Africa / Europe

Honors for African LGBTI heroes at London Pride

Press release, modestly edited: London Pride 2015 The African LGBTI organisation Out and Proud Diamond Group celebrated African LGBTI Heroes during London Pride 2015. The group honored people who have stood up against anti-gay environments and regimes in Africa. Some of these heroes lost their lives during the struggle to liberate us and others against … Continue reading

Americas / Commentary / Faith and religion

African-American plea: Uganda wasn’t freed to jail gays

From: Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell Dear Colleagues, I write these words with a heavy heart, an inability to understand nor comprehend the actions of the Ugandan Parliament, and a sense of depression, following my rejoicing in response to the accomplishments of Nelson Mandela. I share this as an 80-year-old African-American who was active in the … Continue reading

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African LGBT activists praise, mourn Nelson Mandela

Memories, mourning and inspiration The death of South African liberator Nelson Mandela on Dec. 5  brought sadness and words of deep appreciation from African LGBT activists. “Nelson was a person who fought against discrimination in all its forms,” said Dominique Menoga, president of Camfaids (the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS). Ugandan LGBT rights activist Kasha Jacqueline … Continue reading

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South Africa might eliminate gay rights

Relative to its neighbors, South Africa is a haven of LGBT freedom in southern Africa, but that might change. Conservative religious leaders and a council of traditional community leaders have proposed revising the constitution to eliminate a phrase guaranteeing rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. A panel reviewing the constitution responded by … Continue reading

Faith and religion

Prière pour les prisonniers LGBT

Publié le 14 février 2014 Le révérend père Albert Ogle, fondateur et président de la Fondation Saint-Paul pour la réconciliation internationale, a écrit cette prière la semaine dernière après avoir visité les personnes LGBT emprisonnés au Cameroun pour leur  orientation sexuelle / identité de genre. Sa suggestion: Le pape François devrait la prier. (Cette prière est … Continue reading