Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

African plea: The silence of good people hurts most

Edwin Cameron, justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, writes on the Global Fund website: The Sexual Minority of Africa Should Also Be Heard A destructive wave of hatred against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender persons seems to be … Continue reading

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New fund aims to help endangered LGBT people flee

Denis LeBlanc, Editor A new emergency fund is seeking contributions to help LGBT people and allies flee from “immediate threats of arrest, attacks, violence and persecution in countries where harsh laws have fostered a climate of extreme homophobia.” This global, … Continue reading

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Mugabe threatens gays; LGBT Zimbabweans respond

LGBT persons in Zimbabwe have once again been reminded that they have a long way to go to win justice and fair play in their native land. Thousands who gathered today in a Harare stadium and elsewhere to mark 34 … Continue reading

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African LGBTI activists unite at Nairobi conference

About 150 activists from throughout Africa  revived the continent’s LGBTI rights organization last month at a conference held in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference of Pan Africa ILGA (PAI) provided a regional platform to discuss issues affecting LGBTI people in Africa, … Continue reading

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Will UN goals exclude gays, lesbians and transsexuals?

Advocates for women, LGBTI people and other disadvantaged people worldwide have launched a campaign to persuade the United Nations to ensure the inclusion of human rights and justice as it makes plans for post-2015 development. Are gays, lesbians and transsexuals … Continue reading

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Welcome to a second editor at Erasing 76 Crimes

The Erasing 76 Crimes blog welcomes new editor Denis LeBlanc, who has joined editor/publisher Colin Stewart on the blog’s editorial team. LeBlanc is well-suited for work on the blog, which focuses on the human toll of 76-plus countries’ anti-gay laws … Continue reading

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Stemming Britain’s tide of exported homophobia

I was proud and elated to witness the first same-gender weddings in the U.K. last week. The historic event got me thinking about what Britain could/should do to help its former colonies achieve full recognition of the rights of LGBT … Continue reading

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World Bank at moral crossroads on LGBT issues

From the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, at the beginning of this week: I am en route to Washington, D.C., for a full week of meetings planned around the World Bank’s Spring … Continue reading

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HIV+ patients get meds; Uganda, U.S. argue over raid

HIV-positive patients of a shuttered U.S.-funded health clinic in Kampala, Uganda, continue to receive their medication, even as officials of the two countries squabble over what led to the April 3 police raid and the so-far temporary closing of the clinic. … Continue reading

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Appeal for Spectrum Uganda Initiatives

A Crowdrise fundraising initiative by Tyrone Davis I recently met a prominent Ugandan LGBTI activist—John “Long Jones” Abdallah Wambere—who runs an organization called “Spectrum Uganda Initiatives”.  Spectrum is a practical initiative that provides lifesaving health services to LGBTI Ugandans living … Continue reading

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