Category Archives: Anti-LGBT laws and legislation

Barbados protests seek repeal of harsh buggery law

On Wednesday, Aug. 19,  at 11:45 a.m., a small protest was staged outside the Parliament Buildings in Bridgetown, Barbados. Organised by local trans* activist Alexa Hoffmann, the demonstration was dubbed a “Flash Stand for Equality and Inclusion.” It lasted for … Continue reading

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Senegal: No ‘anti-homosexuality’ law? Jail for 7 for gay sex

Seven men have been sentenced to six months in prison in Senegal after being convicted of homosexual activity in a private apartment. In discussions with the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2013, the Senegal delegation claimed that no one is … Continue reading

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How Jamaica’s Charter of Rights aids blackmailers

Activist lawyer Maurice Tomlinson tells how Jamaican law lays the groundwork for blackmail schemes such as the one that entrapped popular Jamaican actor Oliver Samuels. Jamaica’s Charter of Rights is also a blackmailer’s charter Jamaica’s 2011 Charter of Fundamental Rights … Continue reading

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LGBTI news worldwide: From hope to troubles

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. Glimmers of hope In Russia, Dmitry Kiselyov, the head of state-controlled media, unexpectedly came out in favor of same-sex … Continue reading

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10 nations where the penalty for gay sex is death

Ten nations with large Muslim populations have laws providing for the death penalty for same-sex activity. How many actually impose the death sentence is a difficult question. According to the 2015 State-Sponsored Homophobia report from ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, … Continue reading

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Many help pro-LGBTI Gambian avoid anti-LGBTI homeland

Alagie Jammeh, the newly LGBTI-friendly nephew of anti-LGBTI Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh, has raised $13,505 from more than 300 people in his effort to remain in the United States as a college student instead of returning to the Gambia. There … Continue reading

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Focus on anti-LGBTI stance of Kuwait, Kiribati

During the past year, Kuwait and tiny Kiribati were urged to improve their treatment of LGBTI citizens. That advice came when each of those countries’ human rights records came in for review by other United Nations members. Such reviews focus … Continue reading

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