Category Archives: Positive steps

Jamaican mother’s wisdom on coming out

Recently a Caribbean LGBTI youth asked me for advice on how to come out to his parents. He is financially dependent on them, and there is the real threat of being disowned. He suspects that they know, but they also … Continue reading

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New blog targets French-speaking nations’ anti-LGBTI laws

This week marks the first official week of publication of the French-language affiliate of the “Erasing 76 Crimes” this blog. “76 Crimes en français,” which has been published in beta version for months, provides coverage in French of an under-served … Continue reading

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March for justice, or stand? 2 experts compare tactics

Denis LeBlanc is a pioneer of the LGBTI liberation movement in Canada and has been a visible activist for SOGI equality for over 40 years.  He was among the first Grand Marshals for Ottawa Pride. Maurice Tomlinson is a leading … Continue reading

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Cameroon: 290 march and pray for human rights

Last month, hundreds of Cameroonians marched in support of the country’s human rights defenders in a protest organized by Camfaids and its partners. Camfaids (the Cameroonian Foundation for Aids) combats HIV/Aids and works to achieve recognition of the importance of … Continue reading

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Barbados protests seek repeal of harsh buggery law

On Wednesday, Aug. 19,  at 11:45 a.m., a small protest was staged outside the Parliament Buildings in Bridgetown, Barbados. Organised by local trans* activist Alexa Hoffmann, the demonstration was dubbed a “Flash Stand for Equality and Inclusion.” It lasted for … Continue reading

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Montego Bay Pride — here’s why

The historic Jamaica Pride that took place in Kingston from August 1 to 5 was an unqualified success. With public endorsements from the mayor of Kingston and the Minister of Justice, it is clear that the forward march for the … Continue reading

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2 victories over Ghana’s violent homophobe

Pastor Jide Macauley continued his campaign today against an anti-LGBTI criminal in Ghana reportedly using social media to entrap and assault LGBTI people. The campaign by Macauley and his allies, reported on Aug. 15, resulted in the cancellation of Doya … Continue reading

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