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+.

Activists to Indonesian leaders: Stifle anti-LGBT officials

Human Rights Watch is pleading for restraint and tolerance from Indonesian officials in order to protect LGBT citizens of Indonesia from harassment and persecution: Indonesia: Flurry of Anti-Gay Statements by Officials Condemn Bias; Pledge to Protect LGBT Groups Indonesia’s government … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Commentary, Harassment / murders, International pressure for LGBT rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In Malawi, the glass is half full (experimental version)

Compassionate, progressive thinking is bubbling up even in the world’s  conservative, homophobic societies. One example: Malawi in southern Africa, as evidenced in this experimental version of the article “Malawi: Judge seeks renewed gay arrests; gay man attacked.” The most prominent news … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Africa (Sub Saharan), Anti-LGBT laws and legislation, Faith and religion, International pressure for LGBT rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Malawi: Judge seeks renewed gay arrests; gay man attacked

A gang in central Malawi and a judge in northern Malawi have raised the stakes in that country’s debates over whether to persecute LGBTI citizens or to recognize their human rights. In Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, on Feb. 8, “a group … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Africa (Sub Saharan), Anti-LGBT laws and legislation, Harassment / murders, Trials / punishments | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Plea to to Pope: Restrain Cameroon’s gay-bashing Catholics

In Cameroon, a recent resurgence of anti-LGBTI rhetoric from the Catholic Church has come in for criticism from the Douala-based advocacy group Alternatives-Cameroon, which fights Aids and supports human rights for sexual minorities.  In this press release, Alternatives-Cameroon asks Pope Francis … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Africa (Sub Saharan), Faith and religion | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Europe’s parliament cites human rights abuses in Crimea

The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights reports: European Parliament gravely concerned over situation LGBTI people in Crimea Tuesday, 9 February 2016 Last Thursday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in Crimea and the severe … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Harassment / murders, International pressure for LGBT rights | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Death of a Ugandan refugee; advice for those he left behind

The LGBT-friendly Sebaspace blog has tough advice for LGBT Ugandan refugees in Kenya, inspired by the sad recent death of refugee John Paul Mulumbi. The blog states: “Life’s tough … for the Ugandans who’re claiming LGBT asylum in Kenya and, … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Africa (Sub Saharan), Deportation / asylum, HIV / AIDS, International pressure for LGBT rights | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Akwaaba! (Welcome!), says Ghana — but not if you’re gay

By Yaw Amanfoh “Wecome!! Akwaaba!!” says the sign at Accra International Airport. In the photo, taken in 2010, the mixed message is framed by a traditional kente print. It starts off with a warm welcome, then quickly reverts to the … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Africa (Sub Saharan), International pressure for LGBT rights | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments