Tag Archives: United States

Comic preview of serious Ugandan human rights case

Today this blog republishes an accurate comic-strip-style presentation of  “The Case Against Scott Lively,” the anti-gay American pastor who is being sued in federal court for human rights abuses. The public is invited to attend (rescheduled) oral arguments in the … Continue reading

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Invitation: Support trial of anti-gay pastor in U.S.

Opponents of the work of anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively are hoping for a courtroom full of LGBTI rights supporters on Wednesday,  Nov. 9 [revised date], the rescheduled date for the next court hearing in the case against Lively on charges … Continue reading

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Study urges multi-nationals to boost LGBT rights

Multi-national corporations could and should, but often don’t, help improve the lives of LGBT people in countries with anti-LGBT laws, according to a study by the Center for Talent Innovation. In a press release, the organization stated: Study Maps Challenges … Continue reading

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International outcry against Uganda police raid

Harsh criticism from local and international organizations greeted the news of the Ugandan police raid that disrupted the Mr. and Miss Pride pageant in Kampala on night of Aug. 3-4. Around 20 to 25 people were reportedly arrested on the … Continue reading

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‘My journey as a transgender Nigerian’

Rizi Timane, a Nigerian-born transgender life coach, singer/songwriter and author, now naturalized in the United States, speaks about his life and struggles as a transgender person. Rizi Timane was assigned female at birth, but at age 8 he came to … Continue reading

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U.S. newspaper to Egypt: Stop anti-LGBT arrests

The Washington Post is calling for an end to the ongoing campaign of anti-LGBTI repression by Egypt, a country that depends on huge amounts of  American aid.  Prison sentences imposed last month on 11 allegedly gay men near Cairo triggered … Continue reading

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Violent homophobia plagues Russia and 5 neighbors

Homophobia, often violent, is a problem in Russia and five nearby countries that have enacted or considered imposing anti-“gay propaganda” laws. None of these countries has a specific law against same-sex intimacy, with the exception of the internationally unrecognized Moldovan … Continue reading

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