Category Archives: Commentary

Shared plight of lesbian, straight women goes unheard?

Excerpts from a March 20 commentary that the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle wrote at the conclusion of recent meetings of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York: Three thousand women are returning home from the … Continue reading

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‘My selfish reasons for fighting Jamaican homophobia’

LGBTI rights activist Maurice Tomlinson is back in Jamaica this week, preparing for a hearing at the Caribbean Court of Justice in connection with his case challenging the ban against gays entering Belize and Trinidad & Tobago. That case is … Continue reading

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Lesbians remain invisible globally, even to other women

Gay folk around the planet will never be free until women around the planet are free.          — The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women are still globally invisible, even to other women March … Continue reading

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Uganda: “Where Do We Go for Justice?”

A report on the criminal justice system was issued today by Chapter Four in Uganda. Titled: Uganda: “Where Do We Go for Justice?” The Abuse of the Rights of Sexual Minorities in Uganda’s Criminal Justice System.  “UGANDA’s criminal justice system should … Continue reading

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Uganda interview helps launch LGBTI refugee support group

A new European ally for African LGBTI rights activists — International LGBTI Support  (ILS) — will soon launch its Ugandan support program at the European Parliament in Brussels.  As the group prepares to unveil its  International Support Uganda (ISU) project, … Continue reading

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Challenging the criminalisation of LGBT people

This is a Policy Brief, issued by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, reprinted here with permission, with some reformatting.  The Alliance is one among many advocacy organisations that are challenging the criminalisation of LGBT persons.: Policy Brief – Challenging the criminalisation of LGBT … Continue reading

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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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