Americas / Faith and religion

Eject anti-gay Anglicans or keep a poisoner at dinner?

Richard Rosendall, president of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, D.C., appealed today to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to denounce statements made by Anglican Archbishop Stanley Ntagali at today’s celebration of the new anti-gay law in Uganda. Rosendall invited others to send similar emails to Welby at Please denounce rally statements by … Continue reading

Faith and religion

The rotten roots of Uganda’s anti-gay celebration

LGBT rights activists in Uganda were rattled by the display of widespread anti-gay sentiment and the ill-informed homophobic speech given by President Yoweri Museveni during today’s Parade and Thanksgiving Celebration for the enactment of the country’s harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Act. In his speech, Museveni disregarded the broad scientific consensus that homosexuality is a natural phenomenon, … Continue reading


So far, 2 jailed lesbians are on their own in Cameroon

No help is currently on the way for two lesbians arrested and jailed on homosexuality charges in Ebolowa in southern Cameroon, according to the anti-AIDS, pro-human-rights group Camfaids. Camfaids arranges help for LGBT prisoners and defendants in the Cameroonian capital of Yaounde, but Ebolowa is 160 kilometers south of there. Under Cameroonian law, prison sentences … Continue reading

Middle East / North Africa

6 in court facing anti-gay charges in Zambia, Emirates

In recent days, anti-homosexuality laws have resulted in three court cases involving six defendants in two countries: Zambia: 11 months in prison with no conviction, no bail The trial of James Mwape and Philip Mubiana has been adjourned to April 4, Zambian activists report. The magistrate handling the matter was said to be attending a … Continue reading

Americas / Faith and religion

Anglican leader: How ‘red flag’ words harm LGBT Africans

In an interview, African Anglican leader James Tengatenga advises Westerners to be careful of their language when advocating for an end to repression of sexual minorities in Africa.  He also discusses the changing post-colonial, post-Cold War politics in which debates over human rights occur in Africa. Excepts from an article by Ken Williams, editor-in-chief of … Continue reading


WRONG: Uganda moves slowly on anti-gay law

CORRECTION: The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act was published (“gazetted”) on March 10, which is contrary to what this article reported  on March 22. The newly italicized portions of this article turned out to be incorrect. — Editor, April 2014] Ugandan supporters of LGBT rights have clarified the status of the country’s new Anti-Homosexuality Act, [which has … Continue reading