GaySA Radio Tuesday 6 June

Mumps Outbreak in Los Angeles and Majority Of Cases Involve Gay Men 18 Men Arrested in Gay Sex Stings in Florida Public Parks Madrid Green-Lights Traffic Signals With Gay Couples   Mumps Outbreak in Los Angeles and Majority Of Cases Involve Gay Men   Los Angeles County is experiencing a major outbreak of mumps infections, with the L.A. County Department of Public Health reporting over 40 cases that have mostly included men who have sex with men.   The Health Department said that although some women and heterosexual men who are social with gay men have been affected, the majority of people with symptoms have been gay men.   Symptoms usually develop 16 to 18 days after exposure to the virus, and include a few days of fever, loss of appetite, headaches, joint pain, fatigue and swelling at the side of the face right below the ears.   Mumps is an airborne virus spread through saliva, which can happen through an infected person coughing or sneezing, sharing utensils or kissing.   http://www.newnownext.com/mumps-outbreak-los-angeles/06/2017/   18 Men Arrested...
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GaySA Radio wants young LGBTQ+ graduates to join the cause

  GaySA Radio wants young LGBTQ+ graduates to join the cause   GaySA Radio is doing an intake for volunteers and interns on 1 July and is looking for some talent to help grow GaySA Radio’s operations.   With unemployment at an all time high in SA, it is becoming increasingly hard for young graduates to find a job. Employers are usually looking for some work experience, and if you are new to the job market, this may be a problem you are experiencing.   GaySA Radio wants to be part of the solution, offering LGBTQ+ volunteers and interns the opportunity to get some valuable work experience.   As part of its ongoing growth, GaySA Radio is evolving into an LGBTQ+ content hub, using the audio stream, YouTube and social media as its main modes of transmission. To this end, the emphasis is shifting more to content, using online technologies to spread the message of love, tolerance and acceptance.   If you are a young LGBTQ+ graduate who is looking to...
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GaySA Radio News Monday 5 June 2017

Man arrested for threatening to attack gay pride parade Malaysia offers cash prizes for best 'gay prevention' videos College Track Teammates Come Out As Gay—And A Couple   Man arrested for threatening to attack gay pride parade   Police on Sunday arrested a resident of the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak on suspicion that he threatened the upcoming gay pride parade in Tel Aviv, police said.   According to police, the 20-year-old suspect called for a terror attack at the parade, which will take place this year on June 9.   Although the Tel Aviv parade has not previously experienced violent attacks, the Jerusalem gay pride parade was the scene of a deadly stabbing spree in July 2015.   During the 2015 parade in Jerusalem, 16-year-old Shira Banki was murdered and several others injured by Yishai Schlissel, ultra-Orthodox extremist.   The attack at the pride parade came just weeks after Schlissel was let out of prison, where he had served a 10-year sentence for a similar — albeit nonfatal — attack at the...
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GaySA Radio News 1 June

France Welcomes First Gay Refugee From Chechnya Gay dads are pregnant with their first biological child Gay Dutch vulture dads hatch abandoned egg, adopt chick at a zoo in Amsterdam   France Welcomes First Gay Refugee From Chechnya   On the same day that President Emmanuel Macron held his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, France has accepted its first gay refugee from Chechnya.   The refugee’s arrival in France on Monday was confirmed by Joël Deumier, president of SOS Homophobie.   Deumier said that more refugees could soon arrive in France but he dismissed Putin’s claims of an investigation into the purge.   Gay and bisexual men in Chechnya have in recent months been abducted, tortured and in some cases murdered in concentration camps.   Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has denied the existence of such camps.   However, Putin has announced plans to investigate following international pressure.   Putin is said to have promised Macron “the whole truth” regarding abuses against gay men in Chechnya.   http://www.towleroad.com/2017/05/france-refugee/   Gay dads are pregnant with their first biological child   Two gay dads have spoken of their delight as they prepare to...
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GaySA Radio News Wednesday 31 May

Theresa May under fire for changing her mind about gay rights Russian foreign minister says claims of abuse are 'not based on fact' Court won't be 'intimidated' on gay marriage stance   Theresa May under fire for changing her mind about gay rights   Theresa May’s support for LGBT people was called into question at an election hustings in which parties laid out their policies regarding equality issues.   In 2010, Theresa May distanced herself from her voting record on LGBT issues, including voting against gay adoption in 2002 and voting against the repeal of Section 28, which banned councils from “promoting” homosexuality, in 2000.   There was agreement from the representative of all parties present on a range of issues, including the need for more protection of the rights of LGBT people around the world and the need for concerted action to tackle hate crimes against LGBT people.   https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/31/theresa-may-under-fire-for-changing-her-mind-about-gay-rights   Russian foreign minister says claims of abuse are 'not based on fact'   Russia’s foreign minister has sought to downplay allegations of abuse of...
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Protest in Pretoria draws enthusiastic crowd

