Global News Journal

UN victory for gay rights supporters

December 22, 2010

Suporters of rights for gays and lesbians worldwide secured a major victory at the United Nations this week. The 192-nation U.N. General Assembly voted to restore a reference to killings due to sexual orientation that had been deleted from a resolution condemning unjustified slayings. The shift came after the United States submitted an amendment to restore the reference, which the General Assembly’s human rights committee removed last month from a resolution on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions that is adopted every two years.

Where gays do serve, openly, in the military

February 3, 2010

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In many corners of the world, the policy on gays in the military could be labeled this way: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Care.”

Sex education again in Malaysia, thanks to the courts

July 15, 2009

By Niluksi Koswanage

Gay Austrian fashionista Bruno will not be making an appearance on Malaysia’s screens this summer for fear of corrupting this mostly-Muslim nation’s youth.

Back to the future in Malaysia with Anwar sodomy trial II

July 1, 2009

By Barani Krishnan

A decade ago, Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim was on trial for sodomy and corruption in a trial that exposed the seamy side of Malaysian justice and the anxieties of a young country grappling with a crushing financial crisis and civil unrest.

Was rightist Haider gay? Austria doesn’t care

October 24, 2008

 Now that Austrian far-right leader Joerg Haider is dead, the German, British and U.S. press are eagerly spilling the beans on his “secret double life”, saying that he had a male lover.