Category Archives: Commentary

Podcast seeks help telling stories of LGBTIQ Nigerians

No Strings, the Nigerian LGBTIQ podcast, is seeking support for its efforts to maintain and expand its coverage of the lives of the persecuted sexual minorities of Nigeria. In a fundraising campaign on the Generosity crowdfunding site, No Strings founder … Continue reading

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Debate over Jamaica’s anti-gay law gets personal

This is activist Maurice Tomlinson’s response to an anti-LGBT letter to the Jamaica Gleaner, in particular the section that raised questions about him and his family.  The letter also suggested that seeking public support for repeal of Jamaica’s “buggery law” … Continue reading

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Amnesty plea: Six men free on bail, but in grave danger

Amnesty International is seeking international support for its plea that six Tunisian students be cleared of homosexuality charges. The organization also seeks an investigation into the students’ reports that they were tortured in prison before being released on bail. Amnesty’s … Continue reading

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Call to action for Tunisia — petitions backing LGBT rights

Shams, the Tunisian LGBT rights group, is seeking support from the international community. Two petitions allow you to provide that support. The first petition below is translated here from the French; it can be signed online on the French or Arabic-language … Continue reading

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‘Barbaric’ Anglican schism would not threaten LGBTI progress

Observers and members of the worldwide Anglican Communion, comprising churches that trace their roots back to the Church of England, are watching to see whether the Communion, representing a total of 85 million Christians, will break apart this week over … Continue reading

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New voice endorses U.S. support for LGBTI Africans

Another voice has joined the chorus of critics of the New York Times article of Dec. 20 that claimed “U.S. Support of Gay Rights in Africa May Have Done More Harm Than Good.” “I read the article … with a … Continue reading

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N.Y. Times under continued attack for anti-LGBTI article

The New York Times has not backed off its damaging and inaccurate article of Dec. 20 about the alleged problems of U.S. support of LGBTI rights in Africa, but today it has published two letters to the editor that challenge … Continue reading

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