Stories about LGBTQ+ from April, 2010
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).
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.
Deepti Lamba at Desicritics highlights some Indian gay blogs and twitter accounts.
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.
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.
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...