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November 27, 2012

The team gather in an industrial coffee bar with snogging lesbians to discuss women in the church, Pride in India, and a pending gay massacre in Libya.

The team gather in an industrial coffee bar with snogging lesbians to discuss women in the church, Pride in India, and a pending gay massacre in Libya.

Plus LeBigGay talks to Maika Elan in Vietnam about her photo show at the Goethe Institute in Hanoi and Amy talks to Scottee about Christmas Camp.

November 25, 2012

An extremist Salafist militia in Libya captured twelve men promising to mutilate and kill them for allegedly being gay

Twelve men face mutilation and execution for allegedly being gay after being captured by an extremist Libyan Islamist militia.

The twelve men were, apparently, having a private party in Ain Zara, a suburb of Tripoli, the country's capital, when the militia captured them, late on Thursday night (22 November).

November 25, 2012

An extremist Salafist militia in Libya captured twelve men promising to mutilate and kill them for allegedly being gay

Twelve men face mutilation and execution for allegedly being gay after being captured by an extremist Libyan Islamist militia.

The twelve men were, apparently, having a private party in Ain Zara, a suburb of Tripoli, the country's capital, when the militia captured them, late on Thursday night (22 November).

October 26, 2012

UK's Lib-Dem, Tory and Labour Lords and Baronesses stand up for gay rights in short, late afternoon debate

The House of Lords has called for a stronger government stance against the mistreatment of gay men and women in the developing world.

Members of the British parliament's upper house united in a debate led by Conservative peer Lord Lexden yesterday (25 October).

March 2, 2012

In our second interview with Libyan LGBT activist Khaleed, he talks about his life after the revolution in Libya

There is hope for the future among Libyans after the revolution, including LGBT people, but a recognition that progress towards a freer society may be slow.

In a previous interview we spoke with Khaleed, a 31-year-old gay activist from the east of Libya about his experiences under the Gadaffi regime. Now, in this second part, we interview him about his life in the post-revolutionary Libya.

March 2, 2012

In our second interview with Libyan LGBT activist Khaleed, he talks about his life after the revolution in Libya

There is hope for the future among Libyans after the revolution, including LGBT people, but a recognition that progress towards a freer society may be slow.

In a previous interview we spoke with Khaleed, a 31-year-old gay activist from the east of Libya about his experiences under the Gadaffi regime. Now, in this second part, we interview him about his life in the post-revolutionary Libya.

February 15, 2012

Libyan activist responds to UN envoy's claims that gays are a threat to humanity

A leading gay activist in Libya has responded to his country's delegate who told a planning meeting of the UN Human Rights Council that gays threatened the continuation of the human race.

As Gay Star News reported yesterday, the Libyan representative on the UN council was protesting against its first panel discussion on discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation, scheduled for 7 March.

February 15, 2012

Libyan activist responds to UN envoy's claims that gays are a threat to humanity

A leading gay activist in Libya has responded to his country's delegate who told a planning meeting of the UN Human Rights Council that gays threatened the continuation of the human race.

As Gay Star News reported yesterday, the Libyan representative on the UN council was protesting against its first panel discussion on discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation, scheduled for 7 March.

February 14, 2012

Outburst at Human Rights Council criticized by UN Watch monitoring group

Gays threaten the continuation of the human race, Libya's delegate told a planning meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, reports the Geneva-based UN Watch monitoring group.

The comments yesterday (13 February) came as the post-Gaddafi government made its first appearance in the 47-nation body.

February 14, 2012

Outburst at Human Rights Council criticized by UN Watch monitoring group

Gays threaten the continuation of the human race, Libya's delegate told a planning meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, reports the Geneva-based UN Watch monitoring group.

The comments yesterday (13 February) came as the post-Gaddafi government made its first appearance in the 47-nation body.

February 7, 2012

First of a two-part interview with Libyan LGBT activist Khaleed about his life before and after the revolution in Libya

Libya dominated the headlines last year but the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population of the country received very little attention internationally.

I interviewed Khaleed, a 31-year-old LGBT activist about his life in the North African country. In this first part he talks about his life before the overthrow of Muammar el-Gadaffi. Later this week he’ll be speaking to GSN about what has changed and what hasn’t since the revolution.

February 7, 2012

First of a two-part interview with Libyan LGBT activist Khaleed about his life before and after the revolution in Libya

Libya dominated the headlines last year but the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population of the country received very little attention internationally.

I interviewed Khaleed, a 31-year-old LGBT activist about his life in the North African country. In this first part he talks about his life before the overthrow of Muammar el-Gadaffi. Later this week he’ll be speaking to GSN about what has changed and what hasn’t since the revolution.