Category Archives: Positive steps

Suspended priest’s Palm Sunday greeting for refugees

The Rev. Anthony Musaala remains active as a spiritual guide for refugees from Uganda, including LGBT people fleeing threats of violence in their homeland. He continues to support his dispersed flock, even though the church suspended him from priestly duties … Continue reading

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Performers seek your help for LGBT refugees in Kenya

Gay-friendly Ugandan anthropologist and social science researcher Stella Nyanzi describes preparations for the March 28 performance that will raise money to help beleaguered Ugandan LGBTQ asylum seekers in Kenya. Below are photos of the living conditions of some of those … Continue reading

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Uganda concert to raise funds for LGBTQ refugees in Kenya

Activists in Uganda are planning a concert on Saturday to raise money for Ugandan LGBTQ asylum seekers in Kenya, several hundred of whom have been suffering since they fled their homeland for protection against anti-gay violence. Earlier this month, LGBTI … Continue reading

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Online activists spur change in Middle East, China, world

Online LGBT activism and community-building are the focus of this week’s video in the “Quorum” series of 11 discussions of international LGBTI issues. Moderator for the latest discussion is Andre Banks, executive director of AllOut.org, the  U.S.-based advocacy organization that … Continue reading

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Uganda interview helps launch LGBTI refugee support group

A new European ally for African LGBTI rights activists — International LGBTI Support  (ILS) — will soon launch its Ugandan support program at the European Parliament in Brussels.  As the group prepares to unveil its  International Support Uganda (ISU) project, … Continue reading

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HIV-positive straight ally in Zimbabwe wins Kato Award

Zimbabwean women’s and LGBTI rights activist Martha Tholanah is the winner of this year’s David Kato Vision & Voice Award, which honors people working for the human rights of sexual minorities worldwide, especially in homophobic societies. Tholanah, a straight, HIV-positive … Continue reading

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Jamaica has a new gay-friendly public defender

Jamaica’s new public defender supports LGBTI people! This is refreshing, as the previous public defender seemed ready to deny the right to freedom of expression of LGBTI people and said that we should “tone down” our behaviour if we wanted … Continue reading

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