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· February, 2012

Stories about LGBTQ+ from February, 2012

Zambia: Ban Ki-moon Calls on Nation to Respect Gay Rights

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Zambia on 24 February; he addressed parliament, met key political figures and visited the Victoria Falls. None of these events have made as much...

Liberia: “Kill the Gays” Bill Spreading

Former Liberian first lady Jewel Howard Taylor has introduced a bill making homosexuality liable to a death sentence. Homosexuality is outlawed in 38 African countries.

Hong Kong: Videos Against Homophobic Bullying in Schools

A LGBT group in Hong Kong has released a series of advocacy videos against homophobic bullying in schools. Oiwan Lam reports.

Armenia: Homophobia as PR for the Yerevan Municipality

Brazil: LGBT AIDS Prevention Campaign Excluded From TV

Tunisia: LGBT Outrage at Human Rights Minister's Comments

The Tunisian Minister of Human Rights has stated on a private Tunisian TV channel that freedom of expression has limits when it comes to Tunisian queers to express themselves. He...

Uganda: The Anti-Gay Bill That Won't Go Away

Uganda has again re-tabled the controversial anti-gay bill, which seeks to introduce the death penalty for "the offence of aggravated homosexuality". Haute Haiku reports.

Jordan: The Gay Husband

Thailand: “The Purple People Toilet”

France: How Are PACS and Marriage Different?

Russia: “Anti-Gay Propaganda Bill” Passes Second Reading

St. Petersburg is getting closer to signing into law the notorious "anti-gay propaganda bill." "Will talking about Tchaikovsky be banned?" tweets British writer and actor Stephen Fry. Some of the...

Russia: Day of Protests Divides Citizens

Despite temperatures of -20 degrees, thousands of Russians went out to the streets to participate in election manifestations. Some, organised online, were protesting against the elections and possible re-election of...

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