This post is on “fear”…….”In my nightmare, I am walking down a Lagos street and street hoodlums attack...

Beyond One's League in Gay Japan

On Chinese Chic, hcpen cites a comprehensive review article of gay life in Japan from the Japan Times, and contemplates on why a Westerner “could get guys ‘way beyond his...

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