ILGA honors UN human rights chief Pillay, issues report and new map

ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, today awarded UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem (Navi) Pillay “LGBTI Friend of the Year 2014” in a ceremony at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.  Pillay’s term as UN High Commissioner comes to an end this year.  Pillay will no doubt be remembered for … Continue reading

Africa / Commentary

Activist: Cheers, fears over historic African resolution

Much work needs to be done throughout Africa to follow up on an African Commission resolution opposing violence and human rights violations against sexual minorities, says Juliet Mphande, a human rights, media and peace activist from Zambia. In this commentary, Mphande  describes the message the resolution  sends to African governments and  its meaning to African human … Continue reading

Africa / Asia / Commentary / Faith and religion

Jamaica: Why support fired professor, not homeless LGBTs?

A Jamaican activist responds here to criticism by Christian leaders over the decision to fire retired Prof. Brendan Bain as director of a Caribbean anti-AIDS training program after he testified against the legalization of same-sex intercourse in Belize, which Bain argued would increase the risk of AIDS.  Most AIDS activists understand that anti-gay laws limit … Continue reading