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Seyward Darby

Human Rights

Kosovars Recover From a Wave of Anti-LGBT Violence; Now What?

by Seyward Darby ● 10:47 AM December 25, 2012
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Kosovo 2.0 and LGBT groups in Kosovo are recovering from a wave of violence in the past week, but have the attacks caused people to become even more closeted? What is next?

News

Anti-LGBT Violence Escalates in Prishtina; Kosovo Officials Condemns Attacks

by Seyward Darby ● 3:25 PM December 17, 2012
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On the heels of an interrupted  Kosovo 2.0 magazine launch on Friday night, violence escalated, culminating in attacks on Libertas, a LGBT NGO’s offices and staff members  On Sunday night in the country’s capital city, Prishtina, a group of about seven men attacked members of Kosovo’s LGBT community.  The attack occurred at the office of [...]

Analysis

25 Years Later, International AIDS Conference Returns To U.S. After Lift Of HIV Travel Ban

by Seyward Darby ● 3:16 PM July 14, 2012
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In 1990, thousands from around the world came to the US for the Sixth International AIDS Conference. After President Obama lifted an HIV travel ban, the conference returns.

Analysis

Belgrade LGBT Activists Plan Pride, While History of Violence Looms Large

by Seyward Darby ● 12:25 PM June 30, 2012
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Belgrade Pride has a history replete with violence and disruption and yet, planning proceeds while a newly elected right-wing government struggles to form a majority in parliament   On June 27, members of the LGBT community in Belgrade gathered to commemorate International Pride Day. They carried banners and balloons in the street and publicized the [...]

International

Stop The Violence – LGBT Rights Are Human Rights: An Historic US Sponsored Conference

by Seyward Darby ● 3:38 PM June 18, 2012
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LGBT activists from countries in and around southeastern Europe gathered the first LGBT rights conference ever sponsored by the US government in a foreign country.