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.
Visual artists, musicians and designers are pushing for an end to repression of LGBTI people worldwide by shining a spotlight on the 76 or so countries with anti-homosexuality laws. Some examples from recent months and recent years:
Hopeful signs for LGBTI equality appeared throughout 2016, though the year was marred by setbacks, ongoing arrests and anti-gay violence.
Setbacks, ongoing arrests and anti-gay violence marred 2016, despite substantial advances for LGBT rights in several countries.
Substantial advances for LGBT rights were achieved in 2016, amid anti-gay violence, arrests and setbacks that marred the past 12 months.
By 84-77, United Nations countries today (Monday) rejected a renewed attempt by African nations to block the appointment of the first-ever U.N. expert in charge of investigating violence and discrimination against sexual minorities.
Caleb Orozco, the activist in Belize who successfully challenged and overturned his country’s anti-gay law, has been selected as the 2017 winner of the David Kato Vision and Voice Award. In memory of murdered Ugandan LGBT activist David Kato, the award is presented annually to an exemplary LGBT rights activist.
By Georgie Kane Rapid Response Fund at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance Within the first two months of its launch, a new emergency fund has already issued 24 grants in nine countries, keeping threatened HIV clinics open and protecting the activists that run them. Today, on the eve of World AIDS Day, the International HIV/AIDS …
A total of 47 countries have repealed their anti-LGBT laws since 1982, leaving a total of 73 countries with such laws in place, according to a new publication from United Nations human rights specialists.
The U.N. General Assembly today rejected a plan to undo the U.N. Human Rights Council’s June decision to hire a watchdog to investigate violations of LGBTI rights. Among the countries supporting the LGBTI rapporteur were South Africa, which had earlier indicated support for the anti-LGBTI proposal; Sri Lanka and Kiribati, two countries that still …