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· June, 2006

Stories about LGBTQ+ from June, 2006

Martinique: In the Closet to Officemates

Le Blog de [Moi] reveals (Fr) that she is not out to her officemates. However she admits that it is getting harder and harder to lead a double life and...

Hungary: Gay Pride Parade

Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about the Gay Pride that took place in Budapest this past Saturday – and recommendations on how to remain anonymous while...

Brazil: São Paulo Pride 2006

Made in Brazil has an assortment of posts on São Paulo Pride 2006, which ended last week.

El Salvador: Gay Pride and Gay Issues

Observing that “dozens of gay and lesbian protesters marched today in a Gay Pride March in San Salvador,” Tim Muth links to some background context on gay issues in El...

Latest in French-Speaking African and Indian Ocean Blogs

PAN-AFRICAN Homosexuality in Africa Not a Myth France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem reflects on a homophobic movement in Cameroon that sees homosexuality as a suspect new “religion” and concludes: Evidence...

Martinique: Coming Out Advice

Le Blog de [Moi] encourages (Fr) local lesbians to accept their sexuality: “Know that being homosexual doesn't rime (no longer rimes?) with being unhappy (…) If one day (…) “they...

Bermuda: Advice for Renee Webb

Pleased that Bermuda House of Assembly backbencher Renée Webb will attempt once again to introduce a bill outlawing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, the Limey outlines the conditions...

Hungary: George W. Bush Visit

Pestiside.hu reports on George W. Bush's visit to Budapest: unprecedented security measures, a phone bomb scare at the U.S. embassy, an anti-Bush rally and the gay festival.

Lebanon: Lebanon Denies Approving Gay Group

QArab report that the Lebanon's acting Interior Minister denied charges by conservative Muslim clerics that the government had approved a gay rights group as well as nudist beaches at two...

Jamaica: Anti-gay groups

Francis Wade notes the arrival of the Lawyers Christian Fellowship and the National Church Alliance, the first organised anti-gay groups in Jamaica, and quotes a Jamaica Observer article which states...

Polish Blogosphere Roundup

With almost 20,000 names (and counting) added to a digital petition against a restrictive DRM (Digital Rights Management) bill in the Polish legislature, Poland IP news and resources reports that:...

Mexico: Participitory Radio

Radio host (and now blogger) Ana Maria Salazar invites readers to participate in an online chat following her Saturday night radio program “Seguridad Total.” Also on Saturday, a gay pride...

Poland: Homophobia and the EU's Mild Response

Srdjan Cvijic of The TransAtlantic Assembly writes about the EU's unfairly mild reaction to homophobia and intolerance in Poland: “More importantly, the case of Poland, and the mild reaction of...

Poland: Warsaw Equality Parade

The beatroot posts Joseph Vogt's pictures from the Equality Parade that took place in Warsaw on June 10, and writes about the event that drew from 2,000 to 10,000 people:...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Phew, what a week in Iraq blogs. The assassination of Zarqawi caused a flood of blog posts and this on top of another flood of quality thoughts from the Iraqi...

Belarus: Homophobia

TOL's Belarus Blog highlights homophobic attitudes that seem to be prevalent in the country and are even shared by the otherwise progressive politicians: [Artur Finkievich, a leading “Youth Front” activist]...

Estonia: Homophobia and Racism

Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa and Estonia in World Media (RUS) report that the Dutch Ambassador has decided to leave Estonia due to the recent racist and homophobic attacks on...

Poland: Equality Parade to Take Place Saturday

Poland's Equality Parade will take place Saturday; Becca of Boo writes on her plans to participate and also muses about the importance of “standing up for fundamental rights in what...

Trindad & Tobago: Looking homeward

London-based Trinidadian blogger Seldo grapples with the idea of returning to Trinidad. In his lengthy and eloquent post he asks hard questions of himself and his homeland and contemplates the...

Romania: Homophobia and Gay Rights

Cristian of Owlspotting posts a candid reflection on homophobia and gay rights in Romania: “If “Will and Grace” was a Romanian sit-com, Will would either be spending a lot of...

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