Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

Christian plea to Africa: Stop using Bible as tool for hate

In an open letter to Christians in Africa, the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell pleads for an end to use of the Bible as a justification for discrimination against LGBTI people, just as it was used to justify racism and slavery. … Continue reading

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Finding LGBTI allies among Muslims, Catholics and more

Not all religions are opposed to LGBTI rights, although the volume and intensity of some anti-gay fundamentalists may create that impression. In fact, many faith-based efforts are under way at the United Nations in the quest for recognition of the … Continue reading

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Progress + disputes: Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia

A recap of recent news about LGBTI rights in three of the Caribbean nations with laws against homosexual activity (Guyana, St. Lucia and Jamaica), with help from coverage in the Caribbean IRN Blog of the International Resource Network: Guyana Stabroek … Continue reading

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Bad news, good news in Ukraine Pride march, violence

Annotated excerpts from coverage of the Saturday, June 6, Pride march in Ukraine by BuzzFeed and the Washington Blade: BAD NEWS: Nine police officers were injured during a LGBT “March for Equality” in Kiev on Saturday, after right-wing counter protesters … Continue reading

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Jamaican priest calls for LGBT tolerance, understanding

“Leadership and courage must walk hand in hand as we help our people to understand that our human family comprises even those who are different from us.” — Sean Major-Campbell An Anglican priest in Jamaica, the Rev. Sean Major-Campbell wrote … Continue reading

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Progress in Jamaica toward ‘world as it should be’

Jamaican lesbian activist Angeline Jackson, executive director of Quality Citizenship Jamaica (QCJ), sees signs of progress in the fight against homophobia in Jamaica, as she explained in a commentary for Time magazine. See below for excerpts from the commentary, titled “Is … Continue reading

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Activists to U.K.: Fight harder vs. global LGBT persecution

British activists today urged the new Conservative government of the United Kingdom to step up efforts to end persecution of LGBT people worldwide. The Human Dignity Trust, which works to challenge anti-gay laws in countries where homosexual activity is illegal, … Continue reading

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