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2011 International LGBT Roundup: Backlash and Repression

2011 International LGBT Roundup: Backlash and Repression

I’m rounding up the year in a series of posts, in which no doubt I’ve missed something, so please let me know what I’ve missed in the comments! Backlash and repression A whole new country, South Sudan, was born with a sodomy law and exclusion of LGBT from rights supposedly promised to ‘all.’ Turkish LGBT groups suffer repeated attempts to legally shut them down and to block their websites. The increasingly visible LGBT organizing in Malaysia suffered a backlash , including law change proposals in two states and the banning of events. An attempt to use gay rights as a ‘wedge’ issue failed in Zambia as the opposition leader Michael Sata was elected President. Gay rights was also used as a ‘wedge’ in Zimbabwe, most awfully to divide the Anglican Church leading to Church resources like orphanages closing and children going hungry. Malawi criminalized lesbians. This was an issu...

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