Category Archives: Anti-LGBT laws and legislation

India Supreme Court opens a path toward LGBTI rights

BuzzFeed reports: A victory for transgender rights in India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday [April 15] may have rescued the country’s LGBTI movement from the brink of legal disaster. For the past 12 years, the Indian LGBTI rights movement had pinned … Continue reading

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Muslim-ruled Brunei OKs stoning for gay sex

The predominantly Muslim nation of Brunei has adopted a new penal code that calls for death by stoning for sexual crimes, including gay sex, adultery, rape and extramarital sexual relations, and for declaring oneself to be non-Muslim. The United Nations … Continue reading

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Jamaican PM reneges on promised review of sodomy law

In response to a question from the press at the State opening of Parliament on April 3, 2014, the Jamaican Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller, said that there will have to be consultations with constituents before Jamaica’s anti-sodomy law is reviewed. … Continue reading

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How Nigeria’s anti-gay law derailed anti-AIDS effort

Nigeria’s new anti-gay law derailed the country’s effort to curb AIDS among the high-risk population of men who have sex with men, a group with an HIV infection rate of 15 percent HIV — four times that of the general … Continue reading

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Ugandan AIDS clinic hopes to reopen despite anti-gay raid

Officials overseeing the AIDS services clinic in Uganda that was closed after a raid on April 3 raised hopes today that the clinic would reopen and that HIV-positive patients could continue to receive the antiretroviral therapy they depend on. The … Continue reading

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New court challenge to India’s anti-gay law

Pink News reports: Campaigners in India have begun a new challenge against the Supreme Court’s decision to recriminalise homosexuality. The Naz Foundation, an HIV support group, yesterday filed a curative petition challenging last December’s verdict. It argues that the court … Continue reading

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Uganda kids ask: Why do Christians cheer over jail for gays?

How can a parent explain anti-gay hatred to a child? Stella Nyanzi – a Ugandan anthropologist, social science researcher and mother — writes here about her children’s puzzlement over why so many people were celebrating the passage of the country’s … Continue reading

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The rotten roots of Uganda’s anti-gay celebration

LGBT rights activists in Uganda were rattled by the display of widespread anti-gay sentiment and the ill-informed homophobic speech given by President Yoweri Museveni during today’s Parade and Thanksgiving Celebration for the enactment of the country’s harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Act. … Continue reading

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4 steps U.S. is taking to counter Uganda’s anti-gay law

BuzzFeed reports that the United States will take these four measures in response to Uganda’s new Anti-Homosexuality Act: 1. Money will be shifted away from the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda, a group that has publicly come out in support of … Continue reading

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WRONG: Uganda moves slowly on anti-gay law

CORRECTION: The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act was published (“gazetted”) on March 10, which is contrary to what this article reported  on March 22. The newly italicized portions of this article turned out to be incorrect. — Editor, April 2014] Ugandan supporters … Continue reading

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