Category Archives: lesbians

  1. Sudan: New Magazine Causes Hope Amongst Gays

    via GayStar News, by Dan Littauer A new online lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender magazine in Sudan, north Africa, is a first for the country where homosexuality is still punished by death and an opportunity for gay people to start discussing their lives and hopes for the future. Rainbow Sudan published articles discussing topics including being gay Read More >>

    Africa, criminalization, Gay, lesbians, lgbt community, Sudan
  2. David Kato Vision and Voice Award

    via David Kato – human rights activist, friend, and colleague – was murdered in his home in Kampala, Uganda on 26 January 2011. In recognition of his life and courage, and the continued struggle of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals around the world, partners committed to eliminating violence, stigma and discrimination have established Read More >>

    Africa, David Kato, Gay, HIV, lesbians, LGBT rights, Uganda
  3. Slate: Why are bisexual women more likely to have tried anal sex?

    via, by William Saletan Have you heard the latest report on Americans’ sex habits? The study, Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attraction, and Sexual Identity in the United States, comes from the National Survey of Family Growth, the country’s most respected periodic sex survey. Media reports about the study have noted what seems to be a resurgence of Read More >>

    anal sex, behavioral research, Bisexual, CDC, lesbians, sexual behavior, women
  4. Poll finds majority in California support gay marriage; where do Times readers stand?

    via Los Angeles Times, by Gerrick D. Kennedy Less than two years after Californians approved a ban on gay marriage, a new poll found that more residents support same-sex unions than oppose them. A poll from the Public Policy Institute of California released in March found respondents backing gay marriage 50% to 45%. And a Times/USC poll Read More >>

    Gay, gay men, homophobia, homosexuality, human rights, International Lesbian, lesbians, lgbt community, LGBT rights, media, resistance, United States, USA
  5. ‘Queering the Census’ Seeks Inclusion of Sexual Orientation in Decennial Count

    via Global Shift, by Ashley Michelle Papon “Even in the absence of federal recognition of our relationships, we have an opportunity to say on an official form that, ‘Yes, we are married,’ ‘Yes, our relationships are every bit as equal to everyone else’s,’ ” Josh Friedes, executive director of Equal Rights Washington, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender Read More >>

    acceptability, Gay, homosexuality, lesbians, lgbt community, LGBT rights, United States
  6. Hostility, not homosexuality, flies in the face of true Koranic teachings

    via Fridae, by Bramantyo Prijosusilo The recent cancellation of a planned Asian-wide conference of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in Surabaya reveals how far our society is from respecting human rights — and how close it is to slipping into religious fascism, writes Bramantyo Prijosusilo. The police, who had earlier issued a permit — which is Read More >>

    culture, Gay, homophobia, homosexuality, human rights, Islam, lesbians, LGBT rights, South Asia
  7. Homophobia divides Africa

    via afrol News, by afrol staff afrol News, 23 March – Homophobic laws in Uganda and an anti-gay court case in Malawi are only two current examples demonstrating a conservative wave regarding sexual minorities in Africa. But in other countries, in particular South Africa, gays and lesbians are enjoying increased freedom. There is a belt of current Read More >>

    Africa, criminalization, homophobia, homosexuality, human rights, lesbians, LGBT rights, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda
  8. South Africa: Lesbians and HIV: Low risk but not no risk

    JOHANNESBURG, 14 July 2009 (PlusNews) – Women who sleep with women (WSW) are not at risk of HIV transmission – or are they? AIDS advocates warn that it is time for a wake-up call about who is and is not at risk. HIV prevention among WSW and lesbian women remains off the prevention agenda, said Beverley Palesa Read More >>

    incidence, lesbians, South Africa, WSW