Category Archives: Faith and religion

LGBTI Catholics in West Africa seek compassion, change

Many LGBTI Catholics in West Africa remain faithful to the church, despite exclusion, homophobia and discrimination, Anglo-Nigerian gay activist Davis Mac-Iyalla reported after a fact-finding trip there. But the church has driven out some of its LGBTI flock, and all … Continue reading

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Jamaican mother’s wisdom on coming out

Recently a Caribbean LGBTI youth asked me for advice on how to come out to his parents. He is financially dependent on them, and there is the real threat of being disowned. He suspects that they know, but they also … Continue reading

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7 countries’ LGBTI supporters, in school and out

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news.   MUTUAL SUPPORT In Sri Lanka, the group Equal Ground has released a music video “Nothing but Pride,” shot … Continue reading

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Dear Rick Warren, please save African lives, not just souls

[Editor’s note: In a message to the blog, Warren stated (1) that this commentary misstates his record of speaking out about Christians’ responsibility for loving their homosexual neighbors as themselves and (2) that the All Africa Purpose Driven Church Congress … Continue reading

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Fighting AIDS with rural LGBTI, sex workers in Uganda

News from the front lines of Uganda’s fight against Aids among  some of the nation’s most stigmatized and most at-risk groups: Signs of a change of heart by Ugandan government officials. Continued vocal opposition to LGBTI people and sex workers … Continue reading

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Bad news: Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, more

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. ASIA With a nearly unanimous vote on the second reading, the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan continues to advance its … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Kenyans fear upcoming Obama visit

Kenya was already in a tizzy about LGBTI rights even before people’s attention turned to the upcoming visit of President Obama. The High Court had ruled on April 24 that the government had no right to refuse recognition to a … Continue reading

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