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Largest Gay Chamber of Commerce in US Denounces Microsoft Inaction on
The Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) spoke out today against Microsoft’s change to a neutral
stance on legislation which would have banned discrimination against
homosexuals throughout Washington State in housing, employment and
insurance. The bill failed by one vote.
Europe’s Only Gay Theatre Festival Is
Launched in Dublin.
The Second Dublin Gay Theatre Festival opened
in style this week when several hundred guests attended the launch party
at Glitz, Break for the Border, one of Dublin’s premier gay clubs.
April 28: Africa:
UN Urges Fewer
Words and More Results on HIV/AIDS. UNAIDS has called for
more action and less rhetoric from both government and civil society
organisations if Africa is to succeed in its battle against the pandemic.
April 28: UK: Mautner Project Slams Magellan Health Over Throckmorton
re-appointment of Dr. Warren Throckmorton to the National Professional
Advisory Council of Magellan Health Services has been attacked by the
America’s lesbian health organization The Mautner Project.
April 28: UK:
Pride London Announces Gala Opera Night and Film Festival.
A Gala opera night with the English National
Opera at the London Coliseum and a Pride Film Festival are to feature in the
Pride London Festival fortnight being held between June 18 and July 1.
April 28: UK:
Conservatives Break “No Election Homophobia” Deal, Claims OutRage!
The Conservative party has reneged on a deal
to keep the general election campaign free from “homophobia”, gay human
rights group OutRage! claimed today.
April 28: UK:
Pride's Sporting Gay Games For All.
Pride Games, a multi-sports tournament, is being staged in Manchester as
part of the city’s ten-day Pride festival in August.
April 27: Poland:
the Liminal Spaces Between Pride and Exclusion, by Chris Bell.
Consider a queer setting.
Whether that venue is a bar, a sporting event, or an academic/activist
gathering such as this one, it seems a given that there are subjectivities
that have been excluded. Irrespective of the intentionality of such a
happening, the fact is such occurrences certainly do take place and on a
fairly quotidian basis. [This is an academic paper presented last week at
the Culture for Tolerance Festival in Kraków]
Community Churches Nominates Next Moderator.
Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson, a longtime leader in the predominantly gay Metropolitan
Community Churches (MCC), has been nominated to become the next Moderator of
the MCC denomination.
A Bird Sang at Auschwitz As Gays Remembered Holocaust Victims,
by Andy Harley in
It is said that the
birds don’t sing at Auschwitz. But today, a sole bird sang as gays
from nine countries left wreaths at the foot of the notorious “Wall of
File Case Against Nepal Police Following Beatings.
Four members of Blue
Diamond Society – Julie, Josma, Sunil Sunwar and Suraj (meti names) – have
filed a case against Police Inspector Prem Bahadur Malla and Sub Inspector
Kuver Chand along with other unidentified police officers who were
patrolling in a mobile Police van on 31 Chaitre 2061 (13 April 2005) around
11.30 pm in Kantipath, near Thamel.
March Is Off, But the Show Goes On, by Andy Harley in Kraków. Organisers of the Culture for Tolerance March in Kraków
— effectively the Pride Parade — did the smart thing.
They cancelled the parade.
April 20: UK:
Irshad Manji To
Speak in London.
Muslim, lesbian, feminist,
writer, scholar and TV personality – Irshad Manji is all these things ... and
the controversial best-selling author of The Trouble with Islam: A
Wake-Up Call for Honesty and Change. She will be speaking in London on
Thursday May 12, hosted by the Lesbian & Gay Christian Movement, with
backing from a wide range of gay, women’s, faith and human rights
Sports - Mexico:
Equipo México Formed To Boost World Outgames.
A new LGBT sports team,
Equipo México, was formed during a special
Mexico Registration Day for the 1st World Outgames in 2006 at the weekend.
April 18: Nepal:
Nepali Police Attack Transgender People.
From Human Rights Watch.
Police in Kathmandu attacked a
group of transgender people on Wednesday, underscoring the vulnerability of
all Nepalese to police abuse since King Gyanendra seized direct power in February and suspended most civil
liberties, Human Rights Watch said today.
