Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

Advocates for LGBTI Africans on UK shortlist for award

The United Kingdom-based African LGBTI advocacy organization Out and Proud Diamond Group has been shortlisted for honors at the National Diversity Awards 2015. The awards, including the one for community organizations working on LGBTI issues, will be presented Sept. 18 … Continue reading

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Bad news: Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, more

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. ASIA With a nearly unanimous vote on the second reading, the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan continues to advance its … Continue reading

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Reggae festival vows to block singers’ homophobia

This is the first of three articles related to the Edmonton Reggae Festival’s response to protests against anti-LGBTQ singers that it has invited to perform. The second article is a commentary by Maurice Tomlinson titled “Reggae festival does little for … Continue reading

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U.S. ruling changed Jamaican debates on LGBTI rights

The focus of the debate for LGBTI human rights in Jamaica has changed since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality.  Here are  examples of recent op-eds in the Jamaica Gleaner (three opposed, one in favor), with … Continue reading

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Nigeria criticizes U.N. for seeking end to LGBTI repression

The hate-crime murders of thousands of LGBTI people worldwide aren’t enough to convince Nigerian officials or their anti-gay American supporters that tolerance for sexual minorities is a good idea. Nigeria claims that an appeal by the U.N. High Commissioner for … Continue reading

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For 1 million people, blog unmasks anti-LGBTI violence

More than a million people have visited the Erasing 76 Crimes blog since its launch in March 2012. The 1-million mark was passed on June 14, 2015, according to statistics compiled by the WordPress blog management system. Each of the … Continue reading

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Demand diversity training for anti-gay reggae singers

Sponsors of the Edmonton Reggae Festival in Edmonton, Canada, are under pressure to drop three headliners from their Sept. 5 schedule because of anti-LGBT statements and songs. The Calgary International Reggae Festival has already barred Queen Ifrica, Capleton and I-Wayne … Continue reading

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