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Gay UK News & Reports 2008 Jan-May

1 Gay holocaust victims to be remembered in Westminster 1/08 2 Gay Asians ‘marrying to conform’ 2/08 3 Some People Are Gay. Get Over It! 2/08 4 Abbey body identified as gay lover of Edward II 2/08 5 Imperial War Museum appeals for LGBT experiences 2/08 6 House of Homosexual Culture reveals queer schedule 2/08… Read more »

Gay UK News & Reports 2007 Oct-Dec

1 Top prize for lesbian coming of age film 10/07 2 Government approves incitement to gay hate law 10/07 3 Muslims join Christian condemnation of gay protection law 10/07 4 York to host lesbian festival 10/07 5 Manchester Pride raises £95,000 for charity 10/07 6 Lack of funds may force group to return imperiled gay… Read more »

Gay UK News & Reports 2007 Jul-Sep

1 London police bolster security 7/07 2 Ignorance lives on 25 years after Terry Higgins died 7/07 3 Analysis: Homophobia rampant in British schools 7/07 4 Government committed to stamping out gay bullying 7/07 5 Feature: The long road to decriminalisation 7/07 6 Book review from http://www.xtra.ca/ 7 Bishop guilty of gay discrimination 7/07 8… Read more »

Gay Russia News & Reports 2010 Jan-Sep

1 Male sex workers in Moscow, Russia 1/10 2 St. Petersburg Set to be Second Russian City to Host a Gay Pride 2/10 3 UN Human Rights Committee Asked to Take a Position on Russian Anti Gay Law 2/10 4 Russian gay marriage group denied registration 3/10 5 Russian Court: Ban of ‘Gay Propaganda to… Read more »

Gay UK News & Reports 2007 Jan-Jun

1 "Gay Life and Culture" Book Review 1/07 2 Sir Ian to launch LGBT History Month 1/07 3 Gay Marriage – Where Lesbians Go On Honeymoons 1/07 4 London’s Metro Police named as gay friendliest employer 1/07 5 Britain: No Gay Adoption Exemption for Catholics 1/07 6 Sir Ian McKellen Launches UK Gay History Month… Read more »

Gay Russia News & Reports 2009

Book: ‘Out of the Blue: Russia’s Hidden Gay Literature’ Edited by Kevin Moss, 1997 1 Euro Parliament says Human Rights Integral to EU-Russia Relations 1/09 2 Russian Gay Activists Send Their Sixth Application 1/09 3 Activists say registration of new LGBT group in Russia is "historic" 2/09 4 US State Department Criticises Russia & Serbia… Read more »

Gay UK News & Reports 2006

1 Gay, Muslim and trying to come out of the closet 1/06 2 Police Force Named Britain’s Most Gay-Friendly Employer 1/06 3 Lesbian poet wins UK prize 1/06 4 British Member Of Parliament Caught In Gay Sex Scandal 1/06 5 Lesbian soldiers tie the knot 2/06 6 Sir Ian McKellen, actor and activist, to receive… Read more »

Gay Russia News & Reports 2008

Book: ‘Out of the Blue: Russia’s Hidden Gay Literature’ Edited by Kevin Moss, 1997 1 Third Moscow Pride To Be Staged at End of May -Moscow authorities hint city’s Mayor to impose ban again 1/08 2 Poll exposes high levels of Russian homophobia 2/08 3 Russia to hold anti-homophobia week 2/08 4 Anti-gay Riot Participant… Read more »

Gay UK News & Reports 2004-05

1 New initiative to tackle London homophobia 1/04 2 The court of Queen Anne’s England was awash with gay men 1/04 3 Transsexuals marriage bill clears Lords 2/04 4 London to get gay museum? 5/04 5 Gay couples to get joint rights 3/04 6 ‘Gay Relationship Recognition long over-due’ 3/04 7 Homophobia hampers HIV fight… Read more »

Gay UK News & Reports 2003

1 North-south divide over gay sex attacked (England vs Scotland) 1/03 2 Britain Gets First Openly Gay Judge 1/03 3 Sweeping Sex Law Changes For England 1/03 4 Peter Tatchell–Just a zealous guy 2/03 5 Glasgow pioneers service for young gays 2/03 6 Abuse comes with the gay territory 2/03 7 Twenty percent of gays… Read more »

Gay UK News & Reports 2000-02

1 Gay Age of Consent (16) bill to become law 11/00 2 Britain to legalize gay sex in Caribbean colonies 11/00 3 Gays in the British Military: Ask, Tell and Then Move On 2/01 4 Gay consent case is finally settled 3/01 5 Straights and gays take to same lifestyle 5/01 6 Homosexuality is divinely… Read more »

