Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

Will Christian leaders replace anti-AIDS funding they blocked?

This is an expanded version of a letter to the editor of the Jamaica Observer by Jamaican activist Maurice Tomlinson. The additions, by Tomlinson and blog editor Colin Stewart, are  italicized and in brackets. “[In Jamaica] dogma trumps everything, including … Continue reading

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’76 Crimes’ on radio: The latest battles for LGBTI justice

  The Erasing 76 Crimes blog and the anti-gay laws of 76-plus countries moved to center stage last weekend during a 15-minute interview of editor/publisher Colin Stewart on the radio show/podcast “State of Belief.” The show’s host, the Rev. Welton … Continue reading

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Uganda: Setback for anti-gay group, but also for AIDS fight

Uganda remains a hot spot in the battles against AIDS and for justice for LGBTI people.  Three examples in recent days: Cut in U.S. aid hobbles anti-gay religious council The anti-gay Inter-Religious Council of Uganda has laid off all its … Continue reading

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Lonely track star, victim of Cameroon’s homophobia

Thierry Essamba, an internationally competitive runner in the 110-meter hurdles, was suspended from the Cameroonian track squad on May 24 because of rumors about his alleged homosexuality. When the story of his punishment first appeared, LGBT activists abroad offered him … Continue reading

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Human rights complaint: Russia ignores anti-gay attacks

The Russian LGBT rights group Coming Out has filed a complaint at the European Court of Human Rights yesterday, accusing the Russian government of routinely ignoring homophobic attacks on LGBT rights protesters. This is the group’s press release: “Coming Out” … Continue reading

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Why smile? Death by stoning for gay men in Mauritania

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32 anti-gay African leaders, 32 smiling Obama photos

The issue of African countries imprisoning LGBTI people for their sexual orientation wasn’t on the agenda at this week’s United States/Africa summit in Washington, D.C. Instead, President Obama spoke about security, trade and economic development. Then, on Aug. 5, he … Continue reading

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