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· December, 2008

Stories about LGBTQ+ from December, 2008

Caucasus: 2008 Blog Review

Last year ended with a state of emergency declared in Georgia, but few could imagine that the events of 2008 would eclipse those of 2007. Three presidential elections, a war,...

Caribbean: 2008 in Review

From natural disasters to lightning bolts of the athletic kind, 2008 was a busy one for the Caribbean blogosphere. Here are some of the highlights...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: LGBT Cultural Icons

Unzipped: Gay Armenia writes that most Armenians are not aware of the sexuality of two of the nation's greatest cultural icons, Sergei Parajanov and Yeghishe Charents. Meanwhile, as the Azerbaijani...

Armenia: LGBT News

Unzipped: Gay Armenia is pleased to inform its readers that following the recent UN statement in support of LGBT rights, World Focus has quoted the blog in its report on...

Dominica: The Buggery Law

As HIV infection rates continue to climb, Dominica Weekly says: “The point is our politicians, religious leaders and community health experts must learn how to bury their differences and find...

Cuba: The Crowing Rooster

In response to Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez's question, Mariela Castro calls her the equivalent of a “cocky hen”, prompting Sanchez to ask: “Does she believe that I do the work...

Barbados: Assets & Orientation

Barbados government minister Patrick Todd is in hot water with the nation's bloggers. Barbados Free Press calls his statement about members of Parliament declaring assets an “outright lie”, while Gallimaufry...

Hong Kong: Pride Parade 2008 – Celebrate Love

In this coming weekend (13 of December), a coalition of civic groups will organize a pride parade to celebrate diverse love expression. Although Hong Kong is a global city, to...

Cuba: Idealogical Monogamy

“If concepts such as ‘sick’ have now been banished from the study of homosexuality, why does the adjective ‘counterrevolutionary’ continue to be used for those who think differently”: Yoani Sanchez...

Egypt: Inanities on Homosexuality

Sarah Carr, blogger and journalist addresses how a published feature titled “Honey, I’m homosexual” and online comments perpetuate myths about homosexuality and, in doing so, contributes to the culture of...

Armenia: UN Declaration Supporting LGBT Rights

Despite problems with its human rights record and being the last country in the South Caucasus to decriminalize homosexuality, Unzipped commends the Armenian government for endorsing the UN statement against...

The Balkans: Human Rights and LGBT

Sinisa Boljanovic reviews the situation with gay rights in the former Yugoslav republics.

Barbados: Dealing with HIV

Barbados Free Press questions why the island's HIV infection rate is 50% higher than in other regional territories.

Armenia: Sex Education

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on reported changes to legislation concerning HIV/AIDS in Armenia. In particular, the blog notes, this looks likely to include mandatory sex education classes in Armenian schools.

Israel: Hollywood in Israel and Iran

There is surprising news in the Israeli blogosphere of connections between Jews, movies, and Israel. Maya Norton takes a closer look and connects the dots.

Armenia: World AIDS Day Observed

Yesterday marked the 20th World AIDS Day, and although the event was marked on a small scale in the Armenian capital, it was nevertheless observed in a country where such...

Madagascar: Fighting complacency on World AIDS Day

On world AIDS day, Malagasy bloggers reminded their readers that despite the progress made in the field of AIDS therapy and HIV prevention, one cannot afford to be complacent about...

Taiwan: HIV+ Bloggers’ Love for Life

For most of the bloggers in Taiwan and around the globe, Dec 1st is World AIDS Day, but for HIV+ bloggers everywhere, everyday is AIDS day. Two days ago I...

Armenia: World AIDS Day Events

Pink Armenia, a local NGO campaigning for LGBT rights as well as the prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases and infections, posts details of events to be staged in the Armenian capital,...

Armenia: World AIDS Day

To mark World AIDS Day, Unzipped: Gay Armenia looks back at the year and posts links to blog posts and stories regarding HIV/AIDS in Armenia. The blog also posts details...

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