Frugal Travel

Traveling Cheap and Light Around the Globe: a Guide for Gay and Gay-friendly Adventurers In the beginning, my first trip to England was intended to study Shakespeare in Stratford on Avon, England, I flew an Icelandair prop-jet via Reykjavik (where the plane had to be repaired and we got a free tour during the layover); then on to London with

Reform Judaism backs gay marriage

The Movement for Reform Judaism has officially backed gay marriages in a week in which church leaders have renewed their opposition to marriage equality for gays. The Reform Movement said such a move “can only strengthen society and the institution of marriage”. The Movement joined Liberal Judaism, Unitarians and Quakers in officially supporting equal marriage

Gay and Lesbian Travel Books

Gay travel books are a genre in themselves with many published volumes in the past ten years. But books by gay authors on the road have been written for several generations, indeed for centuries. Listed here are just a few of these books. More will be added sooner or later. (Send us your suggestions) See

Gay Travel Writers

Gay travel writers are now members of a full-blown profession in its own  right with many distinguished  authors contributing to  both gay and non-gay media around the world. Listed here are the travel writers I know or know about. More will be added as they become known to GlobalGayz, or readers may submit names to

LGBT Tours

LGBT travel is now a worldwide enterprise. Major companies such as cruise ship companies and airlines now advertise to our niche market. There are annual gay travel expos and there are many specialized LGBT travel agents that organize theme travel, adventure tours, gay family trips as well as customized travel to exotic destinations. Listed here

Sexuality and Law

International human rights law today stands on the United Nations Charter of 1945, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, the European Convention on Human Rights of 1950, and two UN 1966 treaties: the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. These initiatives have

Religion and Homosexuality

The intersection of religion and homosexuality is a complex issue indeed. There are homosexuals in every culture and religion in the world. Unfortunately, our common humanity is divided up by dogma,  scripture and institutions of organized faith that reject sexual varieties and endorse discrimination and persecution against gay people. Listed here are numerous reports and commentaries from

Hinduism and Homosexuality

Hinduism and Homosexuality: Essays 1 Being gay and Hindu may win Pakistani DJ asylum in USA 6/03 2 Gay Sikhs: ‘You’re not alone’ 4/08 3 Asian countries urged to address HIV and AIDS in MSM 4/09 4 Vaishnavism and homosexuality 4/09 June 22, 2003 – San Francisco Chronicle 1 Being gay and Hindu may win Pakistani DJ asylum in the

Judaism and Homosexuality

Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition Also see:  Gay Israel story Gay Israel News and Reports 2000-02 Gay Israel News and Reports 2003-04 Judaism and Homosexuality 1 A second look on homosexuality 2/04 2 New books: ‘Wrestling With God & Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition’ and ‘Queer Theory and the Jewish Question: between queer and Jewish identities’ 5/04

Christianity and Homosexuality

1 Outing the Bible: The new queer theologians don’t need your approval 2/04 2 Homophobia turns young people off Christianity 10/07 3 It’s the gays’ fault 4/10 4 Prospective Catholic Priests Face Sexuality Hurdles 5/10 4a Challenging the Religious Fundamentalism Behind Anti-Homo Bill of 2009 3/11 5 Survey: Most US Catholics support gay rights 3/11 6 Gay bishop: Bible silent on gays

Buddhism and Homosexuality

1 Homosexuality and Theravada Buddhism 2003 2 Will gay marriage be allowed by Buddhists in Thailand? 7/05 3 Homosexuality, Buddhism and Sri Lankan Society 8/07 1 Homosexuality and Theravada Buddhism 2003 by A. L. De Silva Buddhism teaches to, and expects from, its followers a certain level of ethical behaviour. The minimum that is required of the lay Buddhist

Gay Immigration and Asylum Information

Many countries are hostile to homosexuality. Countless gay people live under governments and religions that demonize and criminalize same-sex behavior. It comes as no surprise that many les-bi-gay people attempt, fail or succeed to live in other countries hoping to escape danger and persecution. Immigration to a safe country can be a matter of life

Islam and Homosexuality 2008-09

1 Gay Africans and Arabs come out online 2/08 2 A Jihad for Love: Can your faith really kill you? 3/08 3 Gay Arabs Party Here, Risk Death Back Home 6/08 4 Book on LGBT life in Muslim cultures published 8/08 5 HIV/AIDS and Its Effects on Society Cont. 5 9/08 6 Outcast heroes 11/08

Islam and Homosexuality 2006-07

1 Islamic Feminism Revisited 2/06 2 UK Gay Muslim Activist Adnan Ali is Interviewed 3/06 3 New book gives voice to gay Arabs: ‘Unspeakable Love 4/06 4 Four-Day Conference to Highlight South Asian Gay Issues 6/06 5 Marriage for Gay Muslims? 6/06 6 Queer Muslims find peace 6/06 7 Homosexual and ‘passionate about Islam’ 7/06 7a Middle East dispatch Coming out in Arabic 10/06

Islam and Homosexuality 2003-05

1 The True Clash of Civilizations-Sex 4/03 2 Summer lovin’ – Arab Gays, Lesbians coming out of the closet? 8/03 3 Gay Muslims Work Toward a New Islam 8/03 4 Arabian Nightsweats (essay) 6/03 5 A Muslim calls for reform – and she’s a lesbian 1/04 6 Woman Fights for Equality in West Virginia (USA) Mosque 1/04 7 How a Muslim woman

Islam and Homosexuality 1998-2002

1 Power and Sexuality in the Middle East (Academic essay, 1998) 2 Gay Muslims in the Post-Attack World 10/01 3 Male Homosexuality in the Arab World 7/98 4 Gay Life and Death in the Arab World 2/02 5 Pakistani-American Gay Muslim Activist Works to Build Ties 11/01 6 Islamic Studies on Homosexuality (1998) 7 Gay Muslims Face a Growing Challenge 1/02 8 To