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· September, 2008

Stories about LGBTQ+ from September, 2008

Belarus: Greens fight for gay rights

LJ user palitekanom reports on [RUS] actions by the Belarus Green Party to defend the rights of the LGBT-community in the country and a proposal to impose sanctionary measures against...

Taiwan: Run The Rainbow Way

Despite the Typhoon, the LGBT community had their annual rally in Taipei city. peopo.org has put up a video on the event with coolloud.org.tw‘s citizen report.

Brazil: A million signatures against homophobia

Thiago Velloso [pt] publishes the banners for the 13th Gay Pride Rio, which takes place on October 12, and provides info regarding an online petition hosted by the No To...

Jordan: A Popular Cafe Shut Down in Ramadan Crackdown

A popular cafe in in the Jordanian capital Amman was shut down by police for serving alcohol and food during Ramadan, among reasons. The action sparked a debate on the...

UK: Azerbaijani Gay Artist Deported

Unzipped: Gay Armenia reports that gay Azerbaijani artist Babi Badalov has been deported from the United Kingdom to Azerbaijan. The blog also says that faced with protests, the British Midlands...

Lebanon: Homosexuality in Lebanon

Although Lebanon stands out as a more tolerant space for homosexuality in the Middle East, the real life for this section of the community is not paved with roses. A...

UK: Azerbaijani Gay Artist's Deportation Update

Unzipped: Gay Armenia reports that following pressure on Azerbaijani Airlines, the details of Azerbaijani artist Babi Badalov's deportation from the UK have been changed. The blog calls on concerned individuals...

UK: Gay Azerbaijani Artist Faces Deportation

Unzipped: Gay Armenia reports that gay Azerbaijani artist Babi Badalov faces deportation from the U.K. this weekend. The blog has chronicled concerns about the persecution of people such as Badalov...

Nigeria: House of Rainbow Takes a Brave Stance

Sokari writes about the House of Rainbow, the church for LGBTI people in Nigeria: “Rev Jide Macaulay who founded the Rainbow Church (part of the Metropolitan Community Church network) has...

Azerbaijan: Gay Artist Detained in UK

Unzipped: Gay Armenia reports that gay Azerbaijani artist Babi Badalov has been detained by British police. Badalov is currently seeking asylum in the United Kingdom and the blog posts details...

Costa Rica: Referendum on Gay Civil Unions

In order for a referendum to be valid in Costa Rica, 1.3 million citizens must cast their ballots. There is a movement to call a referendum regarding civil unions between...

Haiti: The Road Ahead

jmc strategies says that “Michèle Pierre-Louis is now officially the Honorable Prime Minister of Haiti…just in time for the opening of the chapter on what may turn out to be...

Armenia: Remembering Meline's

Unzipped: Gay Armenia posts photographs and remembers Meline's, Yerevan's only gay bar which recently closed because of financial problems and construction work in the city center.

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