Faith and religion

43 anti-LGBT violations in Zambia; ‘accident waiting to happen’

In the midst of a crackdown on homosexuals, Zambia has been the scene of at least 43 LGBT-related violations of people’s rights in the past six months, according to a new report by the local LGBT activist organization Friends of Rainka. Even worse incidents could occur, the report suggests, because “the situation for LGBTI persons … Continue reading

Americas / Faith and religion

Impoverished, Jamaica still rejects gay tourism dollars

Jamaica was recently selected to chair the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Ironically, our homophobic laws and practices cuts the country off from a very lucrative segment of global tourism, namely gay travelers. Together, the estimated spending power of this group is about US$140 billion annually. Just a portion of that sum could effectively eliminate … Continue reading

Americas / Faith and religion

An LGBT victory in Belize

September 21, 2013 marked Belize’s 32nd independence day and, in an unprecedented move, the country’s Prime Minister, Dean Barrow, used the opportunity to support the right to equality for LGBT citizens. In his message to mark the day the PM said: “Government will therefore fully respect the right of the churches to propagate their understanding … Continue reading

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Cameroon and you: Help push for justice, an end to violence

If you haven’t already contributed to help send Cameroonian activists to the Gambia next month to press for justice for LGBT people in their violently repressive country, please contribute now to the Indiegogo campaign Justice 4 Eric Lembembe. This article by Amy Bergquist, staff attorney with The Advocates’ International Justice Program, is reblogged here with … Continue reading

Americas

Cameroon tries to blame LGBT activist for his own murder

If you haven’t already contributed to help send Cameroonian activists to the Gambia to press for justice for LGBT people in their violently repressive country, please contribute now to the Indiegogo campaign Justice 4 Eric Lembembe. The government of Cameroon last week tried to besmirch the memory of courageous LGBT activist Eric Ohena Lembembe. His … Continue reading

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Plea at U.N. to stop violence; Cameroon claims it will change

Colleagues of murdered Cameroonian activist Eric Ohena Lembembe have urged their government to stop homophobic attacks and legalized repression of LGBT people in Cameroon, and the government has responded with lip service aimed at creating the impression that Cameroon will: Investigate police violence against individuals because of their sexual orientation. Investigate threats and attacks against … Continue reading