Stories about LGBTQ+ from July, 2007
Itching for Eestimaa writes about “Estonian journalism godfather Priit Pullerits who recently questioned the need for [a gay pride] parade.”
Anne writes about a very interesting case for bloggers and net activists, “The 39-year-old man suspected of posing as the male prostitute who blogged about having sex with prominent South Africans has appeared in a magistrate's court in Cape Town on charges of theft and crimen injuria*. The crimen injuria...
The overwhelming defeat of the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan's upper house elections on Sunday, historic in its scale, brought about a drastic shift in the Japanese political landscape and sent a clear message to prime minister Abe Shinzo and his government. While media across the world analyze political fallout of the political shift, bloggers are echoing the message and demanding change.
Belatedly, a link to the post on the first anniversary of legalization of same-sex partnerships in the Czech Republic – at NvB: Bored in Brno?: “[…] 346 same-sex couples were united during the year. Of that number, at least two of the pairs have already divorced.”
Genderstan rounds up some press coverage of LGBT issues in the Kyrgyz media, most of which, unfortunately, turns out to be homophobic slander.
Black Looks writes about the brutal murder of two South African lesbian activists: “Last Sunday two more South African lesbians were brutally raped and murdered in Medowlands, Soweto. Sizakele Sigasa, lesbian activist and outreach worker with the Positive Women’s Network (PWN), and her friend, Salome Masooa, were first tortured and...
“Following Fidel Castro’s…Cuban revolution, LGBT people were persecuted and imprisoned. Now the Communist Party is set to bring forward a law which would legalise same-sex unions, grant adoption rights to same-sex couples and give lesbians access to reproduction services.” Gay Blog Ruffian reports on the rights of gays in Cuba.
Now is Wow blogs about the police (no, not the band) in Trinidad and Tobago.
After a performer uses obscenities on stage, Abeni is “wondering why an island with 19 homicides thus far in 2007 is getting bent out of shape because of an expletive or two.”
Jamaican Veiw reports that while some high-profile dancehall artistes “have signed the Reggae Compassionate Act, which renounces homophobia and violence against lesbians and gays”, others are refusing to support the initiative.
PISO TR3S [ES] does not understand the reasoning why Colombians from the gay community take part in pride parades and whether these parades help their cause in gaining more rights.