Stories about LGBTQ+ from December, 2007
“In the Caribbean we are confused and hypocritical in our attitudes toward sex in general”: Living in Barbados blogs about the region's lack of tolerance for homosexuality.
Taiwan: An Ironic Human Rights Day
In this article, I will carry on the subject from my last article in bringing you information on human rights in Taiwan. Top Ten News on Human Rights The Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR) released their picks for “Top Ten News on Human Rights in 2007″ just before the...
South Korea: Sexual Minorities Neglected
Cho Eunseok from newcham translated an article about sexual minorities’ previous encounter with the newly elected president Lee Myung-Bak.
Egypt: Lesbian Film
“(A) new Egyptian film by the director Khaled Yousef has a Lesbian character in it. There is even rumor of a kiss…” writes Amal, from Palestine. “Before anyone gets too excited about the new age of liberalism in Egyptian cinema, the leaks indicate that the lesbian character is an evil...
Armenia: Pink Armenia
Unzipped: Gay Armenia informs its readers that a new LGBT NGO has been set up in Armenia. Pink (Public Information and Need of Knowledge) Armenia will specifically work in the area of STI/HIV prevention in the Armenian LGBT community.
China: Bullog's top stories of 2007
Is it top ten year-end list time yet? Bullog International blogger Song Shinan gives us eight choices [zh] in a vote for blog story of the year at Bullog, the small but growing blog service provider (BSP) which hosts some of China's most progressive blogger voices, centered around hope to...
Bermuda: Off Target?
A Limey In Bermuda suggests that targeted tourism efforts on the island do not include gay people. Follow-up post here.
Bahamas: Religion and Violence
The current crime wave in the Bahamas has many people citing a need “to turn to God” – Nicolette Bethel refers to studies which suggest that “the higher the religiosity of any society, the more violent that society is.”
Lusosphere: Are you hetero?
Earlier this week, Global Voices published an article about an advertising campaign in Guatemala which had raised a few eyebrows among local bloggers. More or less at the same time of this publication, some other bloggers in Portugal were celebrating a victory: the day on which a beer company gave...
Kuwait: Smile! You are Going to Jail!
Fonzy, from Kuwait, comments on drug arrests, in which those arrested in connection with the haul are smiling in photographs published in the local Press.
Egypt: Tolerance for Gays
A Muslim clergyman from Egypt is preaching tolerance towards homosexuals, reports Jordanian Mohammed Al Azraq.
Peru: Sexual Orientation Discrmination
The Peruvian Congress is debating whether to ratify the Ibero-American Agreement on the Rights of Young People, which would include the topic of sexual orientation. El Blog de Morsa [es] writes why some sectors are hesitant.
Blogging World Aids Day
Bloggers around the world marked World Aids Day on December 1 by speaking openly and strongly about HIV and AIDS. Each post is a tribute to the fight against the epidemic, which only grows stronger through silence and misinformation.
Israel: Jony Jerusalem, AIDS activist
Jony Jerusalem is the online name of an AIDS activist in Israel. He lives in Jerusalem and has been an HIV carrier for the past five and a half years. Frustrated by the lack of information online, he created the website Israelpositive. On December 1, Jony launched a new a social networking website for HIV positive carriers.
Pakistan: Diary of a gay man from Karachi
Pakistan Paindabad, a blog by an Indian fascinated with Pakistan has an interesting post on the reflection of a homosexual man in Pakistan.