poetics, time, body disruption and marginally queer solutions

Friday, September 30, 2005

Dear Friends,

On September 15th 2005, the Deputy Governor of Ankara, Selahattin Ekremoglu, refused the legal registration of KAOS GL in existence for 13 years. His decision was reportedly based on the fact that the use of the words “lesbian and gay” in the application were judged immoral and unlawful. In addition he would have invited the public prosecutor to start a court procedure at the Principal Registry to close down KAOS GL.

We invite you to write and sign in your name the letter attached to the Turkish Prime Minister and send a copy  to the Turkish authorities mentioned.

For more infomation on this case, consult :

Best Regards

Stephen Barris
International Lesbian and Gay Association

Thursday, September 29, 2005


Nepal police bash transgenders in Kathmandu
Threats to crush gay rights movement in Nepal
OutRage! urges protests to Nepali Embassies
London – 28 September 2005

Nepali police have continued their on-going brutality against gay people and metis (effeminate males), with a savage attack on a group of metis in the capital, Kathmandu, on 24 September.

The assault began with plainclothes police officers abusing and sexually harassing several metis who were socialising outside the Himalayan Java Café.

When the metis refused to have sex with the officers and resisted their violent abuse, they were beaten and arrested.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Arctic ice 'disappearing fast'

Monday, September 26, 2005

Police brutality and threats to Blue Diamond Society

On the night of September 24 2005, Thamel, the tourist area of Kathmandu, a number of Metis (effeminate males) and gay men were hanging around the streets next to Himalayan Java Café. As often happens, a few Policemen in civilian dress came to abuse the metis, trying to make some money and having free sex.

One policeman named Nava Raj Adhikari, started abusing a young meti, Puspa (21 years old), by burning his cigarette on her hands, forcefully putting his hand on her private parts and asking her to come with him for sex. Puspa refused and tried to avoid him but he became more violent and pulled her hair and slapped her. When the other metis saw the man (policeman) being heavy handed with Puspa, they rushed to help her.