Violence, arrests greet protest against Russian anti-gay bill

Gay rights activists in Moscow were pelted with eggs today by supporters of a proposed Russian law against discussions of homosexuality in the presence of minors. Police made several arrests. The proposal is scheduled for consideration next month in the lower house of the Russian parliament, the Duma.  Laws against “gay propaganda” are on the … Continue reading


Timeline lacking as Trinidad pushes for LGBT rights

In response to a letter from the UK-based LGBT advocacy group, Kaleidoscope Trust, Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has stated that the country’s new Gender Policy will include increased recognition of the human rights of LGBT individuals. As a result, there will likely be a repeal of anachronistic anti-gay legislation such as Section … Continue reading

Faith and religion

Ugandan archbishop hints that anti-gay bill goes too far

Perhaps there’s a glimmer of hope for a more humane Church of Uganda now that  new Archbishop Stanley Ntagali has taken over from newly retired Henry Orombi, who was a strong advocate of the repressive Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Don’t be too optimistic. After all, Ntagali said in an interview published in,  “I will not do … Continue reading

Faith and religion

Uganda’s anti-gay bill dead for now, but likely in 2013

The Ugandan parliament has adjourned for the year, taking no action on the dreadful Anti-Homosexuality Bill that the parliament’s leader, Rebecca Kadaga, had promised would pass as a “Christmas gift.” Ugandan activists who led a well-organized international fight against the bill can claim a victory, but they didn’t do much celebrating because they expect the … Continue reading


Time running out for Uganda’s anti-gay bill?

It’s no cause for celebration, other than to celebrate that another day has come and gone without passage of Uganda’s draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill. But this year’s session of the Ugandan parliament is heading toward its conclusion — reportedly scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14 — with no action scheduled on the bill. Today’s major scheduled event … Continue reading