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Gay Andorra News & Reports

From: GlobalGayz.com December 10, 2008 And Don’t Forget Andorra A British gay couple describe their adopted home and ‘gay life’, such as it is, in this remote country. by Richard Ammon, GlobalGayz.com It’s hardly a secret that homosexual people are everywhere, despite the strongest wishes of some conservative devotees of denial. GlobalGayz receives daily news… Read more »

Gay Finland News & Reports

  1 Finland approves gay couples law 9/01 2 Finland proposes to legalize homosexual unions 11/00 3 Finland bishops won’t bless legal unions 2/02 4 Helsinki Denies Gay Employees Couple Rights 3/02 5 Finns celebrate first gay weddings on women’s day 3/02 6 Gay Activists Welcome Adoption Proposal 7/03 7 Lutheran Church To Allow Gay… Read more »

Gay Denmark News & Reports 2004-09

1 Danish lawmakers propose church weddings for gay couples 3/04 2 Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales 5/05 3 Copenhagen looks to Outgames in 2009 3/07 4 Faroe Islanders celebrate first year of LGBT protection 8/07 5 Faroe Islands: Pride politician calls for same-sex partnership scheme 8/07 6 Copenhagen Pride funding restored after media campaign 3/08… Read more »

Gay Belarus News & Reports 2004-06

1 Gay Cultural Events Cancelled in Belarus 8/04 2 Homophobic MTV in Belarus 4/05 3 Criminal Prosecution Of Homosexuals Proposed In Belarus 4/05 4 Celebrate International Day against Homophobia (IDAHO) in Belarus 5/05 5 Majority of Russians oppose gay marriages or gay President 6/05 6 Homophobic rule on Music-TV station defeated 6/05 7 Opening of… Read more »

Gay Belgium News & Reports 2003-10

1 Belgian senate approves gay marriages 11/03 2 Belgian parliament legalizes gay marriage 1/03 3 Belgian gays: children first, then marriage 1/03 4 Belgium’s First Gay Wedding Held Today 6/03 5 Belgium sees 139 same sex weddings over 6 months 11/03 6 Rights group sues cardinal over gay ‘pervert’ comments 1/04 7 Socialists reopen gay… Read more »

Gay Spain News & Reports 2000-04

1 Lieutenant Colonel says he is gay and demands respect for homosexuals 9/00 2 Gays persecuted by Franco lose criminal status at last 12/01 (Five stories about a gay Spanish priest who came out publicly):  -3 Gay Spanish Priest Stripped of Priesthood 2/02  -4 Spanish gays urged to leave the Church 2/02  -5 Gay Priest… Read more »

Gay Macedonia News and Reports

Also see: LGBT Rights Organization ‘See Q’ in former Yugoslavia 1 Macedonia Gay Rights Organization 2005 2 U.S. rebukes gay rights group in Macedonia 1/04 3 Macedonian Gays Come Out from Shadows 2/04 4 Male prostitution in Macedonia–A man for 50 euros  2004 5 Macedonia should recognise same-sex couples says rights commissioner 9/08 6 Candidate… Read more »

Gay Portugal News & Reports

1 Portuguese Parliament Grants Rights To Same-Sex Couples 3/01 2 Constitution bans discrimination based on sexual orientation 8/04 3 Portuguese push for same-sex marriage 2/06 4 African nations urged to embrace LGBT rights 12/07 5 Portuguese parliament rejects law on homosexual marriage 10/08 6 Transgender Community in Portugal 11/08 7 In & Out: Lisbon…Getting friendly… Read more »

Gay Romania News & Reports 1999-2008

0 Background story: 1996–Romania criminalizes homosexual behavior 8/99 1 Romanian MPs vote to decriminalise homosexuality 6/00 2 Romanians Against Gays, Jews, Gypsies 11/00 3 It’s Still No Breeze for Gays, Even Diplomatic Ones 10/01 4 Romania lifts gay ban; church objects 12/01 5 Sexual Orientation Discrimination Eliminated from the Criminal Law 2/02 6 ‘Accept’ Country… Read more »

Gay Austria News & Reports 2001-09

The leading LGBT organisation in Austria is  “Homosexuelle Initiative (HOSI) Wien” (based in Vienna) which is also the oldest organisation in Austria (www.hosiwien.at). It has a bi-monthly magazine, its own premises, does most of the political lobbying work, organises the annual Rainbow Ball and the Rainbow Parade as well as the huge LGBT pride parade… Read more »