Gay UK-Scotland News & Reports 2007-11

Some gay Scots links: http://www.dv-8.com/resources/uk/scotland.html http://www.bearscots.org.uk/ http://www.sporranclan.org/ http://www.gaykilts.co.uk/ http://www.gaydadsscotland.org.uk/ http://www.scotsgay.co.uk/ (magazine) http://www.basemag.co.uk/ (magazine) http://www.gayscotland.com/ Gay-friendly hotels in Scotland: Glasgow: Devon Cove Hotel Glasgow: Belhaven Hotel Glasgow: Victorian Hotel Scotland:GNWS Hotel Accommodation Directory 1 Church of Scotland “sinfully” intolerant of gays 4/07 2 Nigeria loses out on Commonwealth Games 11/07 3 Police unveil LGBT community DVD… Read more »

Gay UK-Scotland News & Reports 2000-06

Some gay Scots links: http://www.dv-8.com/resources/uk/scotland.html http://www.bearscots.org.uk/ http://www.sporranclan.org/ http://www.gaykilts.co.uk/ http://www.gaydadsscotland.org.uk/ http://www.scotsgay.co.uk/ (magazine) http://www.basemag.co.uk/ (magazine) http://www.gayscotland.com/ 1 Gays revitalise a bit of urban rough Glasgow 7/00 1a Don’t tell me who I am: Interview with Jackie Kay 1/02 2 Scale Of Fire Damage To City Club Stuns Gay Community 6/02 3 Inquiry into international gay sex club… Read more »

Gay Russia News & Reports 2007 June-December

Book: ‘Out of the Blue: Russia’s Hidden Gay Literature’ Edited by Kevin Moss, 1997 1 German Parliament Protests after Moscow Pride 6/07 2 Three gay activists arrested at Moscow Pride 6/07 3 Russian activists target "gay" park 6/07 4 Russia: Gay Rights Under Attack 6/07 5 Moscow gay park patrols end in violence 6/07 6… Read more »

Gay Russia News & Reports 2007 January-May

1 Bashkortostan is latest country to debate gay marriage 1/07 2 Moscow Mayor Calls Gay Pride Parade Satanic 1/07 3 Russian Leader Slams Gay ‘Propaganda’ 2/07 4 Putin’s Contests Words on Gays An Interview 2/07 5 Russian army accused of gay prostitution 2/07 6 Moscow Bans Gay Prider March – Again 2/07 7 Moscow Gay… Read more »

Gay Russia News & Reports 2006

Book: ‘Out of the Blue: Russia’s Hidden Gay Literature’ Edited by Kevin Moss, 1997 1 Muslim leader threatens violence against Russian gay pride parade 2/06 2 Moscow mayor refuses Gay Pride parade 2/06 3 Moscow Bans Gay Pride March, Religious Leaders Threaten Violence 3/06 4 Skinheads, Militants Disrupt Gay Night at Moscow Club 3/06 5… Read more »

Gay Turkey News & Reports 2010-11

Also see: History of the LGBT Movement in Turkey Turkish LGBT Rights Report Sept 2005 Turkey Photo Gallery Travel story about sailing Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast 1 Sexual Orientation Discrimination at Work in Turkey: Is it finally in law? 1/10 2 Turkey urged to end discriminatory clampdown on gay rights groups 2/10 3 European Parliament says… Read more »

Gay Russia News & Reports 2004-05

Book: ‘Out of the Blue: Russia’s Hidden Gay Literature’ Edited by Kevin Moss, 1997 1 For Russians, A Queer Centerfold 1/04 2 Gay farm is world’s first, say activists 1/04 3 New Russian Gay Magazine: We’re Here, We’re Queer 1/04 4 Gay Showman Barred from Dagestan 4/04 5 Bill Aims to Ban Gay Deputies 6/04… Read more »

Gay Turkey News & Reports 2009

Also see: Islam and Homosexuality Travel story about sailing Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast 1 Istanbul gay rights group wins appeal 1/09 2 Press Release: Report of 2008 1/09 3 Transgender activist murdered in Turkey 3/09 4 The Intergroup concerned about the ruling of the Turkish Supreme Court 5/09 5 Russian activists plan picket for Obama’s visit… Read more »

Gay Slovenia News & Reports 2006-10

1 COC Nederland: Call for Papers 4/06 2 Slovenia has granted legal recognition to registered same gender partners 7/06 3 Same-sex unions become law in Slovenia 7/06 4 Slovenians register first same-sex union 10/06 5 Slovenia to host conference on gay families 2/08 6 Slovenia marriage bill passes first reading 3/10 7 Supreme Court Upholds Gay Adoption 3/10… Read more »

