Anti-gay nations exclude LGBT communities from U.N. cities plan
Africa / Americas / Asia / Europe

Anti-gay nations exclude LGBT communities from U.N. cities plan

  LONDON – A group of up to 17 countries led by Belarus has blocked a plan to include the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender communities in a new urban strategy drawn up by the United Nations, according to sources close to negotiations. Thompson Reuters Foundation published the story Oct. 11-12. The headline was: … Continue reading

Africa / Asia

Good news from Malaysia, Namibia, Ukraine

Recent weeks have seen advances for trans people in Ukraine and Malaysia and perhaps for all LGBT people in Namibia. The news items in this recap were excerpted with slight modifications  from  ILGA’s LGBulleTIn round-up of the world’s LGBTI-related news and UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes: In Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur High Court ordered the National Registration … Continue reading

Asia

On LGBTI rights in Asia, a picture of diversity amid intolerance

Thirteen countries in Asia have one thing in common: Each one has a law that prohibits same-sex intimacy. But otherwise they are remarkably diverse, ranging from tiny Maldives (population 350,000) to huge India (population 1.3 billion) with societies displaying a wide range of attitudes toward their LGBTI citizens. In some countries, such as India, many … Continue reading

Africa / Asia

Botswana progress, Kenya rescue, Malaysia raid

News items excerpted with slight modifications from LGBulleTIn, the dispatch of LGBTI news from around the world produced by ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. Another voice for progress in Botswana The City Council of Gaborone, capital of Botswana, has called for the repeal of the country’s law criminalising homosexuality, Kuchu … Continue reading

Americas / Asia / Europe / Faith and religion

Upbeat pre-Christmas news from Guyana, Malaysia

Three upbeat news items involving countries with anti-LGBTI laws, courtesy of UNAIDS Equal Eyes recaps of the world’s LGBTI-related news. Barring an unexpected event, this post is probably the final pre-Christmas publication on the Erasing 76 Crimes blog. We’ll return after Christmas and hope you will join us here then. Appeal for change in Guyana … Continue reading