Uganda: Gays ask for separate police cell

Protesting discrimination and harassment by other suspects, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Uganda want police to lock them up in separate police cells if and when they get arrested. A rights group says that LGBT persons living in the country have suffered humiliation and harsh judgement in society and at the hands […]

Turkey bans LGBT events in capital, citing ‘public security’

Turkish officials have banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in the country’s capital, in a move LGBT organizations call illegal and discriminatory. The ban took effect Saturday for an “indefinite” period and applies to all LGBT film screenings, theatres, panels and exhibitions. The Ankara governor’s office announced Sunday that the ban […]

The agony and joy of being gay in Africa

At an international conference on Black portraiture, imagery and depiction in Johannesburg, South Africa last November, I gave a presentation about the state of LGBT rights across the African continent. I told participants that I’d just come from New York, where, at the UN, the African bloc had spearheaded an effort to torpedo the work […]

Homophobia in Africa: Between rigid laws and finding refuge in Art

Homophobia is not just the attitude of few bigots in our continent. The intimate and personal lifestyle of African LGBTQ+ people is being politicized. Lawmakers and politicians seem to be highly concerned with what two consenting adults are doing behind closed doors. Rampant homophobia in Africa 38 African nation prohibit homosexuality by making it illegal. Five […]


LGBT activists across Australia were celebrating Wednesday, as 61 percent of the population voted in favor of allowing same-sex couples to wed in an advisory referendum. While the referendum does not automatically render same-sex marriage legal, it will be used in Parliament as a persuasive argument in favor of swift legalization. Assuming lawmakers don’t ignore […]

LGBT Chinese describe what it was like being forced into therapy to ‘cure’ their homosexuality

International NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) has issued a sadly not so shocking reportcalling for China to put an end to so-called “gay conversion therapy.” For its 52-page report, HRW interviewed 17 Chinese individuals who had endured therapy targeted at “curing” their homosexuality. Those individuals spoke about being essentially abducted by their loved ones and taken […]

Australians endorse gay marriage, ensuring Parliament bill

Australians supported gay marriage in a postal survey that ensures Parliament will consider legalizing same-sex weddings this year. The Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday 62 percent of registered voters who responded in the unprecedented survey favored reform. The conservative government promised to allow a bill creating marriage equality to be considered in Parliament in the […]

Homosexuality Goes Against the Laws of Nature (Debunked)

Via Patheos ======== Most objections to LGBTQ rights stem from religion. The Bible says it’s a sin, therefore certain people can’t have equal rights, etc. But there are objections that are secular in nature, like the idea that homosexuality contradicts the basic idea of evolution or that there’s just something “unnatural” about it. YouTuber Stephen Woodford addresses […]

Hundreds join pride march in India, where gay sex is illegal

Hundreds of gay rights activists and supporters, many wearing colorful costumes and holding balloons, marched through India’s capital on Sunday in celebration but also defiance in a nation that continues to outlaw homosexual acts. As people chanted and marched to the beat of drums during New Delhi’s 10th annual Queer Pride march, many said they […]

Kenyan art exhibition highlights need for gay rights

A Kenyan art exhibition is challenging lawmakers to respect the rights of homosexuals.The artworks are inspired by real life situations about homosexuality. The exhibition is hoping to reduce discrimination by looking at how the country’s laws protect all its citizens. In Kenya, same sex marriage is banned under the Kenyan Constitution. Lesbian and gay people continue […]