Gay Germany News & Reports 2000-02

1 German Apology to Gays for Nazis 12/00 2 German Army Issues New Rules for Sex Attitudes 1/01 3 Half a million join Berlin homosexual parade 6/01 4 Paris and Berlin Gay Mayors Celebrate Gay Pride 6/01 5 Documentary unveils Nazi brutalization of gays 7/01 6 German Gays to Exchange Vows 8/01 7 Did gay… Read more »

Gay Norway News & Reports 1999-2008

 1 Norway Bishops Join Sex Ed Class (1999) 2 Norwegian Church Approves Gay Adoption 2/01 3 Appointment of gay clergyman shakes Norway’s state church 6/00 4 Gay Asylum Seeker from Morocco Not Allowed to Stay 6/00 5 Study on Gay Youth Suicide (1995-2000) 6 Norway: Restaurant Turns Away Gay Customers 12/01 7 Norway Minister Marries… Read more »

Moldova News & Reports 2005-08

1 Moldovan government to put legislation in place for sexual minorities 2/05 2 Moldovan Authorities Ban Gay Rally Outside Parliament 5/05 3 GenderDoc-M announces Executive Director Post vacancy 5/05 4 Authorities Deny the Right for Peaceful Manifestation of LGBT Organization 5/06 5 Court Declares Illegal the Refusal to Authorize a Public Manifestation 6/05 6 Discrimination… Read more »

Gay Sweden News & Reports 1999-2007

1 Gay Iranian Faces Sure Execution if Expelled from Sweden 1/99 1a Gay Iranian man granted asylum in Sweden 9/99 2 Swede Parliament Has the Most Women 12/99 3 Sweden Seeks to Bolster Gay Couples’ Right to Adopt 2/02 4 Sweden OKs Same-Sex Adoption Plan 6/02 5 Swedish gay couples may get own adoption agency… Read more »

Gay Northern Ireland News & Reports

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Gay Luxembourg News & Reports

1 Finally, Mr. Hormel Gets the Job 6/99 2 Clinton Appoints Gay Man as Ambassador 6/99 3 Luxembourg Could Become Sixth Country to Recognise IDAHO 2/09 The New York Times http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9506E0D61739F936A35755C0A96F958260 June 5, 1999 1 Finally, Mr. Hormel Gets the Job President Clinton took an appropriate stand against bigotry yesterday by giving James Hormel a… Read more »

Gay Slovenia News & Reports 2000-05

1 History of Homophobia in Slovenia 1991-2002 2 Media representations of Homosexuality 1970 to 2000 3 Slovenia Not for "that" kind of people 2001 4 Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Slovenia 2001 5 Report from the IGLYO’s Hearing on the Situation of LGBT Youth 2/02 6 Transvestite Sisters stir Eurovision storm 3/02 7 Tiny Slovenia Craves… Read more »

Gay Estonia News & Reports

1 H.I.V. Surge Catches Tradition-Bound Estonia Off Guard 2/05 2 12 Injured as Gay Pride Marchers Attacked in Estonia 8/06 3 Attack on gay parade in Estonia prompts criminal case 8/06 4 A violent attack on a gay-pride parade 8/06 5 Mayor of London hits out at Gay Pride violence in Eastern Europe 8/06 6… Read more »

Gay Liechtenstein News and Reports

Gay.com U.K. http://uk.gay.com/news/4578 December 13, 2001 1 Liechtenstein To Get Gay Equality The principality of Liechtenstein is drafting legislation which would give same sex couples legal equality. A bill has been drawn up which is waiting approval by the country’s parliament. If it is stamped it will give gay and lesbian couples the same rights… Read more »

Gay Slovakia News & Reports

1 Gay Named Slovak Man of 2000 1/01 2 Tolerant Dutch Fund Slovak Gay Magazine 11/00 3 Justice Minister Recommends Gays Seek Treatment 9/00 4 Slovakia Gays Oppose Minister’s Critical Stand On Gay Partnership 8/00 5 New Slovakian Gay Film 8/03 6 Gay rights activists protest ‘Catholic State’ threat 9/03 7 Conservative protests Swedish verdict… Read more »

Gay Albania News & Reports

1 Albania‚Äôs Gay Flight: homosexuals forced to leave Albania or suffer with deep-rooted homophobia 12/07 2 Albania failing to protect gays from violence and discrimination 6/08 3 Albania ‘to approve gay marriage’ 7/09 4 Albania to Legalize Gay Marriage 8/09 5 Albania protects LGBT people from discrimination 2/10 6 No gay marriage for Albania 2/10… Read more »

