Stories about LGBTQ+ from June, 2007
Sudan: UN-AU Troops in Darfur, Ridiculously Expensive Nursery School, Wildlife Returning in South Sudan and Reactions Towards Sudanese Gay Blogger
It has been awhile since the previous round-up of the Sudanese blogosphere but I am now back with another one covering a variety of topics including angry reactions towards a new blog by a Sudanese gay.
With so much happening on the ground, this week many of the blogs by Palestinians, and those focused on Palestinian issues, have kept their attention on the ongoing events in Gaza. Ayesha Saldanha reviews what Palestinian and other bloggers had to say about the civil war in Gaza, the World Refugee Day and conversations over picking thyme.
An email joke on “the only way any sort of controversial programming can make it on TV” in Poland – at Eternal Remont.
Plenty of pictures and a report from the GayFest 2007 in Bucharest by Romerican: “Perhaps a statement of solidarity, the Romanian Jandarmeria had stationed a large number of attractive men in uniform alongside the gay paraders.”
There are controversies about the exact numbers — estimates range from 3 to 4 million people — but São Paulo's Gay Parade last week probably set a record as the world's most attended street event. In a country that prides itself for allowing the free flow of its cultural diversity,...
uaMuzik and Nash Holos write about Elton John's upcoming concert in Kyiv.
Francis Wade wonders whether the signals Jamaica is sending to the international community about its position on homosexuality is having an adverse affect on the island's image.
Joshua Foust says that one of the positive unintended consequences of the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan is an improvement in the condition of homosexuals.
Inspired by the legacy of an African-American activist Audrey Lorde, a Serbian blogger condemns her compatriots' tendency to keep silent about crimes taking place in their own backyard. Sinisa Boljanovic translates an excerpt from this passionate post.
Jamaican View reports that “three of the world’s top reggae and dancehall singers have renounced homophobia and condemned violence against lesbians and gay men.”
The Gist‘s Michelangelo Signorile posts a link to his interview with British activist Peter Tatchell, who “was severely beaten at an attempted Moscow Gay Pride event on Sunday, May 27.”
Li yinhe blogs about the death of Juan Zi, a lesbian who committed suicide because her mother locked her up for six months upon finding out her sexual orientation.
Gilad Lotan takes a look at what Hebrew bloggers have to say about a Pride Parade being planned in the holy city of Jerusalem. Should Gay Parades exist in Jerusalem? Should they be allowed to go ahead to enable minorities to have a voice in democratic Israel? Click to read more.
Vilhelm Konnander posts an overview of the “events related to LGBT-rights [that] have given rise to both concerns and hopes about the situation of homosexuals in Central and Eastern Europe.”
Bicyclemark is horrified by how homophobic Russians are after watching a Euronews video of what should have been a gay pride parade in Moscow.
typos, gravity and other mishaps doesn't quite take to a movie review in a newspaper. “This is a generalisation. The derogatory tone it takes also implies that homosexual men do not have good taste – well, not Mr. Kamath's taste. With what conviction can Mr. Kamath assert that only women...
The beatroot writes more on Tinky Winky's alleged sexual orientation.
Since the first case of AIDS in Japan was officially reported in March, 1985, official figures have indicated that the number of cases of HIV/AIDS among Japanese has been steadily increasing over the years (this despite the difficulty of making assessments due to the low rate of HIV testing among...