LGBTI news from the UN, UK, Russia, Tunisia, Algeria

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news and elsewhere: UN agencies seek LGBTI protections Twelve United Nations agencies last month released a historic joint statement urging member nations to end violence and discrimination against all people on the basis of their … Continue reading

Middle East / North Africa

Two gay men executed by the Islamic State in Syria

The GayMaroc.com portal, based in Morocco, reported today that the jihadist organization Islamic State, on Tuesday, November 25th, conducted the stoning of two young gays in Syria. GayMaroc.com reports that: “The Syrian Human Rights Observer, an organization close to the opposition Syrian regime based in London, reported the execution on Tuesday of two suspected homosexuals by the Islamic … Continue reading

Americas / Commentary

Jamaican PM reneges on promised review of sodomy law

In response to a question from the press at the State opening of Parliament on April 3, 2014, the Jamaican Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller, said that there will have to be consultations with constituents before Jamaica’s anti-sodomy law is reviewed. However, she gave no indication whether this consultation will actually take place and refused to … Continue reading