Hate crimes against homosexuals are connected to the political, social and legal environment in which they live. And in Africa religious groups are talking about morals but simultaneously stirring hatred directly leading to violence against homosexuals.
Malawi appears to be following Uganda’s and Rwanda’s lead on virulent homophobia with the arrest of two men charged with “carnal knowledge of a person against the order of nature.”
Will strong financial ties to the U.S. be enough to have Museveni stop the anti-gay bill? Or is the “historic religious revival” underway in Uganda enough to power this homosexual hatred to its ultimate extreme?
American religious right-wingers are flocking to Africa and are having more success in passing new legislation criminalizing homosexuality there than they are having in the United States. The most vicious of those laws is in Uganda.
The International Women’s Health Coalition surveys the top 10 wins for women’s health and rights worldwide in 2009 and outlines the next steps and challenges in each area.
In an open letter, Martin Ssempa, the controversial fundamentalist Christian Pastor of Makerere Community Church in Uganda chides Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church for his recent statement on the proposed “anti-gay” law in Uganda.
Yes, I mean Rwanda, and yes, indeed yet another country in sub-Saharan Africa–one which has made such vast progress from the genocide of a decade ago–appears ready to vote to criminalize the existence of a whole class of people.
Is the decision to table the vote on same-sex marriage in New Jersey a strategic move or tactical mistake?
A vote on same-sex marriage in New Jersey may come as soon as tomorrow. The Catholic Bishops and conservative Democrats and Republicans are lobbying to defeat the measure. Will New Jersey do the right thing and vote for human rights?
The manager of a Florida McDonald’s tells a job applicant: “We don’t hire faggots.” The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund has filed a complaint with the state of Florida, but few states protect transgender persons from discrimination.