Category Archives: International LGBT News

Russian Games for LGBT Athletes Suffer Under the Gay Propaganda Law

While the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi may have come to a close, Russia’s Open Games for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes have suffered organizational setbacks in securing housing and sports venues. From The Moscow Times: Days after … Continue reading

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Online LGBT Support Blog Endangered by Russia’s “gay propaganda” Law

From the website human rights first: The latest victim of Russia’s anti-LGBT “propaganda” law, Elena Klimova is the creator of “Children-404”an online forum for Russian-speaking LGBT teens to write openly and anonymously about their daily lives and hardships. Vitaly Molonov, … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan: Suicide of leading gay rights activist sparks first ‘LGBT news conference’

From PinkNews: The suicide of a gay rights activist in Azerbaijan last month has prompted the city of Baku’s first ever LGBT news conference, in which activists established plans to drive for fresh legislation to protect sexual minorities, as well … Continue reading

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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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