Moroccan faith healer arrested

Moroccan Muslim faith healer who was called by parents to ‘treat’ their 18 year-old lesbian daughter, is arrested over her burning death[edit] Belgian judicial authorities have arrested a Moroccan faith healer following the death of 18-year-old Layla Hachichi. The woman died as a result of burns. Her lifeless remains were recovered from her parents’ home… Read more »

Young Gay Activist in Belarus Targeted by KGB Faces Two Years in Jail for His Activism

KGB’s ‘dirty tricks’ – tries to get activist to become informer Gomel – A young Belarusian LGBT activist is today living in fear of imprisonment after being summoned yesterday to KGB headquarters in Biletskogo Street, Gomel. Svyatoslav Sementsov, aged 25 and co-president of the TEMA Information Center, was told that a criminal case had been… Read more »

Gay Spain News & Reports 2009-11

LGBT web site for Iberia 1 Court rules Spanish children cannot opt out of gay rights class 1/09 2 Latido unveils first gay Basque film 2/09 3 Beckham subjected to homophobic abuse during match 2/09 4 The Balearic Islands 3/09 5 Celebrating in…SITGES 6/09 6 Travel feature: Bella Barcelona 7/09 7 Spanish Village of Rainbow… Read more »

Gay Spain News & Reports 2006-08

LGBT web site for Iberia: http://www.gayiberia.com/home.html 1 Divorce proceedings 6/06 2 Gays marry during pope’s Spain visit 7/06 3 Conservative mayor presides over gay wedding 7/06 4 Un botellazo por "maricón" 11/06 5 Mayor of Madrid gives exclusive interview to leading Spanish gay magazine 5/07 6 Boutique opens for Barcelona’s gay ‘brides’ 5/07 7 Spanish… Read more »

Gay Spain News & Reports 2005

LGBT web site for Iberia: http://www.gayiberia.com/home.html 1 Spain Tells Pope To Stay Out Of Gay Marriage Debate 1/05 2 Analysis: Battle over gay law in Spain 1/05 3 Fighting for equality justice in Spain 2/05 4 Marginalised Muslims cause concern 3/05 5 Vatican condemns Spain gay bill 4/05 6 Spain paves way for gay marriage… Read more »

Gay Lithuania News and Reports 2009-10

1 Section 28 style law likely to be passed 6/09 2 Lithuania Bans Gay Speech In Schools 6/09 3 Lithuanian President blocks homophobic law 6/09 4 Youth Organisations Outraged at Discriminatory Law 7/09 5 Lithuania: Parliament Enacts Homophobic Censorship Law 7/09 6 MEPs complain to Lithuania about proposed criminalisation of gay "propaganda" 8/09 7 Amnesty… Read more »

Gay Romania News & Reports 2009-11

1 Medical Care in Romania Comes at an Extra Cost 3/09 (background story) 2 Sub-Committee Bans Homosexual Couples From Adopting Kids 4/09 3 Anti-gay march draws some scores of people 5/09 4 Romanian version of the Yogyakarta Principles launched 5/09 5 Discriminatory Partnership and Adoption Provisions in New Civil Code 7/09 6 Bucharest crowd boo… Read more »

Gay rights gaining momentum in Slovakia

Since splitting into two separate nations in 1993, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have travelled at different speeds in relation to gay equality laws. The Czech Republic passed a civil union bill in 2006, while the Slovak Parliament is yet to pass same-sex relationship recognition. KoÅ¡ice-raised Vlad, 39, and Topoany-raised Juraj, 31, have their views… Read more »

Gay Norway News & Reports 2009-11

1 Romantic Norway 4/09 2 Nobel Peace Prize Given to Jailed Chinese Dissident 10/10 3 Lesbian Couple Rescued 40 Teens During Norway Massacre 7/11 April 2009 – Passport Magazine 1 Romantic Norway by Rich Rubin A mountain range coated in snow. A silvery fjord. A waterfall frozen in mid-gush as it plunges down a steep… Read more »

Gay Serbia News & Reports 2009-10

1 US State Department Criticises Russia & Serbia 2/09 2 Thugs storm Serb LGBT news conference 3/09 3 Serbian Lawmakers Adopt Gay Protections 3/09 4 Serbia: Anti-Discrimination Law is Adopted 4/09 5 Gay Straight Alliance in Serbia 8/09 6 Serbia Vows to Protect Gay Pride Marchers 8/09 8 Amnesty report warns of violence against gays… Read more »

