Category Archives: International LGBT News

LGBT Oppression, From A First-person Perspective

Rory O’Neill aka drag queen Panti Bliss expresses eloquently what it feels like to be a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person. No one, no matter who they are, should ever feel the need that they have to check themselves. … Continue reading

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From Russia With Love: Photos of Brave Gay Activists Fighting Homophobia

From Mother Jones magazine: On June 28, 2013, five couples in wedding finery piled into a white limo and pulled up to a municipal office in St. Petersburg, Russia. The same-sex pairs had come to apply for marriage licenses they … Continue reading

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International Olympic Committee vs. Real World on Anti-Gay Laws

The below is a screen shot from the blog Joe.My.God. Click on the image to enlarge it for better reading. While Nigeria is not Russia, the fact that these articles appear next to each other speaks to the problem with … Continue reading

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Creating LGBT Friendly Tourism In the Far East

An article in the South China Morning Post from April 23, 2013 points out the struggle and progress in how Hong Kong accepts and markets to members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community: Members of the Hong Kong … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Gay Pride March Doubles Attendance from 2011

South China Morning New reports that 5,200 people marched through the city of Hong Kong to demand rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons. That figure is an estimated doubling of the participation in 2011. Equal Opportunities Commission … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: Gay Marriage Equality on Air New Zealand

Here’s something to put a smile on your face, Lynley and Ally were married in the air by Air New Zealand. New Zealand legalized marriage equality April 2013. Equality going international, a major airline throwing a wedding for same-sex couples … Continue reading

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Country Artists Should Follow Katy Perry’s Lead

Tony Abbot, an Australian politico, got a bit of a surprise when he called into a Sydney, Aus. radio show to talk with Katy Perry about when she’d be touring next Down Under. The pop star turned the conversation from … Continue reading

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Russia’s Anti-Gay Culture: A First Person View

Vera Kichanova, a young, straight, married Russian gives us a glimpse of how empowering gay bashers feel in the wake of Russia’s gay propaganda law. From The New York Times: The men in the group were wearing plaid shirts and … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Gay Pride Event in Uganda

You read that right; Uganda. Known more for it’s deplorable “Kill the Gays Bill,” allAfrica.com show us that there is some good news coming out of Uganda: On Saturday, August 3, Uganda’s homosexual community stepped out of the shadows in … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: You Could Be Mayor in Mexico

While we are pretty familiar with some of our own city leaders who are openly gay here in the United States, Mexico is making some history by electing it’s first gay mayor. Joe Jervis, of the blog Joe. My. God. … Continue reading

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