Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

Gambian president scapegoating LGBTI

“The Gambia does not have a gay problem, it has a leadership problem.” So says Mr. Momodou Krubally in his latest You Tube video published on December 5th, addressed to fellow Gambians exposing the tyranny of its dictator. Krubally, a Gambian … Continue reading

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Scott Lively, US anti-gay evangelist to stand trial

Scott Lively, the anti-gay evangelist who helped to draft Uganda’s “kill the gays” law, is likely to be tried for crimes against humanity in the US State of Massachusetts. Although the law, as passed by the Ugandan Parliament, was deemed … Continue reading

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Human rights day; reflections on a train wreck

In this RGOD2 column, which first appeared in the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle discusses the annual Human Rights Day, annually December 10 and building coalitions of shared values. The explosion of events on … Continue reading

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Human rights overview: Anti-gay backlash, but progress too

In many of the 76-plus countries with anti-gay laws, LGBTI people have recently experienced a backlash from anti-LGBTI forces, even while the fight for LGBTI rights continues. But Ken Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, says that it’s important not … Continue reading

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Quorum: Global LGBT Voices in New York

World’s Leading LGBT Activists To Speak In New York The Daily Beast, in collaboration with groups including 76Crimes.com, is to host “Quorum: Global LGBT Voices” at the New York Public Library, featuring talks and panels highlighting the struggles and triumphs … Continue reading

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Mugisha: homophobe evangelicals fly into Uganda

Frank Mugisha is in the UK doing interviews to urge LGBT and other human rights groups to keep up the pressure on Uganda’s government. Dr. Mugisha, the Executive Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), is one of the most well-known … Continue reading

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Greeting the Pope, European official urges him to speak up

Christian Today reports: A top member of the European Parliament [on Nov. 25] handed over a symbolic gift to Pope Francis – a rainbow-patterned scarf. Ulrike Lunacek, head of delegation of the Austrian Green party, said she offered the Pope … Continue reading

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