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· August, 2009

Stories about LGBTQ+ from August, 2009

Online Campaigns To Combat Spread Of HIV/AIDS

To combat the spread of AIDS, many organizations and activists worldwide are engaged with innovative and localized campaigns and initiatives. Today we will discuss some of them who use ICT...

Pakistan: Lone Gay Blogger Stops Writing

LGBTI Bangladesh Blog informs that “the lone Pakistani who blogs about gay travails has decided to stop writing”. “Not in Pakistan. I cannot. Sorry,” Jalaluddin, who blogs at Tuzk-e-Jalali, wrote...

Trinidad & Tobago: Gender Policy

From Trinidad and Tobago, gspott asks: “Where's the Gender Policy?”, noting that while they can't say what exactly the new version of the Policy contains, they can can “offer…a special...

Armenia: Homophobia turns deadly

Even if homosexuality was decriminalized in Armenia in 2002, society remains largely intolerant and traditional in its values. With blogs providing LGBT activists with a medium through which to voice...

Armenia: Ultra-nationalist homophobic death threat

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on a death threat made against a prominent LGBT writer by an ultra-nationalist group in Armenia. The blog says that this latest development in what still...

Serbia: Threats to LGBT Population

Serbia's gays are facing plenty of problems - and on Sept. 20, they are planning to hold a gay pride parade in Belgrade. Sinisa Boljanovic reviews some pro and contra...

Armenia: Newspaper promotes homophobia and hate crimes

In an extended post, Unzipped: Gay Armenia reacts in horror to an article published by one local newspaper which not only displays its own homophobia, but also appears to advocate...

Blogger of the Week: Haute Haiku from Kenya

Haute Haiku is one of Global Voices' newest Sub-Saharan African authors. He writes about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) blogosphere in Africa.

Blogging with HIV: “Love is still possible”

A growing number of HIV-positive bloggers around the world are using citizen media to express how they live with the virus, although speaking openly about HIV/AIDS can be difficult.

Bangladesh: Stigmatizing Homosexuals

Ashok Deb at LGBTI Bangladesh shares an email from a gay activist where he told how he was physically abused by his homophobic family members. He went to the police...

Serbia: Belgrade Mayor's Remarks on Sexuality

Belgraded comments on Belgrade mayor's seemingly “bizarre statement” on sexuality and the upcoming gay pride parade (scheduled for Sept. 20): “His statement is actually well calculated because it is the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Gay Pride

As 2009 gay pride season winds down, Trinidad and Tobago's gspottt clearly reiterates its goals: “It’s an issue of openness, acceptance and equality…it’s about having the right to be…no more,...

Bangladesh: Social Status And Definition Of Sexuality

Delwar Hussain at Unheard Voice informs: “in Bangladesh, how you define your sexuality can depend on class, education and family circumstances.” Read the post for details.

Trinidad & Tobago: LGBT Rights

“Just a few years ago, the courts in Trinidad & Tobago were not a place GLBT people looked to with much hope of justice on matters of sexual orientation”: gspottt...

Bangladesh: Helping The Hijras

Husain Amer writes in The Bideshis about a small group called Hijras (transvestites and transsexuals) who are shunned from the conservative Bangladeshi society. A support group runs three learning centers...

Israel: LGBT center shooting in Tel-Aviv

It is becoming ever more evident that Saturday's deadly shooting at a Tel Aviv LGBT center was a product of pure hate. Gilad Lotan sums up from reactions from Hebrew...

Trinidad & Tobago: Do The Right Thing

“Are our leaders more focused on pappyshowing for an international audience than doing the right thing by us here at home?”: Trinidad and Tobago's gspottt contends that “on the question...

Armenia: HIV-AIDS education and awareness

Unzipped: Gay Armenia commends the general manager of a local mobile telephone operator for his philanthropic work in Armenia. The blog says that despite the sometimes shady business environment in...

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