Tag: gay rights

African states rebuff U.N. appointee for gay rights

African states rebuff U.N. appointee for gay rights

| November 8, 2016

(GIN)—The appointment of international law professor Vitit Muntarborn could be stalled or dead in the water after a majority of African countries voted to reject the U.N.’s pick for a monitor of LGBT rights on the continent. The African countries drafted a resolution calling for the new U.N. investigator to be suspended from his job. […]

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Gay pride again target of Ugandan police

Gay pride again target of Ugandan police

| August 9, 2016

(GIN)—Police are resuming their attacks on Uganda’s mostly underground LGBTI community—raiding night clubs and making arrests. The renewed police activity comes as gays and rights activists mark the day and month in which a law requiring homosexuals to be jailed for life was overturned. During the latest crackdown on Aug. 4, police unlawfully raided a […]

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African nations split with U.N. over gender identity vote

African nations split with U.N. over gender identity vote

| July 15, 2016

(GIN)—The United Nations Human Rights Council, in a defining vote, has voted to appoint an independent monitor to help protect gay and transgender people around the world from violence and discrimination. The resolution faced fierce resistance from African and Muslim countries. The vote was called “a historic victory for the human rights of anyone at […]

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Orlando massacre prompts vigils among African LGBTIQ

Orlando massacre prompts vigils among African LGBTIQ

| June 21, 2016

(GIN)—“Erasing 76 Crimes”—a website that tracks Africa’s anti-gay laws and acts of violence, carried news this week of a vigil in Uganda’s Kampala city for the 49 lives lost in Orlando, Florida, at the gay community’s gathering spot called Pulse. The “Uganda Is Orlando” vigil began with a reading by Bishop Christopher Senyonjo and a […]

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Obama weighs in on gay rights, ignoring local Kenyan taboo

Obama weighs in on gay rights, ignoring local Kenyan taboo

| July 28, 2015

(GIN)—Despite dire warnings that he faced expulsion from Kenya’s Parliament if he raised the subject of gay rights, President Barack Obama replied to a reporter’s question on the subject with a very personal response. “As an African American in the United States I am painfully aware of what happens when people are treated differently under […]

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Quaker conference examines lives of LGBTI community in Zimbabwe

Quaker conference examines lives of LGBTI community in Zimbabwe

| July 26, 2015

By Paul Ricketts Special to Frost Illustrated Friends General Conference is the third largest Quaker denomination in the United States and held its annual conference at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C.. The beautiful campus is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Quakers  have for the past three centuries affirmed the worth and dignity of […]

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The quest for true equality

The quest for true equality

| April 15, 2015

By Raynard Jackson During the past two weeks, Americans have lost their minds regarding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) that was passed and signed into law by Indiana governor, Mike Pence.  My readers know I do not support homosexual marriage or the homosexual agenda of being legally protected as a class based on their […]

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Michael Sam’s draft signals change, progress in NFL, America

Michael Sam’s draft signals change, progress in NFL, America

| May 20, 2014

By Brenda Robinson There are a lot of things America has gotten wrong, but within the last month, America got two of three things right. Three leading news stories, within the referenced time period, prove the point. Firstly, the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Michigan’s ban on affirmative action was wrong. However, secondly, the Obama’s administration’s […]

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Justices decline case on gay rights

| April 8, 2014

Ever wonder why all of a sudden, this nation is fixated on “gay” issues? No doubt, it’s important to a lot of folks but with so many people out of jobs, so much violence in the streets, an educational system that is falling behind the rest of the world, the U.S. piling up debts trying […]

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BBC News – Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for ‘homosexual offences’

BBC News – Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for ‘homosexual offences’

| March 10, 2014

Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for ‘homosexual offences’ Islamic courts operate in mainly Muslim northern Nigeria Four Nigerian men have received 20 lashes each after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicted them of gay sex, officials say. Confessions had been forced from the Muslim men after they were beaten up in custody, […]

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