Arrest of LGBTI leader in Uganda

Uganda police have arrested LGBTI leader Joseph Kawesi on charges of homosexual activity and “recruiting youth into homosexuality,” gay rights activists say. Kawesi is founder of the LGBTI group Youth on Rock Foundation. His lawyers are seeking his release on bail, Identity Kenya reported. Under current Ugandan law, sexual intercourse (“carnal knowledge”) between two men … Continue reading


Plea for support for Ugandan whom UK seeks to deport

The National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns is seeking support for Frank Zalwango, a Ugandan lesbian who wants to remain in the United Kingdom rather than be deported to Uganda, where she fears prosecution and imprisonment for her sexual orientation. The group asks supporters to send an email to Kenya Airlines, asking it to reject Zalwango … Continue reading

Americas / Asia / Faith and religion

Unpublicized religion: ‘Sex tourism of the Christian Right’

Multinational battles over LGBT rights — opposed by many conservative Christians and supported by progressive faith leaders — came in at No. 9 on a list of 13 under-publicized stories about religion in 2012. The list, published on the Religion Dispatches website, was compiled by Peter Laarman, executive director of Progressive Christians Uniting.  Here’s what he … Continue reading