Category Archives: International News

Gambia Leader Approves Law Jailing Gays for Life


Associated Press | EDGE Boston | November 21, 2014 The president of Gambia has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, the latest African country to codify harsh penalties for the gay community. A … Continue reading

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Ugandan LGBTI Human Rights Violations Report Released


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | November 21, 2014 The Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CSCHRCL), Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF), Rainbow Health Foundation (RHF), and Support Initiative for Persons with Congenital Disorders (SIPD) released … Continue reading

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Jon Qwelane No Longer High Commissioner to Uganda


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | November 17, 2014 Following the story in South African press that Jon Qwelane is back in Court, I noted terminology referring to Mr. Qwelane as the “former high commissioner” of South Africa to Uganda.  I had … Continue reading

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Family Court Chief Justice calls for rethink on how High Court handles cases involving transgender children


Mark Bannerman | ABC Australia | November 16, 2014 Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant says she would like to see the court’s jurisdiction tested in cases involving medical treatment for transgender children. “I’d like to see the High Court … Continue reading

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Botswana Gay Group Victorious


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | November 15, 2014. The Gaborone High Court ruled that the Botswana government is compelled to register the LGBTI group, group LEGABIBO,  (Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana). This order was sought after registration of the organization was  … Continue reading

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Russia lawmaker moves to close gay marriage loophole


Darren Wee | Gay Star News | November 14, 2014 Russian lawmaker Vitaly Milonov is preparing a bill that would require brides and grooms to wear traditional attire after a transgender woman married her girlfriend in a dress last week. … Continue reading

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Study: The world is becoming a better place to be gay


Joe Morgan | Gay Star News | November 14, 2014 The world has become a far more acceptable to be gay. In a new study, findings suggest acceptance of homosexuality has risen in 90% of countries surveyed over the last … Continue reading

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Homophobic South African Ex Ambassador to Uganda Back in Court


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | November 14, 2014. While the Johannesburg High Court must decide whether the Jon Qwelane’s hate speech case and a constitutional challenge to the Equality Act are closely linked enough so that the Court can hear both … Continue reading

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A gay Ugandan reveals what is really in the new Ugandan anti-gay bill


Edwin Sesange | Gay Star News | November 13, 2014 The Anti-Homosexuality Act is dead. Out of the ashes comes the Prohibition of Promotion of Unnatural Sexual Practices Bill. If this is passed, it will be one of the most … Continue reading

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Trans women stage first Bangladesh pride


Darren Wee | Gay Star News | November 11, 2014 More than 1,000 transgender women staged Bangladesh’s first ever pride parade yesterday to mark one year since the government recognized them as a third gender. The colorful hijras, as transgender … Continue reading

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