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+.

Eyesight saved, battered LGBTI Ugandan thanks supporters

Friends, LGBTI activists and journalists rallied behind a Ugandan trans woman last month, raising enough money to pay for surgery she needed to save her eyesight, which was severely damaged in a transphobic attack two years ago. “I am glad … Continue reading

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New fund aims to help Iranian LGBT community

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has launched a fund aimed at supporting the emerging Iranian LGBT community and addressing LGBT human rights violations in Iran. The goal is to support: Advocacy, research or outreach projects to  … Continue reading

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2 low-risk ways to seek LGBT rights in Africa

Suzanne Nossel, a former U.S. diplomat, proposes two tactics could save the lives of LGBT people in anti-gay countries, especially in Africa, as the battle against homophobia continues there.  She proposes: Listen to local activists Enlist local straight allies Nossel … Continue reading

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Burundi: Harassment, then support for young lesbian

This young woman’s story from Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, comes courtesy of Quebec City-based journalist Ruby Pratka, who publishes the blog Year of No Fear. In Burundi, same-sex intimacy is punishable by up to two years in prison. Dominique’s … Continue reading

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Support LGBTI rights with a year-end gift

Contributions will help us spread the word If you believe in the importance of expanding awareness of the repression of LGBTI people in 76+ countries with anti-gay laws, please support the work of Erasing 76 Crimes and its French-language companion, … Continue reading

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Report: Total of Gambia’s anti-gay arrests reaches 8

A police sweep of suspected LGBT people continued in Gambia, with a total of five men, three women and one teenage boy all in custody, according to the Fatu Radio website, run by Fatu (Fatou) Camara, a journalist and former … Continue reading

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Victory in court for Botswana LGBTI rights group

The LGBTI rights group Legabibo won a crucial legal victory this week at the High Court in Botswana, gaining the right to be legally registered as an independent organization. Coverage of the achievement is here: “LEGABIBO triumphs in Botswana court” … Continue reading

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