Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

Rescue young victim of anti-LGBTI violence

Brave LGBTI activist/journalist Joe Odero came close to death for challenging violently anti-LGBTI elements in Kenyan society. That made him a target for vicious criminals, powerful politicians and corrupt police officers. Now he needs your help to find refuge. In … Continue reading

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International outcry against Uganda police raid

Harsh criticism from local and international organizations greeted the news of the Ugandan police raid that disrupted the Mr. and Miss Pride pageant in Kampala on night of Aug. 3-4. Around 20 to 25 people were reportedly arrested on the … Continue reading

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Russia hampers AIDS battle, Ugandans fight on

In countries where anti-LGBT legislation has increased, activists and health workers report difficulties in providing HIV treatment and prevention services to key populations. In Russia, officials blacklisted the country’s leading HIV NGOs as ‘foreign agents’ engaged in political activity. That label prevents groups from … Continue reading

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As Morocco reviews its laws, 2 jailed on gay-sex charge

Morocco has imprisoned two men on homosexuality charges at a time when the Moroccan parliament is considering changes in the Penal Code, Human Rights Watch reported today. Many local organizations are urging parliament to drop the law’s anti-LGBT provisions. This … Continue reading

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Arab LGBTQ activists in U.S., Canada aim to rally diaspora

A group of Independent Arab LGBTQ activists need your support. Located in the United States & Canada, the group of activists are working to mobilize the community in the diaspora to continue the fight against homophobia in the Arab world, … Continue reading

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Tunisia: What are you doing to your youth?

Dictatorial, homophobic leaders of Tunisia “systematically sacrifice” the country’s youths, forgetting that youths led Tunisia’s democratic revolution, says the group Shams, which seeks the repeal of Tunisia’s anti-gay law. The statement by Shams (which means “Sun”) came in response to … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Cameroonians target LGBTI rights activists

During renewed national discussions of Cameroon’s anti-homosexuality law, anti-gay Cameroonians have targeted, threatened and harassed LGBTI rights advocates, some of whom were driven from their homes. Alternatives-Cameroon, the Douala-based advocacy organization that fights against Aids and for recognition of the … Continue reading

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