Life and Death in Queer Korea- Part 1 Part 1: A Queer Exorcism- By Huso Yi 3/7/03 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
My life on campus changed. Violence became a daily possibility, sometimes a reality. Once, friends whom I had known since elementary school physically assaulted me for being a gay man.
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Life and Death in Queer Korea- Part 2- By Huso Yi 3/20/03 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
During the Japanese occupation in the early twentieth century, the Protestant churches and schools became a secret stronghold for the independence movement. Many of Korea's prominent leaders in this era were Protestants. Both Catholic and Protestant South Koreans are prominently represented today in professional fields such as medicine and education, as well as in various social movements.<br>
This national drama of seclusion and embattlement, conformity and religious fundamentalism plays a huge role in shaping the lives and deaths of queer South Koreans.
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Life and Death in Queer Korea- Part 3- By Huso Yi 3/20/03 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
While South Korea's queer groups publicly and enthusiastically support mainstream human rights organizations, it's only recently that the latter have begun to acknowledge that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are human rights. This has not been an epiphany, but a grudging admission under the intense pressure of the country's emerging queer rights movement.
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South Korea 2 HIV [96-2000] (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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South Korea 2 SO [96-2000] (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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South Korea Current Update HIV [from89 to 2002] (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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South Korea Current Update SO [from 99 to 2004] (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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South Korea: 400 march in Seoul- Rex Wokner International 12/23/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
About 400 GLBTs marched in the gay pride parade in Seoul, South Korea, June 7.
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South Korean Lesbians report discrimination- Rex Wockner International #610 1/2/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Eighty-three percent of South Korea lesbian asay htey've experienced discrimination, abuse or personal distress because of their sexual orientation, a survery by the Lesbian Rights Research Institute has found.
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Travel & Resources: KOREA- utopia-asia.com from '95 until 03 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Homosexuals in Korea have no established tradition of overtly discriminatory laws to struggle against. There are no sodomy laws proscribing oral or anal intercourse, largely because these acts have traditionally been considered utterly unmentionable in any public forum or document. Homosexuality has never been brought before Korean courts. No one has mentioned homosexuality in any divorce proceedings, custody or adoption battles. Never-the-less, Korean society is extremely conservative. A popular children's TV show host was dismissed from his job when he became the first celebrity to proclaim his homosexuality to the public. The number of homosexuals coming out of the closet is growing every day. Korea witnessed its first lesbian commitment ceremony on November 27, 1995. Recent comments from the judiciary have been supportive of same-sex partnerships. Anti-discrimination laws have been enacted protecting homosexuals and education about homosexuality is now taking place in lower schools. Seoul has both an annual GLBT film festival and a Queer Culture festival.
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ACTION ALERT: SOUTH KOREA-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CONDEMNS HOMOSEXUALITY IGLHRC 5/29/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is joining the LGBTI community in the Republic of Korea to denounce the homophobic statements of Myung-Bak, Lee, leader of South Korea's ultra-right wing Grand National Party. Mr. Lee is a leading contender in the presidential race. In a recent interview with a major national newspaper, Mr. Lee condemned homosexuality and stated that the only normal union is between man and woman.
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Kenya: Homosexuals Hold Seminar in Mombasa -The East African Standard News-5/23/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
About 30 homosexuals and lesbians were treated to a two-day workshop at a Mombasa hotel, sparking anger among religious and civic leaders.<br>
King'orani councillor, Mr Said Mwalaghelaghe Mathias, was shocked when he attended a separate seminar at the North Coast hotel only to bump into the homosexuals.<br>
Some of the men, who carried handbags and wore lipstick and earrings, spoke in feminine voices.<br>
"I was representing the mayor at a workshop, but my attention was drawn to an opposite conference room where I saw boys behave like women. The organisers did not want to talk to me when I inquired," said Mathias.<br>
The civic leaders, who has been spearheading swoops on twilight girls, street families and homosexuals, condemned the workshop and appealed to the Government to ensure no such functions take place.<br>
The Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya threatened to storm the hotel and flush the deviants out.
