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· October, 2011

Stories about LGBTQ+ from October, 2011

Taiwan: Photos from the LGBT Pride Parade 2011 in Taipei

On October 29, more than 50,000 people joined the annual Taiwan LGBT Pride parade in Taipei, which is the biggest in Asia. This year was the 9th parade since 2003....

Africa: On Cutting Aid to Countries Violating LGBTI Rights

Statement of African social justice activists on the decision of the British government to “cut aid” to African countries that violate the rights of LGBTI people in Africa: “We, the...

Brazil: Is the Ruling Party an LGBT Ally?

Marcelo Gerald published a series of posts (part 1, 2 and 3) [pt] on the blog Eleições Hoje (Elections Today), that analyses the position of the ruling party in Brazil,...

Hong Kong: Sexual Orientation Conversion Advocated by Government

In June 2011, the Hong Kong Government Social Welfare Department invited Christian Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy organisation New Creation, to train its social workers. The move has caused anger in...

Africa: Africa's Challenge to Western Homosexuality

Critical Point discusses Africa's challenge to Western homosexuality: “I feel disappointment when African leaders immediately submit to a foreign concept in order to be assimilated into an “International Community” whose...

Chile: Transsexuals Demand a Place in Postponed Anti-Discrimination Law

An anti-discrimination law is up for vote in Chile. It would ban any prejudice based on race, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and more. Although it offers new protection to...

South Africa: 4 Convicted for the Murder of Zoliswa Nkonyana

The case of the murder of South African lesbian has come to an end: “Finally after five years of postponements 4 men were convicted of the murder of Zoliswa Nkonyana....

Croatia: Court Forbids Homophobic Priest From Blogging

Serbia Insajd, a Hungarian blog about South-Eastern Europe, reports [hu] that the Rijeka Court has banned Franjo Jurčević, a Kastav-based Catholic priest, from writing homophobic blog posts [Jurčević's blog, hr:...

Indonesia: Q! Film Festival

Q! Film Festival is a festival showcasing LGBT, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights films in Indonesia.

Serbia: Belgrade's Gay Pride Parade Banned

“Gay pride parade planned for tomorrow has been banned by Serbian autorities because the police said they can’t protect the participants,” Belgraded.com reports, adding: “It’s 2011 and it feels that...

The Balkans: Homophobia

Alan Jakšić of Balkan Anarchist writes about LGBT and homophobia in Serbia, Croatia and elsewhere in the Balkans.

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