Category Archives: Commentary

Dad, Mom and their gay Jamaican activist son

The parents of Jamaican activist/attorney Maurice Tomlinson haven’t always known what to make of their gay son, but they have become some of his most important supporters. Road trip reasonings with Dad Yesterday my dad and I took another road … Continue reading

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Isn’t distributing expired HIV drugs a sin?

“Giving people expired anti-retroviral therapies (ARVs) is haram, forbidden, sin.” That’s what  Ugandan researcher/ activist Stella Nyanzi wrote on Facebook after she visited an HIV-positive friend. Use of expired medications is one of the many deficiencies of current efforts to … Continue reading

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Renewal of anti-gay law would move Cameroon backwards

Alternatives-Cameroon calls on President Paul Biya to block enactment of a revised Penal Code that reinforces the old Penal Code’s criminalization of homosexuality.  The Douala-based advocacy organization, which fights against Aids and for recognition of the human rights of LGBTI … Continue reading

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2 celebrities are redefining gender for Nigerians

When next you see a traditional image of what society has labeled a woman or a man, don’t jump to conclusions. There’s always more than what meets the eye. Consider, for example, two Nigerian celebrities who defy the gender binary … Continue reading

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8 answers to 8 pointed questions gay men often hear

After a recent screening of “The Abominable Crime” film in Mandeville, Jamaica, an ally asked the following questions that I have had to answer repeatedly. You may have heard them yourself: Q. If you call Tom your “husband,” what does … Continue reading

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Jamaican priest: I love and respect LGBT people, sex workers

In Jamaica, Anglican priest Fr. Sean Major-Campbell declares: LET IT BE KNOWN: I refuse to be silenced by the cheap psychology that says I am this gay rights activist who loves sex workers. I am used to this attempt at … Continue reading

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Thanks to everyone who donated to save Joe Odero’s life

Thank you to all the generous donors who have made a kidney transplant possible for courageous Kenyan journalist/ activist Joe Odero. As you know, Joe needs a new kidney because he was attacked and nearly killed for his advocacy on … Continue reading

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