Category Archives: Anti-LGBT laws and legislation

Iran campaign seeks end to coerced LGBT sex changes

Iranian activists are making a new push for recognition of the human rights of LGBT people in Iran, in particular for an end to the nation’s coercive advocacy of sex-change surgery for LGBT people. Shadi Amin, coordinator of the Iranian … Continue reading

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In Ugandan court, ‘tomorrow is the big day’

Judges in the Ugandan Constitutional Court have scheduled a key ruling for tomorrow in the challenge to the legitimacy of the country’s harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Act. Yesterday the signs had seemed to point to a ruling today, as noted in … Continue reading

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Ugandan court might overturn anti-gay law tomorrow

Ugandan opponents of the harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Act are hoping for an immediate victory tomorrow in their Constitutional Court challenge to the legitimacy of the law. The court is expected to rule tomorrow on whether parliament acted  unlawfully last December … Continue reading

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World health agency: Fight AIDS by repealing anti-gay laws

In an understated report, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared this month that nations should work to stop the spread of AIDS by removing obstacles to HIV prevention efforts that are caused by laws against homosexual activity, transgender status, sex … Continue reading

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It’s official: No more Malawi arrests under anti-gay laws

Malawi has stopped arresting people for same-sex intimacy pending a review of the country’s anti-gay laws, Malawi’s justice minister told the U.N. Human Rights Committee last week. The latest moratorium is related to last fall’s move by the country’s High … Continue reading

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Dominica leader: No enforcement of anti-gay law

Dominica does not enforce its law against homosexual activity, at least in private homes, and has no plans to do so, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says. In a recent statement to the Caribbean Media Corporation, the Dominica leader denied reports … Continue reading

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Probe of 5 alleged arrests as Uganda denies anti-gay bias

A team of human rights lawyers is heading to the Pader district in northern Uganda to investigate a report of five suspected homosexuals arrested there. The lawyers are from the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum – Uganda (HRAPF), which … Continue reading

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‘Umbrellas of Love’ for Commonwealth’s LGBT outcasts

For the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, artist/activist Vince Laws is preparing an artistic protest against anti-gay laws in 41 out of the 53 countries in the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth represents countries that formerly were part of the British … Continue reading

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With Nigeria’s anti-gay law, HIV care drops 10%-70%

The extent of the devastation that Nigeria’s anti-gay law is wreaking on Nigerian anti-AIDS efforts is coming into view. Among Nigerian men who have sex with men, the number of people reached for HIV prevention has dropped drastically since the … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan on the verge of adopting harsh anti-gay law

Kyrgyzstan is on the verge of aligning itself more closely with Russia by making it a crime to say anything positive about homosexuality, as well as  by strengthening economic ties. The anti-gay Kyrgyz bill, approved last week by the Parliament’s … Continue reading

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