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Another Royal Wedding

Another Royal Wedding

07-29-2011 by Linda S. Carbonell Exactly three months and one day after Cousin William’s little wedding in London, Zara Phillips will marry rugby star Mike Tindall in Scotland. Zara Phillips is the thirty-year-old daughter of Princess Royal Anne and second-born of Queen Elizabeth’s eight grandchildren. Like her mother, Zara is a competitive equestrian. Because Zara’s […]

India’s First Married Lesbian Couple Placed Under 24 Hour Police Protection

India’s First Married Lesbian Couple Placed Under 24 Hour Police Protection

7-29-11 By LGR World News Staff After receiving death threats from family members, India’s first married lesbian couple have been granted 24-hour police protection by an Indian court amid fears the women would be targeted in an honor killing. According to the UK’s Telegraph, the couple’s plight began when, Savita, a 25 year old student […]

Ugandan Parliament to Fast Track “Kill the Gays Bill” Restart

Ugandan Parliament to Fast Track “Kill the Gays Bill” Restart

7-29-11 by Bridgette P. LaVictoire It appears Uganda’s Kill the Gays Bill is about to be resurrected and put on a fast track in the Ugandan Parliament. The bill, which calls for the death penalty for the “crime” of being gay or HIV-​positive, and prison sentences for friends, family, and acquaintances who believe someone is […]

The Unexpected Consequences Of The Arab Spring

The Unexpected Consequences Of The Arab Spring

07-29-2011 by Linda S. Carbonell The “Arab Spring” began in early winter, in December, in Tunisia. The driving force was a combination of high unemployment among educated young people and rebellion against the cultures of corruption that characterized too many countries in the Middle East. Only four countries have seen significant reform – Tunisia, Egypt, […]

Syrian Songwriter Brutally Murdered and Mutilated

Syrian Songwriter Brutally Murdered and Mutilated

07-28-2011 by Linda S. Carbonell Ibrahim Qashoush was a 42-year-old firefighter in the city of Hama, a husband and father of three sons, who wrote poetry in his spare time. His friend Saleh Abu Yaman recalled that his poems were instinctive, “He used to sit with his friends and then start reciting a poem.” Most […]

Jerusalem Pride March Met With Little Violence

Jerusalem Pride March Met With Little Violence

28 July 2011 by Bridgette P. LaVictoire It was not exactly a huge march, but still, 4,000 LGBT rights activists joined by other groups “including social workers, students, doctors and tent protesters” marched in Jerusalems 10 annual Pride and Tolerance parade. One person was arrested for throwing stink bombs. Dozens of haredim did hold counter-demonstrations […]

Anonymous Calls On People To Boycott PayPal

Anonymous Calls On People To Boycott PayPal

07-27-2011 by Linda S. Carbonell The message from Anonymous on the text-sharing site Pastebin says, “Quite simply, we, the people, are disgusted with these injustices. We will not sit down and let ourselves be trampled upon by any corporation or government. We are not scared of you, and that is something for you to be […]

Colombian Court Tells Congress, Get It Together On Same-Sex Marriage or Else

Colombian Court Tells Congress, Get It Together On Same-Sex Marriage or Else

7-27-11 By LGR World News Staff In the face of strong opposition from the country’s religious leaders and conservative politicians, Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled that country’s legislature must pass a same-sex marriage bill within two years or it will allow same-sex couples to formalize their unions. According to Bogota’s Spanish Language paper El Tempio: […]