Stories about LGBTQ+ from November, 2006
China: Queer blogs for the straight eye
There hasn't been a terrible lot happening in China lately that could be filed under ltgbq news. There's been stories of a lesbian hotline in Beijing, the opening of the country's first university campus queer club, and the usual excitement over pro-gay marriage politician and public intellectual Li Yinhe‘s latest...
Africa: LGBTs issues in Africa
Black Looks writes about current development in LGBTs issues in Africa, “The Kenyan Times published an article in support of the South African Bill and states that it does not believe that homsexuality is “unAfrican” which in itself is quite a leap forward as that is one of the principle...
Guyana: Little progress on eradicating homophobia
SASOD, the Guyana-based Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination, publishes on their blog a letter sent to the Kaieteur News acknowledging the progress made in other developing countries towards reducing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and protesting the ineffectiveness of the Ethnic Relations Commission.
Martinique: A Coming Out Story, Part 4
Le Blog de [Moi] posts the fourth and final installment of her personal coming out story. She tells of loosing her first same-sex love and being declared dead by her mother on the day of her coming out to her (Fr): “As if I were dead. Dead. In her eyes,...
Colombia: “Outside the Lourdes Church, the bodies of two men”
“Around 11pm on Sunday night, November 5th, responding to a phone call by a passer-by, police inves- tigators in Bogota found two men sitting on the steps outside the Lourdes Church in Bogota. One of the men had an arm around the other man's shoulder. Neither man was alive.” So...
Mexico: Mexico City Says Yes to Same-Sex Civil Unions
Giving the surprising news more context with recent developments in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay, Andres Duque the decision by Mexico City legislators to acknowledge same-sex civil unions.
Sri Lanka: On Homosexuality
An interesting discussion in the Sri Lankan blogosphere on homosexuality. True Sri Lankan appears to believe that homosexuality is not natural, however homosexuals should not be hated and instead need compassion. Indi.ca responds by point out that homosexuality is not a pathological condition to be treated.
Poland's Pulse in the Blogosphere
Looking on with incredulity…Impersonal meets personal on the streets in Poland. Automatic money machines not adopted by all. Shared by WarsawDaily. On Nov. 11, Poles observed Independence Day. Apartment blocks donned national flags, but there were no fireworks. Woodcraft in Poland places the holiday in its historical context. As noted...
Martinique: Commemorating a Coming Out
On November 8, Le Blog de [Moi] remembered (Fr) a past lesbian affair and the heartbreak that prompted her to abruptly come out to her mother exactly seven years prior.
China: Why speaking for minority?
Li Yin he explains that a turely harmonious society needs to protect minority's rights (zh).
Poland: On Fighting Homophobia
The beatroot isn't surprised at the Polish governement's unwillingness to fight homophobia: “A more shocking post would be: ‘Polish Education Ministry funds gay rights campaign!’”