Tag: United States

Uganda medical researchers ordered to report homosexuals to the government

Uganda medical researchers ordered to report homosexuals to the government

Medical researchers are crying foul over a new directive from Uganda's National Council for Science and Technology requiring them to report any st [...]
Reeling from over 500 anti-LGBT abuses, Ugandan activists plead for help from West

Reeling from over 500 anti-LGBT abuses, Ugandan activists plead for help from West

Human rights activists in Uganda are appealing for a stronger response from Western nations that oppose Uganda's harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Act. [...]
LGBTQ+ refugees in Africa celebrate Pride safely, joyously, nutritiously

LGBTQ+ refugees in Africa celebrate Pride safely, joyously, nutritiously

Refugees in Kenya, Malawi and Zambia celebrated Pride this month with nutritious, festive meals organized by the human rights advocates of the Afr [...]
Cruel Ugandan anti-gay law takes effect; legal challenges pending

Cruel Ugandan anti-gay law takes effect; legal challenges pending

To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free in the box at right. Uganda's harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Act took effect [...]
Legal challenge hits Uganda’s cruel anti-gay law; U.S. weighs travel bans, funding cuts

Legal challenge hits Uganda’s cruel anti-gay law; U.S. weighs travel bans, funding cuts

To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free in the box at right. U.S. officials are preparing for possible travel rest [...]
Ghana official falsely claims ‘no known record’ of anti-gay violence; anti-LGBTQ attacks persist

Ghana official falsely claims ‘no known record’ of anti-gay violence; anti-LGBTQ attacks persist

Anti-LGBTQ violence continued in Ghana after the nation's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice deceptively claimed before a U.N. Human Rights Coun [...]
U.S. honors Ugandan human rights defender Margaret Sekaggya

U.S. honors Ugandan human rights defender Margaret Sekaggya

The U.S. Mission in Uganda has recognized activist Margaret Sekaggya with the Dorothy Ngalombi Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her outsta [...]
Anglicans derailed anti-gay vote, but 125 anti-gay bishops forge ahead

Anglicans derailed anti-gay vote, but 125 anti-gay bishops forge ahead

Progressive Anglican bishops breathed a sigh of relief that plans for a vote against homosexuality were derailed at the just-ended international Lambe [...]
Global South bishops push for Anglican vote against same-sex marriage

Global South bishops push for Anglican vote against same-sex marriage

Conservative bishops from the Global South want to force a vote on same-sex marriage at the Lambeth Conference, a worldwide gathering of Anglican bish [...]
Anglican archbishop urges talk, not boycott, over LGBT issues

Anglican archbishop urges talk, not boycott, over LGBT issues

Amid disputes over same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy, many bishops and archbishops from across the worldwide Anglican Communion are gearing up for the [...]
Report: Cameroonian asylum seekers face abuse in U.S. and back home

Report: Cameroonian asylum seekers face abuse in U.S. and back home

Authorities in the United States and Cameroon subjected dozens of unsuccessful Cameroonian asylum seekers to serious human rights violations, Human Ri [...]
U.S. sanctions Uganda intelligence chief over ‘serious human rights abuse’

U.S. sanctions Uganda intelligence chief over ‘serious human rights abuse’

The United States government has imposed economic and travel sanctions on a senior intelligence official in Uganda, Major General Abel Kandiho, the co [...]
New project aims to document Pride flags all over the world

New project aims to document Pride flags all over the world

A global educational project called "Flag in the Map" will document how LGBT people display the Pride flag all over the world. ReportOUT and the Gilbe [...]
Anti-gay Zambians fear their new president will endorse gay rights

Anti-gay Zambians fear their new president will endorse gay rights

Homophobic Zambians fear that new President Hakainde Hichilema will establish gay rights in Zambia -- a fear that Hichilema has not encouraged. Last w [...]
Uganda: Pop star Akon misses ‘200% opportunity’ to boost gay rights

Uganda: Pop star Akon misses ‘200% opportunity’ to boost gay rights

Prominent Senegalese-American pop star Akon missed an opportunity to raise the issue of persecution and discrimination against LGBT people in Africa w [...]
Nigerian church to anti-gay Americans: You’re not anti-gay enough

Nigerian church to anti-gay Americans: You’re not anti-gay enough

The homophobic Church of Nigeria has scolded its American allies for "toleration of same-sex persons within their fold.” Get a free subscri [...]
Homophobic Tanzanians hit with last-minute U.S. visa restrictions

