Africa / Europe

Honors for African LGBTI heroes at London Pride

Press release, modestly edited: London Pride 2015 The African LGBTI organisation Out and Proud Diamond Group celebrated African LGBTI Heroes during London Pride 2015. The group honored people who have stood up against anti-gay environments and regimes in Africa. Some of these heroes lost their lives during the struggle to liberate us and others against … Continue reading

Africa / Faith and religion

Church turmoil: U.S. supports, Nigeria hates same-sex vows

The anti-gay Church of Nigeria has distanced itself from a Nigerian archbishop because he opposes a Nigerian law that provides a 14-year prison sentence for anyone entering into a same-sex marriage. In response, Nigerian activist Davis Mac-Iyalla called on the head of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Justin Welby, to protest the Nigerian church’s support for … Continue reading

Africa

Nigeria survey: Progress on LGB issues, a long way to go

A recent telephone survey of 1,000 Nigerians found that young adults are more knowing and accepting of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people, but that a large majority of Nigerians remains hostile to LGB people, their rights and their relationships. The survey was conducted in response to Nigeria’s “Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Law” of 2014. The … Continue reading

Americas / Europe / Faith and religion

LGBTI news 3: Jamaica, Russia, Ukraine

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the third of three posts. The first one reported news from Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Brunei. The second one reported news from Iran, Morocco, ISIS, Kenya, Gambia … Continue reading

Africa / Middle East / North Africa

LGBTI news 2: Iran, Morocco, ISIS, Kenya, Gambia, Uganda

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the second of three posts. The first one reported news from Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Brunei.  The third will report news from Jamaica, Russia and Ukraine.)   … Continue reading

Africa

Seychelles: Same-sex wedding, but anti-gay law remains

A same-sex wedding was conducted in Seychelles on June 13, 2015, on British territory (the British high commissioner’s residence). Seychelles laws currently have no provision for marriage equality. Seychelles does not prosecute anyone under the nation’s anti-sodomy law and has promised to repeal it. But so far that has not happened. The island nation in … Continue reading

Americas / Commentary

Jamaica’s major newspaper backs LGBTI rights

Jamaica’s major daily, the Gleaner, today published an editorial supporting the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling and calling on Jamaica to take a similar course. In contrast to the United States, the editorial states, in Jamaica “there is still much work to be done to lift official discrimination from large swathes of Jamaica’s citizens … Continue reading

Asia

LGBTI news 1: Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Brunei

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the first of three posts. The second one will report news from Iran, Morocco, ISIS, Kenya, Gambia and Uganda. The third will report news from Jamaica, Russia and … Continue reading

Uncategorized

Cameroon: Stop police torture, extortion of LGBT people

In response to attempted extortion and death threats by Cameroon police against the president of Cameroon Humanity First Cameroon on Wednesday, the association released this statement: Faced with so many cases of violence promoted by Article 347 bis [the anti-homosexuality law] of the Cameroonian Penal Code, we must wonder whether the nation’s forces of law … Continue reading