Category Archives: Positive steps

Podcast seeks help telling stories of LGBTIQ Nigerians

No Strings, the Nigerian LGBTIQ podcast, is seeking support for its efforts to maintain and expand its coverage of the lives of the persecuted sexual minorities of Nigeria. In a fundraising campaign on the Generosity crowdfunding site, No Strings founder … Continue reading

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Hurrah! Indian Supreme Court will review anti-gay law

The Indian Supreme Court today agreed to a review of its own 2013 decision that had reinstated India’s colonial-era anti-LGBT law. The sodomy law, known as Section 377, had been overturned by the Delhi High Court in 2009. A five-judge … Continue reading

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On TV today: Upbeat view of LGBT-friendly African isle

The upbeat, groundbreaking LGBT-focused documentary film “Tchindas” will be shown on PBS in the United States today (Feb. 1).  It will appear on the show “AfroPop,” starting at 8 p.m. in many places; check your local station for the specific … Continue reading

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Readying U.S. pastor’s trial over anti-gay venom in Uganda

Action in a lawsuit against anti-gay Pastor Scott Lively is expected later this year in the Massachusetts court where Lively is accused of committing a crime against humanity through his promotion of homophobia in Uganda. Frank Mugisha, executive director of … Continue reading

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Appeal to Jamaican schools: Stop abusing LGBTI students

Jamaica’s leading newspaper today called for improved training for school guidance counselors so they will not harass LGBTI students with homophobic abuse. In response, the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, which represents guidance counselors, declared that it cannot support that proposal because, … Continue reading

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Hurrah! Uganda prepares to rein in anti-gay anti-Aids agency

A Ugandan LGBTI rights activist who is close to the nation’s troubled fight against HIV/Aids was cheered by yesterday’s parliamentary report recommending a change for the Uganda Aids Commission — a change that he expects will be adopted through an … Continue reading

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Guyana president takes aim at his nation’s anti-gay law

The president of Guyana, the only country in South America with a law that defines non-celibate homosexuals as criminals, last week said, in effect, that he considers that law to be a human rights violation. “I am prepared to respect … Continue reading

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