Tag Archive | anti gay laws
Growing up in Jamaica’s Montego Bay, Glenroy enjoyed an idyllic childhood – until his family discovered he was gay. They physically attacked him, and threw him out of the house, triggering an ordeal that would last more than two years, and eventually force him to seek refuge thousands of miles (km) away in Argentina.
(Reuters) – The European Union has recalled its envoy in Tanzania and will review its relations with the country in response to a planned crackdown homosexuals. Brussels also criticised what it saw as growing human rights violations in Tanzania. “The EU regrets the deterioration of the human rights and rule of law situation in Tanzania […]
Indonesia’s parliament is considering national legislation that would ban lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender content from TV screens by the end of the year. The Draft Bill would ban LGBT content and ads, and comes amid police raids on ‘gay spas’. The UN has condemned gay raids in Indonesia, and Egypt, and the bill is not […]
The husband-and-wife owners of a Christian video and film production company, whose goal is to “glorify God through top-quality media production,” have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a Minnesota law requiring them to provide services for same-sex weddings. Minnesota’s attorney general and its commissioner of human rights are named in the suit filed in U.S. […]
The convictions of over 50,000 gay German men, who were prosecuted under a 19th Century law, are to be overturned, according to Germany’s Justice Minister, Heiko Maas. The convictions occurred between 1946 and 1969, and even though the laws against homosexuality were softened in the 1960s, they were not fully repealed until 1994, leaving thousands […]
A bill, drafted by two communist MPs, that proposed fines for PDAs (Public Displays of Affection) between gay men, and a possible prison term for ‘coming out’, has been rejected, after recommendations by the Russian lower house Committee on Constitutional Law.
In India, New Delhi – born Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, has stated that ‘conservative’ and outdated laws against gay relationships should be re-examined by the Supreme Court. At the moment, the anti-gay laws mean that LGBT people can face imprisonment if having gay consensual sex, and discrimination, harassment and condemnation are all part of […]