Jan 112012
Malaysia - High Court to consider sexuality rights festival cancelled by the police

Committee members of Malaysia’s only sexuality rights festival Seksualiti Merdeka, which was forcibly cancelled by the police last November, have filed a judicial review application at the Kuala Lumpur High Court. The event, which comprises workshops, forums, talks, and performances, has been running largely without problems since 2008 with the support of numerous local and [...]

Jan 112012
Canada - Jamaica’s leading gay activist, Maurice Tomlinson, married a Torontonian

The day after Jack Layton’s funeral, eulogist Stephen Lewis and pastor Brent Hawkes congregated again for a different holy ritual: Maurice Tomlinson’s wedding. Tomlinson is a leading gay activist in Jamaica. In Toronto, he married Tom Decker, a police officer-cum-pastor in the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto. The UN’s former special envoy for HIV/AIDS in [...]

Jan 112012
Finlandia - Finowie skazali gejów na śmierć?

Decision of the authorities of the deportowaniu immigrants homosexuals has sparked outrage Provoked at least ten people, which in the years 2008-2010 seek asylum in Finland. In their native countries for their orientation could threaten even enforcement. Cannot this issue the EU team of experts do not exclude that similar cases were more. Radzono refugees, after [...]

Jan 112012
Russie - La journaliste lesbienne qui milite contre l'homophobie

She is openly Lesbian and an activist journalist. Elena Kostyuchenko, who works for the famous Russian daily Novaya Gazeta, is an impressive personality of the fight against homophobia in Russia. Elena Kostyuchenko smokes its Vogue to the third party; She speaks too. The journalist of Novaya Gazeta and LGBT activist in action for a few months continuously receives [...]

Jan 112012
Uganda - Gay activists consult on national condom strategy

Activists representing gays and sex workers in Uganda have started consultations on the draft National Condom Strategy for the country. The activists particularly want to engage with government and civil society organizations to contribute to developing a sound and all inclusive policy that would scale down sexually transmitted infection and HIV/Aids among minority groups in [...]

Jan 112012
Israel - Tel Aviv named world's best gay city by American Airlines competition

Israeli metropolis wins 43% of votes in American Airlines competition selecting most popular destinations among LGTB tourists; New York City comes in second with only 14% of votes. Tel Aviv has been named the Best Gay City of 2011 in an international American Airlines competition selecting the most popular destinations among LGTB tourists. The Israeli [...]

Jan 102012
USA - ACT UP/Chicago leader, Frank Sieple, dies

Frank Sieple, a longtime HIV/AIDS activist with ACT UP/Chicago, passed away suddenly Jan. 5. He was 51. Sieple was born and raised in Chicago, where he spent most of his life. He spent his last years in San Francisco, where he relocated in the early 1990s. Sieple was an early leader of ACT UP/Chicago, participating [...]