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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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Easter 2016: A prayer for all LGBT prisoners

An Easter message for 2016 Easter 2016 — a time when the Anglican Church of Nigeria refuses even to attend a meeting attended by a few representatives of the inclusive Episcopal Church for fears that, if they did, they would … Continue reading

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Episcopal Church is in — not out — at Anglican gathering

Despite a controversial January vote by Anglican Communion leaders in favor of disciplining the Episcopal Church for accepting same-sex marriage, that vote has not resulted in the Episcopal Church being excluded from international meetings of the 85-million-member Communion. Episcopal Cafe … Continue reading

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In Malawi, the glass is half full (experimental version)

Compassionate, progressive thinking is bubbling up even in the world’s  conservative, homophobic societies. One example: Malawi in southern Africa, as evidenced in this experimental version of the article “Malawi: Judge seeks renewed gay arrests; gay man attacked.” The most prominent news … Continue reading

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