Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

African-American plea to summit: Shun anti-gay bigotry

In an open letter to the African leaders at this week’s summit in Washington, D.C., the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell, an African-American former Civil Rights activist and a retired United Methodist minister, pleads for justice and fair treatment for LGBTI … Continue reading

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Researcher: Museveni outsmarted US LGBTQ activists

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni seems to have outsmarted U.S. gay rights activists by arranging for a temporary lull in his country’s war on LGBT people, says the Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma, the Zambian native who analyzes African LGBT controversies for … Continue reading

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U.S. vs. ‘Dictators’ Club’ of anti-gay African strongmen

While African leaders meet this week at a trade summit in Washington, D.C., it’s important to recognize that some of Africa’s most repressive (and mostly anti-LGBTI) leaders are gaining strength from each other by providing mutual support, writes Alyssa Rickard, … Continue reading

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Does the Anglo Caribbean need Bahamas Pride?

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI) Pride has a very political history. These events are often held to mark major milestones in the gay liberation struggle. For example, the world’s first Pride parade took place in New York on … Continue reading

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Winners in reversal of Uganda’s anti-gay law; now what?

Antigone Barton in the Science Speaks blog focuses on what’s next after this week’s Ugandan court decision that overturned the country’s new Anti-Homosexuality Act.  First, though, she asks who emerged as the winners in that court ruling: Winners Perhaps [Uganda … Continue reading

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Iran campaign seeks end to coerced LGBT sex changes

Iranian activists are making a new push for recognition of the human rights of LGBT people in Iran, in particular for an end to the nation’s coercive advocacy of sex-change surgery for LGBT people. Shadi Amin, coordinator of the Iranian … Continue reading

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Iran data show growing coercion of LGBT sex changes

Iran’s coercive advocacy of sex-change surgery for LGBT people has become a growing problem in recent years, says the Iranian lesbian and transgender network 6Rang, which has launched a campaign against the practice.  These timelines demonstrate the magnitude of the … Continue reading

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