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· November, 2010

Stories about LGBTQ+ from November, 2010

Barbados: Shameful Vote at UN

With the country's recent abstention from the UN vote allowing executions of LGBT people, BFP says: “I have always found it shameful that Barbados – a nation founded with the...

Lebanon: Blogoshpere Embraces LGBT Bloggers

“…as blogging in general is becoming more and more popular in Lebanon, so are Lebanese LGBT blogs. The blogs are very new, less than a year old… The themes of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Regional Resolution

Globewriter is “disgusted with the ill-informed piss poor states who supported the removal” of a reference to sexual orientation from a resolution on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, adding: “The...

Uganda: Being Gay and HIV Positive

Being gay and HIV positive in Uganda: “Double closeted, that is what my gay friends who are positive have to be. They cannot tell members of our community that they...

Jamaica: Call to End Discrimination

Globewriter takes interest in a Jamaican mainstream media article, which calls for an end to discrimination against blacks and gays: “Even having the column published is astounding. I am not...

Australia: Same-Sex Marriage a Step Closer?

Australia’s parliament is currently debating a private members bill about gay marriage. This one is not to change the law, merely to consult with the public about the issue. Many...

Colombia: Discrimination Against LGBT Community

Bitácora [es] shares a video report created by university students on the discrimination against the LGBT community in Colombia.

Trinidad & Tobago: Marching for Children

gspottt reports that the Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation (CAISO) will be marching next week to “raise awareness of the prevalence of child abuse in T&T; lobby for...

Video: It Gets Better for Queer Youth

The It Gets Better Project was started by Dan Savage as a way of preventing gay teens from committing suicide through videos explaining what gay adult life could be: lots...

D.R. of Congo: Criminalising Homosexuality

Criminalising homosexuality in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “The DRC parliament is presently debating proposed in the process of discussing legislation which will criminalise homosexuality. There are a number of...

Serbia: Netizens and Media Report on the Kraljevo Earthquake

Sasa Milosevic reports on the online and citizen media coverage of the earthquake that hit Serbia last week.

Lebanon: Jismi, One Day, One Struggle

Lebanon-based groups Nasawiya, Helem and Meem launched a new website named “Jismi” (Ar) (My Body) dedicated to the annual “One Day, One Struggle” campaign, a unique effort to underscore the...

Bermuda: Sexual Discrimination

bermudashorts says that when it comes the issue of sexual orientation and equal rights, “there is no such thing as compromise…passing this legislation has nothing to do with offending conservative...

Caribbean: Light Over Darkness

Today is the Hindu Festival of Lights – and while Barbados Free Press wishes everyone a “Subh Divali”, Trinidad diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch is concerned about “problems with the hazards...

Trinidad & Tobago: Being Gay

Seldo.com writes a moving letter to gay teens in Trinidad and Tobago with the message that “it gets better”.

Serbia: Police Hunt Facebook Misogynists

The Serbian Public Prosecutor, in cooperation with the Serbian Ministry of the Interior, investigated the case of a Facebook group "Death to Women“ ("Smrt ženama"), which was propagating hatred towards...

Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Update

Sokari's Uganda anti-homosexuality update: “After months of relative silence and following the outing of 100 LGBTI individuals in the Ugandan Rolling Stone “100 Pictures of Uganda’s Top Homos”, a few...

Macedonia: Campaign Against Homophobic Education

Coalition for Protection and Promotion of Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities started a blog campaign [MKD] against the homophobic content of the official curriculum. NGOs from this group...

Trinidad & Tobago: Bullying is No Joke

“Let us guard our own tongues against harsh and cruel words. Let us teach our youth respect for others. Let us teach them that hurting another (physically or verbally) is...

Taiwan: March for gay rights in Taipei

30,000 people marched through the centre of Taipei on Saturday 30 October in the annual LGBT Pride Parade. Baxter Ramblings writes about watching the parade for the first time. The...

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