Americas / Faith and religion

Eject anti-gay Anglicans or keep a poisoner at dinner?

Richard Rosendall, president of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, D.C., appealed today to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to denounce statements made by Anglican Archbishop Stanley Ntagali at today’s celebration of the new anti-gay law in Uganda. Rosendall invited others to send similar emails to Welby at Please denounce rally statements by … Continue reading


LGBT Ugandans: Here’s how you can help us

Ugandan supporters of human rights, including LGBT rights, have published  guidelines for their local and international allies on how best to fight against the country’s new Anti-Homosexuality Law. Travel advisories; advocacy by celebrities, businesses and churches;  strategically targeted aid cuts, but not general aid cuts, are among the actions endorsed by the Civil Society Coalition … Continue reading

Commentary / Europe / Faith and religion

LGBT Nigerian: ‘Religious leaders have abandoned us’

[BREAKING NEWS: Davis Mac-Iyalla reports that both the archbishops of Canterbury and York have now spoken out about Nigeria’s harsh new anti-gay law. See update.] Nigeria native and gay rights activist Davis Mac-Iyalla cares deeply about the silence of leaders of the Anglican Communion about Nigeria’s crackdown on LGBT people and its harsh new anti-gay … Continue reading

Faith and religion

Plea to silent church leaders: Oppose ‘Jail the Gays’ law

Why have Christian leaders in the West kept silent about Nigeria’s new anti-gay law? Nigeria native and gay rights activist Davis Mac-Iyalla started asking that question soon after the “Jail the Gays” law was enacted earlier this month.  He has continued to ask while Nigeria’s tally of reported arrests of alleged homosexuals has grown to … Continue reading


Jamaica: Evicted, gay man aims to overturn buggery law

Last year, Javed Jaghai, a young gay Jamaican, was evicted from his home by his landlady when she discovered his sexual orientation.  The landlady alleged that Javed’s homosexuality meant that he would be engaging in an illegal activity on the premises.  While homosexuality is not illegal in Jamaica, the country’s1864 British colonially imposed anti-buggery law … Continue reading