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 / Asia

LGBTI news from Middle East, Africa, Singapore

LGBTI news in brief from  Iran, Iraq,  Kenya, Nigeria, Singapore and Uganda — all of them countries that have anti-LGBTI policies or have considered adopting them. These items are excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS Equal Eyes recaps of the world’s LGBTI-related news: The UK’s Human Dignity Trust and the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association warned that the … Continue reading

Americas / Asia / Europe / Faith and religion

Upbeat pre-Christmas news from Guyana, Malaysia

Three upbeat news items involving countries with anti-LGBTI laws, courtesy of UNAIDS Equal Eyes recaps of the world’s LGBTI-related news. Barring an unexpected event, this post is probably the final pre-Christmas publication on the Erasing 76 Crimes blog. We’ll return after Christmas and hope you will join us here then. Appeal for change in Guyana … Continue reading

Africa / Faith and religion

FAKE? Will Kenyan intersex victim get a decent funeral at least?

THIS ARTICLE WAS BASED ON DOCUMENTS THAT, ON INVESTIGATION, MAY HAVE BEEN FAKED. It has been labeled “FAKE?” rather than simply removed from the blog. As a result, any readers who follow links to it will see the “FAKE?” label rather than merely receiving an “Oops! That page can’t be found” error message. — Colin … Continue reading

Africa / Americas / Commentary / Faith and religion

Nigerian activists protest harmful, flawed N.Y. Times coverage

Nigerian LGBTI rights activists have challenged the accuracy of the Dec. 20 New York Times article titled “U.S. Support of Gay Rights in Africa May Have Done More Harm Than Good.” Complaints about the article have included: The unauthorized use of a photo of an activist (since removed), which put the person’s life at risk; … Continue reading


STATUS UNKNOWN: Intersex in Kenya: Held captive, beaten, hacked. Dead.

THIS ARTICLE WAS BASED ON ACCOUNTS FROM FRED ODINGA, WHOSE REPORTING HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE UNRELIABLE AND OFTEN FRAUDULENT. Odinda (who used the pseudonym “Joseph Odero” in his reporting) was not the only witness concerned with the death of Muhadh Ishmael, so the article has been labeled “STATUS UNKNOWN.” — Colin Stewart, editor/publisher of … Continue reading


LGBT Russians are a focus of new crisis-reporting project

Violations of the human rights of LGBT people in Russia and other former Soviet nations will be the focus of a pilot reporting project over the next three months, with support from a $35,000 crowdfunding campaign. Already, according to the startup media enterprise known as Coda Story, “we have  writers, videographers, and photographers in Moscow, … Continue reading