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May 28: Russia:
Moscow Police Collude With Neo-Nazis at Moscow Gay Pride. By Peter Tatchell. We witnessed a high level of fraternisation and collusion between neo-Nazis and the Moscow police. I saw neo-Nazis leave and re-enter police buses parked on Tverskaya Street by City Hall.
May 28: Russia:
Mayhem at Moscow Gay Pride in Pictures Photo gallery of photographs by Charles Meacham of Walk with Pride Project. (25/5)
May 25: Russia:
Moscow Gay Pride - Our Annual Blog More or less as it happens, the low-down from Moscow Gay Pride.
May 20: Hong Kong:
Police Action at Gay Lesbian IDAHO Rally Was “Ill-Conceived and Grossly Insensitive” – Hong Kong Lawyer. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Hong Kong is in uproar following the disruption by police of this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) rally on Sunday.
May 18: Belarus:
Gay Men and Women March for Equality in Minsk: No One Arrested at IDAHO-Belarus ‘Flashmob’ IDAHO-Belarus has described yesterday’s “equality protest” in the Belarus capital as successful – as was the entire Equality Festival, which was launched on Saturday.
May 17: Montenegro:
Government Fails to Protect Gay, Lesbian People from Homophobic Violence – LGBT Intergroup A music concert has been met by homophobic violence in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica. During a performance by artist Lollobrigida on the occasion of the international Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, unknown groups threw teargas cans into the crowd, forcing half of the audience to disperse and seek medical assistance.
May 17: Belarus:
Gay Activist Sergei Androsenko Reported Among 20 Arrested in Minsk During ‘Flashmob’ Sergei Androsenko, leader of the Human Rights Project GayBelarus, is among around 20 activists who are reported to have been arrested by police during a ‘flashmob’ today. The ‘flashmob’ is believed to have been a side-event to the IDAHO-Belarus ‘Equality March’.
May 17: Uganda:
MP to Persevere with Anti-Homosexuality Bill Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill HIV Prevention and Control Bill are likely to be carried over to the new session of parliament, despite international and local pressure. David Bahati, the Member of Parliament who introduced the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (2009), said he fully intended to re-introduce the bill into the next session. (17/5)
May 17: Russia:
Russian Government Marks IDAHO by Announcing Moscow Pride Is Banned! With timing best described as “impeccable”, Moscow City Hall announced this morning that Moscow Gay Pride on May 28 is banned. Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
May 17: Russia:
Russian Gay Activists Issue Their ‘Hall of Shame List’ of Homophobic Officials Russian Gay activists marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) by publishing a list of homophobic statements made since 2005 by politicians, officials, public figures, organisations.
May 17: Worldwide:
US/Uganda: 2011 Candidates for Homophobia “Hall of Shame”. Human Rights Watch Marks International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia: A member of the Ugandan parliament and an American pastor are the top 2011 candidates for the Homophobia Hall of Fame
May 16: Russia:
Seventy-Years-Old Grandmother Requests Gay Pride Permit in Moscow. A seventy-years-old grandmother turned up at Moscow City Hall this morning to lodge three applications with the Mayor, Sergey Sobyanin, for Moscow Gay Pride which is being held at the end of the month.
May 14: Belarus:
Gay Equality Festival Opens in Minsk Without Incident. The first Equality Festival to be staged in Belarus opened this evening with a large conference at the Crowne Plaza – the third time since 2008 that the hotel has hosted an LGBT conference. With no disruption, the organisers said the event, which was Webcast live by GayRussia, was “a success”.
May 14: Russia:
Nationalists Threaten to Disrupt a Gay ‘Flashmob’ on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. A St Petersburg-based nationalist group said yesterday that they intend to disrupt a ‘Rainbow flashmob’ action scheduled to take place on Tuesday of next week to mark the celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia.
May 13: Uganda:
Parliamentary Committee Backs Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The Ugandan parliament’s Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee has recommended passage of the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, including retaining the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality,” Human Rights Watch said today.
May 12: Belarus:
Minsk City Authorities Say ‘No’ 100 Times to Planned Equality March Organised by Gay Group. City authorities in the Belarus capital have refused permission for IDAHO Belarus to stage a March for Equality next week to coincide with International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
May 11: Europe:
Photographic Exhibition of Homophobia at Gay Prides Stops at European Parliament on World Tour. A photographic exhibition that depicts homophobia that still exists around the world arrived at the European Parliament in Strasburg yesterday. It was opened by the Parliament’s President, Jerzy Buzek.)
May 11: Uganda:
HRW and Amnesty: Reject Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The Ugandan parliament should reject the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that has been the subject of public hearings in recent days before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today (Tuesday). The Parliamentary Order Paper of 10 May indicates that the bill could be debated by the Parliament and come up for a vote today (May 11).
May 3: South Africa:
No Arrests in Latest South African Lesbian Murder Case. The murder of a 24-year-old lesbian activist from Kwa-Thema township in Gauteng appears to be the latest in an epidemic of brutal homophobic attacks, Human Rights Watch said today.
May 1: Nepal:
Transgender Nepalis Perform Traditional Wedding Blessing for Royal Couple at British Embassy. A dozen of Nepal’s “third gender” marked the British royal wedding with a traditional Nepali blessing ceremony at the British Embassy in Kathmandu in Friday afternoon.