Feb 132012
Liberia - Illegal and invisible

Clearly, in times of chaos and anarchy, the vulnerable and powerless are always attacked. It’s a short step from there during a fragile peace to judgments like: “Who is causing the decay in society? Who is upsetting the social order?” The master narrative is, “If we can just get rid of those people, we can [...]

Feb 092012
Russia - Aeroflot gay protesters arrested in Moscow terminal

Day of action against airline which forced flight attendant into sham marriage and denies having gay staff. The small group of protestors who unveiled a 20-metre wide banner at the end of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport runway today have now been arrested after taking their campaign into the terminal. Once inside the demonstrators called for a [...]

Feb 082012
Learning about asexuality

Human sexuality is a fascinating topic for me. I believe it to be one of the most interesting subjects to discuss, especially in understanding people’s preferences. There’s a whole lot to be said about sexuality though, and most of it has already been discussed thoroughly. To put it in other terms, some of those horses [...]

Feb 082012
Uganda -  Anti-gay bill revived but drops death penalty

A Ugandan MP has revived a controversial anti-gay bill but dropped the provision for the death penalty for certain homosexual acts. A BBC correspondent says MPs laughed, clapped and cried out: “Our bill, our bill,” when its architect David Bahati reintroduced the draft legislation on Tuesday. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was shelved in 2011 after an [...]

Feb 072012
United States - Prop 8, California's Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Declared Unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Tuesday declared California’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional but agreed to give sponsors of the bitterly contested, voter-approved law time to appeal the ruling before ordering the state to resume allowing gay couples to wed. The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 [...]

Feb 022012
Cyprus - Least gay-friendly EU country, rights group says

The struggle for equal rights and humane treatment by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Europe is gaining ground in the European Parliament, where some 20 percent of MEPs recently signed up to pledge support. But outside the micro-world of the EU institutions they still face widespread discrimination. Cyprus is the least gay-friendly [...]

Feb 012012
Canada - Transgender people concerned about airport screening regulations

Some trans people are expressing concern about Canadian regulations governing air travel, particularly new airport screening rules that they say could result in some trans people being banned from flights because their listed gender does not match their appearance. So far, we haven’t heard of anyone being banned. Nevertheless, panic seems to be going viral [...]