Category Archives: Positive steps

New LGBTQ focus on Middle East, North Africa

Since its launch in 2010, online publisher Muftah has collected a wealth of editors, staff writers, “gurus,” and advisors to provide English-speaking audiences with  insightful analysis of LGBTQ sexuality and gender variance issues in Middle East and North African (MENA) countries … Continue reading

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Digital security for LGBTI in sub-Saharan Africa

This is an important tool designed specifically for the needs of LGBTI in sub-Saharan Africa.  All applications and guides are free of charge. We re-publish the information and links here directly from the Website. Click here for more information About … Continue reading

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India, one year as criminals

In solidarity with India’s struggle for justice and rights, and to honour the one year anniversary of the India Supreme Court decision to re-criminalise LGBT people, we republish the Orinam Section 377 news release. In India, on December 11, public protests … Continue reading

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Cook Islands queen: Our anti-gay law is unfair

A queen in the traditional royalty of the Cook Islands has spoken out against her  country’s law against same-sex intimacy. Marie Pa Ariki, who is Takitumu paramount chief in the Cook Islands, says it is unfair and unjust for gay … Continue reading

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Quorum: Global LGBT Voices in New York

World’s Leading LGBT Activists To Speak In New York The Daily Beast, in collaboration with groups including 76Crimes.com, is to host “Quorum: Global LGBT Voices” at the New York Public Library, featuring talks and panels highlighting the struggles and triumphs … Continue reading

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Eyesight saved, battered LGBTI Ugandan thanks supporters

Friends, LGBTI activists and journalists rallied behind a Ugandan trans woman last month, raising enough money to pay for surgery she needed to save her eyesight, which was severely damaged in a transphobic attack two years ago. “I am glad … Continue reading

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African Commission to promote LGBTI interests

The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights recently adopted a historic multilateral agreement, along with 25 nations, the EU, UNAIDS and the UNDP. Owing to its importance for Africa in particular, we are publishing the entire communique.  This could well serve … Continue reading

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