Kelly Sans Culotte

Manifesto of the 12
Against Islamist totalitarianism. 4.3.06

Thus Spake The Profit
Cartoon by Scardie Anon. 4.3.06

Asian Dykes Take to Celluloid
An interview with an organizer of the upcoming First Asian Lesbian Film and Video Festival. (3-31-05)

Gay in India
Activists brace for a long battle. (10-18-04)

Japanese Join Gay Fray
Casio, Panasonic and Mitsubishi shoot for queer market. (2-18-04)

Interview: Banishing Fear in Iran
Weblogs crack the closet door for lesbians. (1-26-04)

Salaam to All the Women
Excerpts from a weblog by a young Iranian lesbian.

The Iranian Closet
When your family would rather see you dead than gay. (11-20-03)

US Occupation of Iraq Draws Global Protests
From D.C. to Seoul, demonstrators demand hands off. (10-30-03)

Life and Death in Queer Korea
Part 4: Gender Traitors
Gay men are lower than second-class citizens: women. (10-30-03)

Afghan Women Face Taliban, Again
U.S. considers old ally as security disintegrates. (10-16-03)

Gay Bishop Roils Anglican Unity
Can a global schism be avoided? (8-14-03)

Life and Death in Queer Korea
Part 3: Civil Rights and Wrongs
Taking on Korean law, imagination, and Internet. (6-6-03)

The Iraqniad
Iraq, Iran and the axis of Ira. (5-28-03)

America, My Love
Uncle Sam and a gay immigrant from the land of the Islamic bomb. (5-20-03)

Vatican, Muslim states slam queer human rights
Arm-twisting, procedural shenanigans at UN in Geneva. (4-25-03)

Islamics Attack Rights Resolution
It's "a direct insult" to Muslims. (4-25-03)

Queer Muslims Respond
Challenge "ill-informed campaign." (4-25-03)

How they'll vote in Geneva
Will the queer human rights resolution live or die at the UN? (4-25-03)

Hell, Conquering Hero
Baghdad — or Belfast? (4-03-03)

Video: New York Queers Say No To War
As the US bombed Baghdad on Saturday, March 22,
lgbt New Yorkers came out en masse — against the war.

Life and Death in Queer Korea
Intro: Appetite for Conformity
Isolated South Korea fears and rejects difference. (3-7-03)
Part 1: A Queer Exorcism
How religion and violence shadow lgbt Koreans. (3-7-03)
Part 2: Homo Koreanus
Under the official microscope. (3-20-03)

Millions Marched, Now What?
After last weekend's massive rallies, antiwar demonstrators worldwide are planning their next steps. (2-22-03)

Photos: NYC antiwar protest February 15, 2003
From queer unions to former workers at the World Trade Center. (2-22-03)

Record Antiwar Demos Worldwide
This weekend, between 8 and 12 million people worldwide participated in demonstrations against the planned U.S. war in Iraq. (2-16-03)

Taking to the Streets For Peace in NYC
Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets in an antiwar protest, Saturday, February 15, 2003. The Gully caught it on video. (2-16-03)

Powell's Battle Cry — or Whine?
In his speech to the UN Security Council Colin Powell presented evidence that Iraq violated UN resolution 1441, but did he justify a war? (2-6-03)
Part 1 transcript Powell speech
Part 2 transcript Powell speech

Going It Alone
Most Taiwanese prefer independence or the status quo, over reunification with China. (12-4-02)

India: Kiss the Dinosaur Goodbye
One more colonial dinosaur may get the boot from India later this month if the Supreme Court there overturns the anti-gay Section 377 of the penal code. (11-22-02)

Opposition Isn't Enough
Why antiwar activists need to hold their noses and consider "national security." (11-6-02)

The Invisible Opposition to Bush's War
Can anti-war protesters be effective if they don't get media attention? (10-23-02)

Secrets in Tehran
Mona, a 21-year old student and lesbian, talks about her decision to stay in Tehran. "I don't know why, but despite all the difficulties in Iran, I love it here, more than anywhere else." (9-22-02)

California Dreams
Chris Lymbertos describes how she left Iran at seventeen to study in Greece, but burned her bridges when she became politically active as an out Iranian lesbian in San Francisco. (9-22-02)

Remembering September 11th as a Queer Muslim
Since 9/11, the world has changed. The "war on terrorism" has turned our communities into a battleground. And the Islamic principles of peace, social justice, and tolerance seem distant. (9-12-02)

Coming Out Against the Israeli Occupation: Part 2
The Gully interview with U.S. queer activist Emmaia Gelman continues with a look at suicide bombings and non-violent resistance, Palestinian leadership, the "coming out" quandary, and Palestinian queers. (9-12-02)

Coming Out Against the Israeli Occupation: Part 1
U.S. queer activist Emmaia Gelman talks about her visit to Israel and the West Bank, including the state of Palestinian refugee camps, and the importance of Jewish anti-occupation activism. (9-5-02)

The Next Iraq War: Why Everyone Should Oppose It
Including why this war is an lgbt issue. (9-5-02)

Mortal Danger
From a country that can't shoot down a single plane? (9-1-02)

Slouching Towards Iraq
Despite the enthusiastic dissidents in Berlin, the fate of Afghanistan bodes ill for a U.S.-invaded Iraq. (8-23-02)

Gay Labor Goes Global in Australia
The Gully talks with Ken Davis, Australian gay labor activist and organizer of the upcoming Workers Out! World Conference of LGBT Trade Unionists in Sydney. (8-13-02)

Powder Keg in Iran
Upcoming elections along with U.S. threats to invade neighboring Iraq are puting the pressure on reformers. (7-31-02)

Stanley Kwan: Between Chinas
Hong Kong director, Stanley Kwan, talks about his work, life, and latest film, the gay-themed "Lan Yu." (7-27-02)

In Her Own Image: Transgender Activist Pauline Park
The Gully speaks with transgender activist and Korean adoptee, Pauline Park, about racism, transgender issues, and what's on the drawing board for the transgender movement. (7-2-02)

More Asia 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | Search

Japan's neo-militarists
Counterpunch (US)

The West pushes to reform traditionalist Afghan courts
Christian Science Monitor (US)

Within Islam's embrace, a voice for Malaysia's women
New York Times (registr. req'd)



Fridae - Asia's Gay+Lesbian Network
Asia Times
Far Eastern Economic Review
Australia's The Age
The Taipei Times Online
Washington Post: Asia/Pacific
New York Times: Asia Pacific (registr. req'd.)
The Economist: Asia
Payvand News of Iran

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