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

Asia / Europe / Faith and religion

LGBT Christians keep the faith in Eastern Europe, Central Asia

LGBT Christians are keeping the faith in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, despite huge challenges in many countries. They resolved to “support one another in prayers and to pray ‘for those who persecute us’ ” in a joint statement at the group’s sixth gathering, Aug. 15-18 in Kiev, Ukraine. Participants in the forum were LGBT … Continue reading

Americas / Asia / Commentary / Europe / Faith and religion / Middle East / North Africa

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


Cameroon releases Jean-Claude Roger Mbede for medical care

This blog has received two reports that Jean-Claude Roger Mbede has been released from prison, at least temporarily, for medical treatment. We are seeking confirmation of those reports. [It has been confirmed. See the exclusive interview, “Gay in Cameroon: after beatings in prison, rejection at home.”] Meanwhile, Amnesty International is continuing its campaign for his … Continue reading