Nigeria criticizes U.N. for seeking end to LGBTI repression

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The body of Delon Melville and the bushes where his body was found (Photo courtesy of Kaieteur News) Murder victim Delon Melville — one of 1,000s — and the bushes where his body was found. Click the image for a list of some recent homophobic and transphobic murders.

The hate-crime murders of thousands of LGBTI people worldwide aren’t enough to convince Nigerian officials or their anti-gay American supporters that tolerance for sexual minorities is a good idea.

Nigeria claims that an appeal by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights for recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people is an infringement on democratic values, religious freedom, and cultural standards in support of families.

In a law enacted early last year, Nigeria prohibits same-sex marriages, denies the right of association and advocacy to gay Nigerians, and provides for 10 years in prison for any “public show of same-sex amorous relationship.”

In May, the High Commissioner mentioned Nigeria along with several other nations in an annual report on repression…

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Q&A about ‘Tchindas,’ a ‘new frontier of trans films’

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The film "Tchindas" focuses on preparations for carnival by a trans community in Cape Verde off the coast of West Africa. (Photo courtesy of Outfest) The film “Tchindas” focuses on preparations for carnival by a trans community in Cape Verde off the coast of West Africa. (Photo courtesy of Outfest)

“A community working together to make something beautiful out of nothing” is the description that directors Marc Serena and Pablo GarcíaPérez de Lara give of the subject of their film “Tchindas,” which will have its premiere on Wednesday, July 15, at the LGBT film festival Outfest in Los Angeles.

Serena and García answered questions about the film as they made final arrangements for the premiere. The 94-minute documentary is about preparations for carnival on the Cape Verdean island of São Vicente by the African island’s respected, honored,  transgender community.

The film’s main character is Tchinda Andrade, a respected trans woman whose name has become the term used by Cape Verdeans for their queer neighbors — not in a derogatory way.

Tickets for the premiere cost $15…

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Stop ignoring us, say young LGBTIQ Africans

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UHAI EASHRI, the East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative, is the sponsor of the Changing Faces Changing Spaces conference. UHAI EASHRI, the East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative, is the sponsor of the Changing Faces Changing Spaces conference.

At the Changing Faces Changing Spaces conference June 17 to 19 in Kenya, young LGBTIQ activists protested that they were often ignored by the LGBTIQ movement and left out of strategic decisions.

They called for an end to attitudes that have “silenced the voices of young LGBTIQ Africans in the struggle for LGBTIQ rights in the continent.”

During the conference, the young activists convened a parallel meeting at which they asked that their contributions be recognized and that they be given a greater role in decision-making in the struggle.

The African Queer Youth Initiative (queeryouthia@gmail.com) issued this statement:

African LGBTIQ Youth Statement

On the 18th and 19th of June 2015, young African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) activists attending the Fifth Changing Faces Changing Spaces conference in…

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On film, the true story of trans Africans who are honored

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Scene from "Tchindas" (Photo courtesy of Tchindas.com) Scene from “Tchindas” (Photo courtesy of Tchindas.com)

Journalist / filmmaker Marc Serena of Barcelona is preparing for the premiere of his film about a respected, honored and — surprisingly — African trans community.

The respect shown for their trans neighbors by the residents of the Cape Verdean island of São Vicente, off the coast of West Africa, contrasts with many  countries’ violently homophobic and transphobic attitudes.

Two tchindas preparing for carnival. (Photo courtesy of Tchindas.com) Two tchindas preparing for carnival. (Photo courtesy of Tchindas.com)

The documentary is called “Tchindas,” named after its main character, Tchinda Andrade, who  is one of most beloved women on the island of Cape Verde, especially after she came out as a transgender person in the local newspaper in 1998. Since then, her name has become the term used by locals to name queer Cape Verdeans.

The screening will be at 7:15 pm, Wednesday, July 15, in Theater 2 at the Directors Guild of America building…

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Los besos entre Miley Cyrus y Stella Maxwell, su nueva novia

La NOVIA de MILEY: los besos y tocamientos que confirman su relación con Stella Maxwell.

Cuesta creerse a Miley Cyrus cuando lleva años queriendo provocar y lograr que se hable de ella en todo momento. Por eso cuando Miley Cyrus Stella Maxwell besoshablamos de que si es Miley Cyrus lesbiana, Miley Cyrus bisexual, Miley Cyrus asexual o lo que sea, resulta inevitable preguntarse si la cantante nos está vendiendo la moto. Pero parece que no: Miley Cyrus tiene novia y se llama Stella Maxwell.

Stella es una de las supermodelos que desfilan como ángeles para Victoria’s Secret, y parece tener algo más que amistad con Miley. Una cosa es verlas por la calle cogiditas de la mano, pero en el siguiente vídeo verás a Miley Cyrus y Stella Maxwell besándose apasionadamente y metiéndose mano por debajo de la cintura… ¿grabando un videoclip para ‘Nightmare’? ¿Dando rienda suelta a su amor? ¿Provocando a los paparazzi porque saben que están siendo grabadas? Así es su manera de confirmar el romance:

Los besos entre Miley Cyrus y Stella Maxwell, su nueva novia

 

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28 de junio Dia Internacional del Orgullo LGBT

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Celebrando el mes del Orgullo LGBT
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El 28 de Junio es el Día Internacional del Orgullo LGBT (Lesbiana, Gay, Bisexual y Trans), que se festeja a lo largo y ancho de todo el mundo, con todo tipo de actividades y eventos en los que cada año los colectivos homosexuales celebran de forma pública para instar por la tolerancia y la igualdad de los gays, lesbianas, bisexuales y transexuales.
25894_orgullo-lgtbTal fiesta tiene lugar en torno al 28 de Junio o bien el primer sábado posterior al 28 de junio, fecha en que se conmemoran los disturbios de Stonewall (Nueva York, EE. UU., 1969), que marcan el inicio de la liberación homosexual.
FLH1En el Día Internacional del Orgullo Gay, se festejan una serie de eventos en todo el mundo, en el que cada año los colectivos homosexuales celebran de forma pública para instar por la tolerancia y la igualdad de los…

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