KAMPALA – Uganda’s gays are bracing themselves for a spate of arrests and harassment as the country’s draconian anti-gay bill was signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni on Monday, Feb. 24. By Amy Fallon One gay man from Kamapla told IPS after the signing of the bill that there was nothing that he could […]
WASHINGTON: The Dalai Lama has thrown his moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying he was not bothered by consensual sex among people from other traditions. In an interview released during his latest trip to the United States, the celibate Buddhist monk said gay marriage was up to each government and ultimately “individual business”. “If two people […]
Four gay men were publicly whipped in a northern Nigeria Islamic court today, after being convicted of having gay sex, human rights observers said.
By Nathan James A 39-year old man was attacked in front of his partner on the platform of a Greenwich Village subway station Sunday night, after his assailant asked the couple if they were gay. Police say the suspect “sucker-punched” the victim in the face after the pair ignored him at the West 4th Street […]
By Nathan James Despite Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s veto of a similar bill last week, Republican Mississippi legislators have advanced their version of a “religious freedom” act, commonly known as “Turn Away The Gays”. SB 2681, which would make it legal for individuals and businesses to refuse goods and services to gays, lesbians, based on […]
By Nathan James The Brooklyn Nets, who made sports history when they signed center Jason Collins, pro sports’ first active, publicly out athlete, to a 10-day contract last week, like what they see in the veteran NBA player. According to the team and numerous other sources, the club is preparing to renew Collins 10-day contract […]
As diplomatic tensions over Uganda’s harsh new “Anti-Homosexuality Act” escalate, the Scottish foreign-affairs office has indicated it will grant political asylum to LGBT people seeking to flee persecution in the central African country.
BANGALORE – It is Wednesday afternoon in Bangalore, known as India’s tech city for being the hub of information technology companies. In her small four by four-foot studio, Vaishalli Chandra, channel manager of QRadio which is dedicated to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, is in conversation with Ankit Bhuptani, a 21-year-old gay […]
WASHINGTON – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s authorisation of the Parliament’s so-called “kill the gays” bill has led Washington officials to announce a review of U.S. aid to the African country. By Bryant Harris While the new law no longer provides the death penalty for LGBT people, as it did when parliament first introduced it, it […]
WASHINGTON — The World Bank on Thursday said it postponed a $90 million loan to Uganda’s health system over a law that toughened punishment for gays, an unusual move for an institution that usually avoids wading into politics. “We have postponed the project for further review to ensure that the development objectives would not […]