Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

Alice Nkom: Struggle and hope for LGBTI Cameroonians

There’s reason to hope that the often-homophobic African nation of Cameroon is on the road to eventually ensuring fair treatment for its LGBTI citizens, says Alice Nkom, the 69-year-old attorney who is one of two or three lawyers in the … Continue reading

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2 victories over Ghana’s violent homophobe

Pastor Jide Macauley continued his campaign today against an anti-LGBTI criminal in Ghana reportedly using social media to entrap and assault LGBTI people. The campaign by Macauley and his allies, reported on Aug. 15, resulted in the cancellation of Doya … Continue reading

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Warning: Violent homophobe active in Ghana

Pastor Jide Macauley today issued this warning about an anti-LGBTI criminal in Ghana reportedly using social media to entrap and assault LGBTI people: “SERIOUS WARNING: There is a Dangerous Homophobe in Town. “This is Doya Dundu, he is based in … Continue reading

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LGBTI news worldwide: From hope to troubles

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. Glimmers of hope In Russia, Dmitry Kiselyov, the head of state-controlled media, unexpectedly came out in favor of same-sex … Continue reading

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Many help pro-LGBTI Gambian avoid anti-LGBTI homeland

Alagie Jammeh, the newly LGBTI-friendly nephew of anti-LGBTI Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh, has raised $13,505 from more than 300 people in his effort to remain in the United States as a college student instead of returning to the Gambia. There … Continue reading

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Focus on anti-LGBTI stance of Kuwait, Kiribati

During the past year, Kuwait and tiny Kiribati were urged to improve their treatment of LGBTI citizens. That advice came when each of those countries’ human rights records came in for review by other United Nations members. Such reviews focus … Continue reading

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U.S. to Malaysia: Anti-gay law’s political victim needs doctor

During his ongoing trip to the Far East, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to the Malaysian prime minister about the politically motivated sodomy conviction and imprisonment of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. The Washington Blade report (below) suggests that Kerry … Continue reading

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