Tag Archives: Albert Ogle

Defending French-speaking LGBT Africans’ rights (and lives)

In this RGOD2 column, which first appeared in the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle discusses: The challenges of learning the French language, The murder of French-speaking journalist / activist Eric Lembembe a year ago, … Continue reading

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Honors for 3 who combat the evil of homophobia

RGOD2 column reprinted from the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News with permission, and with some embarrassment about the excessive praise that it contains. Honoring brave leaders who “combat evil” By the REV. CANON ALBERT OGLE A surprising quote struck … Continue reading

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Easter reflections on Christians who crucify LGBT people

Excerpts from a Holy Week meditation by the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle: The passion story will be read all over the world this weekend as the Christian community celebrates Easter, but in most of the countries where LGBT people are … Continue reading

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World Bank at moral crossroads on LGBT issues

From the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, at the beginning of this week: I am en route to Washington, D.C., for a full week of meetings planned around the World Bank’s Spring … Continue reading

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Pleas for justice and health in gay-bashing Cameroon

A team of African and American activists traveled last month to homophobic Cameroon to plead for tolerance, justice and improved health care for LGBT people and others. They raised their voices at a health conference, in prison, at the U.S. … Continue reading

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LGBT in Cameroon: imprisoned for 16 months, no trial

A faith-based American-African delegation to Cameroon, who are lobbying for health care and human rights for LGBT people there, today visited LGBT prisoners at Yaounde Central Prison. Journalist Andy Kopsa reported on the visit for her Cameroon blog.  Among about 20 … Continue reading

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Destination: Cameroon. Goal: LGBT health, justice

Please contribute to this project. A joint delegation of African and American activists is gearing up to plead for tolerance, justice and improved health care for lesbians, transgender people and other sexual minorities  during and after this week’s  women’s health … Continue reading

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Slain LGBT activist’s work survived his murder

Three memorials to slain journalist/activist Eric Lembembe are published here on the occasion of his birthday this coming weekend: Remembering Eric Lembembe, carrying on his work for LGBT rights by Colin Stewart Remembering Eric Lembembe and the Rev. Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and Eric Lembembe

Fallen civil rights leaders live on as we remember their birthdays As human beings we need to mark time. It gives us a sense of journey, continuity, connection and purpose. All religious leaders share one thing in common more than … Continue reading

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Brave defenders of LGBT Africans need support

Courageous attorneys who defend victimized LGBT people in Africa deserve our support and our blessings, the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle writes in this column, which originally appeared in the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News.  One way they can be … Continue reading

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