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+.

Tolerance 101: From the mouths of teenagers

Comment posted in this blog about anti-gay repression: Dear Colin Stewart, My name is Dawson Wright. I am 14 and i just don’t get why we argue over such things like this. It should be legal everywhere because it is … Continue reading

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African-American pastors’ Africa tour seeks end to anti-gay bias

  Excerpt from the Equal Eyes recap of worldwide LGBTI-related news: US: Black pastors launch African tour to counteract Rick Warren’s anti-gay movement Spearheaded by The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Bishop Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder and Bishop-Elect Pastor Joseph Tolton, the … Continue reading

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Us vs. them (Egypt): Deport me!

Second of two articles about the challenge of breaking through emotional barriers that people erect between themselves and victims of persecution who act or look unlike them. This article, by activist/commentator Scott Long, focuses on the difficulty keeping relatively affluent … Continue reading

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Ugandan LGBTI solidarity celebration coming May 16

LGBTI and sex worker activists in Uganda are preparing for a celebration of solidarity, with an emphasis on developing self-sufficiency in their community. The local Youth on Rock Foundation is organizing the event in conjunction with the International Day Against … Continue reading

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Ugandan film focuses on fatal effects of anti-gay media

Ugandan film director Hassan Kamoga, also known as Miracle, has created a drama about LGBT people who are killed after newspapers label them publicly as gay, as happened by activist David Kato in 2011. The movie, titled simply “Outed,” was … Continue reading

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Zambian judge acquits 2 men in homosexuality case

Two Zambian men have been acquitted of homosexuality-related charges. In March 2014, Jacob Botha, 36, a teacher, and Jackson Lungu, 22, a casual worker, were arrested and pleaded not guilty of the charges.  Their trial was scheduled to being in … Continue reading

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Praise for Malawi’s new focus on HIV among LGBTI people

Malawi plans to intensify its fight against AIDS in the country’s LGBTI community, winning praise from LGBTI activists for its efforts. The southeast African country  is seeking more than US $388,000 from the Global Fund for Tuberculosis, Malaria and HIV … Continue reading

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