Tag Archives: Amnesty International

Bad news, good news in Ukraine Pride march, violence

Annotated excerpts from coverage of the Saturday, June 6, Pride march in Ukraine by BuzzFeed and the Washington Blade: BAD NEWS: Nine police officers were injured during a LGBT “March for Equality” in Kiev on Saturday, after right-wing counter protesters … Continue reading

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Anti-‘gay propaganda’ bill blocked in Kazakhstan

Opponents of human rights for LGBTI people in Kazakhstan suffered a setback last week, as the nation’s Constitutional Council blocked enactment of a Russian-style anti-“gay propaganda” bill. The council announced on May 26 that it rejected the bill last week … Continue reading

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New lesbian supporters at work in Cameroon, Europe

Cameroon’s new association of activist women and their supporters has been busy in Cameroon and in Europe, seeking greater opportunities, improved health care, and basic human rights for lesbians and transgender women. The organization AVAF (Association for the Promotion of … Continue reading

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Us vs. them (Egypt): Deport me!

Second of two articles about the challenge of breaking through emotional barriers that people erect between themselves and victims of persecution who act or look unlike them. This article, by activist/commentator Scott Long, focuses on the difficulty keeping relatively affluent … Continue reading

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Gambia: Life Sentence for ‘Aggravated Homosexuality’

We are republishing the entire news release from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on the worsening situation for LGBTI in Gambia.  New Law Threatens LGBTI Community (Dakar, November 21, 2014) – Gambia’s recent passage of a homophobic law puts the … Continue reading

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Gambia must stop wave of homophobic arrests and torture

Editor’s Note: Amnesty International issued this important news release on the Gambia on 18 November 2014.  We republish a very slightly edited version here.  The unedited news release may be viewed here. By Amnesty International Press Office in London, UK. The … Continue reading

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Uganda strategy joins gay rights to women’s rights, health

Amnesty International is pushing for an end to repression in Uganda through a welcome strategy of including LGBTI rights issues in the context of that overall  human rights violations, abuse of women, and limitations on freedom of assembly and access … Continue reading

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