A petition opposing a “comic” video about anti-gay violence has attracted nearly 500 supporters, but also death threats.
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.
A prominent Malawi politician is due in court this week for a ruling on whether he will face a hate-speech trial for stating that homosexuals have no rights and should be killed.
Setbacks, ongoing arrests and anti-gay violence marred 2016, despite substantial advances for LGBT rights in several countries.
Anti-LGBTI Pastor Steven Anderson has received permission from Malawi to visit that country, he says in a video he posted on YouTube. In October, this blog and several news sites in Malawi and internationally reported that he had been denied entry to establish an anti-gay church there. Anderson is the leader of the Faithful Word Baptist …
Thousands of believers marched yesterday in Malawi to protest strongly against abortion and, at the same time, to express opposition to same-sex marriage. Rumors of possible legislation to legalize abortion triggered the protests. The marchers’ hostility to LGBTI people brought a promise of support from Anglo-Nigerian activist the Rev. Jide Macauley.
For now, Malawi is abiding by the principle that fundamental human rights, including the human rights of LGBTI people, should not be jeopardized by putting them to a vote in a referendum. Janet Banda, Malawi’s solicitor general, last month said the government will conduct unspecified “public inquiries,” not a referendum, into whether the country’s anti-homosexuality …
The Erasing 76 Crimes blog has updated its sad tally “100s are in prison for being gay” — one of the blog’s most frequently visited pages. In the past, the blog tried to keep track of individual cases of LGBTI prisoners and defendants, but the number of cases turned out to be too great to continue. …
Malawi has blocked a planned visit by anti-gay Pastor Steven Anderson, making it the third African country to do so. Anderson is the leader of the Faithful Word Baptist Church, based in the United States, which claims that homosexuality is an abomination that should be punished by death.
The annual GayWise Festival (GFest) this year will focus on African LGBTIQ Cinema, with showings on Nov. 13 at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham, London. Films about African LGBTIQ communities will be screened, with participation and support from local community groups including the Out & Proud Diamond Group.