Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

Cameroon: a new activist association for lesbians

These days in Cameroon, although the rights and health of LGBT people are the focus of several community associations,  lesbians and transgender people remain the poor relations of the nation’s LGBTI community. The challenges they face are  just as dramatic … Continue reading

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After gay marriage, what?

As the push for same-sex marriage heads toward a national resolution in the U.S. Supreme Court, the blog Troublesome Remedies examines the question of where the LGBT rights movement should turn next: Fight discrimination within the LGBTQ community, especially against … Continue reading

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Great generosity aids Caribbean fight vs. anti-gay hatred

On April 25, Canadian philanthropist and businessman Salah Bachir received this year’s Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art award, worth $25,000.  He immediately donated it to lawyer/activist Maurice Tomlinson to support his LGBTI rights work in the Caribbean. THANKING SALAH By … Continue reading

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LGBTI news briefs: Russia, Jamaica, Egypt, Nigeria, India, more

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted from the Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news: The UN Human Rights Committee has recommended to Russia that it consider the “hate motive” when investigating crimes of possible homophobic or transphobic nature. … Continue reading

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Tolerance 101: From the mouths of teenagers

Comment posted in this blog about anti-gay repression: Dear Colin Stewart, My name is Dawson Wright. I am 14 and i just don’t get why we argue over such things like this. It should be legal everywhere because it is … Continue reading

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African-American pastors’ Africa tour seeks end to anti-gay bias

  Excerpt from the Equal Eyes recap of worldwide LGBTI-related news: US: Black pastors launch African tour to counteract Rick Warren’s anti-gay movement Spearheaded by The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Bishop Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder and Bishop-Elect Pastor Joseph Tolton, the … Continue reading

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Us vs. them (Egypt): Deport me!

Second of two articles about the challenge of breaking through emotional barriers that people erect between themselves and victims of persecution who act or look unlike them. This article, by activist/commentator Scott Long, focuses on the difficulty keeping relatively affluent … Continue reading

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