Opponents of Nigeria’s “Jail the Gays” bill are preparing gifts for that nation’s lawmakers: 1,0000 “advocacy calendars” that display the humanity of Nigerian LGBTs and urge rejection of the country’s anti-gay bill. >>>
As the world comes to grips with Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign the papacy later this month, it doesn’t look good for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, with the top three listed candidates all vehemently anti-LGBT.
As a gay man living in Tanzania, Cassim Mustapha could have faced imprisonment, but prosecutions under the country's Sexual Offences Act are rare, and the bigger threat came from his own community. After one of his neighbours attacked him with an axe leaving a deep wound in his head, Mustapha fled and applied for asylum in Malawi, the first country he reached. >>>
South Africa is the first African country to openly support LGBTQ civil rights. In 2004 its Supreme Court ruled that the common-law definition of marriage included same-sex unions. And in 2005, South Africa’s Constitutional Court “made any inferior status imposed on same-sex partners unconstitutional.”nBut South Africa has a serious problem with its LGBTQ population, and especially with lesbians >>>
In the last few weeks South African representatives have launched an extraordinary human rights offensive at the United Nations, within the context of a growing global debate about the rights of sexual minorities. >>>
For the fourth time in a year, Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma has spoken out against discrimination based on sexual orientation, his latest statement made before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Feb 29. >>>