Death penalty because you are gay. LGBTQ+ as one of the world’s most pressing issues

[ 3 minutes to read ] One would think that Hitler’s systemic incarceration, torture and eventual killings of LGBTQ+ people (which actually happened on an unimaginable scale) is a relic of the past and that things are over now when the majority of developed countries legalized sexual minorities or even provided lawful means of partnerships or marriages. No, especially in developing […]

Mira’s troublesome escape from Yemen brought her to a big unknown city where her pursuit of freedom begins.

[ 2 minutes to read ] Episode 2, where Mira was captured and beaten by the police, prevented from traveling but found her way out anyway All episodes can be read via this link Mira had planned to depart from Yemen a week ago, but encountered a setback when she was arrested and subjected to physical abuse. Forced to sign a […]

Leaving Bangladesh was the first hurdle for Shadhin, finding ways to stay safe elsewhere is the second.

[ 5 minutes to read ] “I get constant threats from the jihadis on the phone/social media. I’m hiding from them all these years. What if they get to know my location because those people whom we used to trust are even against us now. I’m sick of dealing with them already. I can’t take all these stresses anymore. It has been ongoing for five years now. I am living without freedom and peace and I need to leave this place as soon as possible.”

Blasphemy in Bangladesh – The story of Sagor

[ 3 minutes to read ] December 2023 – Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, there are governments and individuals in positions of power around the globe that threaten this right. One such way to threaten this freedom is through laws of blasphemy. It virtually silences anyone […]

Help Ahmed, a Persecuted LGBTQ+ Activist from Uganda, and his 6-year-old son Heal and Reunite

[ 9 minutes to read ] As an LGBTQ activist in Uganda, Elijah has been tortured and sexually abused by the police, persecuted bij family members. His shop and house have been set on fire and he had to flee the country leaving his adorable children behind. He is in a Rwandan hospital now, where he can not leave if he doesn t pay the bills. Elijah wishes to embrace once again his two little children. He needs your help to get the medications he needs and safely return to his home.

How do we build a worldwide online community of freethinkers?

[ < 1 minute to read ] In a world currently marked by religious tensions and conflicts, many of us—be it atheists, humanists, skeptics, feminists, anti-racists, liberal religious individuals, or members of the LGBTQ+ community—find common ground in valuing the freedom to believe, express oneself, and live authentically. Amidst these global challenges, uniting our voices can send a powerful message of hope […]

Exploring the Foundations of Morality: Secular vs. Religious Perspectives

[ 3 minutes to read ] Exploring the Foundations of Morality: Secular vs. Religious Perspectives Morality, the compass of human behavior, guides us through the intricate maze of right and wrong. It shapes our decisions, influences our relationships, and underpins the values that define our society. Two primary perspectives have emerged in our quest to understand and practice morality: secular morality […]

Understanding Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: Exploring Diverse Perspectives.

[ 3 minutes to read ] Understanding Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: Exploring Diverse Perspectives Gender identity and sexual orientation are deeply complex aspects of human identity. They shape how individuals perceive themselves and who they are attracted to, yet there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of what determines these facets of our identity. This article delves into the […]

The Intriguing Fascination of Politicians with Other People’s Sex Lives

[ 3 minutes to read ] In the realm of politics, it is an inexplicable phenomenon that politicians often display a profound interest in the private matters of other individuals, particularly their sex lives. While this fascination may seem puzzling at first glance, it stems from various factors inherent to the political landscape. In this article, we will delve into the […]

Countries Leading the Way in Recognizing Humanist and Secular Values: Protecting Rights and Freedoms

[ 3 minutes to read ] In a world where diverse beliefs and philosophies coexist, the recognition of humanist and secular values has gained importance as a means to safeguard individual rights and freedoms. This article explores countries that have made significant progress in embracing humanist and secular ideals while actively protecting the rights and freedoms of their citizens. By prioritizing […]

The Complex Relationship between the Church and African States: Balancing Political Power, Human Rights, and Secularism

[ 4 minutes to read ] The relationship between the church and African states has a long and complex history that dates back to the colonial era. During this time, European powers used Christianity as a tool of colonization, with missionaries playing a key role in spreading Christianity and Western values throughout Africa. The church was often complicit in the oppression and exploitation of Africans by colonial powers, with many missionaries promoting the idea of European superiority over Africans.

The Influence of White Evangelicals on Homophobia in Africa

[ 2 minutes to read ] There have been reports of some American evangelical organizations and individuals working in Africa to spread their anti-LGBTQ and moral agenda. Some of these groups have been accused of funding and supporting campaigns that promote discrimination against LGBTQ individuals and advocating for laws that criminalize homosexuality. These efforts have often been criticized by human rights […]

The crime of Islamic militias in Iraq against Atheist and other minorities

[ 2 minutes to read ] Iraq has long been a battleground for conflicts, wars, and terrorist activities. These conflicts have had severe consequences for the country’s minorities, including atheists and members of the LGBT community. The rise of Islamic militias and radical Islamic groups has led to an increase in violence and persecution against these minority groups, forcing many to flee the country or hide their identities for fear of retribution.