Tag Archives: Bishop Christopher Senyonjo

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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Uganda Pride 2013: So far, so peaceful

  UGANDA PRIDE 2013 The second-ever Uganda Pride celebrations are under way this week. Last summer, the first one ended with a police raid. This year, so far so good. The parade is scheduled for tomorrow, Aug. 3, with Bishop … Continue reading

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U.S. lets LGBTs abroad die of neglect as it OKs rights at home

It was only a year ago that the vintage convertible carrying Global Grand Marshal Bishop Christopher Senyonjo rolled down Market Street in San Francisco to the cheers of a million well-wishers at San Francisco Pride. Our theme “Global Equality” won … Continue reading

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Archbishop Orombi, architect of African homophobic hate

A brief history of recent actions by former Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi of the Church of Uganda, who has been described as “the architect of homophobic hate in Africa.” Who is this man? Most Americans, including potential donors, have no … Continue reading

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Gay rights book ready for e-readers, in paperback too

The new book From Wrongs to Gay Rights is now available in electronic formats as well as in paperback. It presents in vividly human terms the toll of 76-plus countries’ anti-gay laws, depicted by authors published on this blog. The … Continue reading

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Will Episcopalians let anti-gay Anglicans block LGBT aid?

Will wealthy Episcopal parishes in the United States provide financial support to LGBT rights groups in countries where Anglican churches stigmatize LGBT people or will they continue to defer to their homophobic fellow Anglicans worldwide?  The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle … Continue reading

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New book shows human face of gay rights, anti-gay laws

In a new book, the writers of this blog portray in vividly human terms the toll of 76-plus countries’ anti-gay laws. The book, “From Wrongs to Gay Rights,” is currently available in exchange for a $25 donation to the St. … Continue reading

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