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The first lesbian space in Argentina, Buenos
Aires’ Casa de las Lunas (House of Moons),
recently opened its doors to all women, according
to a press release.
The center’s projects include counseling, study
groups, art workshops and exhibitions, a library,
and language classes.
Write Las Lunas y Las Otras, Maza 1490,
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Britain’s ban on gay men and lesbians in the
military was upheld by a two-judge panel of the
nation’s High Court on June 7.
Lord Justice Simon Brown and Justice Rich
ard Curtis said the ban does not violate British or
European law and, furthermore, should be re
examined by Parliament, not the courts.
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Lawyers for the plaintiffs, three gay men and
a lesbian who were kicked out of the military
because of their sexuality, said they will appeal to
European courts. The case is the first legal chal
lenge to the ban under which 250 people have
been sacked since 1990.
Defense officials claim lesbians and gay men
undermine morale and efficiency, cause security
problems, complicate communal living, and make
it difficult to “protect” recruits who are under age
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Ghana’s Afro Lesbian and Gay Club now has
200 members, half of whom are women, reports
the International Lesbian and Gay Association.
The group, known officially as the Progres
sive Youth Association, works for abolition of
laws against same-gender sex and the release of
persons imprisoned for homosexuality, supports
isolated gay men and lesbians, distributes AIDS
information, and offers visitors hospitality and
information on gay life in West Africa.
The group is seeking donations of AIDS lit
erature and assistance to open an office, publish a
newspaper and attend international conferences.
For more inform ation, e-m ail ILGA at
It costs $1,950 to be listed in the company’s
database for one year.
The country’s first dating agency for HIV
positive people, PV, opened June 6, reported the
Reuter news service.
Founder Stefan Wehner explained, “Healthy
people want nothing to do with HIV-positive
people, and that makes the search for a partner
Gay men have organized in the former Soviet
republic of Moldova.
The 20 members of the group HOPE, most of
whom are students, educate about gay life and
AIDS and operate a contact service.
They are campaigning for abolition of Article
106 of the Penal Code, which bans sex between
men. Several other former Soviet republics, in
cluding Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and
Ukraine, have decriminalized male-male sex.
The group offers visitors hospitality and infor
mation on the local gay scene, and is seeking
donations to buy a typewriter.
For more information, e-mail the International
Lesbian and Gay Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slovenia’s leading gay and lesbian organiza
tions are staging an international conference Aug.
23-27 in Ljubljana.
The program will feature workshops, lectures
and panels on registered partnership, education,
AIDS, discrimination and intolerance, said a
spokesman. The conference will be conducted in
For more information, access the Internet
World Wide W eb’s Slovene Queer Resources
Directory at http://www.kud-fp.si/~zoran/QRD.
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As part of J u s t O l l t ’s commitment to
reflect the needs of its readers, we are
conducting a reader’s survey to And
out what you think.
Responses received in the mail will be
combined with those gathered at this
year’s Lesbian and Gay Pride. The results
will be printed in a September issue.
Take a moment to fill out the survey on
page 34 and mail or fax it to us by July 31.
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