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Elton John AIDS Foundation Backs Gay Group in Row With Nepal’s Health Chiefs over HIV.
The “bigoted and factually incorrect” stance taken by government health
officials in Dhangadi, Nepal, this month has been criticised by the Elton
John AIDS Foundation.
Liverpool Councillor Appalled At
‘Secret’ Gay Bashing Report. A Liverpool City Councillor said
today that he was “appalled” at the findings of the Stormbreak Research, a
report from the Council on homophobia and homophobic bullying in the city.
Lifestyle Exhibition Not Associated With Pride London.
Pride London expressed concern this afternoon that Pride Lifestyle, an event
run by Eton Events Ltd of Eastbourne, claims to be part of Pride London.
Reggae Superstar Comes Out Against Anti-Gay Lyrics. Buju
Banton is the latest top Jamaican reggae superstar to renounce homophobia
and condemn violence against lesbians and gay men.
Activists in Moscow Protest Persecution of Iranian Gays. About two dozen gay and political activists demonstrated today in front of
the Iranian Embassy in Moscow, protesting the execution and discrimination
of gay people in Iran.
Iran: Gay Group
Condemns Iran’s Continued Use of Sodomy Laws To Justify Executions.
IGLHRC speak out on second anniversary of execution of two teenagers.
Despite a widely publicized outcry two years ago when Iranian authorities
executed two young men in the northeastern city of Mashhed, the government
continues to target, arrest, prosecute, and execute individuals under its
Website for Gay, Lesbian Asians and Arabs.
A new website for the Asian and Arab LGBT communities and their friends has
Government Health Official Tells Gay Group Working on
HIV Issues to “Find Something Better To Do”. Nepal’s Blue Diamond Society (BDS) was
told today to stop its ‘Care Support’ sexual health outreach programme in
Dhangadi and “to look for something better to do”. This is causing
further grave concern over the level of homophobia that exists amongst the
Government officials and NGO workers in Nepal, BDS says.
Community Reels as Métis Assaulted by Police for Carrying Condoms.
Police in Kathmandu today stand accused of assault on ‘Métis’ (transgender
people) in Ratna Park last night after it was discovered that the métis were
Pride 2007 Organisers: ‘Freedom of Assembly Is Constitutional Right, Too’.
Organisers of next month’s Tallinn Pride have hit back at local police who
have said that a Gay Pride march would threaten the constitutional rights of
Bilerico.com Re-Launches With Top Gay Activists, Authors.
The Bilerico website
re-launches today as the Bilerico Project with a bullpen of gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgender activists, writers and professionals blogging about
the direction of LGBT culture and activism.
to Visit Bournemouth for Gay Pride. Showtime’s cult classic
Queer Duck: The Movie is to get a screening in Bournemouth this
“Poof” Controversy: Gays Fuming. Channel Four is guilty of
double standards and bias – it doesn’t take homophobic language as seriously
as racist language, said Peter Tatchell, spokesperson for LGBTI human rights group OutRage!
of Accor, Novotel Hotels Lifted Following Apology in Thailand.
The boycott of Novotel and other hotels in the French-owned Accor group has
been lifted following an agreement between the Novotel, Siam Square,
Bangkok, and Khun Suttirat Simsiriwong who was barred from entering the
hotel’s Concept CM2 bar two weeks ago.
Sri Lankan Grand Marshal “Inspired” by Toronto Gay Pride – and Canada.
It was the most the most awe-inspiring moment of my
life! Those were the words of Rosanna Flamer-Caldera when she returned
to Sri Lanka after a trip to Canada where she was International Grand
Marshal of Toronto Gay Pride last month.
Finds Shocking Ignorance of HIV in UK. People are still
alarmingly ignorant about HIV, finds a survey published today by Terrence
Higgins Trust (THT) to mark the 25th anniversary of Terry Higgins’
death with what was then Gay-Related Immune Deficiency (now Aids) in St.
Thomas’ Hospital, London, in 1982.
Joins With Others to Protect Rights in Moldova. GenderDoc-M,
the gay and lesbian NGO in Moldova, has joined forces with other
organisations for form an Antidiscrimination Consortium to protect the human
rights of minorities.
Station Wins Third Prestigious Award. GaydarRadio was yesterday
(July 2) crowned Commercial Radio Digital Station of the Year at the Arqiva
Commercial Radio Awards 2007.
Bishop ‘Belongs In the Bronze Age’ – Humanists. The Anglican
Bishop of Carlisle was mocked today as a “bronze age primitive” by the Gay
and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA).