Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

3 musicians challenge anti-LGBT hate in Africa

Three courageous African musicians recently spoke to NoStrings about their personal struggles and their use of music to combat homophobia in Africa, despite strong oppositions and death threats. The three musicians who spoke to NoStrings are Mista Majah P, an … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Africa (Sub Saharan), International pressure for LGBT rights, Positive steps | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Support for Iraqi rejection of anti-LGBT attacks

Human Rights Watch has endorsed Iraqi Shiite clergyman Muqtada al-Sadr’s call for an end to violence against sexual minorities, reported last month on this blog. HRW issued this press release: Iraq: Cleric’s Call Against Anti-LGBT Violence Fighters Should Heed al-Sadr’s … Continue reading

Posted in Faith and religion, Harassment / murders, International pressure for LGBT rights, Middle East / North Africa | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Uganda: Harassment of Sandra Ntebi must stop

Front Line Defenders demands an end to ongoing harassment of Ugandan human rights defender Sandra Ntebi, an LGBTI activist who focuses on the safety of members of Uganda’s LGBTI community. This is today’s press release from Front Line Defenders: Uganda … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Africa (Sub Saharan), Harassment / murders, International pressure for LGBT rights | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Caleb Orozco sets a valuable Caribbean precedent

Caleb Orozco struck me as nervous but determined when we first met in 2007.  We were among only a handful of Caribbean civil society delegates at an Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly in Panama.  In the very Latin … Continue reading

Posted in Americas, Anti-LGBT laws and legislation, Commentary, International pressure for LGBT rights, Positive steps | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Uganda: Challenging Lokodo’s threats and lies

Uganda’s homophobic ethics minister, Simon Lokodo, has threatened Nigerian gay-rights clergyman the Rev. Jide Macauley as part of a falsehood-filled interview with the gay-bashing Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper. Macauley quickly responded, calling Lokodo a menace who “should be called to … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Africa (Sub Saharan), Harassment / murders, International pressure for LGBT rights | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Let’s celebrate: List of anti-LGBT nations shrinks again

76 countries with anti-homosexuality laws (or 72 or 78) This week’s decision by the Belize Supreme Court to overturn that nation’s anti-sodomy law has shrunk the list of nations with anti-LGBT laws once again. By this blog’s tally, the total … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Africa (Sub Saharan), Americas, Anti-LGBT laws and legislation, Asia, International pressure for LGBT rights, Middle East / North Africa, Oceania, Positive steps | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top court in Belize overturns sodomy law

The Supreme Court in the Central American country of Belize today overturned the country’s sodomy law, issuing a long-delayed ruling on a constitutional challenge brought by  LGBT rights activist Caleb Orozco, and his United Belize Action Movement (Unibam). BuzzFeed reported, … Continue reading

Posted in Americas, Anti-LGBT laws and legislation, International pressure for LGBT rights, Positive steps, Trials / punishments | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments