Category Archives: Commentary

For LGBTIs, Nigeria vote is ‘Sharia fanatic’ vs. ‘inept incumbent’

As Nigeria prepares to vote for president on Feb. 14, Nigerian author and activist Yemisi Ilesanmi foresees a choice between bad and worse, especially for LGBTI people who are already oppressed by the country’s new anti-gay law of 2014. The … Continue reading

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2014 in review at 76crimes.com

The gremlins at WordPress have crafted an annual statistical report for this blog for 2014. We share it with you here. We like the interactive map, just hover over a country with your mouse pointer. In 2013, our blog was … Continue reading

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Quorum – Attend with Live Blog on Human Rights Day

World’s Leading LGBT Activists Speak In New York The Daily Beast, in collaboration with groups including 76Crimes.com, is to host “Quorum: Global LGBT Voices” at the New York Public Library, featuring talks and panels highlighting the struggles and triumphs of … Continue reading

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Human rights day; reflections on a train wreck

In this RGOD2 column, which first appeared in the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle discusses the annual Human Rights Day, annually December 10 and building coalitions of shared values. The explosion of events on … Continue reading

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Museveni: Put padlocks on your private parts

Museveni attended an event to mark World Aids Day at the Boma Grounds in Fort Portal, Kabarole, Uganda. From the Uganda Monitor, this is what he reportedly said, on HIV prevention: “Those NGOs and whites come deceiving you that circumcision and … Continue reading

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Mugisha: homophobe evangelicals fly into Uganda

Frank Mugisha is in the UK doing interviews to urge LGBT and other human rights groups to keep up the pressure on Uganda’s government. Dr. Mugisha, the Executive Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), is one of the most well-known … Continue reading

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Gambia: “ungodly” gays “detrimental to human existence”

The Gambian Foreign Affairs minister, Bala Garba Jahumpa, said last night on live TV that there is no chance of any negotiation between Gambia and any other country “on the need for the liberty of homosexuals in The Gambia” even … Continue reading

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