The goal: “a space in West Africa where persons from diverse faiths, cultures, class and sexual orientations can convene, work with faith leaders and communities to create a world in which everyone enjoys all human rights irrespective of class, religious belief, culture and sexual orientation.” Late last month, West Africa moved a step closer to …
Samuel Uchenna, a Nigerian LGBT rights activist whose particular interest is in working with LGBT persons of faith, granted an exclusive interview about how he was expelled from a Christian religious organization because of his firm stand on homosexuality.
An international conference planned for Oct. 12-13 in Jamaica will focus on how churches have helped to impose anti-LGBT laws in the past and how they can help to eliminate them in the future.
As a queer priest reflects on his 40-year journey toward gay liberation, he expresses amazement at how anti-religious the Western LGBT movement has become, excluding and devaluing the contributions of faithful allies.
Official poster for the live show A U.S./Nigerian LGBT-focused online radio show titled “The Real LGBT Lives” is set to explore the complex and controversial issue of homosexuality and God. Moji Solar-Percy, a U.S.-based Nigerian talk show host, will discuss the issue with the Rev. Jide Macaulay, the gay Nigeria-born founder of House of Rainbow, …
LGBTI Africans in the United Kingdom cheered yesterday’s rejection of a bishops’ report on same-sex marriage that they consider discriminatory and exclusionary.
A year ago something remarkable happened in the Global Anglican Communion (GAC), but most persons missed it, even senior Anglican clergy. This miraculous event occurred on Jan. 15, 2016, when the Primates representing all the Provinces in the 80 million+ denomination agreed, for the first time, that criminalizing same-gender intimacy is wrong.
FORWARD-THINKING FAITH LEADERS Homophobia is a severe problem in many African churches, but not all Christian leaders are infected by it, as Kuchu Times points out. At that Ugandan publication, human rights activist Barigye Ambrose recently profiled several religious leaders who preach a gospel of acceptance and love. These are some excerpts:
Prominent Ugandan straight ally Bishop Christopher Senyonjo (Ssenyonjo) delivered an introductory message to urge people to attend screenings at the Queer Kampala International Film Festival. The event, scheduled for Dec. 9-11, will be East Africa’s first LGBTQ film festival, aims at bringing together the Ugandan gay community, potential allies, and film enthusiasts from abroad. In …
Thousands of believers marched yesterday in Malawi to protest strongly against abortion and, at the same time, to express opposition to same-sex marriage. Rumors of possible legislation to legalize abortion triggered the protests. The marchers’ hostility to LGBTI people brought a promise of support from Anglo-Nigerian activist the Rev. Jide Macauley.