News from the Global South
Homosexuality Lecture Popular on Campus
Xinhua - Beijing, China, February 8, 2006 According to Oriental Morning Post, Prof. Gao Yanning with the School of Public Health of Fudan University calculated that since 2003, the postgraduate courses of Homosexuality and Sociology have attracted 1,745 students.
Playboy Sparks Indonesia Porn Row
BBC News - UK, February 7, 2006 Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, is caught up in a growing debate about pornography.
Calcutta Telegraph - Calcutta, India, February 7, 2006 Sexual justice continues to elude Indian homosexuals. But the Supreme Court has now asked the Delhi high court to re-examine the constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code in light of the changed social scenario in India.
AlterNet - San Francisco,CA,USA, February 7, 2006 As conservative Christianity spreads beyond U.S. borders, the views of the far right begin to influence politics in developing nations.
A Ray of Hope for Gay Rights Activists
Dnaindia.com - New Delhi, India, February 6, 2006 The latest Supreme Court directive to the Delhi high court to review the `abnormality' of same sex relationships has given a push of confidence to the hitherto unorganised gay movement in India.