Freshly Doug Thursday

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It’s very dangerous to be LGBT in Uganda: pic See Ming-Lee

This message was passed to me from a friend in Canada. Given the genocidal atmosphere I’m not surprised people are desperate..

Geho Uganda operates safe houses for persecuted people in secret locations. They desperately need funding. If you can spare anything, your money would go a long way to help people escape real violence. Please help spread this link far and wide and consider a donation.   Email for more info.”

Will you see what you can do? Thanks.

As regular readers will know, I’m unconvinced of the case for PreP – taking anti-HIV drugs even if you don’t hve the virus. This guy has decided to go that route.

One of the reasons I’m wary of ANYTHING that de-emphasises continuing condom use is stories like this one: Super Bug: Is Gonorrhea Becoming The New AIDS? I think we have enough to worry about with the old AIDS without taking unnecessary risks, with bugs like these around. Best advice still remains “wrap your stump before you hump.”

Thailand is the latest country to look at giving gay relationships some recognition and respect, with hearings on a proposed Civil Unions scheme.

Supporters of the bill have pledged to collect 10,000 signatures – or the support of 20 members of the House of Representatives – in case the cabinet rejects the bill.

Hurricanes, snowstorms, mudslides, it’s all teh gays fault. Apparently it’s also our fault that the Olympics is dropping wrestling. Well those outfits are pretty revealing . . . For more on how horrid we are – NOT – try this.

 

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Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. And now he's been nominated for LGBTI Journalist of the Year 2017, which is great news, as he hasn't won any of these things for years! If you want to nominate him too - the more the merrier - you can do it here http://www.australianlgbtiawards.com.au/public-nominations.html"Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)