Africa / Asia / Europe / Middle East / North Africa

Recount: 75 (or 79) nations where homosexuality is illegal

The number of countries with anti-homosexuality laws is currently 75, according to the latest tally from ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. That’s down one from earlier this month, when the African nation of Chad was incorrectly included in the list. This blog now lists a total of 79, including four … Continue reading

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

New book shows human face of gay rights, anti-gay laws

In a new book, the writers of this blog portray in vividly human terms the toll of 76-plus countries’ anti-gay laws. The book, “From Wrongs to Gay Rights,” is currently available in exchange for a $25 donation to the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports activists in many of those 76 countries. Through … Continue reading

Americas / Asia / Europe / Middle East / North Africa

‘Good, bad, ugly’ of gay rights 2012

Chile, Uganda, Nigeria, Russia, Jamaica, Hungary, Slovenia, Malaysia, Iran, the United States, the United Nations, the Council of Europe. Those are some of the primary contributors to a recent mix of progress and setbacks in the worldwide struggle for equal rights for LGBT people, says John Bercow, a longtime gay-rights advocate who is the Speaker … Continue reading