Sanctions target gay-friendly Anglicans, not homophobes. Why?
Commentary / Faith and religion

Sanctions target gay-friendly Anglicans, not homophobes. Why?

The Anglican Communion rebukes American, Canadian and Scottish churches that stray from its party line against same-sex marriage, but remains silent as conservative African churches ignore the Communion’s call for an end to homophobic prejudice, violence and criminal laws targeting LGBT people. LGBTI equality activist the Rev. Colin Coward challenged those positions in a talk … Continue reading

Be brave, Anglicans; oppose Jamaica’s anti-gay law
Americas / Europe

Be brave, Anglicans; oppose Jamaica’s anti-gay law

It’s high time for Anglican bishops, priests and lay people in Jamaica to pluck up enough courage and compassion to support the decriminalisation of gay Jamaicans, says the Rev. Colin Coward, founder of the Anglican LGBTI advocacy group Changing Attitude. After attending Montego Bay Pride in Jamaica last month, Coward reflected on the shared history … Continue reading

Africa

How gay-friendly Scots provoked anti-gay ‘hysteria’ in Ghana

The political leader of Scotland has reportedly stirred up a hornet’s nest of anti-LGBT hysteria in Ghana by pressuring Ghana’s president about LGBTI rights without first conferring with LGBTI activists in Ghana, KaleidoScot reports. Regarding the March 18 incident, a leading activist in Ghana said “the pressure on President Mahama was uncalled for. We, the … Continue reading

Americas / Europe / Faith and religion

LGBTI news 3: Jamaica, Russia, Ukraine

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the third of three posts. The first one reported news from Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Brunei. The second one reported news from Iran, Morocco, ISIS, Kenya, Gambia … Continue reading

Commentary

Cameroon athlete suspended on rumors of homosexuality

By Erin Royal Brokovitch (Voir version en français) The author is an activist for LGBT rights in Cameroon who writes under a pseudonym. Thierry Essamba, an internationally competitive runner in the 110-meter hurdles, was suspended from the Cameroonian track squad on May 24 because of rumors about his alleged homosexuality. Essamba, 29, has competed in … Continue reading