Author Archives: Colin Stewart

About Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart, a 40-year journalism veteran, is publisher and an editor of the "Erasing 76 Crimes" and "76 Crimes en français" blogs. More profile information on Google+. Colin Stewart, un vétéran du journalisme de 40 ans, est éditeur et rédacteur en chef des blogs "Erasing 76 Crimes" et "76Crimes en français." Plus d'informations de profil sur Google+.

Free of anti-LGBT attacks, Russian QueerFest thrives

QueerFest announced this week: QueerFest 2016 of Russia: ‘It went how a festival should go’ QueerFest 2016, the 8th international LGBTI pride festival of Russia, has concluded on a high note. Songwriter and performer Sian Evans (of KOSHEEN) sang all-favorites, … Continue reading

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Out of Kampala’s frying pan, into Nairobi’s fire

Kamarah Apollo is a gay Ugandan refugee in Kenya who is currently awaiting relocation to the United States. Here he tells his story: ‘Through fear, still we stand’ By Kamarah Apollo I am a gay activist from Uganda. I was … Continue reading

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Police block Uganda’s fifth annual Pride Parade

Uganda police blocked the country’s LGBTI community from holding its fifth annual Pride Parade yesterday. More than 100 people tried to convene on a beach in Entebbe on Lake Victoria but were ordered back into their minibuses by police and … Continue reading

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Information on avoiding HIV HIV Basics HIV Prevention Protecting Yourself and Others Safer sex and safer drug use Sexual Health and Safer Sex Positive Prevention Safer Drug Use and Harm Reduction Testing to find out if you have … Continue reading

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Nations with anti-LGBT laws: 49% Christian, 45% Muslim

Many of the world’s 76 countries with anti-homosexuality laws have Muslim majorities, but most are majority-Christian. Of the total, 45 percent (34 countries, in this blog’s tally) have a Muslim majority. Majority-Christian countries account for 49 percent of the total … Continue reading

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Court to rule on limiting East Africa’s anti-gay laws

Lawyers seeking recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people are scheduled to learn on Sept. 27 whether the Tanzania-based East African Court will take a stand for LGBTI rights by ruling that anti-gay laws such as the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality … Continue reading

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New W. African interfaith group fights anti-LGBTI bias

Progressive faith leaders and activists from West Africa have joined forces to work to end anti-LGBTI bias in the region and seek “a world governed by respect and dignity.” The new Interfaith Diversity Network of West Africa (IDNoWA) includes members … Continue reading

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