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Two men jailed in Zambia for a year on homosexuality charges
LGBTI people are subject to arrest and imprisonment in 76-plus countries.

If you believe in the importance of expanding awareness of the repression of LGBTI people in 76+ countries with anti-gay laws, please support the work of Erasing 76 Crimes and its French-language companion, 76 Crimes en français.

The blogs’ publisher, editors and reporters all work on a volunteer basis. Only the reporters receive any money, and that is limited to reimbursement of expenses. Those include costs such as bus fare to reach locations where LGBTI defendants have been imprisoned for their sexual orientation, telecommunication costs, and sometimes the price of a soft drink for a government official who otherwise won’t agree to be interviewed.

Several of Eric Lembembe's articles appear in the book "From Wrongs to Gay Rights." (Click the image for a link to more information about the book.)
Click the image for information about purchasing the book “From Wrongs to Gay Rights” either in paperback or in e-book form.

So far, the editors of the blog have paid those expenses from our pockets, supplemented by very modest earnings from sales of the blog’s book “From Wrongs to Gay Rights.”

Now, for the first time, we are offering you the opportunity to contribute to this quest for justice for LGBTI people.

What will you receive in return for your donation?

  • An accounting of how contributions are used.
  • Realization that you are helping to make the world a better place.

In addition, for contributions of $150 or more, you will receive:

  • A signed copy of the book “From Wrongs to Gay Rights.”

To make a USA tax-deductible contribution, go to the St. Paul’s Foundation website and specify “Erasing 76 Crimes Blog” in the drop-down menu on the lower half of the page under the heading “Donated For.”

To make a direct, non-tax-deductible contribution, go to YouCaring.com. Include your mailing address in the optional email if you want to receive a signed copy of “From Wrongs to Gay Rights” in return for a donation of $150 or more.

Your donations will support the continued work of the blog’s reporting team and, if possible, will allow us to expand our news coverage to additional repressive countries and perhaps even replace the inadequate, aging equipment that our best volunteer reporters are using.

Thank you from everyone at Erasing 76 Crimes and 76 Crimes en français on behalf of the harassed, repressed, stigmatized and imprisoned LGBTI people of the world.

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at info@76crimes.com. Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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