Category Archives: International News

Sri Lanka tells the United Nations that LGBTIs are protected in its constitution


ANDREW POTTS | Gay Star News | October 22, 2014 Photo by Presidential Secretariate of Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan Government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa has admitted for the first time this month that its constitution protects people from discrimination on … Continue reading

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Nigerian Court Strikes Down Case on Anti-Gay Law


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | October 22, 2104. Preliminary reports, yet to be verified by the Court, indicate that the Nigerian Abuja High Court has delivered a ruling striking down the case where the Court was asked to nullify the new “Jail … Continue reading

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Gay Jamaicans Victims Of Violence


David McFadden |Associated Press | South Florida Gay News | October 22, 2014 KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequently refused housing or employment in the Caribbean country … Continue reading

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Ugandan Case Dismissed Against Two Accused Under Anti-Gay Penal Code


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | October 22, 2014. Two Ugandans charged under a draconian anti-homosexuality Penal Code in Uganda have had all charges against them dismissed by the Magistrates Court, in Buganda. The charges in the case of Uganda v. Mukisa … Continue reading

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Turkey gets its first umbrella LGBTI organization to fight homophobia under lgbti.org


Serkan | LGBTI Org | October 20, 2014 TURKEY — A new umbrella organization has been established to fight homophobia and transphobia in Turkey, the Islamic country that straddles Europe and Asia, reports GayAsiaNews.com In existence less than two months, … Continue reading

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Taiwan Christians protest gay marriage hearing


Darren Wee | Gay Star News | October 17, 2014 Christian groups yesterday protested a public hearing on gay marriage and adoption at the Taiwanese parliament in Taipei. Democratic People’s Party (DPP) Legislator Yu Mei-nu consulted government official, academics and … Continue reading

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New Zealand Cops Raided Home of Reporter Working on Snowden Documents


(photo: NewsPixNZ/NZ Herald) Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Gallagher | The Intercept | Reader Supported News | October 27, 2o14 gents from New Zealand’s national police force ransacked the home of a prominent independent journalist earlier this month who was collaborating with The Intercept … Continue reading

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Amnesty International and Uganda’s Discriminatory legislation


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeobloogda | October 16, 2014. Recently at a forum held by SFALI, The San Francisco Africa Leadership Institute, a Ugandan Member of Parliament, Hon. Nabilah Naggayi Sempala, stressed to the American audience, how important it is for LGBTI and other … Continue reading

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Contractors cash in on US war with ISIS


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Ugandan President Museveni Pens Editorial in New Stance on Anti-Gay Legislation


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | October 03, 2014. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wrote a piece published in two Ugandan News Magazines, indicating that he has new thoughts about the onerous anti-homosexuality legislation, which he once signed into law, which was invalidated by … Continue reading

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