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· April, 2006

Stories about LGBTQ+ from April, 2006

Costa Rica: Supreme Court to Discuss Gay Marriage

Andrés Duque says that Costa Rica's supreme court will decide next week if a new petition for marriage rights for same sex couples is constitutional. Sergio of La Foto Salió...

El Salvador: Ban Against Gay Marriage and Adoption

Andrés Duque says that backing by El Salvador's two largest parties probably means that an amendment prohibiting marriage and adoption by gay couples will soon be passed.

Sri Lanka: Gay Pride in Colombo

Colombo gets an opportunity to be proud. Portrait on the Gay Pride in the city – “Colombo pride is going to happen over a week beginning on the 21st of...

Jamaica: Homophobia and defensiveness

Francis Wade offers a thoughtful response to TIME magazine's designating Jamaica “the most homophobic place on earth”. “We sound like some Chinese or Cubans when we argue that human rights...

Voices of African women – this week

Fleur writes about the harrowing case of 7 soldiers sentenced to life for rape and crime against humanity for the rape of 119 underage girls in Congo. The government of...

A mixed bag from South Africa

Bahamas: Cultivating tolerance

Sir Arthur Foulkes assesses tolerance levels in the Bahamas in light of reactions to the docking of a gay cruise ship and the banning of the film “Brokeback Mountain”.

Japan: Celebrity fanfare

Have you heard of the leather-clad hip-thrusting Japanese celebrity Razor Ramon Hard Gay? A post on the Gen Kanai blog gives a thorough introduction: “A group of fansubbers have started...

Nigeria: Coming out gay

Reflections of a gay Nigerian wonders whether anyone is reading his blog? and is contemplating coming “out” in his own name.

Hong Kong: Same sex discourse

Has Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain given homophobia a foothold within the Cantonese language? The flagrant harbour blogger gives us the both the short and long answer in ‘Brokeback Mounting.’

Jamaica: Homophobic blog?

Mad Bull wonders if the homophobic agenda of a Jamaican blog called is a huge joke — or deadly serious.

Jamaica: More on the UWI gang violence

Francis Wade links to two editorials on the subject of the beating of an allegedly gay man by fellow students at the Jamaica campus of the University of the West...

Jamaica: Intolerance at university

The beating of a young allegedly gay man by fellow students at the Jamaica campus of the University of the West Indies prompts Francis Wade to contemplate issues of tolerance...

Peru: Pro-Gay Protests Tomorrow

Andrés Duque announces two planned protests in Lima against recent anti-homosexual statements by the mother of presidential candidate Ollanta Humala.

Bahamas: Brokeback banned

Sir Arthur Foulkes discusses the banning of the film “Brokeback Mountain” in the Bahamas, comparing the incident with another film banned back in 1950: “No Way Out”, starring Bahamian-born Sidney...

The African women’s blogsphere this week

Virtual cartwheels are perhaps our only last recourse as apparently African women are (still) invisible. Black Looks writes about an recent article in the Guardian where the founder of the...

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