Conference “Justice in the Balkans: Equality for sexual minorities” held in Montenegro

A three-day conference “Justice in the Balkans: Equality for sexual minorities” was held in Podgorica. Prominent experts in this field discussed about rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender people in the region of South-Eastern Europe. This is considered one of conditions for the complete democratization in societies and necessary step in the process of… Read more »

Gay Turkey News & Reports 2007-08

Also see: Islam and Homosexuality Travel story about sailing Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast 1 Systematic Attacks Against Turkish Transgenders 01/07 2 Turkey’s first gay and lesbians students club 4/07 3 Turkey’s gay-lesbians on their way to be recognized 4/07 4 Despite Turkey’s reforms, gay community says it lacks legal protections 5/07 5 From: YazBerlin 5/07 6… Read more »

Gay Turkey News & Reports 2006

Also see: Islam and Homosexuality History of the LGBT Movement in Turkey Turkish LGBT Rights Report Sept 2005 Travel story about sailing Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast Also see: Gay Middle East Web Site: http://www.gaymiddleeast.com/ More information about Islam & Homosexuality can be found at: www.al-fatiha.org Other articles of interest can be found at: groups.yahoo.com/group/al-fatiha-news Queer Muslim… Read more »

Gay Turkey News & Reports 2004-05

Also see: Islam and Homosexuality Travel story about sailing Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast Also see: Gay Middle East Web Site: http://www.gaymiddleeast.com/ More information about Islam & Homosexuality can be found at: www.al-fatiha.org Other articles of interest can be found at: groups.yahoo.com/group/al-fatiha-news Queer Muslim magazine: Huriyah Gay Islam discussion groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/muslimgaymen     http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lgbtmuslim http://groups.yahoo.com/group/queerjihad          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bimuslims http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transmuslims       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lesbianmuslims 1… Read more »

Gay Greece News & Reports 2003-10

1 Greek TV fined over male kissing 11/03 2 Gays in Greece Kiss in Public As Protest 11/03 3 Lesbian and gays win medals over the last few days at the Olympics 8/04 4 A quasi Govt agency… create a civil unions registry 2/05 5 Greek Leader Rejects Rights For Gay Couples 12/05 6 Second… Read more »

Gay Malta News & Reports 2003-09

1 New premises for Malta Gay Rights Movement 1/03 2 Gay Rights Movement deplores billboard at Naxxar MLP Club 2/03 3 Seminar on gay rights in EU accession countries 5/03 4 Gay Rights Movement reacts to parties’ proposals 4/03 5 AD calls for full implimenetation of EU anti-discrimination directive 5/03 6 EU presses government to… Read more »

Gay Ukraine News & Reports

1 Ukrainian Gay Group Seeks Funding 1/01 2 Ukrainian Gays Gather 10/00 3 From Under a Couch, an Effort to Stop Corruption in Ukraine 2/01 4 Travel Story about Kiev, Ukraine 10/04 5 Ukrainian politics and society excludes minority groups, especially gay people 2/05 6 Kiev, Ukraine (Gay Travel Story) 7 Two International Conferences in… Read more »

Gay Montenegro News & Reports

1 Montenegro – Barbarians At the Gate 12/04 2 2007 Annual Report for Serbia and Montenegro 07 3 HIV/AIDS 08 4 Nudist Beaches In Montenegro 07/08 5 The Balkans: Human Rights and LGBT 12/08 6 Montenegro’s gay community stays hidden to survive 12/09 7 Montenegro Has Started Its First LGBT Organization 3/11 8 First-Ever Gay… Read more »

Gay Serbia News & Reports 2000-08

Also see: Belgrade Gay Guide Gay E.Orthodox Web Site 1 Queen of Serbia’s Soothsayer: His Highness, Kleo Patra 2/10/97 1-A  Homophobia as a Weapon of War 10/99 1-B The LGBT situation in Belgrade Today 7/00 2 Yugoslavia Gay Activists Beaten 6/01 3 Violence as Serbian homosexuals hold first Gay Pride march 6/01 4 Belgrade gay march… Read more »

Gay Greenland News & Reports

1 Recognition of sexual orientation: The Scandinavian Model 2 Glacial ice is melting across the Arctic Circle 1/07 (non-gay background story) 3 Greenland to introduce discrimination protection for gays 7/08 4 Fondly, Greenland Loosens Danish Rule 6/09   Country information: Greenland.com Greenland Guide Wikipedia Greenland The population of Greenland is predominantly Inuit, a people bearing… Read more »