· October, 2008

Stories about LGBTQ+ from October, 2008

Saudi Arabia: Creating a modern mix

  25 October 2008

Saudi blogger Hala wonders about Canadian activist Irshad Manji, who is lesbian, feminist, and Muslim: “Some choose to create a modern mix of their original values and their new ones, thus reaching a comfort zone that can enable them to access both societies with agreeable levels, but how far can...

Jamaica: Changing Attitudes?

  13 October 2008

As The Jamaica Gleaner runs an article on the changing attitudes towards homosexuality (along with an interesting choice of stock photography), My View of JamDown from Up So wonders “what/if any backlash there will be among readers regarding this picture of two women, especially considering this is published on a...

Uganda: LGBT activists forced into exile

  8 October 2008

Sokari writes about the plight of LGBT activists in Uganda: “Following the arrest of Georgiana and Brenda, 5 members of SMUG, knowing they were a target of the police and fearing further arrests, had to escape from Uganda and are now all having to live in exile.”

Jamaica: Workplace Diversity

  2 October 2008

“The term ‘difference’ is a fairly new one to the Caribbean workplace and it generally applies to obvious aspects such as race, gender, age, religion, physical ability, etc. However, our international reputation is largely being tainted by our strident relationship to gays and homosexuality”: Francis Wade blogs about “the not-so-diverse”...

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