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  • This Week in LGBT History from Quist — Feb. 5-12

    Feb. 5, 2005 — IRIN Report "Iraq: Male homosexuality still a taboo" Issued

    The Integrated Regional Information Networks, based in Kenya, states that "honor killings" by Iraqis against gay family members are common and given some legal protection. The article also states that the 2001 amendment to the criminal code stipulating the death penalty for homosexuality "has not been changed," despite Paul Bremer's clear order that the criminal code to go back to its 1980s edition.

  • This Week in LGBT History Jan. 22-29 From Quist

    Jan. 22, 1957 — Death of Cabaret Singer Claire Waldoff

    Waldorff had lived openly as a lesbian in Germany her entire life. She lived with her partner, Olga von Roeder, enjoying their time in 1920s Berlin together. Shortly after Claire's death, Olga says "life for me has no content anymore. We were joined by forty years of our being together just so intimately with each other than ever that this gap could be filled in for me. Actually we just lived one for the other. I would be happy if my ashes already could rest with Claire's ashes in peace." They share their final resting place in Stuttgart.

  • This Week in LGBT History, Jan. 29-Feb. 5

    Jan. 29, 2007 — First Gay Couple Registered in Israel

    Following a Supreme Court ruling, Avi and Binyamin Rose register as a couple in Jerusalem.

  • UK Finally Pardons Gay Computer Pioneer

    LONDON -- His code breaking prowess helped the Allies outfox the Nazis, his theories laid the foundation for the computer age, and his work on artificial intelligence still informs the debate over whether machines can think.