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· July, 2008

Stories about LGBTQ+ from July, 2008

Haiti: Act 3, Scene 2

“It has been fascinating to follow. And we are thankful that we are now watching Scene 2 unfold, while not really certain of its outcome”: jmc strategies is watching the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Living the Truth

Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, Ramblings and Reason bursts with pride when her “friend David not only got on a stage and said that he is a gay man, he...

Thailand: Transvestite toilets

A school in Northeastern Thailand has introduced “transvestite toilets” for male students who choose to dress as females. Connecting the dots criticizes the new toilets.

Turkey: First Gay Honour Killing Victim

Turkish Erkan's field dairy posts and photograph and news article of a young man who has now become known as Turkey's first gay honour killing victim.

Japan: LGBT Youth Exchange Project

LGBT Youth Exchange [jp] is a joint project by the Center for Gender Studies at International Christian University in Tokyo and Youth and Play Services of the city council of...

India: Iranian queer couple

Iranian Queer Foundation on the case of a gay Iranian couple who are waiting in India to be resettled in Canada.

Haiti: Woman PM?

kiskeácity reports that the woman to be nominated for the post of Haitian Prime Minister is battling “a vicious campaign of innuendo and allegations about her sexual orientation”, but her...

Dubai: Seventeen Deported for Homosexuality

“Police in the Gulf tourist hub of Dubai say they've detained 17 foreigners for allegedly displaying homosexual behavior in malls and other public places,” reports The Angry Arab News Service.

Azerbaijan: Homophobia, Politics & Corruption

Unzipped: Gay Armenia continues to detail the ongoing saga of Agil Khalil, an opposition reporter in Azerbaijan, who was recently stabbed. Although the authorities in Baku continue to maintain that...

Armenia: Gay Rights

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on letters published in the Boston-based The Armenian Weekly discussing gay rights and same-sex marriage. The blog says the letters set an important precedent for fighting...

Armenia: LGBT Blogs

While most political blogs in Armenia simply duplicate the views of an already polarized media, the voices of those stuck in between, denied access to the airwaves, or who are...

Hungary: Intolerance and Gay Pride

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the attacks on the gay pride parade in Budapest.

Bulgaria: Intolerance and Gay Pride

Kyle Grady of What's Going Down? writes about “Sofia's week of intolerance” leading up to Bulgaria's first gay pride parade: “The parade itself, which was marked by confusion, anxiety, and...

China: Relatives and Friends of Homosexuals Association

Li Yin-he is glad to see the setting up of “Relatives and Friends of Homosexuals Association” in Guangzhou on 28 of June, 2008.

India: Pride and Gay

To Each Its Own on the gay pride parades in various Indian cities, and the strange absence of participants in Mumbai.

Azerbaijan: Asylum Campaign Meeting

Unzipped: Gay Armenia updates its readers on the case of a gay Azerbaijani currently in Wales. Babi Badalov's claim for asylum has been rejected and the artist faces deportation. The...

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