· June, 2006

Stories about LGBTQ+ from June, 2006

Poland: Politics and Protest

The beatroot writes about the recent Law and Justice Party convention: “…a victory rally. Not much else, really.” He also writes about the upcoming “summer of protest”: “The Tolerance Parade, and the counter demonstration by Polish far-rights groups, have received official permission from Warsaw’s local authorities to go ahead on...

Bermuda: Lunch for Democracy protest

  2 June 2006

Christian Dunleavy checks in on the Lunch for Democracy demonstration which took place today in Bermuda in protest against the government's poor handling of, and failure to pass, a bill to amend the country's Human Rights Act to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. He is “pleasantly surprised...

China: Old festival, new name

  2 June 2006

Known in the West mainly for its colorful dragon boat races, yesterday's Duan Wu (端午) Festival has its origins with Qu Yuan (屈原), a renowned and respected corruption-fighting poet whose political passion, many claim, was equalled only by his homosexuality. As the story goes, his unrequited love for the king,...

Nigeria: Price of Ignorance

  2 June 2006

Ijeuman's Diary comments on the “price of ignorance” in Nigeria from the ban on homosexuality, to the building of infrastructure which is then either abandoned or vandalised.

Bermuda: Sexual orientation amendment redux

  2 June 2006

More on the recent defeat of a critical amendment to Bermuda's Human Rights Act from the Limey, who is reminded by a reader that “the general hostility of members of the PLP to including sexual orientation in the Human Rights Act is at odds with the party’s own submission to...

Poland: Poles on Fascist Black List

The beatroot comments on the Polish component of an international fascist organization's black list posted online: “Krakow’s students, feminists, gays and academics have been put on the internet “black list” of fascist organization ‘Blood and Honour’.”

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