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Cuba's communists to oppose LGBT discrimination

Cuban blogger Francisco Rodríguez Cruz reports that the official papers for the January Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, its first in fourteen years, includes opposition to discrimination against LGBT people.

Nigerian Parliament using dirty tricks in push to pass anti-gay bill

Following two previous attempts the Nigerian parliament has revived its efforts at further criminalizing homosexuality in a new bill: "An Act to Prohibit Marriage between Persons of Same Gender, Solemnization Of Same And For Other Matters Related Therewith."

More arrests for "gay sex" reported in Northern Cyprus

"Their [the arrested's] dignity was breached when the men were made to undergo anal examinations in a hospital to prove that [the sodomy law] has been breached." -- ILGA-Europe claims.

In Northern Cyprus, more gays are arrested for homosexuality

A former finance minister is among those arrested for homosexuality. Northern Cyprus is the only country in Europe which retains such laws, in their case a relic of the British Empire.

Leaked cable shows limits of State Department's reporting of LGBT issues abroad

Not noted in State Department reports, but covered in those of Rainbow Ethiopia LGBT/MSM, a group engaged in HIV/Aids prevention efforts, was the murder of an American diplomat Brian Daniel, 5 February 2009. He was found dead in his home in Addis Ababa, beaten to death with golf clubs in what the group says was a "homophobic attack". That aspect of the murder appears to have been covered up.

A gay divorce catches attention of Kenyans

The London gay wedding of Kenyan men Charles Ngengi and Daniel Chege Gichia sent shock waves throughout Kenya. And now their divorce is registering on the Richter scale.

Europe's "last dictator" can't pronounce "homosexuality"

Guido Westerwelle, the German Foreign Minister, is gay and lives openly with his partner, Michael Mronz. A year ago at a state dinner Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko is reported to have advised Westerwelle on how to lead a "normal life."