Stories about LGBTQ+ from February, 2007
Registan.net covers the latest crackdown on foreign health NGOs in Uzbekistan, which includes action against an organization running an HIV/AIDS prevention program for not just paperwork problems but also because it works with homosexuals. Male homosexuality is a crime in Uzbekistan punishable by three years in prison.
Marginalia writes about a Russophone Latvian “self-described ‘apostle'” who “has suggested replacing Latvia's constitution, the Satversme, with the Ten Commandments, introducing Christian totalitarianism, and ‘humbling all liberals and homosexuals’.”
Leon Robinson prefaces a post about a series of brutal attacks on gay men in Jamaica by saying: “Homosexuality is frowned upon in Jamaica. Not because were “homophobic” (surely we can't be afraid of them), but because it is unlawful, as our law is based upon the Bible.“
Renowned Chinese sociologist Li Yinhe announced last week that she had been told in no uncertain terms, by people whose identity she declined to identify, to shut up. A longtime fixture of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Li is known mostly for her liberal attitudes towards a whole range...
Andres Duque describes the case of Alvaro Orozco, a 21-year-old Nicaraguan who is fighting deportation proceedings in Canada after an immigration court deemed that, according to Duque, “he wasn't gay enough.”
A Step At A Time reports on the protest against hate speech initiated by the Ukrainian Gay and Lesbian Center “Our World” following the homophobic remarks made by Leonid Grach, a Communist MP.
A local Martiniquan gay rights site claims that Raymond Occolier, a local official known for past homophobic statements, has announced that he will hold a local referendum if a same-sex marriage law passes in mainland France. Le Blog de [Moi] (Fr) responds, after protracted analysis of relevant laws, that “none...
Tania Campbell from Ohmynews writes an citizen reports on South Korea's suicide rate which is highest among developed countries. The reporter focuses on the social pressure of minority groups, such as gay man, mentally sick people and students.
“Megan la Mala” on Mexico's first legal same-sex civil union in the state of Coahuila.
Li Yin he will submit a proposal in the coming National people's congress on same sex marriage legislation (zh).
A 2007 calypso citing the book of Leviticus in support of its anti-gay message inspires Trinidad blogger Jessica to comment, with considerable light-heartedness, on both freedom of speech issues and the selective use of the Bible to bolster certain viewpoints.