News from the Global South
Sex and the Youth: Ignorance is Still Bliss
Expressindia.com - Chandigarh, India, June 27, 2005 Adolescence is a stage when reproductive health is a major issue of concern, but surprisingly puberty remains an alien concept for a large number of city teens.
Gay March in Kolkata Clamours for Legal Rights
IANS Kolkata, India, June 26, 2005 About 200 lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans-genders (LGBT) marched through the streets of Kolkata on Sunday, demanding the scrapping of anti-homosexuality laws.
Out and Proud - Understanding the Filipino Lesbian
Manilatimes.net - Manila, Philippines, June 25, 2005 Men: they don't hate you and they don't envy your penises. Women: there's nothing to fear from them. Parents: it's not your fault and it's not a fault.
Chinese Gay Web Site Reopens
PlanetOut.com - China, June 24, 2005 A Web site aimed at the lesbian and gay communities within China has been re-opened, after being closed by the government earlier this year. According to the Kyodo Japanese news agency, www.gaychinese.net has reopened with information on sexual health and the Chinese Pride events.
Mumbai's Bar Show Goes on For Now
Inter Press Service - New Delhi, India, June 23, 2005 Hundreds of thousands of women who sing and dance in the bars of the western Indian state of Maharashtra are likely celebrating the survival of their means of livelihood. On Thursday the governor returned unsigned an ordinance intended to ban the dance bars.