Greed, not morality, was at the root of England’s original 1553 anti-homosexuality law, which has spawned similar laws in dozens of former British colonies. The Rt. Rev. Alan Wilson made that point during October’s Intimate Conviction conference in Jamaica.
What is the role of a non-Christian in the struggle for LGBTQ rights? Why fight for the human rights of LGBTQ people? Those questions were raised during the Intimate Conviction conference in Jamaica in October 2017:
From the Intimate Conviction conference, Jamaica, October 2017: If you’re LGBTQ, why be a Christian?
The concept of “traditional values” has been weaponized for use against LGBT people. “Through a persistent rhetoric, powerfully promoted by Russia and its allies, LGBT people have come to embody all that is antithetical to so-called ‘traditional values,’ ” says Graeme Reid, director of the LGBT rights program at Human Rights Watch.
A common thread ties together the anti-LGBT crackdowns in Egypt, Tanzania, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Indonesia and the Russian republic of Chechnya — many of them look like “copy cats” of each other. Is public pressure the only hope for stopping them?
Indonesian and Egyptian leaders have made news through repressive, wrong-headed responses to the existence of LGBTI people.
LGBTQI+ activists in French-speaking countries (La Francophonie) must overcome many challenges that their counterparts in English-speaking countries do not face. Two representatives of the new French-speaking IGLF Coalition took part in August’s first-ever international French-language LGBTQI+ conference in Montreal. Here they discuss the importance of this gathering and the state of LGBTQI+ activism in La …
A new organization has joined the fight against human rights violations and discrimination suffered by sexual and gender minorities (SGM) in French-speaking countries. Two members of the group introduce it here.
News briefs about health issues, discrimination and legal challenges facing LGBT communities in Malawi, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Myanmar and Pakistan.
U.N. Human Rights Council elections: Why they are important to the international LGBT movement