Monthly Archives: February 2013

Zimbabwe activists are back in business

The battle continues to assure basic human rights for LGBT people in Zimbabwe despite government harassment. The group Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) reopened its Harare office last month.  The GALZ office had been closed after a police raid … Continue reading

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‘Kill the Gays’ bill is harming LGBTs in Uganda already

Thrown out of work. Rejected by his family. Evicted from his village. Excommunicated. That’s what life is like for a gay young man in Uganda, as explained in a letter from Alan (not his real name). He sent the letter … Continue reading

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Uganda activists still busy, though fearful

Human rights and anti-AIDS activists in Uganda are busy doing good work, even though the Ugandan parliament seems poised to pass a bill that would put them in even greater danger because they defend the rights and health of sexual … Continue reading

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New book shows human face of gay rights, anti-gay laws

In a new book, the writers of this blog portray in vividly human terms the toll of 76-plus countries’ anti-gay laws. The book, “From Wrongs to Gay Rights,” is currently available in exchange for a $25 donation to the St. … Continue reading

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Actor in Uganda jail after role in gay-themed play

Part-time British actor Keith Prosser, who appeared in a gay-themed play last year in Uganda, has been arrested there and jailed in preparation for deportation, the London-based Independent reported. The play, “The River and the Mountain,” was produced by British entrepreneur … Continue reading

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Catholic lawyers push Cameroon to keep anti-gay law

A group of Roman Catholic lawyers in Cameroon gathered last weekend to call for continued enforcement of the country’s law against homosexual acts, which can be punished by prison sentences of up to five years. Africa Review reported: The Association … Continue reading

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‘Kill the Gays’ bill looms anew in Uganda

The “Kill the Gays” bill  popped back up to No. 2 on the list of Business to Follow after action on the parliamentary agenda of Feb. 26  is completed. [The next day, Feb. 27, the bill appeared at No. 3 … Continue reading

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