Uganda official threatens planned interfaith conference

Ugandan ethics minister Simon Lokodo has threatened legal action against a proposed conference in Uganda at which religious and political leaders would discuss the effects of the country’s laws against homosexuality. Plans for the Uganda conference sprang from a similar gathering in October in New York. That Compass to Compassion meeting, attended by about 90 … Continue reading


Malawi parliament won’t repeal anti-gay law quickly

Parliamentary leader Henry Phoya in Malawi says the parliament’s current session will not act on President Joyce Banda’s call to repeal the country’s law against homosexual activities, Malawi Today reported. Banda recently called for repeal of anti-homosexuality laws that have drawn criticism from the country’s foreign aid suppliers, which cut back on funding for Malawi … Continue reading

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Malaysian officials seize pro-gay Muslim’s book

Government officials in Malaysia have confiscated copies of the latest book by Muslim author Irshad Manji, who urges society to accept LGBT people because they were created by Allah. Enforcement officers from the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department, or JAWI, seized copies of the book, “Allah Liberty & Love – Courage To Reconcile Faith & … Continue reading