Category Archives: International News

Tens of thousands march for gay rights in Taiwan


  AFP | AsiaOne | October 25, 2014 Local participants pose for photos during the annual gay parade in Taipei on Oct 25, 2014. TAIPEI – Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei on Saturday for Asia’s … Continue reading

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Christian Right’s Historical Repetition – CAUTION: BEWARE OF [HOMOS]


Kapya Kaoma | Political Research | October 20, 2014 Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma is PRA’s Senior Religion and Sexuality Researcher. He was the original researcher to expose the ties between U.S. right-wing evangelicals and the anti-LGBTQ legislation in Uganda, and has … Continue reading

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Bill Shorten tells Christian Lobby he supports same-sex marriage


Lisa Cox | The Age | October 25, 2014 Opposition Leader Bill Shorten: a supporter of gay marriage. Photo: Andrew Meares Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has become the first Australian political leader to confront the Australian Christian Lobby on same-sex marriage, … Continue reading

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Protesters Call for Justice for Transgender Filipina Allegedly Killed by Marine


Adam Hudson | The Post News Group | Truthout | October 25, 2014 ( Image: Candlelight vigil via Shutterstock) On the evening of Wednesday, October 15, around 100 people gathered in San Francisco’s Union Square to hold a candlelight vigil for … Continue reading

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Leyonhjelm urges government to confront marriage reform


Lisa Cox | the Age | October 25, 2014 Seeking equality: Liberal Democratic senator David Leyonhjelm. Photo: Andrew Meares Crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm has lambasted the Abbott government for a lack of political courage to confront marriage reform. The Liberal Democratic … Continue reading

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Ugandan Government Lip Service on Repressive Legislation Report


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | October 24, 2014. On October 16, we reported that Amnesty International concluded a report on repressive and discriminatory legislation enacted over the last 18 months in Uganda that has led to increasing state repression, violence, homophobic … Continue reading

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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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