12 December 2011
Tel Aviv gay park ‘becoming too dangerous’
A Tel Aviv park popular with the gay community is becoming too dangerous after a series of attacks, campaigners say.
24 November 2011
US professor: Pro-gay Israeli stance “conceals Palestinian human rights violations”
"Pinkwashing", according to the professor, has emerged as "a deliberate strategy to conceal the continuing violations of Palestinians’ human rights behind an image of modernity." The idea was described as "ludicrous and offensive".
17 November 2011
Michael Lucas: Beware of the risk of homophobia arising from the Arab Spring
Gay entertainment mogul Michael Lucas warns of the risks of homophobic Islamist governments forming after the Arab Spring.
After decades in power, a brutal dictator in a Muslim country is dramatically deposed by a massive popular uprising.
13 September 2011
Gay Iranians come out on Facebook
A Facebook group has been set up for gay Iranians to come out and discuss their personal stories.
6 September 2011
Human rights group claims Iran hanged three men for gay sex
A human rights group has claimed that three Iranian men have been hanged for having gay sex.
12 August 2011
Tel Aviv LGBT youth centre faces closure
An LGBT youth centre in Tel Aviv may have to close because of financial problems.
5 August 2011
Israel LGBT youth conference cancelled
An international LGBT youth conference will no longer be held in Israel after Palestinian gay groups complained.
3 August 2011
HIV ‘epidemics’ emerging in gay men in North Africa and the Middle East
New research suggests that HIV epidemics are emerging in North Africa and the Middle East among men who have sex with men (MSM).
29 July 2011
2,000 join Jerusalem Pride
Around 2,000 people joined a largely peaceful pride march in Jerusalem yesterday.
4 July 2011
Pakistan Muslim groups condemn US embassy gay meeting
Muslim groups in Pakistan have condemned a gay rights event at the US embassy as "social and cultural terrorism".
27 June 2011
Michael Lucas: ‘Poisonous’ anti-Israel lobby should not complain over LGBT meeting
Gay porn producer Michael Lucas says an LGBT youth conference should be held in Israel, despite objections from critics.
27 June 2011
Peter Tatchell: Holding LGBT conference in Israel will inflame homophobia
Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says that holding the International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation general assembly in Israel will inflame homophobia, cause divisions and stop delegates from the Muslim world attending.
19 June 2011
Row after Israeli airport staff strip search Barcelona gay rights leader’s boyfriend
Two of the leading members of Barcelona's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) community have claimed that they were subjected to humiliating security checks while trying to fly home to Spain from Israel's Ben Gurion Airport.
16 June 2011
Comment: What life is really like for gay Syrians
Sami Hamwi, the Syria editor of GayMiddleEast.com, offers a glimpse of what LGBT life is really like in the country.
13 June 2011
Man defends hoax ‘Gay Girl in Damascus’ blog
The author of the hoax 'Gay Girl in Damascus' blog has defended the deception and says he may even write a book about his experience.
13 June 2011
Gay Girl in Damascus blog written by 40-year-old Edinburgh man
A 40-year-old married man in Edinburgh has admitted to being the author of the Gay Girl in Damascus blog.
10 June 2011
Tens of thousands expected at Tel Aviv Gay Pride
Tens of thousands of people are expected to join Tel Aviv Pride in Israel today.
9 June 2011
Confusion over ‘kidnapped’ lesbian Syrian blogger
There is confusion over the identity of a lesbian blogger allegedly kidnapped in Syria.
7 June 2011
‘Gay girl in Damascus’ blogger feared kidnapped
Relatives of Amina Abdallah, author of the "Gay Girl in Damascus" blog, say she has been abducted.
6 June 2011
Israeli Knesset Speaker angers orthodox Jews over involvement in Gay Pride Month
Reuven Rivlin the Speaker (presiding officer) of the Knesset - the Israeli parliament - has angered conservative Jewish Knesset Members (MKs) over his plans to meet with leaders of the gay community in Israel in honor of Gay Pride Month.