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· May, 2007

Stories about LGBTQ+ from May, 2007

Latvia: Gay Parade and Other “Problems”

“Gay parade is the least of our problems,” writes All About Latvia: abortions, the lowest life expectancy in the EU, and human trafficking are no less – if not more...

Poland: “A Teletubby in the Closet”

The beatroot writes on the Polish Children’s Ombudsman (Ombudswoman) Ewa Sowinska and her discovery of a “Teletubby in the closet.”

Russia: Attacks on Gays and a British Diplomat

“This weekend marked yet another not particularly glorious episode in Russo-British relations, as one diplomat and two (well known) British gay rights activists were attacked in separate incidents,” writes Siberian...

Lithuania: Homophobia

Music and Life – Everywhere! writes about homophobia in Lithuania and a few other EU member states.

Serbia: Homophobia

Belgrade 2.0 writes about Serbian homophobia: “[…] Some Serbs consider being gay completely ok and there’s nothing wrong with it, but are absolutely against gays adopting kids, because kids can...

Poland: Equality Parade and “Phobo-Phobia”

the beatroot writes about the Equality Parade in Warsaw and the failed attempt to get it banned it – “this time on the feeble excuse that homosexuality was against Christianity,...

Anguilla: Homosexuality and Constitutional Reform

“We cannot allow ourselves to get side tracked when it comes to our Constitution. We have to be ready with our arguments when the British team arrives in Anguilla in...

Russia: A Tale of Two Women

Moscow-based expat blogger Laura Citron shares “A Tale of Two Russian Women” over at nEUrosis.

Hong Kong: From Indecent Student Magazine to Indecent Bible

The campaign against the Bible was started by an anonymous website, truthbible, on 15 of May to protest against the Obscene Articles Tribunal's (OAT) internim ruling that two issues of...

Poland: Fear of “Homoagitacja”

The beatroot writes about yet another form of homophobia in Poland: fear of “homoagitacja.”

Hong Kong: Guilty for Hyperlink and for Sex Talk

The Hong Kong government is encouraging family to have three babies, at the same time, it is so keen on censoring away information concerning sex. Of course sex is not...

Hong Kong: Why IDAHO but not Gay Pride?

An article at inmediahk.net about the history of organizing International Day against Homophobia (IDAHO). According to the writer (a lesbian activist), HK gay activists organized the event in 2005 as...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko Speaks

Ukrainiana writes about Yulia Tymoshenko's recent public statements.

Jamaica: Homophobia

Francis Wade examines the issue of “homosexual hatred” in Jamaica.

Nepal: Sexual Minority Rights

Nepal Monitor in conversation with Sunil Panta. “Nepal’s sexual minority rights activist says there are some 40,000 recorded LGBTs in the country, and that legal reform will be his main...

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