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+.

Nigerian gay activist: I’m a champion, not a victim (video)

“When my attackers came for me in 2007, they wanted to make me a victim. But I stand tall today…  My name is Bisi Alimi, a Nigerian-born British citizen gay rights activist.  And I am not a victim…. These narratives … Continue reading

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Performers seek your help for LGBT refugees in Kenya

Gay-friendly Ugandan anthropologist and social science researcher Stella Nyanzi describes preparations for the March 28 performance that will raise money to help beleaguered Ugandan LGBTQ asylum seekers in Kenya. Below are photos of the living conditions of some of those … Continue reading

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Swaziland lesbian murdered in latest anti-gay attack

Excerpts from a report in the Thought Leader blog of South Africa’s Mail & Guardian newspaper by Jabu Pereira, director of the South Africa-based human rights group Iranti-org: Anti-gay attacks on the rise in Swaziland Kaylo Glover, a young lesbian … Continue reading

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Final days for supporting Nigerian safe house

With six days to go, the fund drive for the House of Rainbow’s safe house  is 75 percent of the way to its goal to keep open that sanctuary for LGBTI people in  Nigeria, where same-sex love is stigmatized and … Continue reading

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Pressure on Kyrgyzstan to derail Russia-style anti-LGBTI bill

Human rights activists are putting pressure on Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev to reject a proposed anti-“gay propaganda” law during his travels in Europe this week and next. Human Rights Watch urged leaders France, Germany and Switzerland to raise three human rights … Continue reading

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Uganda concert to raise funds for LGBTQ refugees in Kenya

Activists in Uganda are planning a concert on Saturday to raise money for Ugandan LGBTQ asylum seekers in Kenya, several hundred of whom have been suffering since they fled their homeland for protection against anti-gay violence. Earlier this month, LGBTI … Continue reading

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Indonesian activists reject Muslim clerics’ anti-gay fatwa

Criticism greeted a harsh proposal from Indonesia’s top Islamic clerical group, which called for the country to enact a law against same-sex intimacy and to impose the death penalty. The proposal was contained in an edict, or fatwa, from the … Continue reading

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