Category Archives: Africa News

Continue The Momentum For Environmental Justice

World leaders are gathering again to develop next steps in addressing the global climate change crisis.  Earlier this year, Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson, Presiding Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches, helped lead a diverse coalition of faith groups participating in the People’s Climate March. The march called on world leaders gathered for the UN Summit on Climate Change to take

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Global call to protest against Nigeria’s anti-gay laws

Nigerian LGBTI activists are calling on people around the world to hold protests against homophobic legislation 11 FEBRUARY 2014 | BY ANNA D’ALESSIO Gay people in Nigeria are calling on the world to help them protest against anti-gay laws. Signed into law by Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan in January this year, the Solitary Alliance is hoping international

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Send a Letter to Ugandan Faith Leaders Re: Human Rights Violations

GOVERNMENTS AROUND THE WORLD TAKE ACTIONS AGAINST THE LGBT COMMUNITY Anti-Human Rights Actions in Uganda, Nigeria, India  This past Friday, the Parliament of Uganda passed legislation that further criminalizes the lives of LGBT people there.  The move came as a surprise to human rights organizations, but reflects a multi-year effort to enlist the Ugandan national

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Ugandan MPs pass life in jail anti-homosexual law

20 December 2013 Last updated at 08:47 ET Uganda’s parliament has passed a bill to toughen the punishment for homosexual acts to include life imprisonment in some cases. The anti-homosexuality bill also makes it a crime punishable by a prison sentence not to report gay people. The prime minister opposed the vote, saying not enough

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World’s Largest Democracy Reverses Decision Upholding LGBT Equality

World’s Largest Democracy Reverses Decision Upholding LGBT Equality Activists Vow to Fight On On Wednesday, December 11th, the Supreme Court of India hearing the case of Suresh Kumar Kaushal v. Naz Foundation overturned the historic 2009 Delhi High Court ruling decriminalizing the life of LGBT citizens in India and upholding the full equality of all

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Statement on anti-LGBT violence in Russia

Today we join our voices with many others calling for an end to the rampant violence against LGBT people in Russia. Reports of anti-LGBT violence continue to be received, including harassment, physical brutality and government condoned murder of LGBT people since Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a bill banning the “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors.”  

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