Tag Archives: LGBT

Easter reflections on Christians who crucify LGBT people

Excerpts from a Holy Week meditation by the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle: The passion story will be read all over the world this weekend as the Christian community celebrates Easter, but in most of the countries where LGBT people are … 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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Jamaica youth minister to develop plans for LGBT homeless youth

Edited by Denis LeBlanc The Jamaican Minister of Youth and Culture the Hon. Lisa Hanna announced on April 15 that the Youth Ministry is in the process of developing new services, initiatives and programmes to address the needs of Jamaica’s children and … Continue reading

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Anti-gay rage: Sign of progress toward gay rights?

Why are sub-Saharan Africa and Russia undergoing a wave of anti-gay attacks, arrests and legislation? Two reasons are frequently cited: Politicians’ use of anti-gay rhetoric and anti-gay legislation to deflect attention from their nations’ problems; Encouragement from anti-gay Christian fundamentalists. … Continue reading

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Politically motivated trial of Zambian AIDS fighter

Anneke Meerkotter, lawyer for the Southern Africa Litigation Centre’s LGBT and Sex Worker Rights Programme, wrote this analysis of the ongoing trial of AIDS fighter Paul Kasonkomona in Zambia. The trial is scheduled to resume Oct. 29. The account originally … Continue reading

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Do LGBT people hate religious people?

Question from a reader of this blog, who presumably is thinking about the potential consequences of the many anti-gay statements and anti-gay actions of some religious people: Dear Colin, Do LGBT people hate religious people? Religious people like Christians, Muslims, … Continue reading

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European plea to Russia: Anti-gay law would harm ‘core values’

A proposed Russian law that could ban any public displays or discussions of homosexuality where minors might be present “is an attempt to curtail fundamental freedoms, on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity,” says the specialist on LGBT … Continue reading

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Refugee aid groups stumble when faced with LGBTs

Many refugee protection groups don’t know how to deal with the large numbers of refugees that they encounter who have fled from persecution based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. That was the conclusion of a first-ever survey of … Continue reading

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Episcopal proposal: Don’t let anti-gay churches block LGBT aid

The Episcopal Church is considering a proposal to repeal a rule that currently restricts wealthy parishes and mission groups from aiding gay-friendly organizations in countries where the Anglican Church is anti-gay. The proposed resolution, titled “The Episcopal Church Honors Bishop … Continue reading

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Kony 2012 and Easter message to gays: You’re not hell-bound

The true message of Easter contradicts many Christians’ attitude that “LGBT are so evil and immoral that we will spend the rest of eternity in hell” and that “Jesus died for the sins of the whole world (excluding gay folk),” … Continue reading

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