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Living in fear: a lesbian in Zimbabwe shares her story

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Living in fear: a lesbian in Zimbabwe shares her story

Worldfocus partner World Pulse is a media enterprise covering global issues through the eyes of women. Zimbabwean blogger Gertrude Pswarayi shares the story of a gay Zimbabwean woman who lives in fear that her sexual identity will be discovered.

Posted: March 3, 2010 14:45   Comments: 5
Gays in Africa face increasing homophobia

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Gays in Africa face increasing homophobia

In October 2009, Uganda proposed a bill that would introduce the death penalty for those who are HIV-positive. In Malawi the first gay couple to marry openly was arrested in early January 2010 and faces up to 14 years in prison. Read how African bloggers have reacted to increased legal restrictions.

Posted: February 2, 2010 15:56   Comments: 4
Global LGBT movement sees successes and setbacks

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Global LGBT movement sees successes and setbacks

Cary Alan Johnson of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission joins Daljit Dhaliwal for a wider discussion about gay rights around the world. He describes how an increase in worldwide gay and lesbian rights movements has also created a backlash and an even stronger anti-gay movement.

Posted: November 12, 2009 18:29   Comments: 1
Ancient Greek values clash with modern treatment of gays

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Ancient Greek values clash with modern treatment of gays

Homosexuality dates back thousands of years in Ancient Greece, where same-sex relationships were well-known - even among the gods. But today in Greece, gay rights are not as accepted. Special correspondent Lynn Sherr and producer Megan Thompson examine the state of gay marriage in Greece.

Posted: November 12, 2009 18:24   Comments: 5
Activists in Greece agitate for greater rights for gays

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Activists in Greece agitate for greater rights for gays

Worldfocus interviews the director of Amnesty International's Greek division on the situation of gays in Greece. Georgia Trismpioti says that attitudes towards homosexuality in Greece are among the most conservative in Europe.

Posted: November 12, 2009 15:58   Comments: 1
Gays make major strides in Latin American nations

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Gays make major strides in Latin American nations

As part of the Worldfocus series "Beyond the Headlines," Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Brazilian scholar Felipe Bruno Martins Fernandes about the status of gays and lesbians in Latin America.

Posted: October 27, 2009 13:14   Comments: 9
Jamaica’s AIDS epidemic, by the numbers

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Jamaica’s AIDS epidemic, by the numbers

Producer Micah Fink breaks down the statistics that have been used to characterize Jamaica's HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on the gay community.

Posted: September 22, 2009 12:41   Comments: 9
India rules homosexuality is no longer a crime

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India rules homosexuality is no longer a crime

In India, a court ruled that homosexuality should no longer be a criminal offense in New Delhi, the capital. Advocates hailed it as a huge step forward, as homosexuality has been a crime in conservative India since the British colonial era.

Posted: July 2, 2009 10:59   Comments: 2
There are no gay pride parades in Jamaica

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There are no gay pride parades in Jamaica

Every June, gay pride is celebrated across the U.S. Lisa Biagiotti, who recently returned from reporting on HIV/AIDS and homophobia in Jamaica, answers questions about why such gay pride parades do not exist in Jamaica.

Posted: June 29, 2009 13:10   Comments: 15
Beirut’s underground gay community congregates discreetly

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Beirut’s underground gay community congregates discreetly

While Beirut is the most gay-friendly city in the Arab world, it is still a conservative atmosphere in which gay couples are not socially accepted. Worldfocus correspondent Kristen Gillespie writes about her experience reporting on the underground gay community from a small bar in Gemayze.

Posted: April 30, 2009 15:20   Comments: 8

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