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· June, 2007

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...

Palestine: A Classic Case of Divide and Rule?

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...

Poland: Email Joke

An email joke on “the only way any sort of controversial programming can make it on TV” in Poland – at Eternal Remont.

Romania: GayFest 2007 in Bucharest

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...

Gay Pride in Brazil: 3.5 Million March and Government Sponsorship in São Paulo

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...

Ukraine: Elton John to Sing in Kyiv

uaMuzik and Nash Holos write about Elton John's upcoming concert in Kyiv.

Jamaica: Homophobia and Tourism

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.

Afghanistan: Unintended Consequence

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.

Serbia: “The Hidden Fascism”

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...

Jamaica: No More Homophobic Lyrics

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.”

Russia: Peter Tatchell Interview

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.”

China: The death of a lesbian

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.

Israel: Jerusalem Pride, Democratic Shame

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?...

Central & Eastern Europe: Gay Rights

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.”

Russia: Homophobia

Bicyclemark is horrified by how homophobic Russians are after watching a Euronews video of what should have been a gay pride parade in Moscow.

India: On movie reviews and the “straight” taste

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...

Poland: More on Teletubby's Sexuality

The beatroot writes more on Tinky Winky's alleged sexual orientation.

AIDS in Japan: Blame it on gays?

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...

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