Americas / Asia / Europe / Faith and religion

How the World Bank can help end global LGBT poverty

The World Bank has an important role to play in ending discrimination against LGBT people worldwide and enabling them to become full participants in the world’s economic life,  according to the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation. These are excerpts from remarks he made during a panel discussion … Continue reading

Americas / Commentary / Faith and religion

Romney and the religious right’s anti-LGBT foreign policy

This is an except from commentary by the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle that appeared in the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News. In it, Ogle describes and analyzes this week’s Clinton Global Initiative 2012 conference in New York, including a speech by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Foreign policy under Romney – the role of … Continue reading

Americas / Asia / Commentary / Europe / Middle East / North Africa

GOP: 76 countries’ anti-gay laws are OK

The Republican Party wants the United States to stop pushing for repeal of 76 countries’ laws that make homosexuality a crime. In its newly unveiled 2012 party platform, the GOP criticizes the Obama administration for its warnings that U.S. foreign aid might be curtailed to countries that throw gays, lesbians, and bisexuals in jail for … Continue reading