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· August, 2006

Stories about LGBTQ+ from August, 2006

Argentina: Drag Shows

Dan Perlman on drag shows in Buenos Aires: “Unfortunately, Buenos Aires’ gay scene, entertainment-wise, seems trapped in the late ’70s/early ’80s, at least from a New York perspective. Drag shows...

Poland: Suing the Homophobes

The beatroot writes that Polish gay rights activists are taking the wrong cases to court: “But going to courts over the two pieces of infantile nonsense […] is not the...

Japan: web diary turned novel

Lee from Tokyo Times introduces another web diary turned novel in Japan. This time the story is about lesbian longing from Harukarin Blog.

China: gay Shanghai

Shang tiff in Shanghaiist depicts gay culture and night life in the metro-city.

China: debate on ploygamous relation

There is a lengthly debate on polygamous relation in Li Yin-he's blog. It started Li's blogging on the LGBT meeting in this July. Her viewpoint was reported by mainstream newspapers...

Belarus: Opposition's FAQ; Gay Belarus

The once very lively Belarusian flash mob LJ community – by_mob – is now rather sleepy (possibly, because it's summer). But it's not dead. LJ user z-hunter, for example, has...

Estonia: Gay Pride and Skinheads

Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa writes about yet another Gay Pride fiasco in Eastern Europe: this time in Tallinn: “And the only people it has to blame for this latest...

China: Hooker unions, uniting bloggers and qualitative and quantitative data from the Chinese blogsphere

One stock narrative for MSM reports on China is the untabooing of sex since Mao died. Indeed, a trip to the countryside reveals unsettling numbers of STD treatment posters and...

Martinique: Homophobia and Tourism

Le Blog de [Moi] disagrees (Fr) with local LGBT association An Nou Alle that Martiniquan homophobia explains a recent lag in its tourism industry but agrees with them that certain...

Estonia: Gay Pride

Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's positive image in the international gay community. Estonia's third gay pride festival is taking place in Tallinn August 7-13.

Cuba: Raúl's activist daughter

James reports that Mariela Castro, daughter of Raúl Castro (and niece of Fidel Castro) is an activist for LGBT rights in Cuba.

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