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· July, 2007

Stories about LGBTQ+ from July, 2007

Estonia: Gay Pride Controversy

Itching for Eestimaa writes about “Estonian journalism godfather Priit Pullerits who recently questioned the need for [a gay pride] parade.”

South Africa: Is blogosphere a decent place?

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...

Japan: A Historic Election Defeat

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...

Czech Rebublic: Same-Sex Partnerships

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...

Kyrgyzstan: LGBT in the press

Genderstan rounds up some press coverage of LGBT issues in the Kyrgyz media, most of which, unfortunately, turns out to be homophobic slander.

South Africa: two lesbian activists tortured, murdered

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,...

Cuba: Gay Rights

“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...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Police

Now is Wow blogs about the police (no, not the band) in Trinidad and Tobago.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Performance Anxiety

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...

Jamaica: The Reggae Compassionate Act

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...

Colombia: Gay Pride Parades on July 1

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.

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