Author Archives: Colin Stewart

About Colin Stewart

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

Campaign targets anti-gay law; Morocco jails three

Agence France-Presse reports: Three Moroccan men accused of homosexuality have been sentenced to three years in jail each by a court in northeastern Morocco, a rights group said on Monday. Homosexuality and sexual relations outside marriage are forbidden in the … Continue reading

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Campaign raises funds for ISIS refugees in Lebanon

The online advocacy organization All Out is raising money to provide safe accommodations in Lebanon for LGBT refugees who have escaped from territory controlled by ISIS in Iraq and Syria. “Sleeping on the streets in Lebanon when you’re gay or … Continue reading

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Recount: 75 (or 79) nations where homosexuality is illegal

The number of countries with anti-homosexuality laws is currently 75, according to the latest tally from ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. That’s down one from earlier this month, when the African nation of Chad was … Continue reading

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Nigerian podcast, website join fight against homophobia

More than a year after Nigeria’s harsh anti-gay law took effect, two new voices have emerged to speak on behalf of LGBTI Nigerians, while also informing them and others about the impacts of the nation’s anti-gay repression. The “No Strings” … Continue reading

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Nigeria: No court challenge vs. alleged police misconduct

Twenty-one young Nigerian men are trying to put their lives back on course after they were arrested by police who allegedly mistook an all-male birthday party for an initiation ceremony for “a secret gay cult.” In a raid, police in … Continue reading

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Kenya moves to appeal courtroom win by LGBTI group

As expected, the government of Kenya has filed notice that it plans to appeal a High Court ruling of April 24 that would open the way to official recognition of LGBTI organizations. The government has refused to register such organizations … Continue reading

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LGBT envoy heads to Jamaica amid plans for Pride

The Dallas Voice reports: Randy Berry, special envoy for the human rights of LGBT persons, and USAID Senior LGBT Coordinator Todd Larson leave for Jamaica tomorrow (Thursday, May 21), to discuss the rights of LGBT people and other marginalized groups … Continue reading

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