Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

Activists to Indonesian leaders: Stifle anti-LGBT officials

Human Rights Watch is pleading for restraint and tolerance from Indonesian officials in order to protect LGBT citizens of Indonesia from harassment and persecution: Indonesia: Flurry of Anti-Gay Statements by Officials Condemn Bias; Pledge to Protect LGBT Groups Indonesia’s government … Continue reading

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In Malawi, the glass is half full (experimental version)

Compassionate, progressive thinking is bubbling up even in the world’s  conservative, homophobic societies. One example: Malawi in southern Africa, as evidenced in this experimental version of the article “Malawi: Judge seeks renewed gay arrests; gay man attacked.” The most prominent news … Continue reading

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Europe’s parliament cites human rights abuses in Crimea

The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights reports: European Parliament gravely concerned over situation LGBTI people in Crimea Tuesday, 9 February 2016 Last Thursday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in Crimea and the severe … Continue reading

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Death of a Ugandan refugee; advice for those he left behind

The LGBT-friendly Sebaspace blog has tough advice for LGBT Ugandan refugees in Kenya, inspired by the sad recent death of refugee John Paul Mulumbi. The blog states: “Life’s tough … for the Ugandans who’re claiming LGBT asylum in Kenya and, … Continue reading

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Akwaaba! (Welcome!), says Ghana — but not if you’re gay

By Yaw Amanfoh “Wecome!! Akwaaba!!” says the sign at Accra International Airport. In the photo, taken in 2010, the mixed message is framed by a traditional kente print. It starts off with a warm welcome, then quickly reverts to the … Continue reading

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OK to block TV tolerance ad? Jamaican court will decide

The Jamaican Court of Appeal is in the midst of hearings on whether TV stations that serve the public have the right to refuse a public-service advertisement promoting tolerance of LGBTI people. The hearings, scheduled for Feb. 1 to Feb. … Continue reading

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Eager anticipation of Indian court action on anti-gay law

LGBTI activists are eagerly anticipating tomorrow’s Indian Supreme Court hearing on Section 377, the country’s colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality. These are excerpts from advance coverage: The 377 Battle: The Court Awakens By Siddharth Narrain (Gaylaxy) The court hearing comes just … Continue reading

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