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· October, 2007

Stories about LGBTQ+ from October, 2007

Japan: Life of a Homosexual Foreign Male

David Markle from Japan Probe interviewed Scott, a homosexual foreign male, about his life in Japan.

Armenia: Homophobic Advert

Blogian posts a photograph of an advertisement for a rap party in Yerevan named after a historical Armenian site in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan. Hrag Vartanian says that the...

Poland: Roman Giertych's Out of Politics

The beatroot is wondering who he is going to “write about for the next two years,” now that Roman Giertych has been forced out of politics, along with his party,...

Georgia: Homophobia

British journalist Matthew Collin writes in a new blog from Georgia about two recent scandals which illustrate to what extent homophobia has taken hold in what is otherwise still considered...

Saudi Arabia: Dumbledore is What?

Mochness from Saudi Arabia is confused about Harry Potter's Dumbledore's sexuality and would rather come to another conclusion.

Syria: Duhumanizing Transexuals

Syrian blogger Golaniya discusses an alarming situation in which a “woman” who was undressed and videotaped by the Syrian police at the police station was a “man with woman's organs.”

Azerbaijan: Mr Gay Europe 2007

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on the surprise entry by 19-year-old Sadikj Ragimov into the Mr Gay Europe 2007 contest. This is the first time that any contestant from the South...

Caucasus: LGBT Report

After mentioning it in a previous post, Unzipped: Gay Armenia posts the text of a new report on the situation of LGBT people in Georgia and Azerbaijan. The blogger says...

U.S., Russia: Aleksandr Shevchenko on Trial for Murder

Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about Aleksandr Shevchenko the painter – and his namesake, currently on trial in Sacramento for his role in the murder of Satender Singh.

Armenia: Demise of Gay Organization

Unzipped: Gay Armenia reports that the Association of Gay and Lesbian Armenians (AGLA) in France has ceased to exist. In an exclusive interview with the Chairperson of the Diaspora-based organization,...

Bahamas: Facing the Issues

“Quite clearly we are a nation of morons I think,” writes WeblogBahamas.com guest author Bruce Raine, as he details the issues he believes the country should actually be focusing on.

Guyana: No to Buju Banton

Guyana's Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination condemns an upcoming performance by Jamaican dancehall performer Buju Banton.

Uganda: Let us live in peace campaign

“SMUG (Sexual minorities of Uganda) have closed the “Let us live in peace campaign”. The campaign began 45 days ago with 8 members of the LGBTI community sharing their experiences...

Uganda: Of Cons, Cars And Losing a Job Because Of a Blog

This week, Ugandan Insomniac poses an always pressing question that sets the tone for much discourse, "Why are millions of Ugandans still living in abject poverty when an increasing number...

India: Men and Homosexuality

Death Ends Fun on men having to hide their homosexuality.

Blogger Flees Uganda After Threats

Controversial Uganda blogger, Dennis Matanda caused a stir last month with a post on his blog under the title “How to Be Dead.” The post chronicled the radio show, ensuing...

Arabeyes: Moroccan Blogger Lashes Out at Gulf Arabs

Moroccan blogger Adilski lashes out at Gulf Arabs in this post, which I am translating from Arabic. Not happy with the media attention Moroccan women are getting in the Gulf,...

Sri Lanka: Any lesbians here?

Equal Ground on Ahmedinejad's comments on homosexuality in Iran, and the parallels in Sri Lanka.

Uruguay: Supporting Making Abortion Legal

From Uruguay provides a recap and photos of a demonstration in Montevideo in support of making abortion legal and against sexual orientation discrimination.

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