Tag Archives: Russia

Us vs. them (Egypt): Deport me!

Second of two articles about the challenge of breaking through emotional barriers that people erect between themselves and victims of persecution who act or look unlike them. This article, by activist/commentator Scott Long, focuses on the difficulty keeping relatively affluent … 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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Video: The human cost of Russia’s anti-gay campaign

Russia’s “concerted, government-run anti-gay propaganda campaign” is the focus of this week’s video in the “Quorum” series of 11 discussions of international LGBTI issues. In the latest Daily Beast video, activist Anastasia Smirnova, who was arrested in Russia for posting … Continue reading

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A good-news map: 78 (was 82) countries with anti-gay laws

Today this blog gets an updated map of countries with laws against homosexual activity.  The total number of such countries is down to 78.  The list had totaled 82 at the beginning of last year. The latest country to drop … Continue reading

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Possible anti-trans move in Russia: Barring driver’s licenses

Russia may be preparing a crackdown on transsexual and transgender people by denying them driver’s licenses. Some human rights activists fear that’s the goal of newly adopted Russian rules about who can and cannot drive. In addition to targeting trans … Continue reading

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12 grim lands, 7 bright spots in LGBTI preview of 2015

As debate over LGBTI rights continues worldwide in 2015, progress has been made in at least seven of the 76-plus countries with laws against homosexuality.  In another 12 countries, the situation is grim and could get worse. Below are previews … Continue reading

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Golden Enemas mock Russian homophobes

This month in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Straight Alliance for LGBT Equality presented its booby-prize Golden Enema awards for outrageously anti-gay statements and action. Winners included two homophobic American preachers — Scott Lively and James David Manning — along with … Continue reading

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