Author Archives: Colin Stewart

About Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart, a 40-year journalism veteran, is publisher and an editor of the "Erasing 76 Crimes" and "76 Crimes en français" blogs. More profile information on Google+. Colin Stewart, un vétéran du journalisme de 40 ans, est éditeur et rédacteur en chef des blogs "Erasing 76 Crimes" et "76Crimes en français." Plus d'informations de profil sur Google+.

Malaysia: Back to square one for trans women

Back to square one for transgenders as Federal Court overturns landmark ruling on Shariah law That was how the Malay Mail Online summed up today’s court reversal for trans women. As the New Straits Times reported: PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court … Continue reading

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U.S. Methodist pastor seeks African allies vs. anti-LGBTI bias

In an open letter to Christians belonging to the United Methodist Church in Africa, the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell pleads for a vote to end church-authorized discrimination against LGBTI people. Caldwell is an African-American former civil rights activist with the … Continue reading

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New U.S. organization aims to boost LGBTI rights abroad

United States-based Alturi, a non-profit organization devoted to helping  LGBTI communities worldwide, launched publicly Sept. 30. Supporters at the launch included  U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, and U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), who … Continue reading

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HIV in Ghana: Progress toward protecting vulnerable gays

Human rights abuses complicate fight against HIV/Aids GhanaWeb and reported on Oct. 3 and 4: The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has asked policy makers to formulate policies to end human rights abuses against gays, commercial sex workers … Continue reading

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Terminology traps: LGBTI, LGBT, or perhaps just LGB?

In its latest report on violence against sexual minorities in Kenya, Human Rights Watch tackles the terminology troubles that come with the territory when trying to write respectfully, accurately and inclusively about people and groups that use a variety of … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Federal court reviewing 2014 pro-trans ruling

The Federal Court in Putrajaya, Malaysia, is scheduled to announce a preliminary decision Oct. 8 in a case involving a state-level sharia law (Syariah law) that makes cross-dressing a crime for Muslim men. An appellate court ruled in 2014 that … Continue reading

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Indonesia: Detention, ‘rehab’ for 2 women who hugged

The Associated Press reported on Oct. 3: 2 suspected Indonesian lesbians to undergo ‘rehabilitation’ BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — Two suspected lesbians detained earlier this week by Islamic Shariah police in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province will undergo what an official described … Continue reading

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