Stories about LGBTQ+ from September, 2010
Trinidad & Tobago: Accepting Difference
Globewriter, on learning of the suicide of a gay teen as a result of bullying, says: “I have heard from some here in the Caribbean that homophobia is part of the culture…If it is part of Caribbean culture to tell a significant part of its population that it is morally...
Nicaragua: Blogger Interviews Journalist About Covering Sexual Diversity
Espacio Nica [es] published an interview with journalist Rafael Lara from El Nuevo Diario [es], where a blogger asks him about covering sexual diversity for the newspaper and as a journalist in general.
Jamaica: Back to Court for Banton
Jamaican bloggers - nay, regional bloggers - have been following dancehall music icon Buju Banton's drug possession court case with great interest. Yesterday, news broke that the jury was evenly divided on what his fate should be. The judge has since declared a mistrial, which means that the singer will head back to court later this year.
Saudi Arabia: Gay Saudi Diplomats
From Saudi Arabia, John Burgess at Crossroads Arabia has more on gay Saudi diplomats.
Russia: Gay Activists Protest on Luzhkov's Birthday
The Moscow Diaries writes about last week's gay rights activists’ protest against Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov: “It was sad to see, this protest. The protesters were so few that they were barely visible among the gajillion photographers and two gajillion police officers. Within a few minutes, eleven of the protesters...
Armenia: LGBT round table
Pink Armenia reports on a round table on the LGBT community held in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, last week. The blog says that although government ministries accepted invitations to attend, none did.
Panama: Proposed Legislation to Prevent Discrimination due to Sexual Orientation
The Panamanian National Assembly started to discuss a new law that would protect people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The proposal has caused controversy within Panamanian society and the subject has been approached by bloggers before and after this proposal was presented.
Ghana: Homosexuals in Parliament
Abena reacts to an article about homosexuals in Ghana's parliament: “According to the article, the aforementioned Mr Adjei has a list of purported homosexuals and they all happen to be members of the opposition.At first I thought April Fool's Day had come early (or late?) and that this article was...
Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas: Film on Gay Life
gpottt highlights ” a stunning new film about gay life and the Caribbean” which will be screened at the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.
Nicaragua: Sexual Diversity in the National Blogosphere
In the middle of the debate over legalizing same-sex marriage in Nicaragua, a blogosphere showcases the view of sexual diversity and provides information on issues affecting the LGBTI community in the country.
Japan: Reflections on normality
Kei999 reflects [ja] upon the meaning of normality. In a post titled “Is ‘normal’ ‘right'?” the blogger takes into consideration various issues such as homosexuality and the practice called fūfu bessei (that would allow [en] couples to keep their surnames after marriage).
Hungary: Heterosexual Pride March
Marietta Le reviews blog coverage of the "Heterosexual Pride March" held in Budapest this past Saturday.
Africa: Homophobe Tourism
Africa needs a new category of tourism: Homophobe Tourism. “Come to Uganda, watch Martin Ssempa talk about “poo-poo!” Come to Nigeria, watch the legislature restrict touching! Come to Malawi, watch the judge sentence the gay and the transgender!”
Jamaica, U.S.A.: Worrisome
Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp is beginning to worry about the U.S.A.