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· March, 2010

Stories about LGBTQ+ from March, 2010

South Africa: The woman who spent 7 months in a male cell

Before she was acquitted of attempted robbery and hijacking in South Africa, Denise Abbah was imprisoned in a male cell for seven months as she waited for her trial. The prison officials mistook...

USA: In Census, Only Some Races Count

Census forms are being delivered to all U.S. households this month, but some citizens complain that the question on race does not offer enough answers to give an accurate picture...

Bosnia: Gay Dutch Soldiers

Kirk Johnson of Americans For Bosnia reacts to retired NATO commander John Sheehan's homophobic comment on the Dutch troops’ performance in Bosnia in 1995: “Regarding the Srebrenica Genocide; there are...

Netherlands: Reaction to US general's gay theory of Srebrenica

Dutch foreign minister, Maxime Verhagen tweeted [nl] in reaction to a claim by a retired US general that “gay soldiers contributed to the Bosnian massacre” in Srebrenica in 1995: “Extremely...

Uganda: LGBT activist to speak in NY

Frank Mugisha, head of Ugandan activist group Sexual Minorities Uganda, is speaking in New York City on March 22.

Saudi Arabia: 1,000 lashes for YouTube video

A Saudi man has been charged for morality crimes after a video appeared on YouTube where he is dressed in police uniform, dancing and flirting with the male cameraman. He...

Uganda: Event to discuss LGBTI rights

Manchester Queer Reading Group has organised an event called “A Matter of Life and Death: LGBTI Rights in Uganda.”

Haiti: Two Months Later

Today marks two months since the January 12 earthquake devastated Haiti - and even in the midst of other natural disasters, bloggers still seem to be struggling to come to...

Uganda: Religious leader and activists petition parliament

Religious leaders and activists petition parliament in Uganda: “On Monday 01 March 2010 a delegation of activists AIDS service providers, Spiritual mentors and counsellors took centre stage in Kampala when...

Trinidad & Tobago: Gender Policy

gspottt is keeping a close eye on the Gender Policy: “Our Government cannot shirk its responsibility to set clear domestic policy to address the concerns of the tens of thousands...

Costa Rica: Granting Rights for Same-Sex Couples

In Costa Rica, the issue of same-sex civil unions is being addressed in a new proposal that would give rights to same-sex partners. However, some opponents have proposed placing the...

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