News

10Jun 2014

 On June 8th, 2014, “Dana”, a hardliner website, affiliated with the more extreme elements of the Iranian Islamic government released an editorial, warning about the production of LGBT themed literature and the fact that some of the stories and poems are done inside Iran and published in Canada and Germany. The story contained screenshots of […]

05Aug 2013

Same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in Uruguay from today.The country became the twelfth in the world to legalise same-sex marriage in May after President Jose Mujica signed the measure into law. About half a dozen couples will apply for dates at civil registry offices in the coming days, activists say.The reform was passed […]

31Jul 2013

The Society issued the statement in response to allegations of arrest and mistreatment of LGBT people in Lebanon. “Homosexuality in itself does not cause any defect in judgement, stability, reliability or social and professional abilities,” it said, reports The Lebanon Daily Star. “The assumption that homosexuality is a result of disturbances in the family dynamic or […]

25Jul 2013

The British Museum has launched a guide focusing on elements of homosexuality to be found in its collection.A Little Gay History draws on objects ranging from ancient Egyptian papyri and the erotic scenes on the Roman Warren Cup to images by David Hockney.Written by curator Richard Parkinson, it explores artistic portrayals of what it means […]

25Jul 2013

A man in Cameroon has been sentenced to two years in jail for committing an offence against a minor and homosexual acts, which are illegal in the country.The court in the capital, Yaounde, also handed down a one-year suspended sentence to the teenage minor. A BBC reporter says Joseph Ombga may be released soon as […]

25Jul 2013

Iran’s Dr. Mohammad Javad Ardeshir Amoli Larijani is a very busy man. As an Iraqi-born Iranian scientist-turned-politician, he wears many hats. Larijani is the son of a prominent Ayatollah and the oldest member of the powerful Larijani Clan. His famous brothers chair two branches of the Iranian government: Ali Larijani serves as Speaker of the […]

28Jun 2013

[checklist]TORONTO –[/checklist] Canada’s first openly-gay premier, Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne, will march into history later this month when she becomes the first sitting premier to take part in Toronto’s annual gay pride parade.Wynne, who is married to Jane Rounthwaite and has three children and two grandchildren, said attending gay pride activities is an annual event for […]

23Jun 2013

Iranian news services reports that well over a thousand gender reassignment operations have been carried out between 2006 and 2010. State medical records indicate that from 2006 to 2010, 1,366 Iranians acquired permits to undergo sex change operations. Khabar-on-line reported on Monday that 56 percent were seeking male-to-female surgery and 44 percent were female-to-male operations.Iranians seeking […]

20Nov 2008

Lawyer says former ED tried to overthrow board Resource: dailyxtra.com Douglas Elliott, the lawyer for the board of the Toronto-based Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO), says former executive director Arsham Parsi tried to illegally take control of IRQO and has ignored requests to help account for donations the organization received prior to July of this year. […]

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