Topics :: anti-gay persecution

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Anti-Gay Pastor Scott Lively Won't Be Called 'Anti-Gay'

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Feb 17
What do you call someone who writes a book claiming that the Nazi party was founded in a gay bar then brags about influencing foreign governments to adopt laws criminalizing homosexuality?

Brazil Panel Delivers Report on Regime Brutality Targeting Minorities, Gays, Others

After 30 years of impunity for crimes of the state, the National Truth Commission report names 377 people allegedly responsible for 434 deaths and disappearances, and thousands of acts of torture.

IGLHRC Brings You The Truth About Uganda and LGBT Strife Around The Globe

IGLHRC's presence on the ground in Uganda and its delivery of the facts behind LGBT headlines worldwide have been constant and reliable as it approaches its 25th anniversary.

Uganda: Donors Who Withheld Aid ’Misinterpreted’ Anti-Gay Bill

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 8
The Ugandan government now says that international donors who withheld aid because of their anti-gay bill have "misinterpreted" the law, whose main focus was to "stop the promotion of homosexuality to children and others."

Uganda Police Arrest Same-Sex Couple in Hotel Under Anti-Gay Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 12
Two Ugandan gay men were arrested this week after they were caught having sex in a hotel.

Study: LGBT Individuals Living in Anti-Gay Communities Die Early

HEALTH | By EDGE | Feb 16
A study found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals who lived in communities with high levels of anti-gay prejudice have a shorter life expectancy of 12 years on average compared with their peers in the least prejudiced communities.

Nigeria’s ’Jail The Gays’ Bill Creates Witch Hunt Culture

First the police targeted the gay men, then tortured them into naming dozens of others who now are being hunted down, human rights activists said Tuesday, warning that such persecution will rise under a new Nigerian law.

Dozens Arrested For Being Gay In North Nigeria

Human rights activists say dozens of gay men are being arrested in northern Nigeria. They say such persecution will increase since President Goodluck Jonathan signed legislation banning same-sex marriage and criminalizing gay clubs and associations.

Gay ’Prisoner of Conscience’ Dies In Cameroon

LOCAL | Jan 12
A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man saying "I’m very much in love with you," and who was later declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, has died, according to a lawyer who worked on his case.

Gays Targeted for Ongoing Rapes, Assaults in Russia

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 14
Sexual assault targeting gays (or individuals perceived as gay) continue in Russia, with police claiming ignorance even as graphic videos circulate online.

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