LGBTI news briefs 2: India, Gambia, Kenya, Lebanon

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News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from the Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the second of two posts. The first one reported on news from Belize, Russia and Sweden.)

 

The Indian newspaper Mid-Day published this The Indian newspaper Mid-Day published this “groom wanted” ad for the mother of LGBT activist Harish Iyer. The phrase “IYER preferred” refers to members of the Brahmim caste of Tamil origin. (Harish Iyer photo courtesy of BuzzFeed)

Mother gets ‘Groom Wanted’ ad for her son

Fulfilling his mother’s wishes, an Indian gay activist contacted all the local papers until he found one willing to publish his “Groom Wanted” ad. After other papers rejected the ad on legal grounds, Mid-Day accepted the ad saying:

A marriage is a meeting of minds, of souls. At Mid-day, we believe that human rights should be applicable to all, regardless of religion, caste…

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