Americas / Europe / Faith and religion

LGBTI news 3: Jamaica, Russia, Ukraine

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the third of three posts. The first one reported news from Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Brunei. The second one reported news from Iran, Morocco, ISIS, Kenya, Gambia … Continue reading

Middle East / North Africa

Take Action: Islamic State Terror Campaign Targets LGBTI

This is a call to action for both individuals and groups from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) re-published here to widen the reach of this important campaign.  We urge our readers to take action.   Take Action: Islamic State Terror Campaign Targets Vulnerable LGBTI People in Iraq and Syria Urge the … Continue reading

Americas

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

Europe

Zambian leader draws false lesson from French protest

Zambia’s acting president says his country should be true to itself, without paying attention to Western countries — but that apparently doesn’t apply if what he sees in the developed world can be used to reinforce his pre-existing prejudices. Specifically, the Zambia Daily Mail reported, Acting President Edgar Lungu says his government’s opposition to same-sex … Continue reading

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Gay rights book ready for e-readers, in paperback too

The new book From Wrongs to Gay Rights is now available in electronic formats as well as in paperback. It presents in vividly human terms the toll of 76-plus countries’ anti-gay laws, depicted by authors published on this blog. The book is available from Amazon (at approximately these prices and only in English) in: The … Continue reading

Americas / Faith and religion

Profusion of gay weddings soon in the Caribbean?

If the UK Parliament votes in favour of marriage equality today, LGBT people may soon be able to celebrate their weddings on the British Caribbean Overseas Territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, The British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos. Another lucrative business for these already financially well-off and insanely beautiful Caribbean territories. … Continue reading