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· May, 2010

Stories about LGBTQ+ from May, 2010

Russia: Bloggers Cover Moscow Gay Pride Parade

RuNet Echo30 May 2010

LJ-user Zyalt published [RUS] pictures from Moscow gay pride parade [EN] that took place despite it the ban by Moscow authorities. The event organizers had to change its location several times. Other pictures of the parade, which was just a few minutes long, can be found here, here and here.

Trinidad & Tobago: Right & Wrong

22 May 2010

“Clearly something has gone terribly wrong. Who are these people who feel they can just start lecturing us on how to live our lives? We pay THEM. They should be listening to US”: Tattoo vents about the methods being used by the government to jockey for votes in the upcoming...

Trinidad & Tobago: Politics

21 May 2010

gspottt looks at the two main political parties’ stance on “same-sex unions, homosexuality [and] sexual orientation”, while KnowTnT.com asks: “Does the PNM led by Mr Patrick Manning morally deserve to be re-elected on 24 May 2010?”

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MENA: International Day Against Homophobia Celebrated

19 May 2010

May 17th marks the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is still a region for concern according to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (IGLA), as homosexual acts are still legally punishable in all MENA countries with the exception of Israel. Despite this, there are associations in the region which openly and passionately celebrated IDAHO; Katharine Ganly takes a look at some of the major events in the region.

Trinidad & Tobago: LGBT Issues

18 May 2010

gspottt notes that “of the almost 100 candidates [in the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago general election]…the People’s Partnership candidate for St. Ann’s East…is the only one to date to make positive references to sexual orientation on a campaign platform.”

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Africa: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia comes to Africa

17 May 2010

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)) is a day is recognized by people joining together to speak out against homophobia, its effects and results focusing on ways to change how people perceive homosexuality and promote equality. The day is held on May 17 every year. The focus this year is on three Africa countries: Kenya, Uganda and Malawi.

Puerto Rico: 99 Years

14 May 2010

Repeating Islands posts that “Juan Martínez Matos pleaded guilty yesterday in a Puerto Rican court to last year’s murder of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado” and was sentenced to 99 years in prison.

Africa: Homophobia exists in Africa

9 May 2010

“Homophobia exists in Africa, as does influenza,” argues blogger Gukira: “This comparison is only partly gratuitous as I am interested in scales of virulence. We know that African bees are the deadliest; the sun in Africa is hotter than anywhere else in the world; viruses from Africa are the most...

Uganda: Reports from the Call Uganda meetings

4 May 2010

Sokari links to published reports on the Call Uganda prayer meetings: “The rhetoric was as expected and The Call founder, Lou Engles’ press release last week that he was not anti-homosexual were simply untrue. Behind the Mask reported on Engle’s who claimed the West were using “Ugandan NGO’s to promote...

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