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

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
Africa / Americas

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

Nov. 9 invitation: Gather to support trial of anti-gay pastor
Africa / Americas

Nov. 9 invitation: Gather to support trial of anti-gay pastor

[Republished] Opponents of the work of anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively are hoping for a courtroom full of LGBTI rights supporters on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the rescheduled date for the next court hearing in the case against Lively on charges of crimes against humanity. The federal lawsuit against Lively was filed by the Center for Constitutional … Continue reading

Bad news in Russia, Afghanistan; good news elsewhere
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Bad news in Russia, Afghanistan; good news elsewhere

A mix of good news and bad news from around the world, assembled with help from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI news. BAD NEWS The website of Russia‘s LGBT youth group Deti-404 (Children-404) has been blacklisted by the government’s media oversight group Roskomnadzor. This is not the first time Deti-404 has been found … Continue reading

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

Stories of LGBTI love, hate, coming out and hope in Botswana
Africa

Stories of LGBTI love, hate, coming out and hope in Botswana

The LGBTI group LeGaBiBo of Botswana has published a short book of stories about the experiences of LGBTI people in that southern African nation — stories of love, hate, coming out and hope, exploring the “lived experiences of LGBTI persons in our communities.”  The 44-page book, Dipolelo Tsa Rona — Our Stories, is available in print … Continue reading

Anti-LGBT group expands from U.S. to Nigeria
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Anti-LGBT group expands from U.S. to Nigeria

The homophobic American anti-LGBT organization MassResistance has opened a branch in Nigeria. The Massachusetts-based activists, listed as an anti-LGBT hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, spouts the usual anti-gay line, linking pedophilia to homosexuality, claiming that LGBT people endanger children, accusing Western government of spreading homosexuality, and alleging that LGBT people “recruit” children. Continue reading

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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 case starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday,  Nov. 9, at U.S. District Court, Suite 120, 300 State … Continue reading