Asia

Bangladeshi fundamentalists incite anti-gay violence

Riaz Osmani, a Bangladeshi activist currently living in London, writes: Below is a screenshot of a Facebook page of a Bangladeshi Islamic fundamentalist group called Basherkella. That page is the online face of the discredited political party called Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir. That party once opposed Bangladesh’s independence and assisted the … Continue reading

Americas

Proposal for Antigua officials: Repeal anti-gay law

The Caribbean nation of Antigua will soon repeal its law against same-sex intimacy, if the Antiguan minister of social transformation has her way. Minister Samantha Marshall told the local newspaper, the Antigua Observer,  that she’s willing to make such a recommendation to the Cabinet. “I have no difficulty in making [such a recommendation],” she said. … Continue reading