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· August, 2012

Stories about LGBTQ+ from August, 2012

Russia: “The Sissy Conspiracy”

On his Tumblr blog, Michael Idov, editor-in-chief of GQ Russia, writes that “pop conspirology, a favorite Russian pastime, is a projection of discomfort with slackened gender roles.” He explains: “It’s...

Vietnam: Gay Marriage and Human Rights

The proposal should be cautiously welcomed as a progressive move which grants equality and official acceptance to members of society who have not felt the benefit of these statuses before...

Russia: Foreign Ministry Looks to Germany to Justify Pussy Riot Verdict

Russia's Foreign Ministry has made a series of comments that further enraging Pussy Riot's supporters. Spokesperson Aleksandr Lukashevich defended the recent verdict and lashed out at the West for ignorance...

Cambodia: Promoting LGBT Rights

Nayheak Khun writes about the efforts of some groups in Cambodia to promote the rights of homosexuals.

Uganda: Anonymous Backs Gay Pride, Hacks Government Websites

"Hacking government websites to “help” victims of state-sponsored homophobia? Who does that? I think this extremist violent intervention MUST STOP." - Ugandan gay rights activist.

Uganda: Against Odds, Gay Pride Events Take Place in Entebbe

Uganda attracted worldwide attention in 2009 when a member of parliament introduced the so-called "Kill the Gays" bill criminalizing same-sex relations, and again earlier this year, when LGBT activist David...

Nepal: Gaijatra Gay Pride Festival In Pokhara

Lex Limbu posts photos of the 3rd International Gaijatra Gay Pride Festival, which took place in the lake city of Pokhara on Friday, 3rd of August, 2012.

Lebanon: Inflammatory TV Show Leads to Arrests of Gay Men

A recent crackdown on a Beirut cinema frequented by gay men ended up in the arrest of 36 men, who later were subjected to anal examinations to "prove" their homosexuality....

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