Here are our top gay and Vancouver news picks from January 11th to 18th. A short one this week, but sometimes that's not a bad thing.
Vancouver Gay News
- Vancouver equality activists plan West End vigil in support of LGBT rights in Uganda
- This week in (gay) Vancouver: Sketch comedy, music to help beat the winter blues and a Russian tale of romance, intrigue and unrequited love are all part of what we’re most looking forward to this week in (gay) Vancouver.
Gay World News
- LGBT tolerance growing in Jamaica, push to repeal of anti-gay law: A 25-year-old, who is gay and uses a pseudonym to protect himself and his family, grew up in Kingston and recalls how he was repeatedly harassed over his sexuality before moving to the United States in 2012.
- Why Do So Many Gay People Smoke?: It’s dismaying but not surprising to learn from a new study that a startling 33 percent of LGBTQ people smoke—a rate 68 percent higher than the general U.S. population.
- New anti-gay law resulting in torture, arrests, activists say: First the police targeted the gay men, then tortured them into naming dozens of others who now are being hunted down, human rights activists said Tuesday, warning that such persecution will rise under a new Nigerian law.