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· January, 2015

Stories about LGBTQ+ from January, 2015

Grindr in the Kremlin: Gay and Online in Putin's Russia

Russia's "balanced" anti-homosexual legislation has turned the Internet from a safe haven into a battleground in Kremlin’s assault on the Russian LGBT community.

The Secret Language of Turkey's LGBT Community

In Turkey, the LGBT community and others keep have created a secret language, or argot, called Lubunca to keep out prying ears.

Five Issues that Matter to Kyrgyzstan's Girl-Activists

Kyrgyzstan's 'Devochki-Activistki' are young girls fighting for gender equality in schools and within families. Meet them ahead of their appearance at the Global Voices 2015 Summit in Cebu.

Welcome to #TheWildEast and Vocativ.com's Kyrg Republic: A Land That Does Not Exist

Vocativ, "a new type of media company" has released an orientalist documentary about "a part of the world that you didn't know you needed to know about.": Krygyzstan (sic).

Corruption, Climate Change and Chik-V Stole Headlines in the Caribbean in 2014

A mass outbreak of the Chikungunya virus and an environmental activist's hunger strike along with several good news stories were the talk of the Caribbean's blogosphere in 2014.

Puerto Rican Writes ‘2014 Political Folk Song of The Year’

"I hope this song breathes power and humanity back into all people who feel targeted by violence and oppression," says singer songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra.

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