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· July, 2006

Stories about LGBTQ+ from July, 2006

China: reticence: would-be lesbians, corporate executives and urban journalists

Ever wonder why there was no male version of 2004's smash television phenomenon Super Girl? While a lesbian conspiracy might have made for better Communist Party PR positioning than news...

Brazil: “Proud Cariocas”

Made in Brazil has a preview of Rio's Gay Pride Parade, which will take place this weekend.

Latvia: More on Gay Pride/No Pride

All About Latvia exposes nopride.lv, a homophobic Latvian group that claims to be not responsible for Saturday's attacks. Stefan of Dykun provides links and comment on “Riga's Gay Pride and...

Latvia: Violence Instead of Riga Gay Pride

All About Latvia and Stefan of Dykun discuss the gay pride parade that failed to take place in Riga.

Latvia: Riga Gay Pride

Vilhelm Konnander writes about the 2006 Gay Pride in Riga, which “seems to become a repetition of last year's chaos and homophobic protests in the Latvian capital.”

African Women: Call for Nominations

African Women posts a call for nominations for the African Women of Distinction book and video exhibition scheduled for December 2006. The aim, the announcement says, is to profile the...

Bermuda: The roots of black homophobia

In light of the report that only 19% of black Bermudians supported a recent bid to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, the Limey wonders about the roots...

Nigeria: Transgendered woman writes

Black Looks posts a long essay written by a transgendered Nigerian woman, Stephanie Adaralegbe, in which she gives a horrendous account of a beating at the hands of some 50...

Gay Pride Dialogue Generates a Blog-gays-sphere

The recent weeks have seen several large and diverse crowds gathering in the streets of many cities in Brazil and some other countries. The festivities and celebrations were not painted...

China: a homosexual criminal case

Li yin-he is discussing a criminal case in Shanghai in her blog. The court charged a homosexual person for three years imprisonment in 1984 under Hoodlum crime and rejected the...

Venezuela: 6th Annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade

Michael Fox has an informative summary of the 6th Annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade in Venezuela.

Colombia: Blackface at Bogota Pride

Andrés Duque has a thorough summary of pride parades from around Latin America, including a disturbed observation of the use of blackface imagery in Colombia.

US, Caribbean, Africa: Anglicanism under fire

“I feel the American church leadership is far more in tune with the spirit of love and acceptance than the churches in Africa and the Caribbean, or even the English...

Africa: Is Homosexuality a Religion?

France-based Togolese Blogger Kangni Alem reflected on homosexuality in Africa recently. Namely, he tackled claims by some on the continent that homosexuality is a heretic religion. In the process, he...

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