Melanie Judge, a lesbian activist, takes a close look at President Jacob Zuma’s nomination of Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng to succeed Justice Sandile Ngcobo as the new Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court.
Kato’s murder comes only weeks after the Uganda Supreme Court told the local magazine ‘Rolling Stones’ to stop publishing names of prominent Ugandan alleged homosexuals and calling for them to be hanged. It now seems someone apparently took up the magazine’s call and David Kato, who was out already as gay man and LGBTI activist has become the first lethal victim of the magazine’s hate call. >>>
"The Caribbean has sent out “mixed signals” at the vote in the UN general Assembly yesterday. “... yesterday Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada and St; Kitts and Nevis jumped the fence and joined those in favour of inclusion”. However,...the fact that St. Lucia turned out to be the only Caribbean Country to persist in its earlier adopted support for the exclusion..."is a positive challenge" (like) ...the fact that “Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St.Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago abstained, while Cuba was absent altogether at the voting”. >>>
ILGA sharply condemns the decision by a U.N. General Assembly panel on Tuesday November 16, to delete the specific reference to killings due to sexual orientation from a resolution condemning unjustified and extra-judicial executions around the world. The omission was pushed by a group of Arab and African nations, led by Morocco and Mali, and while several western and southern nations voted against, the amendment narrowly passed 79-70. >>>