Category Archives: Anti-LGBT laws and legislation

Pressure on Kyrgyzstan to derail Russia-style anti-LGBTI bill

Human rights activists are putting pressure on Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev to reject a proposed anti-“gay propaganda” law during his travels in Europe this week and next. Human Rights Watch urged leaders France, Germany and Switzerland to raise three human rights … Continue reading

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Hearings conclude over homosexual travel ban in Caribbean

LGBTI rights activist Maurice Tomlinson provides this report on the final day of hearings at the Caribbean Court of Justice in connection with his case challenging the ban against gays entering Belize and Trinidad & Tobago. Wednesday, March 18, was … Continue reading

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Indonesian activists reject Muslim clerics’ anti-gay fatwa

Criticism greeted a harsh proposal from Indonesia’s top Islamic clerical group, which called for the country to enact a law against same-sex intimacy and to impose the death penalty. The proposal was contained in an edict, or fatwa, from the … Continue reading

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Nigerian challenger: Vote for me; I too oppose gay marriage

Anti-gay politics continued this week in Nigeria, as the presidential campaign of Muhammadu Buhari denied his opponent’s accusation that Buhari struck a deal with Western nations to repeal Nigeria’s new anti-gay law in exchange for supporting his campaign to unseat President … Continue reading

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Hearings begin over LGBT rights to travel in Caribbean

LGBTI rights activist Maurice Tomlinson provides this report on the first day of hearings at the Caribbean Court of Justice in connection with his case challenging the ban against gays entering Belize and Trinidad & Tobago.   The case started … Continue reading

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‘My selfish reasons for fighting Jamaican homophobia’

LGBTI rights activist Maurice Tomlinson is back in Jamaica this week, preparing for a hearing at the Caribbean Court of Justice in connection with his case challenging the ban against gays entering Belize and Trinidad & Tobago. That case is … Continue reading

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Nigerian leader: Vote for me if you oppose gay rights

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has injected the issue of gay rights into his campaign to win the presidential election scheduled for March 28. Femi Fani-Kayode, Jonathan’s spokesman at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) campaign, today accused challenger Muhammadu Buhari of … Continue reading

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