Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

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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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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Petition seeks to bar anti-LGBT pastor from Botswana too

Anglo-Nigerian pastor Jide Macauley is urging people to sign a petition by the Botswanan activist group Legabibo that urges the Botswanan government to prevent anti-LGBT preacher Steven Anderson from traveling there. His planned visit to South Africa has already been … Continue reading

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Intersex rights (often violated) are human rights

The “I” in LGBTI activism is the focus of a new report that spells out what’s at stake in the growing field of intersex advocacy. The freely downloadable document We Are Real: The Growing Movement Advancing the Human Rights of … 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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