Category Archives: Anti-LGBT laws and legislation

15 were arrested in anti-gay Gambia; all are now free

Everyone who was arrested in last year’s anti-gay crackdown in the Gambia has now been released, according to former Gambian official Fatou Camara. The final three men to be released were acquitted last week of “aggravated homosexuality” after eight months … Continue reading

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Nations push Guyana to repeal anti-LGBTI laws

Repression of LGBTI people in Guyana has come under fire from abroad as part of the past year’s United Nations review of countries’ human rights records. Among countries with anti-gay laws, the past year’s reviews also focused on Grenada, Guinea, … Continue reading

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All mouth, no muscle — anti-gay party in Kenya

For a political party so weak that it has no members in parliament, Kenya’s Republican Liberty Party has an amazing knack for grabbing the attention of the media. The most recent example: The supposed plans for a 5,000-person nude protest … Continue reading

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Human rights official blasts anti-LGBTI bias in Indonesia

From Indonesia’s Jakarta Post: The chairman of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) Hafid Abbas has called for an end to discrimination and stigma against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, urging the government to issue … Continue reading

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Obama: one of many opposed to Kenya’s anti-gay policies

Repression of LGBTI people in Kenya and Guinea has come under fire from abroad as part of the past year’s United Nations review of countries’ human rights records. U.S. President Barack Obama, currently visiting the East African nation of Kenya, … Continue reading

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4 news briefs: Anti-gay laws undercutting AIDS efforts

In each of these four news items, the point is the same — countries’ anti-gay laws create problems for AIDS fighters. Each item was excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news: Speaking to … Continue reading

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U.N. members to Grenada: Repeal anti-gay law

Discrimination against LGBTI people in Grenada came under fire from abroad as part of the past year’s United Nations review of countries’ human rights records. The past year’s reviews focused on dozens of countries as part of the U.N.’s Universal … Continue reading

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