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February 21, 2014

Win over South African locals when you bust out with greetings and flirtations in this guttural, Dutch daughter language

What happens if you run out of sunblock while you're on the beautiful beaches of South Africa?

Use this cheat sheet you'll have already printed out (or on your smart phone) and use it to approach an attractive local. Even if you have sunblock, use this as an excuse to work on your pronunciation.

Start off by asking for help (make sure they speak Afrikaans first). Then move on to a smile, a bat of the eyelashes and hopefully your asking for help will turn into a fun story you can share with family and friends when you go back home.

February 18, 2014

LEZS editor-in-chief Wang Ann-jiun urges other gay celebrities to follow her example for gay rights

The editor-in-chief of a lesbian magazine has publicly come out as gay at Taiwan’s legislative building today (18 Feb).

Wang Ann-jiun, whose LEZS is billed as Asia’s only lesbian lifestyle magazine, made her sexual orientation known, as she and other gay rights supporters met with the Legislative Yuan President to seek help in facilitating changes to the Civil Code.

‘I was born a lesbian,’ said the 32 year-old Wang, in front of the President.

July 13, 2013

100 Most challenges gay haters in the not-so-socially-liberal international city

A popular youth magazine in Hong Kong has thrown its full weight behind gays and lesbians.

In an almost combative tone, the cover of its lastest issue reads in red fonts: '100 Most is backing gay lo fully, so what can you do!'

'Gay lo' is a mildly pejorative term for gay men in Cantonese, but it is used in the 10-page feature so frequently and repetitively that it even sounds chummy.

Eric Tsui, 100 Most's editor-in-chief, spells out his stance on the first page.

May 31, 2013

As Nigeria passes a law jailing all gays and anyone who even knows someone gay who doesn’t report them, leading Nigerian LGBT activist Bisi Alimi responds

When on the afternoon of 30 May 2013 the news broke that Nigeria’s House of Representatives had finally passed the hideous and draconian Anti-Same-Sex Marriage Bill, I was in total shock.

I was at my best friend’s house with other secondary school colleagues of mine. We were there reminiscing on the glorious days we had in school. We remembered 20 years ago when we all left secondary school at the age of 18 years.

October 27, 2012

A new report says the votes of LGBT Americans could push President Obama over the line into a second term in a narrow election

A new report from the prestigious Gallup polling organization has suggested that overwhelming support in the LGBT community could be enough to win US President Barack Obama a second term in office.

September 7, 2012

LGBT rights advocate Masha Gessen says she was fired from editorship of Russia’s oldest magazine for refusing to send a reporter to cover a Putin publicity stunt

Russian writer and LGBT rights advocate Masha Gessen was fired from a prestigious magazine role for not covering a expedition attended by President Putin, she said on Twitter this week.

Since February, Gessen was editor-in-chief of Russia’s oldest magazine, travel monthly Vokrug Sveta (Around the World) until her contract was terminated this week.

June 21, 2012

30 Rock star calls British journalist and editor an 'English Queen' 

Alec Baldwin is being accused of an anti-gay Twitter rant despite previously supporting marriage equality in New York.

After an article by New York Daily News said Baldwin had pushed and punched one of their photographers, he responded by calling the newspaper liars.

The 30 Rock star tweeted on Tuesday (19 June): ‘@nydnbrooklyn @nydailynews Ever since that English Queen took over the Daily News, they lie like the Post...’