Stories about LGBTQ+ from April, 2010
Two trangender actresses assaulted in Paris
On April 27th, two transgender actresses and three other crew members of the movie “Mourir comme un homme” (“Die like a man”) (fr) were assaulted in Paris 20th District (Belleville), The Paris LGBT Center website reports (fr).
Morocco: First Gay Online Magazine Launched
The blog The View From Fez reports on the launch of the first Moroccan Gay online magazine, Mithly. “It's a brave move. Next month's issue will broach another taboo subject – that of the high level of suicides amongst Moroccan gays,” the blogger notes.
India: Gay Blogs And Twitter Accounts
Deepti Lamba at Desicritics highlights some Indian gay blogs and twitter accounts.
USA: Lesbian Student Sent to “Fake Prom” in Mississippi
An 18-year old girl in Mississippi was barred from attending her high school prom in April because she planned to bring a female date and wear a tuxedo. Gay rights bloggers shared their outrage.
United Kingdom: Iraqi LGBT group leader Ali Hili refused priority for ayslum application
Ali Hili, leader of an Iraqi lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group has been waiting for an asnwer to his application for asylum in the United Kingdom for three years. While his case is being reviewed, Hali cannot travel abroad to raise awareness about the plight of the LGBT community back home.
Lebanon: Who's the Pervert
Ibrahim Arab writes about the stunned reaction by the Arab youth to the news that Ricky Martin is a homosexual, using the Arabic word شاذ which means pervert or not normal. He comments “your perversion, Ricky Martin, is more merciful than our perversion,” pointing to issues of injustice and crimes...