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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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From New Zealand, a view of world’s LGBT rights struggle

The battle against Uganda’s draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill has produced some positive results — and not just the failure of the bill to pass in this year’s parliamentary session, says the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle. In an interview on New Zealand’s … Continue reading

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New activist network fights AIDS and anti-LGBT laws

Twenty-six LGBT activists traveled to Washington, D.C., two weeks ago, seeking to change a world where homosexuality is illegal in 76-plus countries. Now that the International AIDS Conference is over, they are returning to their home countries, strengthened by the … Continue reading

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World Bank may join fight against anti-LGBT bias

The World Bank is studying whether to lend its massive clout to efforts to end discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people in developing countries. LGBT activists met Thursday with World Bank staff in Washington to seek their support … Continue reading

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AIDS experts: Decriminalization needed to combat AIDS

One of several quick recaps of news related to this week’s International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. “If we are to take advantage of the huge possibilities that the science is now affording us in tackling the epidemic, we urgently … Continue reading

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Jamaica as a model for anti-AIDS, anti-homophobia action

One of several quick recaps of news related to this week’s International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.: Lessons from “the most homophobic place on earth” Jamaican gay activist Maurice Tomlinson says his country is making progress in the fight against … Continue reading

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‘U.S. Christian Right is Transforming Sexual Politics in Africa’

One of several quick recaps of news related to this week’s International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.: U.S. evangelical Christians accused of promoting homophobia in Africa The Guardian reports on the newly released study, “Colonizing African Values: How the U.S. … Continue reading

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