Gay Croatia News & Reports 1998-2009

0 Croatia: Ex-soldier persecuted because of homosexuality 11/98 1 Croatian homosexuals step out from shadow to demand equal civil rights 7/02 2 Croatian gays join first ‘pride’ march 6/02 3 Croatian homosexuals want laws to protect their rights 1/03 4 Croatia provides partnership rights to gay couples 7/03 5 Croatia legislation recognises gay couples 8/03… Read more »

Lambda Warsaw Report and Campaign against Homophobia

Report from Lambda-Warsaw and the Campaign Against Homophobia November 2005 by Sander van der Eijk and Wim Monasso  Nederlandse vereniging tot integratie van homoseksualiteit COC HAAGLANDEN Scheveningseveer 7, 2514 hb Den Haag tel: 070-365.9090 / fax: 070-362.0204 Email: info@cochaaglanden.nl www.cochaaglanden.nl C O N T E N T S : Overview of Contents Geographic map of… Read more »

Gay Holland News & Reports 2001-05

1 World’s first legal gay weddings held in Amsterdam 4/01 2 Dutch Law Allows Same-Sex Marriages 3/01 3 Dutch Gay Marriage Stats Released 12/01 4 ‘Marlene’ stars at Dutch gay fest 8/02 5 Doctrine Meets Practice–Dutch take on Vatican over gay marriages 9/03 6 Gay youth face ‘alarming’ discrimination 9/03 7 Dutch say gay marriage… Read more »

Gay Hungary News & Reports 1999-2008

1 A Queer Taboo 8/99 2 Pride speaks its name 7/03 3 How Gay Friendly is the Hungarian Media? 2003 4 Media targets Budapest ‘gay’ bathhouse 1/05 5 Hungary Moves to Recognize Gay Couples 3/05 6 A Gay Old Time: 4/05 7 Gay and Lesbian Budapest 10/06 8 Gay Times stay in Budapest assisted by… Read more »

Gay Switzerland News & Reports 2000-08

1 Switzerland Prepares Partnership Laws 10/00 2 International Coalition Advocates for Full Recognition of Gay Victims 8/01 3 Zurich warms up for gay festival–including the zoo 4/03 4 Lesbian Film: Journey to Kafiristan (true story) 5 Zurich homosexuals win right to tie the knot 7/03 6 Gay fathers club together in Zurich 9/03 7 Gay… Read more »

Gay Ireland and Gay Northern Ireland News & Reports 2000-02

Dublin: ‘Lesbians Organizing Together’ drop-in centre where gay people can report homophobic crimes 5 Capel St (Mon-Thurs 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-4pm; tel 872 7770) (Lengthy Interview with Irish Gay Activist Brendan Fay 1995) 1 Venue crisis for Pride events in Waterford 8/00 2 Positive reaction to Irish Gay Documentary 8/00 3 New Irish Law Bans Discrimination… Read more »

Gay Lithuania News and Reports 1999-2008

1 General description of the situation of homosexuals in Lithuania (1999) 2 Lithuanian Penal Code Draft Includes Sexual Orientation (1999) 3 Lithuanian gays claim discrimination to US diplomats 8/99 4 The Legal Status of Homosexuality in European and National Law 10/98 5 Soviet-era artist accuses gay group of copyright violation 10/03 6 Lithuania could follow… Read more »

Gay Kosovo News & Reports

1 Kosovo: Gay, Lesbian Youth Leaders Under Serious Death Threats 5/07 2 Act to Protect LGBT Activist Threatened in Kosovo 6/07 3 Persecuted Gays Seek Refuge in U.S. 7/07 4 Catholics unhappy at rights for gay Kosovans 2/08 gaywired.com http://www.gaywired.com/article.cfm?section=66&id=14854 May 25, 2007 1 Kosovo: Gay, Lesbian Youth Leaders Under Serious Death Threats The leader… Read more »

Gay France News and Reports 2000-05

1 Lesbian magazine upsets gay lobby 6/00 2 Paris marks 100th anniversary of Oscar Wilde death 11/00 3 France formally recognizes gay victims of Nazis for first time 4/01 4 Paris and Berlin Gay Mayors Celebrate Gay Pride 6/01 5 Paris gives a typical Gallic shrug about its gay mayor 6/01 6 Modern gay twist… Read more »

