Canadian Court Strikes Down Safe Third Country Agreement with United States

Marin, CA (July 22, 2020) –  The Federal Court of Canada,  returned an historic decision today, striking down the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) between Canada and the United States. The decision from Justice Anne Marie McDonald found the agreement to be unconstitutional, holding that it violates the guarantee in the Canadian Charter of Rights and … More Canadian Court Strikes Down Safe Third Country Agreement with United States

Egyptian Lesbian Arrested for Raising Rainbow Flag Dies by Suicide

In 2017 it was widely reported that Egyptian police arrested 57 people after they were allegedly seen raising rainbow flags at a concert in Cairo. They were reportedly detained for “promoting sexual deviancy”. Among them was the only woman arrested, a lesbian activist, Sara El Hegazy, who after finding refuge in Canada, according to media and Twitter … More Egyptian Lesbian Arrested for Raising Rainbow Flag Dies by Suicide

2019 LGBT Law Changes

2019 This year, per EQAULDEX – there were 10 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 76 changes made. A total of 1256 legal changes have been made so far since 2010 in the decade….. July 8 Ecuador Same-sex marriage becomes legal. Civil marriage between same-sex couples is already a … More 2019 LGBT Law Changes

Gay Refugee Couple from Uganda Land Safely in Canada

A Thanksgiving story – with a special thanks to those who contributed to the Relief Fund that has helped many survive unspeakable hardship By Melanie Nathan, November 26, 2014. Its been a long hard road for Kayizzi Joseph Kizito and his partner of one and half years, Rashid, a young gay couple from Uganda, who … More Gay Refugee Couple from Uganda Land Safely in Canada

Transgender Troops | Military Experts Historic International Conference

Palm Center and ACLU Host Convening on Lessons Learned from Transgender Service in Foreign Militaries Posted by Melanie Nathan, October 20, 2014. WASHINGTON, DC – Currently serving ​transgender service members from five of the 18 foreign militaries that allow transgender service today gathered alongside U.S. service members in Washington D.C. The gathering, Perspectives on Transgender Military Service … More Transgender Troops | Military Experts Historic International Conference

Activists Protest Jamaican Homophobia

First Annual International Day of Action against Jamaica’s Buggery Law –  in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom NEW YORK – On the 52nd anniversary of Jamaica’s independence from the United Kingdom, human rights activists renew their calls for the repeal of that country’s buggery law, which effectively criminalizes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender … More Activists Protest Jamaican Homophobia

Anti-Gay LaBarbera Arrested At Last

“You’re leaving? Are you effing kidding?”  By Cathy Kristofferson, April 16, 2014 Peter LaBarbera, president of the SPLC-designated hate group Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) and co-founder of the Coalition for Family Values with ‘being-sued- for-crimes-against-humanity’, Scott Lively, has had a very bad go of it trying to spread his anti-gay hate this past … More Anti-Gay LaBarbera Arrested At Last

Canada threatens to cut ties with Uganda over anti-gay bill

By Melanie Nathan, February 17, 2014. Earlier today I wrote an article calling on President Obama to expel the Ugandan Ambassador to the U.S.A. because President Museveni has declared war with gays of the World, which includes the LGBT people of the United States of America. It seems the Canadians may be leading the pack … More Canada threatens to cut ties with Uganda over anti-gay bill

Anti-Gay Nigerian President May be Banned from Canadian State Visit

Canada acts, the UK folds, what will the US do? By Cathy Kristofferson, January 19, 2014 Reports out of Nigeria claim that Canada has cancelled a planned state visit by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan that had been in the works for February. Jonathan was due to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper but reports say … More Anti-Gay Nigerian President May be Banned from Canadian State Visit

Anti-Gay Ugandan Parliament visiting Texas, U.S.A.

By Melanie Nathan,  Thursday, August 29, 2013 The Eastern Africa Diaspora Business Council (EADBC) issued this Press release to inform about the fabulous business forum being held in Dallas, Texas between the Eastern Africa Diaspora Business Council (EADBC) and the Uganda North America Association (UNAA) , for the Annual Trade and Investment Forum. And now … More Anti-Gay Ugandan Parliament visiting Texas, U.S.A.

Canadian funding to anti-gay faith based organization in Uganda links to hate speech

The Pitfalls of funding Faith Based Organizations without doing your research first By Cathy Kristofferson, February 12, 2013. It has come to light that the Canadian government, through its Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) spearheaded by Minister Julian Fantino, has been funding an anti-gay Evangelical organization – Crossroads Christian Communications – to the tune of … More Canadian funding to anti-gay faith based organization in Uganda links to hate speech

Uganda Coalition of Leaders Promote Kill the Gays with Lies

Meeting of Ugandans perpetuates U.S. Evangelical homophobic lies about homosexuality with calls for Passage of  Kill the Gays Bill By Melanie Nathan, November 10, 2012. This past week Uganda’s prominent homophobes and proponents of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, otherwise dubbed the ‘Kill The Gays Bill‘ clustered in conference to push for passage the dubious legislation which … More Uganda Coalition of Leaders Promote Kill the Gays with Lies

Ugandan Speaker taunts world vowing to revive Kill the Gays Bill

By Melanie Nathan, Oct 31, 2012. The Kill the Gay’s Bill may be back as  the Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, has indicated her intention to revive it. The Speaker, who was addressing a cross section of religious leaders upon her return from Canada where she attended the 127th Inter Parliamentary Union … More Ugandan Speaker taunts world vowing to revive Kill the Gays Bill

LGBTI Refugees hurt if Canada changes Refugee Sponsorship Program

Asylum for LGBTI refugees is fraught with hurdles. Canada has been viewed as a country that provides some measure of promise and hope; but now the Canadian government is proposing changes to regulations pertaining to refugee sponsorship, which could have a dramatic impact on LGBTI applications for asylum. The Department of Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) … More LGBTI Refugees hurt if Canada changes Refugee Sponsorship Program