Category Archives: Americas

Video: Malaysian prison turned her into a trans activist

“They asked me to strip naked in front of everyone. They made fun of me, because my body doesn’t conform to what men and women are supposed to be.”  – Nisha Ayub of Malaysia, describing her three months in prison … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Anglicans blast archbishop for friendly chats in U.S.

The idea that anti-gay African Christians could be friends with gay-affirming church leaders in the United States is “offensive,” “unbiblical,” and “a tremendous obstacle,” according to hard-line anti-gay Anglican leaders in Africa. In a letter to Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi of … Continue reading

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Activists want Gambia’s president banned from USA

A coalition of fourteen organisations joined forces to write to President Obama last week requesting the United States hold “President Yahya Jammeh and his associates accountable for their deplorable human rights record,” particularly with regard to LGBT people in the … Continue reading

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Anti-AIDS leader loses job for supporting anti-gay laws

In Jamaica, Prof. Brendan Bain has finally lost his job running the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Training Network (CHART), where he lost the confidence of most anti-AIDS activists when they learned that he supports laws against homosexual activity. The University of the … Continue reading

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Queen honors LGBTI leader seeking change in Barbados

 The Daily Nation / NationNews.com of Barbados reports: The head of B-GLAD (Barbados Gays and Lesbians Against Discrimination) Donnya Piggott, has been given a prestigious honour by Queen Elizabeth ll. She was this evening [Jan. 12] named as one of … Continue reading

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Jamaican court to hear Bain case on HIV, anti-gay laws

The case for wrongful dismissal filed by Prof. Brendan Bain against the University of the West Indies (UWI) will be heard tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 12. The UWI fired Bain as the head of a US-funded anti-HIV programme after Bain, a … Continue reading

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Jamaica: LGBT youths can’t even call a gully their home

Jamaican activists who balk at the idea of forcing LGBT youths to live on the streets are trying to find a feasible alternative now that police have ousted dozens of youths from Shoemaker Gully, a drainage channel in New Kingston. … Continue reading

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