Tag Archives: LGBT persecution

Must read: Nancy Goldstein on gay rights and the Winter Games

TweetFriend of the blog Nancy Goldstein is at The Prospect today, making a very clear case for continued protests and boycotts of Russian products. Goldstein interviewed a number of Russian LGBT right activists and argues that we can’t afford to go to the Games and repeat the same mistakes that were made in 1936 in [...]
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Marco Rubio: Homosexuality’s a sin but I’m totally not judging

TweetThat’s basically the political equivalent of, “no offence, but you look like absolute shit.” Florida Senator Marco Rubio sat down with Politico’s Mike Allen this week, and Allen asked the Senator if he thinks that homosexuality is a sin. Surprise: Rubio thinks it is! But don’t worry, sinners, he’s totally not judging you for it. [...]
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Quick hit: New Nigerian law would criminalize merely supporting gays and lesbians

TweetEarlier this year, the Ugandan parliament re-opened debate on its now internationally infamous “Kill the Gays” bill. Now, we can add Nigeria to the list of countries proposing to ban being gay. The Guardian reports that a new bill making it illegal to marry someone of the same sex, or to witness such a wedding [...]
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White House responds to murder of Ugandan LGBT rights activist

TweetAs Vanessa reported yesterday, Ugandan LGBT rights activist David Kato was killed on Wednesday, just a few months after the Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone published his photo under the headline “Hang them.” The New York Times has audio of Kato talking about his experience as a gay man in Uganda and about the homophobic climate [...]
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Australian state pours funding into anti-homophobia programming for high schools

TweetMy home state of New South Wales has just announced the launch of a new program designed to combat homophobic bullying in high schools. The program, Proud Schools, will be trialed at 12 high schools around the state, and will combine training for teachers with workshops for students and for parents. It’s a welcome initiative: [...]
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