2 mn read As the Black Friday curtains rise, revealing a stage set for the annual shopping extravaganza, we invite you to pause for a moment. Imagine a world where your savings could transform lives, where your deals could deal hope to those in dire need. This Black Friday, consider extending a hand to those whose freedoms are […]
9 mn 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.
3 mn 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 […]
3 mn 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 […]
3 mn 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 […]
2 mn read In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision on affirmative action, it’s crucial to understand why affirmative action is not discrimination against the privileged but rather a tool for leveling the playing field. The Supreme Court’s decision has sparked a heated debate, with some arguing that affirmative action is discriminatory against those not beneficiaries […]
4 mn 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.
2 mn 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 […]
3 mn read Many ancient matriarchal structures in Africa practiced female husbandry, where women attained wives and assumed economic responsibility over the children.
< 1 mn read Friend of the Secular Underground Network Dolly did a wonderful interview with Russian YouTuber and refugee in Georgia, Zack the Russian. In it, both Dolly and Zack talk about how a country known for secularism during the Soviet era is now one of the most religious countries in the world. The first part of the […]
5 mn read My name is Dolly, and I am an ex-Muslim and a lesbian activist. I had to leave my home country, Egypt, to seek asylum in Tbilisi because my life was in danger. I was outed as a lesbian, and not only was I threatened by Islamists, but my Salafist family also posed a risk to […]
5 mn read Dolly Sarkasmo (an alias for her own safety) is a lesbian Ex-Muslim from Egypt. She is an activist, working to secure a better future for LGBTQ people in the middle east. Recently she was able to flee to Georgia in eastern Europe where she awaits her asylum procedure. Now she needs our help to survive […]
2 mn 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.
3 mn read All across the globe we see the human impact of the refugee crisis as well as the human cost of ongoing racial inequalities and injustices, where we have disparities in access to healthcare and voting rights are all acts of social injustices.
< 1 mn read The Taliban’s harsh enforcement of its religious interpretation violates the freedom of religion or belief of religious minorities, women, members of the LGBTQI+ community, Afghans with different interpretation of Islam, and Afghans who don’t follow any religion.
3 mn read Seeing tearful eyes and disappointed faces and a heart full of pain of all these girls and women deprived of education, who are no longer allowed to go to universities, hurts the hearts of thousands of people who believe in human freedom and equal rights for women and men in different parts of the world.
3 mn 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 […]
2 mn read ConfusedHeathen (CH) was an Egyptian assigned female-at-birth trans person. By all accounts, he should be celebrated by the secular community. He founded the r/ExEgypt Subreddit where her felly compatriots gather and discuss the issues. However, this beautiful soul has departed. He died a few weeks ago. The death was announced on the subreddit itself. At […]
2 mn read Gone but not forgotten In the east of Toronto’s downtown, visitors will find a buzzing neighborhood called the Church and Wellesley Village. This area, located on Church Street and Wellesley Street East, is the city’s LGBTQ district. Just north of the intersection that forms the center of the neighborhood, is the 519 community center. In […]
4 mn read Modern day Secularism Secularism is freedom of religion. In a free and democratic society, people are unrestricted from practicing their beliefs, whether religious or areligious. Provided, of course, you are not hurting anyone when practicing your beliefs. That is why the First Amendment of the United States constitution says that “Congress shall make no law […]