Homophobic Tanzanians hit with last-minute U.S. visa restrictions

Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used some of his last minutes in office to impose visa restrictions on Tanzanian officials "responsible f [...]
Advocates to Biden: Here’s how to fix Trump’s LGBTI abuses abroad

Advocates to Biden: Here’s how to fix Trump’s LGBTI abuses abroad

LGBTI and human rights advocates at the Council for Global Equality have pointed advice for how the upcoming Biden-Harris administration can undo anti [...]
U.S. election: Biden pledges to act against anti-gay nations

U.S. election: Biden pledges to act against anti-gay nations

U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden says that, if elected on Nov. 3, he will "restore America's global leadership on LGBTQ+ issues and actively comb [...]
Documentary reveals struggles of queer Nigerians abroad

Documentary reveals struggles of queer Nigerians abroad

An interesting new short documentary on YouTube highlights the struggles of queer Nigerian immigrants abroad. From the African Human Rights Media [...]
Anti-gay Tanzania official blocked by United States

Anti-gay Tanzania official blocked by United States

The U.S. Department of State has barred a Tanzanian official who launched an anti-gay crackdown from visiting the United States. From the Afr [...]
Report: U.S. recalls envoy who opposed prison term for gay Zambians

Report: U.S. recalls envoy who opposed prison term for gay Zambians

The United States has quietly recalled its ambassador to Zambia after President Edgar Lungu loudly declared him unwelcome in Zambia for protesting the [...]
U.S. ambassadors seek repeal of 69 nations’ anti-gay laws

U.S. ambassadors seek repeal of 69 nations’ anti-gay laws

U.S. ambassadors are promoting LGBTQ rights worldwide even as gay-rights activists blast the Trump administration for anti-LGBTQ domestic policies. [...]
Zambia demands removal of U.S. envoy for protesting anti-gay prison sentences

Zambia demands removal of U.S. envoy for protesting anti-gay prison sentences

The president of Zambia wants the U.S. to recall its Zambian ambassador because he supports the human rights of homosexuals. From the African [...]
Why is Zambian couple in prison? Because of King Henry VIII

Why is Zambian couple in prison? Because of King Henry VIII

Zambian politicians claim that Christian values are the basis for 15-year prison sentences imposed on a gay couple who were spotted having sex in a pr [...]
U.S. envoy to Zambia: Act like Jesus, not like bigots, if you’re a Christian nation

U.S. envoy to Zambia: Act like Jesus, not like bigots, if you’re a Christian nation

Zambian officials should stop lying about their relationship with the United States and should act like leaders of the Christian nation they claim to [...]
Zambia blasts U.S. envoy who protested 15-year sentence for gay couple

Zambia blasts U.S. envoy who protested 15-year sentence for gay couple

The government of Zambia plans to file an official protest against U.S. ambassador Daniel Foote for criticizing the 15-year prison sentences that a Za [...]
Gay bishops, not gay spouses, welcome at Anglican meeting

Gay bishops, not gay spouses, welcome at Anglican meeting

Several African churches are protesting the decision by the top Anglican archbishop to invite gay bishops to an upcoming worldwide gathering of the ch [...]
Trump official’s push for gay rights focuses on Iran, not Africa

Trump official’s push for gay rights focuses on Iran, not Africa

The 33 African nations with anti-gay laws seem to be a side issue for U.S. ambassador Richard Grenell, who has announced a worldwide campaign against [...]
Uganda: Why Val Kalende ‘renounced lesbianism’

Uganda: Why Val Kalende ‘renounced lesbianism’

Longtime Ugandan activist Kikonyogo Kivumbi explores the background of former activist Val Kalende's decision to turn away from the LGBTI community. [...]
Dear Ellen and Portia: Avoid East Africa’s anti-gay police

Dear Ellen and Portia: Avoid East Africa’s anti-gay police

Good luck to TV personality Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi as they vacation in Kenya and Tanzania, which both have laws against same-sex [...]
Scott Lively targeted him in Uganda. Now he targets Lively in U.S.

Scott Lively targeted him in Uganda. Now he targets Lively in U.S.

Arch-homophobe the Rev. Scott Lively was a driving force behind the passage of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014, which incited an anti-LGBTQ pa [...]
Homophobe of the Week: whipping advocate Irwandi Yusuf

Homophobe of the Week: whipping advocate Irwandi Yusuf

Indonesian politician Irwandi Yusuf is the recipient of the Homophobe of the Week Award for deciding to continue whippings as a punishment for gay sex [...]
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