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Publisher issues apology to Peter Tatchell for Scott Long Distortions

Release Posted by Melanie Nathan, NOVEMBER 27, 2012. The UK publisher Routledge has issued a public apology to Peter Tatchell for 20 “misrepresentations and distortions” and “inaccurate allegations” made by the former Human Rights Watch programme director, Scott Long. The full and unreserved apology to Peter Tatchell and the LGBT human rights group OutRage! has […]

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United Arab Emirates LGBT | Scrub the Gay Away Video Mockery

LGBT people in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have attacked a YouTube video ‘tutorial’ which may depict an attempt to scrub away the gay, under the guise of a title “Be Yourself.” However, from a Western point of view, is the tutorial a mockery of the process of curing homosexuality through a rendition of a […]

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Twitter to Start Censoring by Country | Impact on Gay LGBTI Activism

Twitter announced that the company will now start to censor tweets on a country-by-country basis, allowing the popular microblogging site to comply with local governments’ request to remove, block certain content or users.

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Tunisia | Interior Minister Gay Scandal Inflames Homosexual Panic

By Guest Dan Littauer, Executive Editor of Gay Middle East Tunisia’s new interior minister, Ali Larayedh, has been embroiled in controversy and scandal as a leaked video allegedly shows him in a gay prison sex video.  This scandal has outraged and inflamed public opinion against homosexuality which was already jittery, due to the  electoral political […]

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Saudi Man Arrested for Gay Dating via Facebook

By Guests Dan Littauer and Sami Hamwi, 13.01.2012 Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) As British Prime Minister, David Cameron visits Saudi Arabia today, activists report the plight of a man arrested by the religious police who may face corporal punishment. Activists are concerned for the safety of a 30-year-old man arrested by the religious […]

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LGBT People “are sick” says Iranian Human Rights Official

By Guest Dan Littauer, 9.01.2012 The secretary-general of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights described homosexuality as a western ”disease,” and said that same-sex marriage was “immoral,” according to a report of Radio Free Europe. General Mohammad Javad Larijani allegedly made these remarks in Tehran during a visit by German Tom Koenigs, who chairs […]

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Saudi Prince Investment in Twitter Could Impact Gay Tweets within Kingdom

Although Liberal in relation to other members of the Saudi Royal Family, what does Saudi prince Twitter Purchase mean for Gay World? by Melanie Nathan, Dec 19, 2011 Reuters is reporting that Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi billionaire and an investor in some of the world’s top companies, has bought a stake in microblogging […]

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Watch Video: Iraqi Gays and The Bush War Legacy

All Americans are relieved that the U.S., led by Commander in Chief President Barack Obama has concluded the unwanted Bush War in Iraq.  But for Gay (LGBTI) Iraqis there is no relief, just a desperate reality as they seek refuge from their hopeless displacement.” By Melanie Nathan, Dec 15, 2011. With the lowering and return […]

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