Commentary / Faith and religion

Strategy: Let’s stop simply preaching to the gay choir

Excerpt from a commentary by the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle in Yaounde, Cameroon: There are three of us visiting Cameroon this week as part of an invited delegation to support a local LGBT AIDS organization called CAMFAIDS. Their executive director, Eric Lembembe, was brutally murdered last summer and the gay media spyglass or our straight … Continue reading


Cameroon tally of repression on Human Rights Day

Organizations fighting homophobia issued a grim tally of this year’s repression in Cameroon, even as the world marks International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10: 16 arrests on the basis of people’s sexual orientation/gender identity, including five young women and 11 young men. The arrests occurred throughout the country: in Douala (two women), Limbe (one … Continue reading


Much talk, a little action on LGBT rights worldwide

Much discussion and a little action on LGBT rights occurred during last month’s meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.  These are excerpts from the report on the session by the advocacy group ARC International, particularly the sections related to countries with anti-gay laws. Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human … Continue reading