Stories about LGBTQ+ from July, 2010
Russia: Interview With ‘A Good Treaty’ Russia Blogger
Sublime Oblivion interviews the author of A Good Treaty blog, continuing the Watching the Russia Watchers interview series that was launched by Andy Young of Siberian Light.
Trinidad & Tobago: Types of Discrimination
gspottt applauds new Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for acknowledging that discrimination “includes, but is certainly not limited to, racial bias.”
China: Being Gay
The angry Chinese blogger explains how the Chinese government controls the gay community from getting too visible in the society.
Poland: Nowy Sacz Logo Controversy
the POLSKI blog reports that the pastoral ministry of the southern Polish city of Nowy Sacz thinks that the city's new logo “promotes Satanism and homosexuality.”
Armenia: More homophobic media reports
Unzipped: Gay Armenia continues to monitor the level of homophobia evident in the local media and comments on reports that members of the country's LGBT community meet next to the capital's municipality building.
Turkey: Armenians and Turks show Gay Pride
Despite a long history of animosity between Armenia and Turkey, Unzipped: Gay Armenia posts photographs of Armenians and Turks side by side at this year's Gay Pride rally in Istanbul. The blog says that the pictures are incredible.
Egypt: The Beginning
“Welcome all to ‘Bedayaa‘ (which translates to ‘The Beginning’ in Arabic) a long-awaited project, a special place for gays and lesbians in the Nile Valley- Egypt and Sudan”: A new online space has been created where LGBTQI from the Nile Valley can meet, talk, discuss issues, and share experiences. Take...
Argentina: Senate Approves Equal Marriage
The Argentinean Senate sanctioned a law that establishes equal rights to marry, without discriminating between heterosexual and homosexual couples, and with the same rights to adoption, among other issues. With this measure, Argentina becomes the first Latin American country to allow same-sex marriage.
Bhutan: Gay And Lesbian Pride
Sonam Ongmo writes about the Bhutanese society which is very accommodating and open to many things like Gay, Lesbian and Transgenders issues.
Baghdad: Interior Ministry raids beauty parlour
Iraqi LGBT reports on a raid on a Baghdad male beauty parlour, resulting in the arrest of five gay men. Iraqi media reported the parlour raided was used for prostitution; witnesses say this was not the case at all. Read more here.
Montenegro: Hero's Welcome for YouTube Star
Montenegrin diaspora star Ekrem Jevrić Gospoda was given a hero's welcome upon his arrival in his native land few days ago. In addition to fame gained via his YouTube hit song, he also took part in a fashion photo-shoot few days ago.
Jamaica: LGBT rights protest
gspottt reports on a protest staged by J-Flag (the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-sexuals and Gays) at the recent CARICOM (Caribbean Community) heads of government meeting in Jamaica, “because of the continued presence of anti-buggery laws … which contribute to discrimination, marginalization and other serious human rights violations of CARICOM...
Slovenia: LGBT Rights and Politics
Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about homophobia in Slovenia and its political dimension.
Russia: More on LGBT Rights
A Good Treaty writes more on the Russian opposition's stance on LGBT rights (the previous post is here), reacting to Oleg Kozlovsky's statement in response to Sublime Oblivion‘s question about why he feels “the need to forcefully disassociate Solidarity [movement] from support for LGBT rights in Russia.” Austere Insomniac interprets...
Armenia: Homophobia PR defensive
Following the recent controversy surround a music video clip which contained elements that many considered homophobic, Unzipped: Gay Armenia updates readers by saying the band, VO.X, is now on the defensive and has launched a damage-limitation PR exercise in response. The blog, however, remains unimpressed and says that “being a...
Russia: Gay Rights
A Good Treaty writes about “the sad state of gay rights in Russia” and highlights opposition activist Oleg Kozlovsky's reaction to a mention of the Solidarnost movement in a blog post about the “small, brief” gay pride march in Moscow: “He was angry that they claimed ‘representative(s) of Solidarnost’’ had...