Stories about LGBTQ+ from October, 2008
Rainbow Bloggers Philippines is a blog dedicated to LGBT Filipino bloggers worldwide.
Ask a Korean! discusses the homophobic culture and reaction in South Korea.
Jordanian Rami Abdelrahman, who lives in Sweden, posts this fascinating post by a Swedish friend who travelled to Iran on a study visit and his encounter with a ‘bisexual’ tour guide.
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...
Jamaican Geoffrey Philp is brimming with pride over his alma mater.
Greater Surbiton writes about smear campaign against the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia and the organization's head, Sonja Biserko.
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...
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.”
Syrian Dubai Jazz links to news sources in which Mexican actress Salma Hayek's Lebanese descent is confused with being a lesbian.
“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”...