Tag Archives: Malaysia

7 countries’ LGBTI supporters, in school and out

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news.   MUTUAL SUPPORT In Sri Lanka, the group Equal Ground has released a music video “Nothing but Pride,” shot … Continue reading

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U.S. to Malaysia: Anti-gay law’s political victim needs doctor

During his ongoing trip to the Far East, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to the Malaysian prime minister about the politically motivated sodomy conviction and imprisonment of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. The Washington Blade report (below) suggests that Kerry … Continue reading

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For 1 million people, blog unmasks anti-LGBTI violence

More than a million people have visited the Erasing 76 Crimes blog since its launch in March 2012. The 1-million mark was passed on June 14, 2015, according to statistics compiled by the WordPress blog management system. Each of the … Continue reading

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LGBTI news 1: Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Brunei

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the first of three posts. The second one will report news from Iran, … Continue reading

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On trial for being LGBT in Morocco (2) and Malaysia (9)

IGLHRC and HRW report on the latest legal persecution of LGBT citizens of Morocco and Malaysia. MOROCCO The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) called on Moroccan authorities to immediately release two men on trial for alleged homosexual … Continue reading

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Finding LGBTI allies among Muslims, Catholics and more

Not all religions are opposed to LGBTI rights, although the volume and intensity of some anti-gay fundamentalists may create that impression. In fact, many faith-based efforts are under way at the United Nations in the quest for recognition of the … Continue reading

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New U.S. strategies for combating anti-gay laws

United States officials are pushing two relatively new strategies for promoting the human rights of LGBTI people worldwide. Over the opposition of Global South politicians and others who complain of neo-colonialism whenever the U.S. tries to dissuade homophobic nations from … Continue reading

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