Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

Nations push Guyana to repeal anti-LGBTI laws

Repression of LGBTI people in Guyana has come under fire from abroad as part of the past year’s United Nations review of countries’ human rights records. Among countries with anti-gay laws, the past year’s reviews also focused on Grenada, Guinea, … Continue reading

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All mouth, no muscle — anti-gay party in Kenya

For a political party so weak that it has no members in parliament, Kenya’s Republican Liberty Party has an amazing knack for grabbing the attention of the media. The most recent example: The supposed plans for a 5,000-person nude protest … Continue reading

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Germany nixes Facebook’s dangerous ‘real names’ policy

Government regulators in Germany have ruled against Facebook’s policy of demanding that account holders use their real names — a policy that jeopardizes the lives of LGBTI people in homophobic countries. As The Guardian reported: “The Hamburg data protection authority … Continue reading

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African LGBTI advocacy group gains official status

An Africa-based advocacy group working for continent-wide recognition of  the human rights of LGBTI Africans has won official recognition in South Africa. Pan-Africa ILGA (PAI), the continent’s regional chapter of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), … Continue reading

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Obama in Kenya: ‘Treat people equally under the law’

The Washington Blade reports: President Obama [today] discussed LGBT rights during a press conference in Nairobi with his Kenyan counterpart. “With respect to the rights of gays and lesbians, I’ve been consistent all across Africa on this,” said Obama in … Continue reading

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Obama: one of many opposed to Kenya’s anti-gay policies

Repression of LGBTI people in Kenya and Guinea has come under fire from abroad as part of the past year’s United Nations review of countries’ human rights records. U.S. President Barack Obama, currently visiting the East African nation of Kenya, … Continue reading

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4 news briefs: Anti-gay laws undercutting AIDS efforts

In each of these four news items, the point is the same — countries’ anti-gay laws create problems for AIDS fighters. Each item was excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news: Speaking to … Continue reading

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