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New magazine and hope for LGBT people in Sudan

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  1. Good luck to them. Good to see another gay magazine in Africa after the recent launch of Gayday. The internet is really helping oppressed communities.

  2. Great news. All the best for the LGBT community over there.

  3. Kudos to Joumana Haddad.

    A tremendous challenge, and a worthwhile educational magazine.

  4. Sudan is disgusting and backwards, along with many African and/or Islamic run countries. My heart goes out to it’s LGB citizens.

    1. its*

  5. This is the kind of thing that we should be supporting in the west. Rather than arguing that western countries cease giving aid to homophobic regimes, we should be offering support to the forces if change within these countries.

  6. I sure hope these men know what they are doing, and not naively following Western examples that are totally inappropriate to their country.

    I am not from Sudan, but from what I have read, this type of initiative could turn out very, very badly.

    To me, the worst possible thing that could happen to LGBTs in countries like Sudan is publicity.

    I don’t think LGBT communities and rights can exist in patriarchical societies that don’t even recognize women’s rights. In such countries, I think that LGBT activists should focus on women’s equality, which is the first step in challenging rigid gender roles.

  7. TomW and F Young both make interesting points.

  8. GingerlyColors 31 Mar 2012, 6:39am

    It will be interesting to see how the mainly Christian breakway nation of South Sudan develops when it comes to LGBT issues.

    1. I suspect the American Christofascists to have already opened their “missions” to influence policy. If it doesn’t end up as another Uganda it will be a very pleasant surprise.

  9. Surprised by the quality of the content and how it’s not just run-of-the-mill gay lifestyle stuff. Just dropping a hint to Pink News there. ;-)

  10. as sudanese i know very well whats the meaning of being lgbt thats why it really gives me hope to see other lgbt sudanese speeks about the hard life we live in sudan good work and god bless u all

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