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

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

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

Africa / Americas / Commentary

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

Africa / Commentary

New Uganda law opens door to anti-LGBTI repression

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly signed into law a bill that could impose harsh restrictions on organizations working with people considered to be social outcasts, including LGBTI people, sex workers, drug users and those involved with abortions. The Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) pointed out “three thorny issues” with the bill, which … Continue reading

Africa / Faith and religion

Resignation adds uncertainty to Aids battle in Uganda

Prof. Vinand M. Nantulya has resigned as chairman of a Ugandan health policy panel that makes crucial decisions about the country’s anti-Aids projects, including those that often have excluded LGBTI Ugandans from receiving HIV services in the past. During Nantulya’s four years on the panel, people most at risk for HIV infection at last gained … Continue reading

Africa / Americas / Commentary

N.Y. Times under continued attack for anti-LGBTI article

The New York Times has not backed off its damaging and inaccurate article of Dec. 20 about the alleged problems of U.S. support of LGBTI rights in Africa, but today it has published two letters to the editor that challenge the article’s accuracy. The letter from Tom Malinowski, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

Africa

In Uganda, new bill threatens LGBTI advocates

LGBTI rights activists in Uganda have sounded an alarm about a new threat to their advocacy of justice and fair treatment for the country’s sexual minorities. While the now-overturned Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014 targeted individual LGBTI Ugandans and the organizations representing them, the NGO Bill focuses only on the LGBTI rights organizations, along with every … Continue reading

Africa

African scientists: Homosexuality is natural and African

South Africa’s Mail & Guardian reports on a new Africa-based scientific report that discredits claims that homosexuality is unnatural and un-African. These are excerpts from that article: The Ugandan National Academy of Sciences (Unas) has endorsed a report that says homosexuality and gender and sexual diversity are natural phenomena, which contradicts Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s stance … Continue reading