Helem, the first organization in the Arab world to set up a gay and lesbian community center and a champion of LGBT rights in Lebanon will receive this award on Match 30, 2009 in New York.
This will help the struggles for LGBT rights in the middle east. See more info at:
A Celebration of Courage: Helem Wins 2009 Felipa de Souza Award
A Celebration of Courage 2009: Online Invitation
The people of Karnataka are fedup with the existing political parties in Karnataka. In the past 3 years BJP, JDS and Congress have proved to be corrupt, undemocratic, oppurtunistic and anti-people.
This is the time to build a new political party and new political culture based on the values of democracy, transparancy, ethics and social justice. A party that is committed to peace, pleasure, comfort and hope