February 2, 2011
The pressure group Human Rights Watch has called on the government of Honduras to investigate the murders of six transgender women.
The women were killed over the past two months.
The government has condemned the killings, but Human Rights Watch says it is failing to prosecute attacks on transgender people.
Murder ...more ⇒
February 2, 2011
Four people including a Muslim cleric have been arrested in Bangladesh in connection with the death of 14-year-old girl who was publicly lashed.
The teenager was accused of having an affair with a married man, police say, and the punishment was given under Islamic Sharia law.
Hena Begum’s family members said a ...more ⇒
January 29, 2011
Brenda Namiggade says she fears for her life if she is returned from the UK to Uganda, where gay sex is illegal.
Her initial asylum application had been refused. The Home Office said a court had ruled she was “not homosexual” and therefore did not have a genuine claim.
Prominent gay rights campaigner David ...more ⇒
January 28, 2011
A scuffle erupted Friday at the funeral of a murdered Ugandan gay rights activist after the presiding priest charged that homosexuality is “evil and will be punished by God.”
“You must repent. Even the animals know the difference between a male and a female,” Anglican priest Thomas Musoke told ...more ⇒
January 27, 2011
David Kato knew he was a marked man.
As the most outspoken gay rights advocate in Uganda, a country where homophobia is so severe that Parliament is considering a bill to execute gay people, Mr. Kato had received a stream of death threats, his friends said. A few months ago, a Ugandan newspaper ran an antigay diatribe ...more ⇒