· May, 2007

Stories about LGBTQ+ from May, 2007

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 also become gay (which is, if you look at the beggining of the sentence, completely ok and there’s nothing wrong...

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, and the Polish Constitution [?] which apparently privileges relationships between men and women.” Then, the beatroot grows “phobo-phobic” and refers...

Anguilla: Homosexuality and Constitutional Reform

  23 May 2007

“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 July”: As one of Britain's last remaining colonies readies itself for constitutional reform, Corruption-free Anguilla examines the current legislation regarding...

Hong Kong: From Indecent Student Magazine to Indecent Bible

  20 May 2007

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 Chinese University's student paper were indecent. Uptill now, the website has received 2041 complaints, while the Television and Entertainment Licensing...

Hong Kong: Guilty for Hyperlink and for Sex Talk

  11 May 2007

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 all about giving birth, but how can we have babies without sex? Guess the government will advocate test tube babies...

Hong Kong: Why IDAHO but not Gay Pride?

  8 May 2007

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 a response to the homophobic mobilization against the legislation to stop discrimination against sexual orientation. The gay and lesbian movement...

Nepal: Sexual Minority Rights

  4 May 2007

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 focus for the next five years. International attention on Nepal is not always hardcore political these days. Marginal issues such...

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