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· January, 2011

Stories about LGBTQ+ from January, 2011

Trinidad & Tobago: In Solidarity Over Kato's Death

gspotttt and Globewriter join their voices in offering “tribute to the life of slain Sexual Minorities Uganda human rights defender David Kato Kisule.”

Uganda: Homosexuality not a European concept

Mark notes that homosexuality in Uganda is not a European import: “The irony is that homosexuality existed here long before Europeans had ever set foot on the African continent and...

Uganda: Gay Rights Activist Found Murdered

Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato was found murdered yesterday, just weeks after winning a court case against a local newspaper that had called for Ugandans to “hang” homosexuals. Kato...

Peru: Discussing Gay Marriage During a Presidential Campaign Year

Carlos A. Quiroz discusses gay marriage in Peru in a video in his blog Peruanista [es]. Peruvians are debating equal marriage in the wake of this year's presidential elections.

Africa: Queer Africa: Pre-Writing, Writing, Re-Writing

On Queer Africa: …when I am asked to write on “queer Africa” or think about it, (the invitations rarely come, so this is hypothetical), I am asked to do “something”...

Tanzania: Tanzania's First Gay Movie

Last week Kenyan Gay came across a gay movie produced and shot in Tanzania, which will premier on 4th February 2011.

Guyana: “real” men

The Signifyin’ Woman contemplates Caribbean homophobia and notions of what it means to be a “real” man vs an “anti” man.

Singapore: Online transgender beauty pageant

Tru Me is Singapore's online transgender beauty pageant which will be launched next month.

Trinidad & Tobago: Proposed Constitutional Amendments

“Our new Government is seeking to amend our Constitution. It is not doing so to provide you with stronger guarantees of your rights as people of different sexual orientations”: gspottt...

Cuba: Gay Club in Havana

Paquito writes [es] about the first gay club in Havana. The restaurant El Sótano, in Old Havana, becomes a gay club during weekend nights when it hosts “La Fiesta de...

Homosexuality in Brunei

BruDirect uploads an article written by Siti Hajar who writes about homosexuality in Brunei.

Armenia: Gay Russia

Unzipped: Gay Armenia reviews a documentary from three years ago on homosexuality in Russia. However, the blog notes, two of the gay men documented in the film are Armenians and...

Uganda: Court Victory for Ugandan Homosexuals

A Ugandan court has ruled against Rolling Stone - Uganda from publishing the identities and place of residence of gays, lesbians and transgendered people arguing that the action by the...

Uganda: LGBTI win court case over Rolling Stone

Victory for LGBTI people in Uganda: “The High Court of Uganda ruled that the Rolling Stone had violated the constitutional rights to privacy and safety and has awarded the three...

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