Tag Archives: European Union

Belarus weighs Russia-style anti-‘gay propaganda’ law

The U.S.-based advocacy organization Human Rights First warns of threatened restrictions on the human rights of LGBT people in Belarus. In a commentary titled, “Homophobic Legislation Threatens LGBT Community in Belarus”, Belarus activist Slava Bortnik writes: Homophobic Legislation Threatens LGBT … Continue reading

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​On third try, Ukraine passes law against anti-LGBTI bias

Kyiv Post reports: ​ Ukraine finally passes anti-bias law, a prerequisite for visa-free travel to EU In its third attempt, Ukraine’s parliament passed amendments to the Labor Code on Nov. 12 that will end lingering Soviet-era workplace discrimination over sexual … Continue reading

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Ukraine activists, ambivalent allies seek ban on anti-LGBTI bias

LGBTI rights activists have vowed to keep pushing for passage of a Ukrainian law against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. They fell short this week in the Ukrainian parliament, although they amassed more votes than … Continue reading

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Three more gays arrested in Gambia

State television in Gambia reported on Monday December 22nd that three more men accused of engaging in homosexual acts were arrested by authorities.  If convicted, the men would be liable to serve up to life imprisonment given the new anti-gay law, … Continue reading

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Gambian president scapegoating LGBTI

“The Gambia does not have a gay problem, it has a leadership problem.” So says Mr. Momodou Krubally in his latest You Tube video published on December 5th, addressed to fellow Gambians exposing the tyranny of its dictator. Krubally, a Gambian … Continue reading

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African Commission to promote LGBTI interests

The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights recently adopted a historic multilateral agreement, along with 25 nations, the EU, UNAIDS and the UNDP. Owing to its importance for Africa in particular, we are publishing the entire communique.  This could well serve … Continue reading

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Iran’s top judge denies executions for being gay

The head of Iran’s judiciary, Sadeq Amoli Larijani, has disputed the accuracy of frequent reports that Iran executes people for being gay. That accusation by Western human rights activists “is no more than a lie,” Larijani told a convention of … Continue reading

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