Category Archives: Anti-LGBT laws and legislation

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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Anglicans must fight anti-LGBT abuses they once promoted

As a lawyer working for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBT) people in my homeland of Jamaica, I am sadly accustomed to receiving death threats.   However, when a particularly vulgar and graphic email promised to … Continue reading

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Comic preview of serious Ugandan human rights case

Today this blog republishes an accurate comic-strip-style presentation of  “The Case Against Scott Lively,” the anti-gay American pastor who is being sued in federal court for human rights abuses. The public is invited to attend (rescheduled) oral arguments in the … Continue reading

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Invitation: Support trial of anti-gay pastor in U.S.

Opponents of the work of anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively are hoping for a courtroom full of LGBTI rights supporters on Wednesday,  Nov. 9 [revised date], the rescheduled date for the next court hearing in the case against Lively on charges … Continue reading

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Seeking LGBTI rights in Trinidad, finding them in Canada

Advocacy on behalf of LGBTI residents of Trinidad and Tobago is a heartfelt concern of Trinidad activist David D.K. Soomarie, currently visiting Canada. While in Toronto, Soomarie took part in a public discussion of the struggle for LGBTI rights in … Continue reading

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Good news from Malaysia, Namibia, Ukraine

Recent weeks have seen advances for trans people in Ukraine and Malaysia and perhaps for all LGBT people in Namibia. The news items in this recap were excerpted with slight modifications  from  ILGA’s LGBulleTIn round-up of the world’s LGBTI-related news … Continue reading

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