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  • Meet the LGBT+ military unit fighting ISIS

    As Donald Trump declared that transgender individuals would no longer be allowed to serve in the US military last week, in Rojava, Syria, the creation of a new and rather revolutionary military unit in the fight against Daesh (ISIS) was announced. This military unit, The Queer Insurrection and Liberation...
  • Anti-gay, pro transgender

    Most people would associate Iran and Afghanistan with a religious fundamentalism that goes completely against the realities of transsexuality, transgenderism and homosexuality. And while it is true that both countries have a strong stance against what they call “sodomy”, Iran is currently the country with the biggest number of...
  • Glad to be Gay – Tom Robinson Band

    Originally written by Tom Robinson for the London Gay Pride parade in 1976, Glad to Be Gay has become a LGBT anthem in the UK. The song was a sharp critique of the British hostile stance towards homosexuality. Note that at the time, in England, same-sex relations had been...
  • Hypocrisy and homophobia

    In 2006, Time Magazine called Jamaica ‘the most homophobic place on Earth’. Violence and hate crimes targeting members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community along with harsh anti-gay sentiments in Jamaican dancehall music  had earned the country that title. The country is among several in the...
  • When Love Is a Crime

    The horrendous murder of the founder of Bangladesh’s only lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) magazine Roopbaan in late April highlights yet again how little the rights of certain groups in the South Asian country are regarded. Xulhaz Mannan, age 35, was hacked to death in his apartment, together...
  • Same Love by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    Same Love is a song by the American hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and part of the their 2012 album The Heist. The song talks about love, homosexuality and acceptance, and was recorded during the Washington Referendum 74 campaign, which upon approval came to legalize same-sex marriage in...
  • Good News for European LGBT

    On the past 10th of May, the worldwide LGBT organization ILGA released its 2015 Annual Review on the recent accomplishments in LGBT human rights in Europe. Thus, this month I want to share with you some of the positive developments that were witnessed in 2014 and in 2015 so...
  • Tackling Homophobia in Pakistan

    The LGBTQ rights movement has turned to good account this month with the launch of UN’s Bollywood inspired video promoting gay rights in India. Meanwhile in the neighbouring country of Pakistan, a children’s book addressing the issue of homophobia is quietly gaining steam. The book titled, ‘My Chacha is Gay’...
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