Justice has been denied to Bobby Motlatla of Potchefstroom, who was found dead in his bedroom on 10 November 2015; Phoebe Titus-Wolseley died on 27 December 2015, a transwoman stabbed to death; Motshidisi Pascalina Melamu died in Evaton on 18 December 2015, her body found in an open field; David Olyne died in Ceres on 22 March 2014, and while one person was found guilty, police have not followed up other leads in this case that remains open. It was for these cases and the many others that have occurred in recent months, that a small but vocal group of protesters gathered outside OUT LGBT Wellbeing in Hatfield, Pretoria, earlier today. Their message was clear: Stop the violence against LGBTQ+ people. Lerato Phalakatshela, Hate Crime Manager at OUT, said to GaySA Radio that it was important to do the protest because there are a lot of LGBTQ+ murders going on in the country. He said: "We feel the government is not doing anything about...
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GaySA Radio news Tuesday 30 May

French president calls on Putin to protect gay Chechens Gay player wants Court stripped of Aussie stadium title Will Young opens up about addiction to gay porn   French president calls on Putin to protect gay Chechens   French president Emmanuel Macron says he has urged Vladimir Putin to ensure that the rights of LGBT people are protected following allegations of a crackdown on gay men in the Russian republic of Chechnya.   The Russian president was in France for talks with Macron, two weeks after his election victory.   Macron's call comes after widespread reports of a brutal campaign by the authorities against gay men in Chechnya, including allegations of torture and murder.   Macron added that President Putin told him he had started a number of initiatives with regard to the Chechen LGBT community.   Previously, Putin said he would talk to the prosecutor general and interior minister regarding an investigation.   The French president has added his voice to that of German Chancellor Angela Merkel who, also during a recent meeting with Putin, asked the Russian...
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GaySA Radio kicks off Fundraising campaign

GaySA Radio needs your donation to keep broadcasting to the world. Since starting its online radio service more than a year ago, the unpaid volunteers at GaySA Radio have had to fund their participation in this unique radio station out of their own pockets. The presenters come from various parts of Gauteng and each of them has subsidised their own participation. When the team took on hate speaking pastor Steven Anderson last year (and won!), they did this with no resources, except sheer determination. They won the case with the help of the pro bono service of Attorney Coenraad Kukkuk. All the costs of the station have so far been carried by the founding members, who have dug deep into their own pockets to pay for the various costs to keep the station operational, including Internet, streaming, telephone, equipment, and so on. Past and present volunteers at GaySA RAdio need your help to continue reaching the world   The only funds that have been donated...
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GaySA Radio News Monday 29 May

United Nations official wants answers on gay detentions in Indonesia Speaker of Chechen parliament oversaw persecution of gay men White House didn’t include gay prime minister’s husband in portrait caption   United Nations official wants answers on gay detentions in Indonesia   The United Nations‘ human rights office is calling on Indonesian authorities to release people detained on the basis of their sexual orientation and combat anti-gay stigma.   Spokesman Rupert Colville said in Geneva on Friday that the office is “concerned by the recent persecution, arbitrary arrest, detention and ill-treatment of men perceived to be gay.”   Homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia except in Aceh province, but the LGBT community has come under siege in the past year.   A case before the country’s top court seeks to criminalize gay sex.   Colville says that “consensual relations between adults of the same sex should not be criminalized.”   He urges Indonesia to review “legislation that contravenes Indonesia’s legal obligations, including local criminal legislation in Aceh.”   https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/05/united-nations-official-wants-answers-gay-detentions-indonesia/   Speaker of Chechen parliament oversaw persecution of gay men   The powerful speaker...
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ACTIVIST EXPLORES INNOVATIVE WAYS FOR LGBTI HEALTHCARE RIGHTS ADVOCACY

“I have had to fight a lot of battles as a HIV positive, black and gender non-conforming queer body in South Africa, such as limited access to healthcare, stigma and discrimination,” says thirty-year-old non-binary LGBTI and HIV/AIDS activist, Nkokheli Mankayi. It is through those battles that Mankayi constantly implements new strategies to advocate for equal healthcare rights for all, consequently establishing a movement for sexual and gender minorities that are side-lined. Mankayi recently convened a dialogue to discuss possible ways for the liberation of transgender and gender diverse persons in South Africa. The panel of speakers consisted of Mary Hames from Gender Equity, Leigh Davids of SistaazHood SWEAT, Trauma Practioner from TRE for Africa Claire Gemmil, Whitney Quanita Booysen of the Trans Wellness Project as well as Zachary Akani Shimange from Gender Dynamix. The interactive dialogue also looked at the impact of colonisation on access to healthcare and ideas for new tools to work in improving healthcare for all queer persons...
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