Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

Ugandan LGBTI refugees protest treatment in Kenya

LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya protested today at the Nairobi office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees, seeking  improved human services, interviews, resettlement and, until then, protection from homophobic attacks. Kuchu Times reported: LGBTI refugees camping at UNHCR after … Continue reading

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Online activists spur change in Middle East, China, world

Online LGBT activism and community-building are the focus of this week’s video in the “Quorum” series of 11 discussions of international LGBTI issues. Moderator for the latest discussion is Andre Banks, executive director of AllOut.org, the  U.S.-based advocacy organization that … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Human rights plea provokes death threat

After speaking out last month against human rights violations by Cameroonian forces opposing Boko Haram insurgents in northern Cameroon, human rights defender Maximilienne Ngo Mbe became the target of an apparent death threat on television, plus abusive criticism for advocating … Continue reading

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‘Save us from the saviors,’ say LGBT Indians, sex workers (video)

American religious evangelicals aren’t the only ones who need to learn to respect LGBT people and sex workers.  Progressive activists do too, says Meena Seshu, the founder and secretary-general of the Indian health and human rights advocacy group Sangram. “I … Continue reading

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Take Action: Islamic State Terror Campaign Targets LGBTI

This is a call to action for both individuals and groups from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) re-published here to widen the reach of this important campaign.  We urge our readers to take action.   Take … Continue reading

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Lesbians remain invisible globally, even to other women

Gay folk around the planet will never be free until women around the planet are free.          — The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women are still globally invisible, even to other women March … Continue reading

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Finally, an LGBT voice on Uganda’s anti-HIV panel

People most at risk for HIV infection finally have a voice on the Ugandan  health policy panel that makes crucial decisions about anti-AIDS projects. Following an election process that ran from Dec. 10 to Feb. 18, Kikonyogo Kivumbi today took a … Continue reading

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