Africa / Americas

Intersex activist urges donations for Kenyan intersex victim

American intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis has created artwork in memory of Muhadh Ishmael, the intersex victim of a recent  attack orchestrated by his hostile  family in Kenya. In a post on Twitter that’s illustrated with an artistic rendition of Joseph Odero’s photo of Muhadh in the hospital, Pidgeon urges, “Donate to Muhad’s funeral via 76crimes@gmail.com … Continue reading

Africa / Americas / Commentary

N.Y. Times under continued attack for anti-LGBTI article

The New York Times has not backed off its damaging and inaccurate article of Dec. 20 about the alleged problems of U.S. support of LGBTI rights in Africa, but today it has published two letters to the editor that challenge the article’s accuracy. The letter from Tom Malinowski, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

Africa / Asia

LGBTI news from Middle East, Africa, Singapore

LGBTI news in brief from  Iran, Iraq,  Kenya, Nigeria, Singapore and Uganda — all of them countries that have anti-LGBTI policies or have considered adopting them. These items are excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS Equal Eyes recaps of the world’s LGBTI-related news: The UK’s Human Dignity Trust and the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association warned that the … Continue reading

Americas / Asia / Europe / Faith and religion

Upbeat pre-Christmas news from Guyana, Malaysia

Three upbeat news items involving countries with anti-LGBTI laws, courtesy of UNAIDS Equal Eyes recaps of the world’s LGBTI-related news. Barring an unexpected event, this post is probably the final pre-Christmas publication on the Erasing 76 Crimes blog. We’ll return after Christmas and hope you will join us here then. Appeal for change in Guyana … Continue reading

Africa / Faith and religion

Will Kenyan intersex victim get a decent funeral at least?

Friends and supporters of the late Muhadh Ishmael, the victim of an anti-intersex attack in early December, are seeking contributions to pay for his funeral and to support measures aimed at persuading Kenyan authorities to seek justice for him. Contributions to the Muhadh Fund may be made via PayPal. (On the PayPal home page, click … Continue reading

Africa / Americas / Commentary / Faith and religion

Nigerian activists protest harmful, flawed N.Y. Times coverage

Nigerian LGBTI rights activists have challenged the accuracy of the Dec. 20 New York Times article titled “U.S. Support of Gay Rights in Africa May Have Done More Harm Than Good.” Complaints about the article have included: The unauthorized use of a photo of an activist (since removed), which put the person’s life at risk; … Continue reading