Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

770 LGBT killings and major assaults in the Americas

A press release issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on December 17, 2014 reported the pervasiveness of violence including murders and violent assaults against LGBT’s in the Americas.  This article is an edited version of that news … Continue reading

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Update: Mona Iraqi fired by shnit film festivals

shnit PLAYGROUND Cairo 2015, organizers of International short film festivals, announced today on their website: “As of its annual Council meeting on December 22th in Bern, the Board of Trustees of the shnit FOUNDATION, in accordance with Festival Director, has … Continue reading

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United States takes action against Gambia, South Sudan

BuzzFeed’s J. Lester Feder reported late today that the United States has dropped The Gambia from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a free-trade agreement launched in 2000, because of the crackdown on LGBTI rights as well as other … Continue reading

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Three more gays arrested in Gambia

State television in Gambia reported on Monday December 22nd that three more men accused of engaging in homosexual acts were arrested by authorities.  If convicted, the men would be liable to serve up to life imprisonment given the new anti-gay law, … Continue reading

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Egypt: A call to protest anti-gay reporting, homophobia

An online protest will start tomorrow against unjust treatment of LGBTI people in Egypt and anti-gay journalists’ role in fostering government repression there. The protest is timed to coincide with the start of Egyptian legal proceedings against men arrested in … Continue reading

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Cameroon: New leadership for activist group Camfaids

The Cameroonian activist organization Camfaids has a new leadership team that aims to expand its advocacy for LGBTI rights, strengthen its partnerships with local allies, and enlarge its work promoting the health of sexual minorities. Brice Evina was elected  the … Continue reading

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النشطاء يدينون غارة منى عراقي Activists condemn Egypt raid

A statement written by activists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in the original Arabic language, followed by the English translation.   The statement is endorsed by 11 groups and coalitions in the MENA region. Published originally today … Continue reading

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