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· August, 2012

Stories about LGBTQ+ from August, 2012

28 August 2012

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

RuNet Echo

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...

16 August 2012

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.

13 August 2012

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...

1 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....