Gay Italy News & Reports (Including Vatican) 2000-05

1 Italy Focuses on Homosexuality: Gay Pride vs the Vatican 6/00 2 Erotic Roman frescoes unveiled at Pompeii baths complex 11/01 3 Italy: priest expelled for marrying gay couples 2/02 4 Italian Gay couple test the legal limits with Dutch marriage 7/02 5 Homophobia alive and well in Italy 6/05 (Replaces 6/03 article) 6 Procreation… Read more »

Gay Poland News & Reports 2001-04

0 The Reality of Being Gay in Poland 8/01 1 Welcome Gays from around the World to our Gay Apartment & Suite Hotel (2002) 2 Coming out: Warsaw’s gay clubs triple 2/02 3 Gay life gains steam in Warsaw 8/02 4 Polish Campaign Sparks Debate Over Gays 5/03 4a Equality Parade in Warsaw 6/03 5 Same-sex… Read more »

Gay Turkey News & Reports 2000-03

Also see: Islam and Homosexuality 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 magazine: Huriyah Gay Islam discussion groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/muslimgaymen… Read more »

Gay Cyprus News & Reports

Also see Gay Cyprus website 1 Orthodox leaders appeal for calm in Cyprus church (Greek Cyprus) 11/00 2 Orthodox bishops meet in Cyprus to discuss gay row (Greek Cyprus) 11/00 3 Gay rights activist Welcomes Amendment to Homosexuality Law 6/00 4 Sacked cleric: ‘I’ll expose gay priests’ (Greek Cyprus) 11/01 5 House moves to lower… Read more »

Gay Gibraltar News & Reports

Also see: Gibraltar Gay Rights organization 1 Gibraltar Tourism Minister Quizzed on Gay Reform 11/00 2 Interview with Félix Álvarez. (in Spanish) 6/04 3 Gibraltar Gay Rights–Press Release: New Constitution Gravely Deficient 11/04 4 Gay Rights organization not satisfied with Equal Opportunities Ordinance 2/05 5 Reform not possible without rights progress 2/05 6 Gibraltar gay… Read more »

Iceland News & Reports

 1 An Icelandic Battle of Wildlife Versus Voltage 7/02 (background story) 2 Gay Iceland–travel story 5/05 3 Iceland’s Queer Hotspot 12/07 4 Gay rights group pays tribute to Bertie Ahern 4/08 5 Icelandic politician may become world’s first lesbian Prime Minister 1/09 6 First lesbian prime minister wins Iceland election 4/09 7 Iceland turns out… Read more »

Gay Bosnia-Herzegovina News & Reports

1 Bosnian gay movie wins hearts at Sarajevo film fest 8/05 2 Gay festival during Ramadan angers Bosnia Muslims 8/08 3 Bosnia police brace for Gay Pride violence 9/08 4 Media supporting Bosnia’s first gay festival threatened 9/08 5 Eight injured in attack on gay festival in Sarajevo 9/08 6 Serbian official praises police response… Read more »

Gay Russia News & Reports 2000-03

Book: ‘Out of the Blue: Russia’s Hidden Gay Literature’ Edited by Kevin Moss, 1997 0 Queer History of Russia and Eastern Europe (2000) 1 Banging Fists Against City Hall’s Walls 9/01 2 Moscow Mayor Rebuffs Gay Parade 7/01 3 Tatu’s Teen Queens: Lesbian Tunes 3/01 4 Gays Gather Quietly, Out of Political Spotlight 3/01 5… Read more »

Gay Bulgaria News Report 2000-11

http://www.geocities.com/psychiatryofhomophobia/index.htm 1 Cross-Dressing in Bulgaria: Gay-Identity, Post-Communist Fear, and Magical Love 6/00 2 Progress reports from Bulgarian LGBT organizations Gemini and Balkan Triangle 7/03 3 Balkan Triangle: A Midway Perspective (March 2001 – March 2003) 4 Introduction to the legal situation of gay men in Bulgaria 2003 5 Presentation of homosexuality in Sofia–Report on Commercial… Read more »

Gay Czech News & Reports

1 A Queer Taboo 8/99 2 Homosexuals come out in Support of Slovak Gays and Lesbians 9/00 3 Czech Parliament Rejects Gay Marriage Bill 10/01 3a Creeping Out of the Closet – The Emerging Gay Community 03 4 Soldiers facing disciplinary action over gay porn photos 6/03 5 A Prague Spring for gays? 6/04 6… Read more »