April 18: UK:
Endorses Brighton and Hove’s Gay Greens.
Lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual (LGBT) people deserve equal protection from
discrimination and hate crime, alongside other groups such as religious
minorities, says out gay Green Party parliamentary candidate Councillor
Simon Williams as he received the endorsement of veteran gay human rights
activist Peter Tatchell.
April 18: UK:
Youngsters Gearing-Up for London Pride.
This year's London Pride is less than three months away and young gays are
in the final stages of planning the Youth @ Pride activities.
Nepal: Brutal Start to
Nepali New Year as Police Beat Metis,
by Sunil Pant. Many people may be lucky to
celebrate the Nepali New Year, but some are not privileged enough even to be
wished a Happy New Year. Last night, New Year’s Eve, turned to be sorrowful
start of year 2062 for Nepalese Metis (effeminate males).
UK Preacher Convicted of Displaying Anti-Gay Billboard.
A large sign saying
“God says that if you
reject him you may become a homosexual” has left a
candidate in next month’s General Election in trouble.
Magistrates at Salisbury Court
found 46 years-old John Holme of Ayrshire Close, Salisbury, guilty of
breaching the peace by acting in a manner likely to cause offence or
distress last summer.
Kraków Pride Parade Cancelled ... But Festival Goes Ahead.
The “Pride” parade at Kraków,
scheduled for Friday April 22, has been called-off, due to the death of Pope
John Paul II who lived, studied and preached in the city for almost 30 years
before becoming Pope.
Tolerance Festival in Poland Under Threat.
Just €2,000 (Ł1,300)
Needed for ‘Pride’ To Go Ahead in Krakow as scheduled.
Men ‘Behaving Like
Women’ Face Flogging.
In sentencing more than 100 men to
imprisonment and flogging after unfair trials for reputed homosexual
conduct, Saudi Arabia has advertised its contempt for the basic rights to
privacy, fair trials and freedom from torture, Human Rights Watch and the
International Commission of Jurists said yesterday.
Rugby Union: Bisons Step-In for Injury-Hit Thebans.
An injury crisis has forced the
Caledonian Thebans to pull
out of their much-anticipated Inter-Club Challenge clash with Kings Cross
Steelers which is scheduled for April 23.
Bristol Bisons club has stepped in and will now face the Steelers at their
ground in West Ham, London for the Challenge match for gay rugby union
Nepal: Escape From Mumbai:
tells how he was
forced into 'sexual slavery' in
India and life in a brothel.
Sunil B. Pant (in Kathmandu) and Andy Harley. Divya sat there and calmly
related a quite devastating story of deception, torture and a seven-year
life of hell in a male brothel in India. He, and we will call him ‘he’ although he is a “meta”
or feminine male, spoke about his escape from the Mumbai brothel and his
return to his native Pokhara in the foothills of the Himalayas. There he
was reunited with his loving mother, but found that most people in the city
harassed him whey they found out about his life over the past seven years.
Nepal: Nepal Gay Group To Lift Lid on
Teens Sold to Indian Male Brothels. The story of a young Nepali man who was sold to an Indian
male brothel is due to be brought to light today in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Health Services Remain Low Priority, Report
Sexual health services
continue to remain a low priority in England with Primary Care Trusts (PCT)
which are failing to provide adequate sexual health services, a report
published today reveals.
April 3: USA:
Lesbian Couple Forbidden in Michigan Catholic Parish.
A lesbian couple has been turned away
from St.Joan of Arc Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, for no
other reason than the fact
that they are in a committed
loving same-sex relationship.
POPE JOHN PAUL.
third-longest serving in history – might not have been held in high regard
by the gay community, but that is no reason to totally dismiss his Papacy of
Rev Troy Perry:
We Are Coming to Jerusalem – It's Our Holy City, Too.
An internationally-known gay
cleric entered the debate
over the upcoming WorldPride
festival and parade in
noting: “We are deeply saddened that once again, religion has been used
attack God's gay and lesbian children.”