More upbeat LGBTQIA news! Yeah!!
In brief, some upbeat news from countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news and elsewhere:
Asylum for Ugandan activist
Uganda native Val Kalende, a trans activist and journalist, has been granted asylum in Canada.
LGBT youth website survives challenge
From Russia, a website for LGBT youth group ‘Children-404’ was reinstated on a new host only hours after a district court shut down their original site, ruling that it violates the anti-gay propaganda law. The attention also brought the group nearly 10,000 new members overnight.
Help from police in Jamaica and Morocco
Police in Jamaicarescued a gay man from an angry mob after he took refuge in a bank. A man in the crowd was quoted, saying, “They should have let him out and give him to us,” while others…
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