Stories about LGBTQ+ from March, 2008
Poland: The President's Homophobia
The beatroot reports that “the Polish Consulate in New York has just apologised to Brendan Fay, the gay guy who complained about use of his image in the recent anti-homo TV rant by President Lech Kaczynski.” Leopolis writes about president Kaczynski's “paranoid tirade, outlining the greatest threats to Poland (besides...
Kyrgyzstan: LBGT community video answer to Russian Orthodox Church´s homophobic comments.
The videocast created by the LBGT community's Labrys organization in Kyrgyzstan in response to homophobic Russian Orthodox Church's statements and which was viewed more than 409 times within the first 15 hours of being uploaded has been dubbed and subtitled into English.
Bangladesh: Fighting the cycle of poverty
In this week's roundup we will highlight some of the discussions happening in the Bangladeshi Blogosphere on the issues of Poverty, LGBT and Travel . Poverty: Bangladesh is a developing country and the main problem of this country is overpopulation. It has one of the highest population density among the...
Feeling for the Gays of Iran
“My heart aches for the gay and lesbian Iranians trying to flee persecution but are being turned away. After all, if there are no gays in Iran, surely this means they need homes elsewhere?” writes Ladyteacher.
Kyrgyzstan: LGBT and Allies Reactions to Russian Orthodox Church homophobic statements
GenderStan posts an announcement of and a link to videocast responding to the homophobic and insulting statements presented by Russian Orthodox Church against LGBT. The videocast has been watched 409 times within the first 15 hours of being up.
Video HUB: Protecting women activists’ rights around the world
Witness' The HUB Beta brings us three videos recorded at the "Human Rights for Women; Human Rights for All" event, where 3 strong women who defend other women´s rights speak about the International Campaign on Women Human Rights Defenders.
“If I call someone out as a homophobe I mean it with all the venom as if I were to call someone a racist or a sexist”: A Radical in Bermuda calls it like he sees it.
Bangladesh: Gay in Bangladesh
Himal on the assertion of identity by homosexual men in Bangladesh.
“What’s at the crux of such bigotry? Our homophobia can be so extreme that a man who has only one woman is suspect. And there in lies the subtext, that our Homophobia is not really homophobia at all but a crisis in manliness”: Marlon James dissects the issue of homophobia...
India: Hinduism and Homosexuality
Searching for Crabshells on the perspectives on homosexuality in Hinduism.
Uganda: Religion and homosexuality
Gay Ugandan and religion: “The issue is my sexuality. Homosexuality. The Church of Uganda believes that my sexuality is unnatural. And that it is a sin. They believe that it is sinful to encourage a person like me to salvation in Jesus’ name.”