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Research Study: Harms done to the Gay Community on the Internet

dotgay LLC has commissioned a study for evidence of specific information on how members of Gay Community have been harmed via the Internet.

As part of this research, dotgay-community.org is looking for documented and quotable examples of harm.  Some of the possible forms this harm include but are not limited to:

  • Public outing via the Internet: including broadcast email, social media or on the web
  • Official or unofficial hate speech in broadcast email, social media or on the web
  • Problems with registration or use of a domain name related to the gay community
  • Wanting to register a gay  or LGBTQIA+ domain name, but finding that it is controlled by others either for:
    • Deprecating commentary about the Gay Community
    • Sale at an exorbitant price
  • Attacks on people or property based on information found on the Internet containing the private information of domain name registrants.

Any pointers to quotable demonstrable instances would be appreciated.

dotgay LLC will follow-up with any research before including in a published report.

Information can be left in comment below or sent to research@dotgay-community.info

Archbishop of Canterbury

Though he did endorse gay marriage in the House of Lords, he said the following in support of same-sex relationships.

It is clearly essential that stable and faithful same-sex relationships should, where those involved want it, be recognised and supported with as much dignity and the same legal effect as marriage. Although the majority of Bishops who voted during the whole passage of the Civil Partnership Act through your Lordships’ House were in favour of civil partnerships a few years ago, it is also absolutely true that the church has often not served the LGBT communities in the way it should. I express my sadness and sorrow for that considerable failure. There have been notable exceptions, such as my predecessor, the late Archbishop Ramsey, who vigorously supported decriminalisation in the 1960s. It is also necessary to express, as has been done already, total rejection of homophobic language, which is wrong and, more than that, sickening.

Entire Debate found here.  The Archbishop’s comments can be found at  3 Jun 2013 : Column 953

Call for Applications to Participate in the First African School on Internet Governance in Durban South Africa, July 2013

JOHANNESBURG (APCNews) – The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency–e-Africa Programme are pleased to announce the call for applications for the first African School on Internet Governance to be held in Durban, South Africa, from 10-12 July 2013.