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LGBT Rights in Chad- Wikipedia 5/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Sodomy and age of consent laws
There is no sodomy law in Chad. Homosexual acts are legal in Chad according to the Penal Code of 1967. Article 272 sets the age of consent for homosexual acts of both sexes to 21 years.
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Honduras: Enfermos de sida amenazan con demandar al Estado-People sick with AIDS Threaten to Sue the Government- 3/11/02 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Porque éste aún no les ha prporcionado los antrorretrovirales, pese a haberse aprobado en 1999 en el Congreso Nacional un decreto que obliga a hacerlo.<br><br>
Because the Government has still not given them anti-retrovirals, despite having passed a law which obliges them to do so in 1999 in the National Congress.
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Honduras: Las personas afectadas con el VIH-sida tienen lista demanda contra el Estado-People infected with HIV-AIDS have a lawsuit against the Government-3/09/02 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Las persoonas viviendo con el VIH-sida se quejan tambien de discriminacion en los centros de salud y hospitales...<br><br>
People living with HIV-AIDS also complain about discrimination in the health centers and hospitals....
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Honduras: Unos 40 mil hondureños portan el virus del sida-Some 40,000 Hondurans Carry the AIDS Virus- 1/29/01 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Silenciosamente, el sida sigue matando a los que no toman conciencia del peligro de esta mortal enfermedad...<br><br>
Silently, AIDS continues killing Hondurans who don't understand the danger of this deadly disease and, according to authorities, there are 15,000 confirmed cases, but it is projected that 40,000 people are ill.
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Russia: IGLHRC CONDEMNS THE VIOLENCE AT MOSCOW'S GAY PRIDE RALLY- 5/30/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
(New York, NY, May 30, 2007) -The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) condemns the violence at the recent Moscow Pride rally held on Sunday, May 27, 2007 and the failure of Moscow police to protect demonstrators.<br>
This year, for the second year in a row, the authorities in Moscow refused to issue permission to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups to hold a pride event. To protest this decision and to mark the occasion, activists decided to gather outside Moscow City Hall to present a letter, signed by dozens of European MPs, supporting their right to peaceful assembly to the Mayor's office. Activists started gathering before noon. Within half an hour, Moscow police were making mass arrests, detaining at least 31 people, including the Italian MEP Marco Cappato and German MP Volker Beck. Most of the organizers, including Nikolai Alekseyev and Alexey Davidov, from the Pride Committee, were arrested on the way to the event. As Orthodox Christian and Neo-Nazi groups threw eggs, punched, and beat up demonstrators, Moscow police were simultaneously harassing and arresting peaceful demonstrators. Ultimately, everyone was released. However, Nikolai Alekseyev was charged with disobeying police orders. His next court date is set for June 9th.
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Thailand: Activists want gay rights in charter- Bangkok Post SANITSUDA EKACHAI 5/27/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The new constitution must recognise the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered, gay rights activists urged yesterday. The equality clause in the draft constitution only endorses equal rights between men and women.
'There should be an additional clause to recognise diverse sexuality, which will help ease the problems of discrimination we are facing,' said Anjana Suvarnanonda, founder of Anjaree, an advocacy group of female homosexuals.
The National Human Rights Commission also supports the move to amend the draft charter so the gay community is accorded the same rights as heterosexuals, said human rights commissioner Khunying Ambhorn Meesook.
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Bosnia, Serbia, Romania, & Albania: Tough times for homosexuals in the Balkans- 7/7/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
www.cafebabel.com Ricardo Angoso <br> <br> Albania and Macedonia: male chauvinism<br>
Bosnia: rural and uncomprehending
<br>Romania: Criminalisation and ultra hardliners<br>Serbia: are homosexuals ill?<br>
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China: Campuses are tolerant of homosexuals Onlypunjab.com 2.1.06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A survey shows that universities in China are becoming more liberal about homosexuals...
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