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LGBTI Rights Around the World: A Work in Progress

Kyle Knight | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Kyle Knight

In recent years, the world has seen enormous human rights gains with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. However, there have also been substantial setbacks.

'You Can Overrule [An Anti-Gay] Law, But You Can't Overrule The Mind'

AP | CORINNE CHIN | Posted 08.17.2014 | Gay Voices

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When a Ugandan court overturned the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act this month, rights activists worldwide claimed a victory....

Sectarian Scavengers

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

In Entebbe on August 9, more than one hundred LGBT Ugandans celebrated the first Pride Uganda since the Constitutional Court overturned the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) for being passed without a quorum.

Will Uganda's Anti-Gay Law Be Re-Issued After Being Struck Down?

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2014 | Gay Voices

(Adds gay rights campaigner) By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni wants ...

GOP Rep Thinks U.S. Foreign Policy Focuses Too Much On Abortion, LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said in a radio interview last week that U.S. foreign policy under President Barack Obama focuses too much on abortion and L...

After Legal Victory, Uganda's LGBT Community Just Wants To 'Have Fun'

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices

ENTEBBE, Uganda (AP) — Scores of Ugandan homosexuals marched through sprawling botanical gardens in the lakeside town of Entebbe on Saturday, their ...

Human Rights Must Be on the Agenda

Steven W. Hawkins | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Steven W. Hawkins

In 2012, the Obama administration issued a US strategy toward sub-Saharan Africa with a stated objective to promote and protect "human rights, civil society and independent media" as an integral part in strengthening democratic institutions on the African continent.

Uganda's Top Anglican Leader Doubles Down On Anti-Gay Law

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Uganda’s top Anglican leader criticized the constitutional court for striking down the country’s controversial anti-gay law on a technicalit...

Great News For Uganda's Gay Community (Finally)

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 08.01.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, pleasing activists and watchdog gro...

It's Not Just About the Meds

Benjamin Bashein | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Benjamin Bashein

The HIV epidemic, no matter how close it comes to becoming a medicalized, chronic and manageable illness through the intervention of science will never come to an end unless these parallel social diseases are also defeated.

Officials Say Anti-Gay Law Has Been 'Misinterpreted' By International Donors

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, July 7 (Reuters) - International donors who withheld aid over Uganda's anti-gay bill "misinterpreted" the law whose main focus was to stop ...

'If Your Hard-On For Homophobia Lasts Five Hours, You Need To Seek Medical Attention'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.30.2014 | Comedy

Sunday saw nation-wide gay pride parades bring to a close a month of celebrations recognizing the impact LGBT individuals have had on society. In hono...

Uganda Will Never 'Be Blackmailed' Over Anti-Gay Law

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, June 19 (Reuters) - Uganda said on Thursday that any threats to cut aid would not alter its decision to toughen laws against homosexuals, a...

What Hillary Clinton Said About LGBT Rights That You Need to Hear

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

Clinton made the hard choice to defend the human rights of the international LGBT community and, in her interview with Terry Gross, she reminds us that none of us lives on an island. We are a global community. It is not enough to fight for equality at home.

Torment to Tyranny: Persecution in Uganda Now That the Anti-Homosexuality Act Is Law

Frank Mugisha | Posted 07.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Frank Mugisha

When Uganda's parliament voted for this Act in December 2013, it declared open season on Uganda's LGBTI communities. In my country there's now a culture of extreme and violent homophobia whereby anyone is free to persecute LGBTI people with impunity.

Draw Your Weapon

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

A friend on Facebook last weekend posted a provocative meme by Ricky Gervais that said, "Blasphemy: a law to protect an all-powerful, supernatural de...

Gay Men Caught Engaging In Acts 'Against The Order Of Nature' To Stand Trial

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 05.08.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Wednesday started hearing the case against two Ugandans accused of engaging in gay sex, the first trial of...

Global Criminalization Of Homosexuality, From Dan Savage (VIDEO)

Posted 05.05.2014 | MarloThomas

In the wake of Uganda's recent criminalization of homosexuality, Dan Savage, Host of Savage Lovecast, addressed the highly charged topic of anti-gay l...

Why Uganda's Sam Kutesa Must Not Be Allowed to Become UN General Assembly President

Milton Allimadi | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Milton Allimadi

Mr. Secretary, as a global citizen who still cherishes and believes in the ideals of the United Nations, I urge you to do the right thing and revoke Mr. Kutesa's visa.

GOP Congressional Candidate: John Kerry Upset God By Trying To Stop Ugandan Anti-LGBT Bill

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

A Republican state senator and congressional candidate is nostalgic for the days when the United States would send just missionaries to African countr...

Are Things About To Get EVEN WORSE For Uganda's Gay Community?

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2014 | Gay Voices

* New law seeks more control on NGO finance, political comment * Critics say law would further erode civil liberties By...

Anti-Gay Pastor Known For 'Eat The Poo-Poo' Lecture In Hot Water For Incredibly Ironic Reason

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Anti-homosexuality Pastor Martin Ssempa, perhaps best known for his so-called "eat the poo-poo" lecture, is now being accused of promoting homosexual ...

LOOK: Gay Activist Goes To Great Heights For LGBT Equality

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A California business owner and rights activist went to great heights to make a statement in support of Uganda's embattled lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

This Gay Teen Was Thrown Out Of His Home, Arrested And Tortured

Posted 04.19.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family A few weeks ago, I told the story of a teen named Corey who was driven from his birth home when his parents found ...

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Group Raided For 'Training Homosexuals' In Uganda

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 04.04.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police raided the offices of a United States-funded project known to offer AIDS services to homosexuals, a government...