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· February, 2007

Stories about LGBTQ+ from February, 2007

Uzbekistan: Perils of Assisting Homosexuals

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...

Latvia: Alexei Ledyaev

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’.”

Jamaica: Homophobia and violence

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...

China: Sexologist shuts up

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...

Nicaragua: Alvaro Orozco

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...

Ukraine: Protesting Hate Speech

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,...

Martinique: Is a Local Referendum on Potential Same-Sex Marriage Law Feasible?

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...

South Korea: suicide rate

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...

Mexico: First Gay Civil Union

“Megan la Mala” on Mexico's first legal same-sex civil union in the state of Coahuila.

China: same sex marriage

Li Yin he will submit a proposal in the coming National people's congress on same sex marriage legislation (zh).

Trinidad & Tobago: The Bible, à la carte

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...

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