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· August, 2008

Stories about LGBTQ+ from August, 2008

Cambodia: Sex workers, 100% condom use and human rights

Cambodian sex workers have taken to the internet to make their plight and fight for human rights better known. In Cambodia, a 100% condom use law which states that sexual...

India: Mumbai Pride

Sakshi Juneja posts some pictures of the recently concluded Queer Azadi LGBT pride march in Mumbai, India.

China: Gay Olympics

Shanghai Fag Hag from Shanghaiist wrote about Gay sport competition in Shanghai hosted by an organization called Rainbow League.

Uganda: Disappointed with the president

Gay Uganda is disappointed with the Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, for supporting the Church of Uganda's crusade against homosexuality.

AIDS 2008: Lifting the Travel Ban on HIV-Positive People

The XVII International AIDS Conference ended in Mexico City last week, leaving participants with much to focus on until the next conference, which takes place in Vienna in 2010. One...

Puerto Rico: Gay Marriage

“If a person thus chooses to love another–of the same sex or opposite–and that person loves back, why shouldn't they be allowed to formalize their relationship? Is love so frightening?”...

USA: Blogging for Anglican Inclusion of LGTB Priests and Bishops

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual priests and bishops made efficient use of citizen media to support their campaign for inclusion in the Anglican Church at the recent Lambeth Conference, a...

Japan: Revising the Law of Transgendered People

Joe Jones from Mutant frog blogs about the Act Regarding Special Provisions for the Treatment of the Gender of Persons With Gender Identity Disorder recently passed in the Diet.

African MSM & Sex Workers Voice Concerns and Hopes at AIDS 2008

The AIDS 2008 conference (IAC) in Mexico City drew to a close on August, 8th, 2008. The theme of the conference was “universal action now” and judging by the heavy...

Michèle Pierre-Louis, Haiti's new prime minister

Bloggers discuss Michèle Pierre-Louis, Haiti's newly-confirmed prime minister and only the second woman to hold that position, and the rumors about her sexual orientation, which nearly undid her nomination.

AIDS 2008: Battling AIDS By Battling Homophobia

As the XVII International AIDS Conference wraps up in Mexico City, one of the many issues participants have been discussing is the international failure to adequately address HIV/AIDS among men...

Armenia: Lesbian Environmentalists

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on Russian media reports that a recent exhibition organized by Armenian lesbians in Yerevan focused on environmental issues.

Armenia: New Transgender Blog

As the LGBT community in both Armenia and the Diaspora continue to adopt blogs in order to communicate in what otherwise remains a media vacuum, Unzipped: Gay Armenia announces the...

Blogger of the week: Hanako Tokita

In this week's installment of the Blogger of the Week series we talked to Hanako Tokita, the editor of the Global Voices Lingua site in Japanese and author for Japan,...

Hungary: Coverage of Gay Pride and Right-Wing Opposition at Hungarian Spectrum

One year after she launched Hungarian Spectrum, blogger Eva S. Balogh explained that her primary motivation had been dissatisfaction "with political information available in English about Hungary." Many of the...

Haiti: Pierre-Louis is New Haitian PM

Blesh Family in Haiti Web Log links to a New York Times report announcing that Michele Pierre-Louis has been confirmed as Prime Minister of Haiti – and adds: “Well we...

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