Africa

Uganda: Challenging Lokodo’s threats and lies

Uganda’s homophobic ethics minister, Simon Lokodo, has threatened Nigerian gay-rights clergyman the Rev. Jide Macauley as part of a falsehood-filled interview with the gay-bashing Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper. Macauley quickly responded, calling Lokodo a menace who “should be called to order” and “an embarrassment to the body of Christ.” Lokodo, who is a former Catholic … Continue reading

Africa / Europe / Faith and religion

Canterbury rally to Anglican leaders: Listen to LGBTI people

African LGBTI activists, church members and their supporters are organizing a trip to Canterbury, England, tomorrow to deliver a message to Anglican Church leaders who are meeting there: Africans urge Anglican primates to listen to LGBTI people Date: Friday 15/01/2016 Time : 1pm-2:30pm Venue: Canterbury Cathedral Cathedral House 11 The Precincts Canterbury CT1 2EH United … Continue reading

Africa / Commentary / Faith and religion

Minor Ugandan candidate, major misunderstandings

A minor candidate in Uganda’s presidential election campaign has made news by unveiling an anti-LGBTI proposal that’s based on factual errors and major misunderstandings about the experiences of Uganda’s sexual minorities. Presidential candidate Abed Bwanika, a Ugandan veterinarian, politician and pastor, said that, if elected, he would establish a “moral re-correction centre” for “all homosexuals” … Continue reading

Africa / Europe

Honors for African LGBTI heroes at London Pride

Press release, modestly edited: London Pride 2015 The African LGBTI organisation Out and Proud Diamond Group celebrated African LGBTI Heroes during London Pride 2015. The group honored people who have stood up against anti-gay environments and regimes in Africa. Some of these heroes lost their lives during the struggle to liberate us and others against … Continue reading

Americas

Protesters call for repeal of Jamaica’s anti-gay law

LGBT rights activists in three countries today protested for repeal of Jamaica’s anti-gay “buggery law,” which provides for up to 10 years in prison for same-sex intimacy. The LGBT rights group Jamaica Anti-Homophobia Stand issued this press release: First Annual International Day of Action against Jamaica’s Buggery Law Activists in the United States, Canada, and … Continue reading