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· February, 2011

Stories about LGBTQ+ from February, 2011

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: The Facts About Banton

Globewriter comments on the shocked reactions to the Banton verdict: “The fact is there is video of Buju Banton chatting with federal agents and tasting the cocaine…and he is now...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Outcry Over Molestation Charges

‘Three male teachers were questioned/detained on charges of gross indecency and acts of lewdness with their male charges”, causing a firestorm of reaction in St. Vincent. Abeni hopes to bring...

Portugal: Fight against prejudice on transgenderism

In her blog, Eduarda Santos – a portuguese advocate for transgender rights – points several examples [pt] of transphobic prejudice by the mainstream media. In January she had posted a...

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: The Gay Agenda

Could prioritizing the gay agenda be diverting attention from more pressing issues? Iván's File Cabinet explores the possibilities, while gspottt says the Trinidad and Tobago government “has its priorities on...

Trinidad & Tobago: Same Sex Marriage

Lisa Allen-Agostini thinks “it’s great that we have begun to think about the question of same-sex marriage in Trinidad and Tobago…[but] we have a long way to go–legally as well...

Malawi/Uganda: Pushing the gay agenda

What is the best method for pushing the gay agenda in Africa?: “Malawi is playing the ‘foreign aid tied to homosexuality promotion’ card. It is a tough one…But, we cannot...

Africa: Reporting LGBTI news in East Africa

Kenne discusses shallow reporting on LGBTI topics in East Africa: “It’s about time queers started consciously nurturing their stories and those of their own so as not to be robbed...

Trinidad & Tobago: Watching Egypt

Globewriter is “gripped” by the unfolding situation in Egypt, saying: “It is analogous to numerous other struggles going on within countries by groups of people who demand the right to...

Cuba: Legalising Prostitution?

“The Cuban regime does not accept the practice of prostitution”: Iván's File Cabinet makes a case for why it should.

Peru: Gay Marriage Becomes Presidential Election Issue

Same-sex marriage has been debated for some time, and its possible legalization has become a part of the election platforms of presidential candidates in Peru. This follows the rejection of...

Cameroon: EU Grant Sparks Homophobia Row

A few days after the slaughter of gay rights activist David Kato in Uganda, another gay-rights related issue has come under the spotlight in Cameroon. European Union funding of Alice Nkom's...

Uganda: War of words at David Kato's funeral puts spotlight on Anglican Church

Ugandan gay-rights advocate, David Kato, was slain on January 26, 2011. At David Kato's funeral the presiding Anglican minister ranted against homosexuality. The Anglican leadership in Uganda has been very...

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