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· June, 2008

Stories about LGBTQ+ from June, 2008

Bulgaria: More on June 28 Sofia Gay Pride

What's Going Down? writes about the opposition to Bulgaria's first-ever Gay Pride Parade, which is set to take place in Sofia on June 28: “…local right-wing political groups have, predictably,...

Azerbaijan: Media Concerns

Writing on AFP's Correspondent blog, the news organization's Caucasus Bureau Chief, Michael Mainville, laments the state of the media in Azerbaijan. The post recognizes the pressures and restrictions in place...

Pakistan: The Third Gender

CHUP! on the vulnerability of the hijra community in India and Pakistan, known as “the third gender”.

Kazakhstan: Highway to prosperity

Ben reports on the World Bank’s president, Bob Zoellick, visit to Kazakhstan, which has resulted in a $2.5 billion infrastructure project.

China: Lesbians Face Blood Donation Discrimination

DANWEI posted an opinion piece on the discrimination of lesbian in blood donation.

India: On Homophobia

Remains of the Day from India lists various reasons for the prevalence of homophobia, both in the law and popular culture.

China: Attitude Towards Homosexuality

Li Yin-he posted a survey on the public opinion towards homosexuality. When compared with the U.S, Chinese are more moderate in their attitude [zh].

Bangladesh: Ignored by all

Bangladesh From Our View on the eunuchs who live on the fringes of society, ignored by the government and NGOs.

Bulgaria: Gay Pride on June 28

Petya of Bighead writes about the upcoming gay pride parade in Sofia: “… I've already seen notes from the Bulgarian major nationalist party urging their supporters to organize a counter-protest…At...

Poland: Gay Pride

Polandian writes about and posts pictures from the gay pride parade that took place in Warsaw on June 7.

Armenia: New LGBT Blogs

Unzipped: Gay Armenia points its readers to two new LGBT blogs. The first, Hye Trent is by a Lebanese-Armenian transexual, while the second, Pink Armenia, is from a newly established...

Kazakhstan: Gay Parade Cancelled

KZBlog says that the hearsay on the first Kazakhstani gay pride event was reported by the news agencies, but later both the LGBT umbrella organization and the city administration disproved...

Egypt: HIV or Homosexuality?

“Which one is wrong – HIV or homosexuality?” is the post of Egyptian blogger Mostafa Husein‘s post.

Sri Lanka: Ban homosexuality

Equal Ground on a homophobic reaction from a group that claims to be the voice of all patriotic Sri Lankans.

Bahamas: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

“The conversation about the rights of gays and lesbians in this country is stuck in a Christian fundamentalist scriptural war that cannot see gays and lesbians, bisexuals or transgender people...

Jamaica: Living with HIV

Geoffrey Philp highlights the reporting of poet Kwame Dawes, who has been examining the HIV/AIDS crisis in Jamaica, while DigiActive says that “the Jamaican government went as far as preventing...

South Korea: Teen Lesbians

Korea Beat translated a local magazine feature story on Teen lesbian culture.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Calabash Highlights

Nicholas Laughlin at Antilles blog does a retrospective of the recently-concluded Calabash Literary Festival in Jamaica.

Armenia: Liberalism and Gay Parades

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on the reaction of a local theatre director to to much “liberalism” in Armenian society. In addition to warning that the situation will result in more...

Bahamas: Women's Rights

Amnesty International‘s 2008 report reminds Bahamian blogger Lynn Sweeting “that women’s rights are human rights and that human rights are in peril the world over.”

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