[sex] lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender

Women for Women's Human Rights (WWHR) - New Ways and representatitves of the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies attended the 10th International Women's Health Meeting (IWHM)in India between 21-25 September 2005.
After long negotiations with the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the necessary preparatory activities, the International Initiative for Visibility of Queer Muslims (IIVQM) has become legally recognised and registered as an NGO.
Homosexuality in Lebanon is no longer on the fringes of society or confined to an underworld of nightclubs and exclusive gatherings. It is now the subject of daily discussions in the country.
Spain's lower house of parliament has approved the right of homosexual couples to marry and adopt children.
Sentences imposed for alleged homosexual conduct violate basic rights.
Homosexuals in Turkey believe the European Union has failed to lend them adequate support and expect Brussels to speak out in favor of their struggle for equal rights in the mainly Muslim nation.
Gay rights campaigners have been snubbed by the government for fear of upsetting Muslim voters who are regarded as more important to Labour’s election campaign.
Three Islamist groups have issued statements saying that one of the reasons they wish to disrupt Iraq’s elections is to prevent Iraq “becoming homosexual” and the wave of violence against women continues.
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