Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Why smile? Death by stoning for gay men in Mauritania

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32 anti-gay African leaders, 32 smiling Obama photos

The issue of African countries imprisoning LGBTI people for their sexual orientation wasn’t on the agenda at this week’s United States/Africa summit in Washington, D.C. Instead, President Obama spoke about security, trade and economic development. Then, on Aug. 5, he … Continue reading

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African-American plea to summit: Shun anti-gay bigotry

In an open letter to the African leaders at this week’s summit in Washington, D.C., the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell, an African-American former Civil Rights activist and a retired United Methodist minister, pleads for justice and fair treatment for LGBTI … Continue reading

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LGBT activists seek Obama’s help in African crisis

March 13, 2014 President Barack Obama The White House Washington, D.C., 20500 Dear Mr. President, Thank you for your leadership in advancing the human rights of all people and for repeal of laws that codify discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, … Continue reading

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9 moves to roll back Uganda’s anti-gay law

Supporters of LGBT rights are starting to respond to Uganda’s harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Law, which calls for up to seven years in prison for anyone convicted of “promoting homosexuality” and a life sentence for anyone who “touches another person with … Continue reading

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Don’t cut ties with Uganda; that’s an anti-gay trap

The Rev. Canon Kapya Kaoma, an Episcopal priest from Zambia and a project director at Political Research Associates, predicted last month that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni would sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.  Now that Museveni has done so, Kaoma discusses what’s … Continue reading

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Draconian details of Uganda’s misguided new anti-gay law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni today signed into law the harsh, long-disputed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which provides for imprisonment for five to seven years for anyone convicted of “promoting homosexuality” or who  “in any way abets homosexuality and related practices.” The official … Continue reading

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Obama ‘disappointed’ with Uganda’s anti-gay law

U.S. President Barack Obama said today that he is “deeply disappointed” with the decision by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to sign the harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The new law “will complicate our valued relationship with Uganda,” Obama said. He did not … Continue reading

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Obamas will skip Sochi, send LGBT athletes instead

U.S. President Obama sent a message today to Russian Vladimir Putin. In an implicit response to Russia’s crackdown on its LGBT community and the country’s blatant disregard of human rights, as well as the two countries’ foreign policy disputes,  Obama, … Continue reading

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Senegal police arrest 5 alleged lesbians

Police in Senegal arrested five women yesterday on charges of violating Senegal’s law against same-sex activity, the Associated Press reported. AP said: The five women were detained early Monday morning during a birthday party at a restaurant in Dakar’s Yoff … Continue reading

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