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LGBTI news briefs: Russia, Jamaica, Egypt, Nigeria, India, more

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted from the Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news: The UN Human Rights Committee has recommended to Russia that it consider the “hate motive” when investigating crimes of possible homophobic or transphobic nature. … Continue reading

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Evicted gay youths under attack (again) in Jamaica

On Wednesday, April 15 at about 1 p.m., some patrons of the Clocktower Plaza in Kingston decided to “cleanse” the premises of gays. This shopping venue was one of the few spaces in the capital that gays could hang out … Continue reading

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Jamaican doctor: homosexuality “inherently infectious”

The fundamentalist Christian group, Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS), is one of the island’s most strident campaigners against LGBTI human rights. The organization’s Chairman and most outspoken representative, is Dr. Wayne West, a medical doctor and Senior Lecturer in … Continue reading

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Jamaican lesbian activist singled out by Obama

Hundreds of my dear friends, family members, and acquaintances, sent me warm and heartfelt birthday wishes yesterday.  But, hands down, the one that I treasure the most came from Jamaican lesbian activist Angeline Jackson. She said: “Happy Birthday Maurice! Also … Continue reading

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LGBT news briefs: Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Russia, Uganda

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted from the Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news: At the 28th meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, Iran agreed to partially implement three recommendations that included the treatment of … Continue reading

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Jamaica: What I want from Obama on my birthday

I am thrilled that President Obama is visiting Jamaica on April 9, which by a very happy coincidence is also my birthday! During his one day trip to the island, the President will meet with leaders of the Caribbean Community … Continue reading

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Shared plight of lesbian, straight women goes unheard?

Excerpts from a March 20 commentary that the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle wrote at the conclusion of recent meetings of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York: Three thousand women are returning home from the … Continue reading

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