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· February, 2008

Stories about LGBTQ+ from February, 2008

Armenia: LGBT Blog

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

Jordan: Double Victory

Jordan Rainbow achieves a double victory in class. Click here to read why.

Egypt: Monopoly on Backwardness

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...

San Francisco Gay Choir, in Arabic

Zizou from Djerba blogs about the San Francisco Gay Choir‘s performance of Safeer El Layl, quite possibly the world's first gay-themed choral number to be written and sung in Arabic.

Kyrgyzstan: Church Wants to Sue LGBT Organization

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...

Egypt: Kissing Women Picture

Egypt's Sandmonkey posts a picture here of two women kissing each other, which sparks a debate – around 110 comments and counting so far.

Why the Senegalese government likes anti-gay protests

Blog politique au Senegal writes a searing critique of the government's attitude toward public protest in Senegal. Bad: protests against the forced marriage of young girls. Good: protests calling for...

The ‘historical reality’ of homosexuality in Africa

Blog politique au Senegal reposts an article about the “historical reality” [Fr] of homosexuality in Africa.

Japan: Coming-Out Letters

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,...

South Africa: Campaign to end hate

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...

Hong Kong:

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

Armenia: Aryan Boycott

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...

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