poetics, time, body disruption and marginally queer solutions

Monday, April 17, 2006

Protest program by Blue Diamond Society against the current autocracy in Nepal.

With the support from National and International communities and all the civil societies, minority groups, socially deprived/marginalized communities, political parties, business organizations and general public are involving and demonstrating against the current autocratic government and king to restore the absolute democracy. 'Blue Diamond Society'- family members and staffs would like to express our hearty solidarity and joins the protest/agitations for this historic Democratic movement in Nepal.


Born different
By Muna Al-Fuzai

They have chosen to be different. They were born with male or female bodies. They decided that they don't want to keep on going in life as a man or a woman. They wanted to be the opposite. Are they sick? Or are they normal human beings with different emotions? We call them various names and we judge them by the way they look, talk and act. Today those people whom we call different are our subject for local spotlight.

What do we call them and to what extent they are welcomed in our lives? Would you allow your teenager kids to hang out with one of them or maybe spend the night at their house? I don't mean sharing the same bed -- so don't get me wrong here! Is it creepy? Or is it okay?


Gays in Iraq fear for their lives
By Michael McDonough
BBC News website

That is the fear that haunts Hussein, and other gay men in Iraq.
They say that since the US-led invasion, gays are being killed because of their sexual orientation.

They blame the increase in violence on the growing influence of religious figures and militia groups in Iraq since Saddam Hussein was ousted.


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