Tag Archives: Bishop Christopher Senyonjo

My clash with a rabidly angry anti-gay Christian

Here’s a distressing look into the sort of violently anti-gay thinking that leads people to imprison, abuse and kill LGBTI people, especially in the world’s most homophobic countries. Don’t read much further if you want to be spared from abusive … Continue reading

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LGBTI Ugandans tell their stories in their own magazine

The Ugandan LGBTI community has launched its own magazine to tell their stories to the nation. “Bombastic Magazine is a compilation of stories, testimonies and opinions by LGBTI Ugandans. The objective of this campaign is to end violence against lesbian, … Continue reading

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Canon Ogle on the move; ‘lot of work to do’ on LGBTI rights

The St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports local LGBTI rights groups in many countries with anti-gay laws, is preparing to open a new office on the East Coast of the United States. The move will occur as the … Continue reading

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London protesters tell Uganda: Repeal anti-gay law

The St. James Court hotel in London where President Yoweri Museveni was speaking to a UK-Uganda Business Summit on May 7 was besieged by Ugandan LGBTs and their supporters in a noisy protest featuring drums, vuvuzelas and chants. The goal … Continue reading

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New fund aims to help endangered LGBT people flee

Denis LeBlanc, Editor A new emergency fund is seeking contributions to help LGBT people and allies flee from “immediate threats of arrest, attacks, violence and persecution in countries where harsh laws have fostered a climate of extreme homophobia.” This global, … Continue reading

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Support for gay-friendly Ugandan bishop — needed?

Supporters of gay-friendly Ugandan Bishop Christopher Senyonjo are campaigning for the praiseworthy goal of keeping him out of a Ugandan prison, but it’s not clear that any of his work with LGBT Ugandans actually violates the country’s new anti-gay law. … Continue reading

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Hard work and progress toward LGBT rights in Africa, Jamaica

The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, president of the St. Paul’s Foundation, tells of the foundation’s latest work with activists seeking equality in Jamaica, Uganda, Cameroon and Malawi: This coming week marks the fourth birthday of the St. Paul’s Foundation. We … Continue reading

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