Americas / Commentary

‘Hero Award’ and angel wings for blogs’ LGBTI advocacy

Thanks to and from this blog’s editor and publisher From my personal Facebook page, modestly edited: A big thank-you to the St. Paul’s Foundation and LGBT community members in San Diego for a get-together last night [March 11]. In addition to presenting me with a “Hero Award” and much-appreciated legislators’ proclamations, their finale was to … Continue reading


How to aid LGBTI people in earthquake-devastated Nepal

In the wake of the massive earthquake in Nepal, activist Sunil Pant sent the following message on behalf of Blue Diamond Society, Nepal. In addition, the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation is collecting United States tax-deductible donations that will be sent to the Blue Diamond Society. To donate, visit the foundation’s donation page and … Continue reading

Africa / Americas / Commentary / Faith and religion

Shared plight of lesbian, straight women goes unheard?

Excerpts from a March 20 commentary that the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle wrote at the conclusion of recent meetings of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York: Three thousand women are returning home from the UN after a unique opportunity to share insights and listen to one another. The question … Continue reading

Africa / Americas / Faith and religion

United in battle against sexism, homophobia

Sexism and homophobia are the targets of a strategic partnership fighting against the repression of both women and LGBTI people in the developing world. “The root of homophobia is sexism,” says the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, a leader of the partnership and president of St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation. “The LGBT movement globally owes … Continue reading

Africa / Americas / Faith and religion

Canon Ogle on the move; ‘lot of work to do’ on LGBTI rights

The St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports local LGBTI rights groups in many countries with anti-gay laws, is preparing to open a new office on the East Coast of the United States. The move will occur as the foundation’s president and founder, the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, leaves California after 32 years of … Continue reading


A visit to prisoners held on ‘suspicion of homosexuality’

In The Nation,  journalist Andy Kopsa reports on her trip last month to Cameroon with an American and African delegation from the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation. Some excerpts: 20+ imprisoned for being gay The daily tally of prisoners in Yaoundé Central Prison, on the outskirts of Yaoundé, Cameroon, is on a chalkboard the … Continue reading

Faith and religion

Global conflict: Faith, gay rights, and repression

As pro-LGBT-rights protests and anti-LGBT initiatives continue in dozens of countries, here’s a sampling of the news and commentary about what’s going on. Coverage of new international faith-based activism is below. See also the furor over Russia’s anti-gay crackdown as the Sochi Olympics approach and a sampling of coverage of events in Africa and the Caribbean. … Continue reading