Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

New blog targets French-speaking nations’ anti-LGBTI laws

This week marks the first official week of publication of the French-language affiliate of the “Erasing 76 Crimes” this blog. “76 Crimes en français,” which has been published in beta version for months, provides coverage in French of an under-served … Continue reading

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March for justice, or stand? 2 experts compare tactics

Denis LeBlanc is a pioneer of the LGBTI liberation movement in Canada and has been a visible activist for SOGI equality for over 40 years.  He was among the first Grand Marshals for Ottawa Pride. Maurice Tomlinson is a leading … Continue reading

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Story with a moral: 2 gay tourists, 1 anti-gay merchant

Two gay tourists arrived on a cruise in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Aug. 19 and decided to explore the beautiful capital. On their stroll they passed a shop at the same time as a group of local boys who, according to … Continue reading

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U.N. makes history; ISIS makes a point of killing more gays

I wish activist/analyst Scott Long didn’t seem so instantaneously accurate in his pessimistic prediction about yesterday’s historic U.N. Security Council session, which focused on anti-LGBTI violence perpetrated by the Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL. Today he writes: “My fear (I wrote two days … Continue reading

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U.N. session on LGBTI killings by ISIS — ‘historic’ or mistake?

The U.N. Security Council today held “a historic meeting” — “the first Security Council meeting on LGBT rights,” in the words of Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The goal: to publicize and develop strategies against anti-LGBTI violence … Continue reading

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Activists failed Roger Mbede; who killed him?

Reporter Robbie Corey-Boulet conducted an in-depth investigation into the death of Roger Mbede, a former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience who was imprisoned in 2011 in anti-gay Cameroon for amorous text messages, was released from prison in 2012 in poor … Continue reading

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Montego Bay Pride — here’s why

The historic Jamaica Pride that took place in Kingston from August 1 to 5 was an unqualified success. With public endorsements from the mayor of Kingston and the Minister of Justice, it is clear that the forward march for the … Continue reading

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