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+.

Uganda strategy joins gay rights to women’s rights, health

Amnesty International is pushing for an end to repression in Uganda through a welcome strategy of including LGBTI rights issues in the context of that overall  human rights violations, abuse of women, and limitations on freedom of assembly and access … Continue reading

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Video seeks relief for harassed LGBT Moroccans

“After a while, I began to accept the person I am, and that I am not abnormal or unnatural as they believe. But then I faced the cruelty of society and the criminalization of homosexuality in the law.”  — Hamza, … Continue reading

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2 LGBTI defendants win their freedom in Uganda

A Ugandan judge has dismissed homosexuality-related charges against two LGBTI defendants who had been forced to appear in court four times since their arrest in January. Each time the case was adjourned after the  prosecution failed to produce any witnesses … Continue reading

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Setback in court challenge to Nigerian anti-gay law

BuzzFeed reports: “A judge with Nigeria’s Federal High Court threw out a challenge to a sweeping anti-LGBT law enacted in January on Wednesday, ruling that the person bringing the case did not have standing to challenge the law. “The case … Continue reading

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Shame: Anti-gay African bishops ignore ‘love thy neighbor’

Commentary by Nigerian activist Davis Mac-Iyalla, currently based in London: As a Nigerian gay man, forced to flee my homeland after standing up for the human rights of LGBTI people there, I followed the “Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the … Continue reading

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Allies, stop sensationalising the plight of African LGBTs

“African LGBTs are not looking for Western saviours,” says Nigerian author and activist Yemisi Ilesanmi.  “We must all stand as equal partners in our quest to rid the world of inequalities. We don’t need sensationalism, we need our allies to … Continue reading

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Egypt: New legal guide for LGBT communities; please share

In response to Egypt’s ongoing crackdown on LGBT people, Egyptian activists and legal experts have drawn up a guide on how LGBT people can reduce their chances of being arrested and how to act if they are arrested. In the … Continue reading

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