Category Archives: Faith and religion

Nigerian safe house might close without your help

  A safe house for persecuted LGBT people in Nigeria needs financial help — specifically, US $2,000 to pay the annual rent for the shelter, which has been operated by the gay-friendly House of Rainbow Fellowship for the past three years.  … Continue reading

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Joining forces to fight for women’s rights, LGBTI rights

The struggle on behalf of human rights for LGBTI people will focus next month on the work of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, as explained in this abridged version of last week’s “RGOD2″ commentary by the Rev. … Continue reading

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7 battlefields: The fight for LGBTI rights in the Caribbean

A recap of recent gains, losses and ongoing battles over LGBTI rights in seven Caribbean nations (Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad, Belize, Barbados, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands), with help from coverage in the Caribbean IRN Blog of the International Resource Network: … Continue reading

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Jamaican activist: Be a global voice for LGBT liberation

“Parents are kicking out their kids as young as 10 years old because they are LGBTI, for fear that having the kids in the house will incur the wrath of God.”  – Jamaican activist lawyer Maurice Tomlinson, explaining the intensity … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Portrait of the activist as a young man, and now

“I knew that I wasn’t insane or possessed, but my family didn’t understand,” says Dominique Menoga, describing the awkward day when he came out to his family. Menoga, the former president of the LGBTI rights and anti-AIDS activist group CAMFAIDS … Continue reading

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My clash with a rabidly angry anti-gay Christian

Here’s a distressing look into the sort of violently anti-gay thinking that leads people to imprison, abuse and kill LGBTI people, especially in the world’s most homophobic countries. Don’t read much further if you want to be spared from abusive … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Anglicans blast archbishop for friendly chats in U.S.

The idea that anti-gay African Christians could be friends with gay-affirming church leaders in the United States is “offensive,” “unbiblical,” and “a tremendous obstacle,” according to hard-line anti-gay Anglican leaders in Africa. In a letter to Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi of … Continue reading

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