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LGBTI World Conference - Mexico City
I'm writing from the 
ILGA World Conference
in Mexico City. Meeting LGBTI leaders from Bangkok to Nairobi to Managua will make this weekly brief even more global!
David Mixner & Jorge Valencia
Career activist David Mixner partnered with the Point Foundation Tuesday to hold a night of humor and storytelling for LGBT students! "Oh Hell No" will hopefully make it online so we can share his experiences. Read the full story - and pictures with major LGBT leaders in attendance in Towleroad.
More than a Halloween Costume
Scaring people with an "Ebola" costume this Halloween? Maybe you should - as long as you give to this cause helping to provide doctors much needed assistance in fighting the disease. If you're dressing up like that - you better donate at least what you spend!

World News.

Not a great week for anal sex: Malaysia charged it's deputy Prime Minister with sodomy while in Singapore the country's highest court upheld their own anti-anal law. And beware of hidden cameras in India; one woman caught her fiancé with a guy & he's now in jail.

However, in Uganda - where violations sodomy laws have never gone to trail - courts dismissed another case against a prominent LGBT activist. Check out this great review of LGBT issues across Africa so far this year.


US voters - get ready for Election day next week - and check out the Advocate's spooky list of anti-gay politicians to oppose!

More trouble in Russia - where police seem to have protected (if detained) LGBT activists attacked by a mob. Also Kazakhstan fined an ad company hundreds of thousands for a poster depicting a kiss between famous male artists.

On the pro-homo side, Latvia banned a Russian actor from entering the country after he called for gays to be burned alive

Amnesty International is calling on the EU to do more to combat violence against  LGBT people - it may have something to do with Italy taking over the EU Presidency (where 54% of LGBT people face discrimination - and only 8% are out!).

In Macedonia, an anti-gay mob attacked the opening of an LGBT center in Skopje.

Traveling to the UK? Be on the look-out for a rogue "monk" intimidating LGBT leaders in many different communities.

Travel.

I've got a similar cruising story like this during my layover in Dubai - the place is crawling with gays! It's definitely worth a layover, at least.

Headed down to Florida's premier gay destination this winter? Bookmark this great review and list of must-dos in Ft. Lauderdale.

Swim with sharks and sleep with lions! If you need some extreme adventures, South Africa has it all!


Read - and check out drag pics - from gay Mongolia as the Nomadic Boys expose the only gay bar in Ulan Bator - (as the UN uncovered, it's tough to be gay here).

If I didn't convince you to go to Taipei - these Pride photos from last weekend should do the trick.

Considering Belgrade in your travel plans? See how violence from previous years turned into nearly peaceful protests in this difficult-to-watch Vice News documentary on the young and gay (& anti-gay) in Serbia.

Events.

DC. Looking to meet gay travelers? Tuesday evening the LGBT State Department and Peace Corps groups hold a joint happy hour.

Upcoming. Chicago. Help supporting one of the critical pieces of gay advocacy work - storytelling - as non-profit I'm From Driftwood holds it's annual Chicago event!

Upcoming. NYC. Stick around the weekend before Thanksgiving and support Global Equality! Early-bird tickets for www.IGLHRC.org's annual Activate Abroad event are only $50 for Friday, Nov 21 at the Griffin - 2 hours of open bar!
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