· February, 2008

Stories about LGBTQ+ from February, 2008

Armenia: LGBT Blog

  29 February 2008

Unzipped: Gay Armenia posts details of a new blog established by the Armenian Gay & Lesbian Association of New York. The blog, AGLA NY, is at http://aglany.wordpress.com.

Egypt: Monopoly on Backwardness

  22 February 2008

Elijah Zarwan, from Egypt, links to a story of an Israeli MP blaming the recent earthquake on gays and comments: “Lest anyone think that we in the Muslim world have a monopoly on backwardness and comical fundamentalism.”

Kyrgyzstan: Church Wants to Sue LGBT Organization

  19 February 2008

GenderStan informs the readers that Russian Ortodox Church of Kyrgyzstan allegedly plans to sue “Labrys”, an NGO dedicated to LGBT rights, following the organization's press conference, where an LGBT-friendly priest Maksim from Apostolic Orthodox Church spoke about his church’s views on homosexuality.

Japan: Coming-Out Letters

  10 February 2008

The Japanese LGBT community has come a long way to claim its position in society today. However, aside from those flamboyant celebrities on TV who satisfy viewers’ appetite for entertainment, the voices of sexual minorities are still rarely heard or amplified – perhaps more so in the case of those...

South Africa: Campaign to end hate

  5 February 2008

Sokari blogs about the campaign to end hate in South Africa: “The 07-07-07-Campaign to end hate against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Intersexed (LGBTI) persons was launched at the Saartjie Baartman Centre, Heideveld in Cape Town on the 2nd anniversary commemorating the violent and brutal death of 19 year old...

Hong Kong: GdotTV.com

  5 February 2008

G stands for homosexuality, bisexuality and transexuality. GdotTV is the first internet channel in Hong Kong, contributes to this minority circle.

Armenia: Aryan Boycott

  1 February 2008

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on the announcement by the ultra-nationalist Union of Armenian Aryans that they will not be supporting any candidate in the coming presidential election. The fact that the group says it can't find any common ideological ground with the choices on offer is a positive sign, the...

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