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’74 countries to go’ — battle cry in fight for LGBTI justice

A celebration of  yesterday’s repeal of the anti-gay law in Seychelles. Thanks to Mathias Wasik, senior campaigns manager at AllOut, for the celebratory photo. By some accounts, the Seychelles action dropped the total number of countries with anti-LGBT laws to … Continue reading

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Call to action for Tunisia — petitions backing LGBT rights

Shams, the Tunisian LGBT rights group, is seeking support from the international community. Two petitions allow you to provide that support. The first petition below is translated here from the French; it can be signed online on the French or Arabic-language … Continue reading

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Activists failed Roger Mbede; who killed him?

Reporter Robbie Corey-Boulet conducted an in-depth investigation into the death of Roger Mbede, a former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience who was imprisoned in 2011 in anti-gay Cameroon for amorous text messages, was released from prison in 2012 in poor … Continue reading

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Online petition opposes Nigerian anti-gay bill

The online activist group Allout.org has launched a petition drive in opposition to the latest action in the Nigerian legislature to pass a broad-ranging anti-homosexuality bill. The petition asks the Nigerian president to veto the bill, if it is approved. … Continue reading

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Pressure grows on Cameroon to drop anti-gay law

Cameroon faces growing international pressure to end its repression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.  The pressure is coming from the United States, the European Union, and from international human rights organizations. The United States ambassador to Cameroon, Robert … Continue reading

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Seeking support for plea to Cameroon to stop jailing gays

Several activist groups in Cameroon are preparing an open letter to the President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, urging him to suspend enforcement of the Cameroonian law against homosexuality and to release seven people who are in prison because of it. … Continue reading

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Roger Mbede remains free for now in Cameroon

A Cameroon man’s three-year prison sentence for homosexuality remains on hold, at least for two months. Jean-Claude Roger Mbede served one year of the three-year sentence before he was released for medical treatment this summer. His appeal was scheduled to … Continue reading

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