The Anglican Communion rebukes American, Canadian and Scottish churches that stray from its party line against same-sex marriage, but remains silent as conservative African churches ignore the Communion’s call for an end to homophobic prejudice, violence and criminal laws targeting LGBT people. LGBTI equality activist the Rev. Colin Coward challenged those positions in a talk …
Archbishop John Holder put a biblical case for decriminalization of homosexuality under the noses of hundreds of thousands of Jamaicans this week, as his talk about sexuality and the Bible was reported by the Gleaner newspaper on Page 1 and by the Observer on Page 4.
Eight transgender activists from the Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, Guyana and Antigua have formed a new Caribbean advocacy initiative, the Transgender Caucus Group.
The buggery law in many former British colonies can be traced back to King Henry VIII, the Rt. Rev. Alan Wilson told today’s opening day of the Intimate Conviction conference in Jamaica, which seeks to repeal such anti-LGBT laws. “It had nothing to do with morality. It had to do with property,” Wilson said.
Conservative Christians are upset about this week’s conference in Jamaica that seeks to repair some of the damage done by churches’ past role in helping to impose anti-LGBT laws in dozens of Commonwealth countries.
LGBT refugees who were spared Chechnya’s anti-LGBT crackdown have found that they’re not even safe in the West.
A Kenyan appeal court will hear arguments on Oct. 11 challenging the constitutionality of anal examinations, which are used by law enforcement in a mistaken belief that the intrusive tests can determine whether a man is homosexual.
“It is important that voices from the entire Caribbean are heard,” Jassica St. Rose of Saint Lucia said about the just-ended LBTQI Caribbean activists’ conference there. “We do our best to embolden and energise as many activists and organisations in as many countries as possible.”
For more than 10 years, the small Centre for the Integration of Courageous Living (CICLIV), a U.S.-based charity, has helped LGBT refugees who have made their way to the United States. The organization has a narrow focus — people, especially Africans, who have fled from their home countries to the United States for fear of …
In the wake of their miles-long trek last month from the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya to the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, LGBTI Ugandan refugees returned to the camp with a few offers of future help. Soon after their return, the whole camp was hit by a cutback in food distribution.