Tag: gay

Faroe Islands: Equal marriage bill voted down

A same-sex marriage bill has been defeated on the Faroe Islands. In a second reading vote on Thursday 13 March, 20 lawmakers voted against the legislation, while only 11 voted in favour. The Faroe Islands, made up of around 50,000 people, is currently the only Nordic country without civil partnerships or equal marriage, and there… Read more »

The Shadow of The Dalai Lama

Sexuality, Magic and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism CONTENTS Introduction: Light and Shadow Plato’s  Cave Realpolitik and politics of symbols   Part I – Ritual as Politics   1 – Buddhism and Misogyny (historical overview) The “sacrifice” of Maya: the Buddha legend The meditative dismemberment of women: Hinayana Buddhism The transformation of women into men: Mahayana Buddhism   2 – Tantric Buddhism… Read more »

Gay ‘prisoner of conscience’ dies in Cameroon

Yaounde, Cameroon (AP) — A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man saying ‘‘I’m very much in love with you,’’ and who was later declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, has died, according to a lawyer who worked on his case. Roger Jean-Claude Mbede, 34,… Read more »

Yemen: 25-year-old man shot dead for being gay

Reports out of Yemen say a gunman in the southern province of Lahj has killed a man for being gay. Eyewitness Ahmed Hadi told the Associated Press that Waleed Saleh Awedan, 25, was shot by a man riding a motorbike near his home on Monday evening. The official spoke anonymously because he was not authorised… Read more »

South African activists demand action against ‘corrective rape’ epidemic

Get the latest LGBT headlines in your inbox with our free daily newsletter! Campaigners have warned that sexual attacks by men against lesbians in South Africa are continuing to increase. Corrective rape is a hate crime in which men rape lesbians in what they see as an attempt to ‘correct’ their sexual orientation. Clare Carter… Read more »