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· March, 2009

Stories about LGBTQ+ from March, 2009

Cuba: The Black Cuban Woman

Havana Times republishes a mainstream media news article on a black, female Cuban blogger who writes about gender, sexual diversity and racism.

Serbia: Dragan Markovic Palma and Anti-Discrimination Law

Balkan File writes about a Serbian politician who seems to think that “if it is enshrined in law that homosexuals can’t be discriminated against, straight men in Serbia are going...

Dubai: “Manly Women” Not Welcome

Awareness workshops are being organised to rid Dubai, UAE, from “manly women,” reports the grapeshisha blog, from the UAE.

Syria: Struggle Against Injustice

Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi draws the line and defines who her ‘friends’ are in the struggle against injustice.

Serbia: Anti-Discrimination Law Controversy

Belgraded writes about a proposed new anti-discrimination law: “In short, The Churches don’t like two articles – one concerns person’s right to change religion. This is the same reason we...

Croatia: LGBT

Croatian Crescent writes about LGBT rights in Croatia.

Puerto Rico: Limited Thinking

Is Puerto Rico poor? Gil the Jenius has his say.

New Citizen Media Projects Foster Rising Voices in Ivory Coast, Liberia, China, Mongolia, and Yemen

Of the 270 project proposals we received from activists, bloggers, and NGO's all wanting to use citizen media tools to bring new communities - long ignored by both traditional and...

Armenia: Homophobia

The Armenian Gay & Lesbian Association of NY posts a short video of a recent presentation on homophobia in Armenia. Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on the video in a separate...

Azerbaijan: Controversial Book Banned

Unzipped: Gay Armenia reports that the controversial book, Artush and Zaur, which details a love story between two men — one Armenian and one Azerbaijani — has been banned in...

Barbados, Jamaica: Homophobia?

Living in Barbados gets candid about Jamaica's “uncompromisingly hostile attitude towards homosexuality”, saying: “The bottom is not falling out of Jamaica because of gays.”

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Artist vs. Art

“What should a black reader do if he finds out that one of his favourite authors was racist?”: Jamaican Marlon James considers the options.

Syria: Anti-LGBT Campaign Sparks Heated Debate

This weekend the Syrian blogosphere warmed up for a new confrontation. A group of bloggers launched a campaign against the spread of blogs advancing LGBT rights, and the response came...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Artush and Zaur

After the publication of a controversial new novel in Azerbaijan, Blogian posts an interview with its author while Unzipped: Gay Armenia says that a book discussion will be held in...

Georgia: LGBT Blogosphere

Following the emergence of many Armenian LGBT blogs, Unzipped: Gay Armenia says that there is now a similar growth of such blogs in Georgia.

Jamaica: Double Standard

As the Jamaican Prime Minister reasserts his vow not to yield to pressure from lobby groups “to ‘liberalize'…unjust laws which overly scrutinize and punish some men for engaging in consensual...

Japan and Taiwan: Gay politics

Roy Berman from Mutantfrog Travelogue notices the different between gay politics in Japan and Taiwan.

Nigeria: There are no homosexuals in Nigeria

According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ojo Madueke, there are no homosexuals in Nigeria.

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