Americas

American Christian leaders oppose ‘Kill the Gays Bill’

Activists in Uganda have welcomed the voices of 46 American Christian leaders who spoke out last week against the latest proposal for a strengthened Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The leaders, including Catholics and evangelical Christians, signed a letter opposing the bill. “It’s important for Ugandans to know that not all Evangelical and Catholic leaders think LGBT … Continue reading

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Jamaica as a model for anti-AIDS, anti-homophobia action

One of several quick recaps of news related to this week’s International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.: Lessons from “the most homophobic place on earth” Jamaican gay activist Maurice Tomlinson says his country is making progress in the fight against homophobia and could even serve as a model for activists seeking successful techniques for waging … Continue reading

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‘U.S. Christian Right is Transforming Sexual Politics in Africa’

One of several quick recaps of news related to this week’s International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.: U.S. evangelical Christians accused of promoting homophobia in Africa The Guardian reports on the newly released study, “Colonizing African Values: How the U.S. Christian Right is Transforming Sexual Politics in Africa”: Christian evangelical groups in the US are … Continue reading

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Report on anti-LGBT laws cites ‘reason to hope’

The battle between advocates and opponents of anti-LGBT laws has produced a world of contrasts — “some victories to celebrate against a background of hateful laws still in force and hate crimes around the world,” says the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, or ILGA, in its 2012 report “State-Sponsored Homophobia.” The number … Continue reading