A Blow to LGBTQ+ Rights: Iraq’s Controversial Crackdown on homosexuality and transgenderism

[ 3 minutes to read ] In a world where J.K. Rowling was this week once more ousted and ostracized by the courageous types like Harry Potter-actor Daniel Radcliffe (”Expellia(r)mus!”) for being a TERF for expressing an opinion that was common sense only a few years ago yet now is considered hate speech by some, Iraq said ”hold my non-alcoholic beer” […]

Join the Fight: Help Ahmed, a Brave LGBTQ+ Activist from Uganda, Reunite with His Children

[ 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.

Warning: A Trump Comeback Could Spell Disaster for LGBTQ+ Rights!

[ 2 minutes to read ] Brace yourselves as the ghost of policies past looms ominously with the potential return of Donald Trump to the Oval Office. Poised to rewind the clock on civil liberties, a second Trump term threatens to strip back hard-won rights of the LGBTQ+ community, thrusting us back into the shadows of discrimination and inequality. Are we ready to revisit an era where transgender soldiers were deemed unfit to serve, where the rights to marry, work, and live without fear were mere tokens handed out at the whim of a capricious administration? This isn’t just a political debate; it’s a battle for the very soul of our nation, for our right to love and live freely. Stand up, speak out, and let your voice echo through the ballot box before the colors of the rainbow are washed out by a storm of regressive policies.

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 […]

The story of Amir – fighting against diabetes, homophobia and Islamic radicalism in Yemen

[ 3 minutes to read ] Deserted by his family, jobless and fighting against diabetes, Amir needs support to find a safe accommodation and to afford his medications Amir (we are using an alias, for safety reasons) is from San’a’, the capital of Yemen, a country where radical Islamism is still deeply rooted. As a gay man, he was never accepted […]

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 […]

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 […]

Affirmative Action: Not Discrimination, but a Path to Equality

[ 2 minutes to 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 […]

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 […]