Category Archives: Americas

22 truly inclusive Jamaican hotels and resorts

Tourism is Jamaica’s major foreign exchange earner and can therefore be leveraged to assist with LGBTI liberation on the island. However, I support positive provocation instead of a boycott (which would hurt the very people that we seek to help) … Continue reading

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LGBTI news 3: Jamaica, Russia, Ukraine

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the third of three posts. The first one reported news from Kazakhstan, Sri … Continue reading

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Help Ugandan filmmaker get to premiere

Press release: qFLIX, a Philadelphia-based LGBT film festival, needs your help in bringing a Ugandan filmmaker across the Atlantic for the [U.S.] premiere of his movie, which documents the persecution of gays in his home country. Kamoga Hassan’s debut feature, … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s major newspaper backs LGBTI rights

Jamaica’s major daily, the Gleaner, today published an editorial supporting the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling and calling on Jamaica to take a similar course. In contrast to the United States, the editorial states, in Jamaica “there is still … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Ugandan archbishop to U.S. church: Get lost!

The progressive Episcopal Church is considering whether to adopt a plan “to build relationships with African Anglican scholars and activists who are working to advance generous understandings of the Bible” that affirm the dignity of LGBTI people. The conservative archbishop … Continue reading

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Buoyed by Supreme Court, will U.S. church help LGBT Africans?

On the same day when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states must recognize same-sex marriages, the progressive U.S.-based Episcopal Church is considering whether to extend its work for justice to LGBT people in Africa. The church’s General Convention, … Continue reading

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U.S. church plans support for LGBT-friendly Africans

A group of Christians in the United States is preparing to chart a new course in relations with their African counterparts. Rather than the type of conservative anti-gay evangelical preaching that in the past has encouraged so much repression and … Continue reading

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