· January, 2007

Stories about LGBTQ+ from January, 2007

Colombia: Same-Sex Unions

  31 January 2007

Andres Duque of Blabbeando documents the various political paths that GLBT advocates and activists in Colombia are using to gain the rights of same-sex unions.

Africa: plight of being a homosexual

  29 January 2007

An incident at the World Social Forum illustrates the plight of being a homosexual in Africa, “The organisers threw her piece on the floor and refused to allow her to speak. Kasha stood her ground saying she, like everyone else, had a right to speak here at the WSF. Despite...

Poland: HIV and Politics

  25 January 2007

The beatroot writes about the politics surrounding the case of the African refugee infecting women with HIV: “This time it's not AIDS and gays, however, it’s AIDS and Africans.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Will Elton John be safe?

  24 January 2007

Jessica is certain that the early January assault on a Dutch model during a photo shoot in rural Trinidad was “a homophobic attack by a group of ignorant ruff necks who saw a ‘pretty’ foreigner and his artsy entourage and fell into a fit of dance-hall fueled, ‘chi-chi man’ fury,”...

Hong Kong: Impartial rule or discrimination?

  24 January 2007

難道同性戀的傾向是高度傳染的病菌?就連看一看也會受感染? Is homosexuality a kind of contagious virus? And that by watching it on T.V and one would be infected? — Jovisky One Jan 20, the Broadcasting Authority (BA) issued a strong advice concerning RTHK’s television programme “Hong Kong Connection”(鏗鏘集). There were very strong reactions from the local blogsphere against...

Mexico: Gay rights leader murdered

  22 January 2007

Andres Duque describes the murder of Mexican gay rights leader José Ernesto Leal Rodriguez who was stabbed to death in his Matamoros apartment. Federal deputy David Sanchez Camacho and commenters on Duque's blog are tired of police departments describing the murders of gays as “crimes of passion.”

Martinique: Homophobia and Segolene Royal's Socialist Party

  21 January 2007

The French Socialist Party's presidential candidate Segolene Royal. Photo by Manuel MC. Le Blog de [Moi], the blog of an out Martiniquan lesbian, tackled a budding controversy in local Martiniquan politics last week. Martinique, though in the Americas, is a French Overseas Department (what the French call a D.O.M.) and...

Hong Kong: warning against homosexual program

  21 January 2007

The Television and Entertainment licensing authority issued a warning to Radio and Television Broadcast Hong Kong regarding a TV program on homosexual love and marriage. The chief of Commerce, Industry and Technology Bureau immediately demanded to meet with the head of RTHK. Many citizens and netizens, including Mo at inmediahk.net...

Cuba: Sexual diversity

  19 January 2007

Zenia presents a portrait (ES) of two same-sex couples living lives of relative tranquility in Cuba, and concludes that the climate in the country has become more tolerant of homosexuals since the days of the film “Strawberry and Chocolate”.

Nigeria: clash of values

  16 January 2007

Black Looks writes a post, which illustrates the clash between the older and younger generation in Nigeria when it comes to sensitive issues such as homosexuality.

Latin America: Comprehensive LGBT News Wrapup

15 January 2007

Andres Duque has three incredibly comprehensive posts of LGBT news from around Latin America including a Historic meeting between gay leaders and religious leaders in Chile, the Mexican state of Coahuila's approval of same-sex partners, and the vicious murder of a transgendered woman in Eastern Colombia.

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