Jamaican activist murdered
Dexter Pottinger, the “face of Pride” in Jamaica, was found stabbed to death in his home last week. Jamaican LGBT people are frequently targeted by vigilante attacks. [The Independent]
Harvard and Yale welcome largest bisexual class ever
Both Harvard and Yale report the largest number of openly bisexual freshman in their history this year, with about eight percent of students saying they are bisexual, and about six percent saying they are gay. [Harvard Crimson]
Canada’s secret railroad for gay Chechens
The Globe and Mail reported last week on a secret program through which the Canadian government evacuated gay Chechens outside the normal conventions of international law. Twenty-two people have been brought to Canada from Chechnya, where an anti-gay pogrom is underway.
Australians mobilize for equal marriage
Thousands took to the streets of Canberra this weekend to show support for same-sex marriage in an upcoming national postal vote. At the same time, some say the “Yes” campaign flubbed their first TV ad by letting anti-gay activists set the terms of debate.