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· December, 2010

Stories about LGBTQ+ from December, 2010

Glimpses of Citizen Media from Portuguese language countries in 2010

Throughout 2010 the lusophone blogsphere has given new perspectives on important issues that mainstream media tends to ignore. Read this post and discover a selection of the voices that Global...

Uganda: On 10 Most Influential Persons in Uganda

David Bahati, a Member of Parliament in Uganda who presented the Anti- Homosexual Bill, which would classify “aggravated homosexuality” as a capital offence is one of The Ten Most Influential...

Armenia: Homosexuality & National Security?

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on a recent statement from the Secretary of Armenia's National Security Council, Artur Baghdasarian, labeling homosexuals as a ‘extremely dangerous.’ The blog says that such comments...

Cuba: Change of vote on LGBT Rights

The LGBT activist and blogger Paquito commends [es] the Cuban government for changing its vote at the United Nations after having previously supported an amendment to remove the explicit reference...

South Africa: Corrective rape is a hate crime

Corrective rape is a criminal practice, whereby men rape lesbian women, purportedly as a means of “curing” the woman of her sexual orientation. Despite South Africa being the first nation...

Trinidad & Tobago: A Vote vs. Human Rights

Trinidad and Tobago bloggers are upset about their country's abstention on a UN vote regarding an amendment to a resolution “condemning extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions” which “restores a reference...

Caucasus: The Year in Review

With 2011 nearly upon us, the year in new and social media in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia during 2010 was surprisingly positive. So, what did the past year hold in...

Uruguay: Gay Rights in Uruguay

In the blog for Ola Uruguay, Jane McDevitt writes about Gay rights in Uruguay: “The current president’s much publicised liberal political ideology is being put to the test, as pressure...

Puerto Rico: A Charming Podcast with Plenty of Bite

The members of the podcast Kitty Kitty Dinosaur come from all walks of life. The team tries to take some time off their busy schedules every two weeks or so...

Cuba: Mariela Castro Espín on LGBT Rights

Vladia comments [es] on Mariela Castro Espin's –director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education, and daughter of President Raúl Castro– opinions and analysis on the future of LGBT...

Africa: Corrective rape testimonies from around Africa

Rose highlights corrective rape testimonies from around Africa: “it’s really important to point out how the increasing incidences of violence against gay people in Africa include the grotesque practice of...

Brazil: Pension rights for gay couples

Marcelo Marques in Blog do Bacana [pt] informs of a recent decision by the Social Security Ministry in enforcing a rule that recognizes that the social security benefits to relatives, such...

Cuba: UN Vote on LGBT Rights Sparks Controversy

During the UN General Assembly, Cuba supported the amendment to remove the explicit reference to sexual orientation from the periodic resolution condemning the extrajudicial, arbitrary or summary executions. The vote...

Malaysia: ‘Justice for Sisters’ campaign

‘Justice for sisters’ is a grassroots campaign to raise public awareness about issues faced by the Mak Nyah community in Malaysia. Mak nyah is a Malay term for a male-to-female...

South Africa: Lesbian activist Ncumisa Mzamelo murdered

Black Looks on the murder of the South African lesbian activist Ncumisa Mzamelo: “Three weeks after Ncumisa Mzamelo was found dead her story was published on page 16 of the...

Uganda: Why do i fight wars about my sexuality?

Gay Ugandan explains why he fights wars about his sexuality: “So, why do I fight the wars about my sexuality? No worthier causes? [Well, my life might depend on it,...

Iraq: Black Day in the UN

Iraqi Wamith Al-Kassab is concerned the UN is not doing enough to protect gay people.

Cuba: UN Vote Not In Our Name

Generation Y “still can't believe that the Cuban delegation at the United Nations added its vote to a group of countries that include homosexuality as a crime under the law”,...

Lusophone countries: anti-capitalist portal, ten months on

Diário Liberdade (Daily Freedom, pt/gz), an anti-capitalist portal serving left-wing activist groups in the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia and Portuguese-speaking countries, analyses its first ten months online.

Taiwan: Blogger initiate “It gets better” campaign in Taiwan

Wikipedian, blogger, and gay right activist mingwangx vows to initiate “it gets better” campaign in Taiwan in his new post[zht]. He was shocked and saddened by yesterday's news about “two...

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