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’76 Crimes’ on radio: The latest battles for LGBTI justice

  The Erasing 76 Crimes blog and the anti-gay laws of 76-plus countries moved to center stage last weekend during a 15-minute interview of editor/publisher Colin Stewart on the radio show/podcast “State of Belief.” The show’s host, the Rev. Welton … Continue reading

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Hostile reception for Kenyan bill to stone gays

Members of the Kenyan parliament have  spurned a proposal to enact a harsh new anti-homosexuality law. The bill, proposed by the tiny Republican Liberty Party, which has no elected members in parliament, would have imposed new punishments for same-sex relations … Continue reading

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Tiny Kenyan party seeks stoning, life in prison for gay sex

A tiny political party in Kenya is seeking a law that would impose death by stoning as a punishment for same-sex relations between non-Kenyans, with a life sentence as the punishment for Kenyans. The Daily Nation newspaper reported yesterday that … Continue reading

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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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U.S. vs. ‘Dictators’ Club’ of anti-gay African strongmen

While African leaders meet this week at a trade summit in Washington, D.C., it’s important to recognize that some of Africa’s most repressive (and mostly anti-LGBTI) leaders are gaining strength from each other by providing mutual support, writes Alyssa Rickard, … Continue reading

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60 to 90 arrested in raid on gay-friendly bar in Nairobi

Kenyan police arrested 60 to 90 people, including dozens of alleged LGBT people, in a raid on a gay-friendly bar in Nairobi early on Sunday, July 6. Their alleged crime? “Getting caught at a gay bar,” the tabloid-style Kenyan website … Continue reading

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