homosexuality

3 Ugandan prof cites western roots of Africa’s anti-gay movement

Stella Nyanzi Stella Nyanzi is an anthropologist who studies gender and sexuality issues in Uganda, at Makerere University in Kampala. Talk about being at the eye of the storm. Uganda has become ground zero for what some characterize as an explosion of homophobia and increased criminalization of homosexuality in Africa.…

1 World Vision flip-flops on gay marriage

World Vision USA, the large Christian aid organization headquartered just outside of Seattle, earlier this week announced it had changed its policy and would begin hiring Christians in same-sex marriage. World Vision USA President Rich Stearns had championed the move saying it was “Symbolic of how we can come together…

0 New law makes harsher climate for gay Ugandans

Ugandan pupils from different schools take part in an event organised by born-again Christians to celebrate the signing of a new anti-gay bill.AP Photo/Stephen Wandera Boston, MA – Returning home to Uganda after two years makes James* feel uneasy. As a gay man from a country that penalizes homosexuality, James…

0 Indian actor’s satirical answers to fan questions about being gay

Imran Khan, a young leading man in Bollywood, participates in a satirical video to answer questions following the re-authorization of a law in India banning gay acts. He describes how gay people are trying to convert others, where to find the gay/straight switch and other practical advice. All in all,…

0 American evangelicals deadly influence in Uganda

Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, filmmaker Roger Ross Williams and Rev. Kapya Kaoma Uganda has emerged as a focal point of US evangelical efforts in Africa. A new film, God Loves Uganda, shows how the efforts to bring Jesus to Ugandans is also spreading hate against gays. Specifically, it has enabled the…

0 US Evangelical Sued for Inciting Anti-Gay Sentiment in Uganda

It’s so bizarre it can seem funny. But, for some, it’s deadly serious. Uganda’s parliament looks likely to pass a new law that would make homosexuality illegal. The original bill went so far as to include the death penalty. The controversial nature of Uganda’s proposed anti-gay legislation has attracted some…