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Pope Francis and gays

  What did he really say about civil unions? The Catholic News Agency (CAN) editor-in-chief, author, and canon lawyer JD Flynn explains. “Francesco,” a newly released documentary on the life and ministry of Pope Francis, has made global headlines, because the film contains a scene in which Pope Francis calls …

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Tanzanian gays targeted and cut off from healthcare

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Gay Tanzanian activist Tee, 34, recalls with nostalgia a time when Tanzania was like “paradise” for LGBT people — before the 2015 election of President John Magufuli ushered in fear and persecution. It’s all relative. Tanzania has long criminalised same-sex relations, and social stigma has always …

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No new gay bill, says government

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has denied reports that there is an anti-gay bill in the offing after earlier reports indicated that the bill would return in its earlier form. The anti-gay bill was struck down by the courts in 2014 a few months after …

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Poland’s LGBT community under fire ahead of elections

Lublin, Poland | AFP |   Walking hand-in-hand and kissing in public is something that gay couples in the conservative eastern Polish city of Lublin can do safely only once a year, at the local pride parade, albeit behind a thick cordon of heavily armed riot police. Far-right groups and conservative …

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Kenya court postpones decision on homosexuality laws

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s High Court on Friday postponed a much-anticipated ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, citing a heavy case load. “The files are above my height… we are still working,” said Chacha Mwita, one of the judges, who added that one of his colleagues was on leave …

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Kadaga honored for defeating LGBT agenda at IPU meeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have paid tribute to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, over what they termed as, “consistently upholding and protecting Uganda’s cultural values.” Legislators meeting at the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva from 14 to 18 October, 2018 voted to ban debate …

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THIS WEEK: LGBT Agenda banned at IPU meet

THIS WEEK: LGBT Agenda banned at IPU meet Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators meeting in Geneva have voted to ban debate on the subject of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) at the Inter Parliamentary Union ever again. The Ugandan delegation led by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga led the move …

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African states demand UN suspend LGBT expert

United Nations, United States | AFP | African countries on Friday demanded that the appointment of a new UN expert on LGBT rights be suspended, saying his mission to report on anti-gay violence had nothing to do with human rights. The UN Human Rights Council in late September appointed international …

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