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· May, 2006

Stories about LGBTQ+ from May, 2006

South Africa: Anthology of lesbian writings

Acoustic Motorbike reviews a newly released Anthology of writings from South African lesbians entitled. “Sometimes X, Sometimes Y” which she describes as “It is a beautiful, moving anthology of personal...

Latest in the Francophone Caribbean Blogosphere

Latvia: Second Gay Pride Parade

All About Latvia writes about the politics of this year's gay pride parade (to be held in Riga on July 22): “For political parties who objected the march last year,...

Russia: “Moscow Has Lost Its Pride”

Vilhelm Konnander and Ufa Blog discuss the failure to hold the first gay pride parade in Moscow.

Russia: “And You Call It A Gay [Pride] Parade?”

This past Saturday marked the 13th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Russia, and a number of people attempted to take part in a gay pride parade in Moscow...

China: Homosexuality remains illegal

Although having been delisted as a mental disorder in 1997, homosexuality, says law intern-Chinablawger Kevin Fisher posting on a police crackdown in Beijing last year, remains illegal in China. “Is...

Russia: Pogrom Instead of Gay Pride

LJ user greenmih posts photos from the pogrom that took place in Moscow on Saturday instead of the gay pride parade, which had been banned by Moscow's mayor (RUS). Riot...

Costa Rica, Peru: Same-Sex Marriage Ban and Anti-Homophobia Vigil

Rounding up LGBT news in Latin America, Andrés Duque writes that Costa Rica's Constitutional Court ratified a same-sex marriage ban. An anti-homophobia candlelight vigil will take place in Lima, Peru...

Bermuda: Breaking news: gay rights amendment defeated

Bermudan MP Renee Webb's private member's bill proposing the amendment of the Human Rights Code to include sexual orientation has just been defeated in the House of Assembly, reports Christian...

Bermuda: Drag queen defies parade ban

“Local drag artist Mark Anderson joined Bermuda's Heritage Day parade [on Wednesday 24 May] despite a Government prohibition,” reports A Limey in Bermuda. “Good for him…. Mr. Anderson is a...

South Asia: Homosexuality and Islam

How does one place sexuality within the larger framework of faith? Morofilm points to a film ‘Name of Allah’ which “With unprecedented access and depth, gay Muslim filmmaker Parvez Sharma...

Cayman Islands: Gay cruise song

With another gay-themed cruise ship about to berth at Grand Cayman, Cayman Bobby is amused by the lyrics of a new song by local artist Barefoot Man recounting Caymanians’ attitudes...

China: Gays have it better

Laowiseass‘ Lalaoshi looks back on his former life as a columnist for China's English-language weekly 21st Century and being banned then from mentioning homosexuality. “Over the past year,” he writes,...

Guyana: Report on International Day Against Homophobia

Wednesday 17 May was International Day Against Homophobia. Guyana's Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) reports on its programme of commemorative activities: a film screening, a radio discussion, and an...

Nicaragua: Protesting Sodomy Laws

Dani Santo Domingo, writing from Costa Rica, says that protesters around Latin America stood outside Nicaraguan embassies in Argentina, Chile, México, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay to speak out against the...

Flying over the Iraqi Blogodrome…

…almost literally (I'm plane-blogging again). I thought about this again and again and there is no other way to describe what passes for government in Iraq. Today I give you...

Poland: Gay Activist and Homophobia

rod 2.0:beta writes about Krystian Legierski, “a Polish-born black gay activist. He is 27 years old and the owner of Le Madame, the influential Warsaw club that was recently shut...

Poland: Homophobic Coalition Party Official

The beatroot writes about Wojciech Wierzejski, the homophobic spokesman for the League of Polish Families, one of the three parties that make up Poland’s government coalition.

Costa Rica: Same-Sex Marriage Ban Case

Andrés Duque says that both sides claimed victory in a constitutional court case that challenges Costa Rica's ban on same-sex marriages.

Jamaica: Homophobia or not?

Francis Wade argues that Jamaicans aren't homophobic, but “homo-name-a-phobic”: “the particular kind of homo-related phobia that we have in Jamaica is not of gays themselves, but is instead of ‘being...

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