Stories about LGBTQ+ from May, 2014
Shooting the Messenger: Jamaica's Brendan Bain Controversy Continues
The controversy over Jamaican Professor Brendan Bain's court testimony in the Caleb Orozco case in Belize continues. Everyone's talking, but is anyone listening? A few bloggers peel away the layers.
Were Jamaican Professor's Statements Supportive of Anti-Homosexuality Laws?
Esteemed medical professor Brendan Bain was sacked from the University of the West Indies over court testimony in which he suggested that homosexuality can be a danger to public health.
Being Gay in a Homophobic Caribbean
Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Two regional bloggers have taken note; one shares his experience of what it is like to be gay in the Caribbean.
Increasing Connection Between the Online and the Offline in Cuba
In Cuba, an intrepid connection between virtuality and reality has flourished.
Russians Hate Eurovision's Bearded-Lady Champion
On the Internet, Russians have reacted to Wurst’s victory with a mix of humor and homophobia.
Trinidad & Tobago: An Argument for Gay Rights
One Trinidad and Tobago-based blogger, who is also a Director of the Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation, debates the issue of gay rights with a zealous religious group.
Pakistan: Confessed Serial Killer of Gay Men Used Social Website to Lure Victims
The accused killer said he wanted to send a message about the evils of pedophilia. Some LGBT activists fear he might be hailed as a hero.
LGBT Conference in Cuba Surrounded by Expectations and Controversy
Against the backdrop of Cuba's complicated LGBT rights situation, the conference has been praised for its importance but also criticized for the high cost of registration.
Bangladesh's LGBT Community Steps Out in Rainbow Colors for New Year's
In Muslim-majority Bangladesh, homosexuality is considered to be unacceptable socially and religiously, and gay sex is illegal.