With Trump stymied, LGBTQ refugees reach the U.S.
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With Trump stymied, LGBTQ refugees reach the U.S.

LGBTQ refugees and others have reached the United States in recent days, benefiting from the court-ordered stay on President Donald Trump’s Jan. 29 executive order that sought to tighten border controls. Among them was pre-screened Ugandan refugee Simon Kwesigabo, who had been left homeless on the streets of Nairobi, Kenya, after Trump’s executive order canceled … Continue reading

Here’s how Trump undercuts anti-LGBT, anti-woman Africans
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Here’s how Trump undercuts anti-LGBT, anti-woman Africans

  African opponents of equality for LGBT people and women will have to change their tune, at least a bit, now that racist, anti-LGBT and anti-female forces in the United States have succeeded in electing Donald Trump as president. Ugandan researcher/ activist Stella Nyanzi explains: By Stella Nyanzi When we advocated for the rights of … Continue reading

Ugandan activists travel to U.S. seeking trial of anti-gay pastor
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Ugandan activists travel to U.S. seeking trial of anti-gay pastor

Yesterday, after traveling from Uganda to the United States, 12 LGBTI rights activists pressed their case that anti-gay Pastor Scott Lively should go on trial for human rights violations for his role in pushing for Uganda’s now-defunct Anti-Homosexuality Act. “Lively worked to erase LGBTI Ugandans from civil and political life,” said Rutgers University law professor … Continue reading

Fighting anti-LGBT bias with foreign money? Ghana protests
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Fighting anti-LGBT bias with foreign money? Ghana protests

U.S. foreign aid and loans from the International Monetary Fund are being used as leverage to encourage fair, unbiased treatment of LGBTI people in homophobic countries. But not without pushback. Consider the case of Ghana, which is troubled about a $918-million IMF loan that comes with a requirement of preventing discrimination against LGBT patients and … Continue reading