Category Archives: Commentary

Uganda Pride: ‘Passionate believer’ tells why it’s important

By Stella Nyanzi My custom of preparing for Uganda’s Pride activities starts a week before the annual event. Today, I am starting my excited posts about ‪#PrideUganda2015‬. I have posted about each year’s activities, starting with the first one in … Continue reading

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Relationship problems: Topic of Nigerian LGBTIQ podcast

“In this very age where image and looks matters a whole lot, it is increasingly becoming very difficult for one to kick-start and sustain a meaningful and healthy relationship,” says Mike Daemon, the host of the No Strings podcasts, which … Continue reading

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Our man in Havana: Cuba’s role in LGBT rights, much more

From Our Man in Havana: As America’s Berlin Wall comes down, we need more than symbolism By the REV. CANON ALBERT OGLE The Rev. Joel Ortega Dopico left our meeting on Friday from his office where he is the President … Continue reading

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Facebook’s real-names policy endangers LGBTI people

Facebook has an inconsistently enforced policy of requiring people to use their real names on their Facebook accounts, even if doing so would put them in danger. For LGBTI Facebook users in anti-gay countries, public exposure often can lead to … Continue reading

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Comment: Reggae festival does little for LGBTI Jamaicans

This is the second of three articles: The first article presents the Edmonton Reggae Festival’s response to protests against anti-LGBTQ singers that it has invited to perform. This is a commentary by Jamaican/Canadian activist Maurice Tomlinson on the festival’s response. … Continue reading

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U.S. ruling changed Jamaican debates on LGBTI rights

The focus of the debate for LGBTI human rights in Jamaica has changed since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality.  Here are  examples of recent op-eds in the Jamaica Gleaner (three opposed, one in favor), with … Continue reading

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For 1 million people, blog unmasks anti-LGBTI violence

More than a million people have visited the Erasing 76 Crimes blog since its launch in March 2012. The 1-million mark was passed on June 14, 2015, according to statistics compiled by the WordPress blog management system. Each of the … Continue reading

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