Former Minister Admits to Murder of Detroit Trans Woman Kelly Stough

A former minister in Michigan pleaded guilty to the 2018 murder of Black transgender woman Kelly Stough, who was active in the local Detroit ballroom scene, authorities announced.Albert Weathers, 50, a former pastor at the Logos Church in Detroit, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and a felony firearm count in the case of Stough, 36,…

Uganda’s nondiscrimination assurances won’t protect queer people from prosecution – Washington Blade: LGBTQ News, Politics, LGBTQ Rights, Gay News

I was part of a Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International team that investigated violence and discrimination in the wake of the Anti-Homosexuality Act. We found that LGBTIQ people were facing arbitrary arrests, police abuse and extortion, loss of employment, evictions, homelessness, forced displacement, violence and denial of health services. The organization Sexual Minorities Uganda,…

Women in Africa: Spirituality, Health, and Healing, Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Madeleva Lecture 2018

[embed][/embed] Mercy Amba Oduyoye was honored as the 2018 Madeleva Lecturer. Her lecture, “Women in Africa: Spirituality, Health, and Healing,” took place on April 19, 2018 at Saint Mary’s College. Oduyoye is the director of the Institute of Women in Religion and Culture at Trinity Theological Seminar in Legon, Ghana. Affectionately known as the “mother…

How U.S. Evangelicals Helped Homophobia Flourish in Africa – Foreign Policy

U.S. Evangelicals Helped Homophobia Flourish in Africa

A made-in-the-USA movement and ideology is polarizing African countries and harming and endangering LGBTQ+ people. Source: How U.S. Evangelicals Helped Homophobia Flourish in Africa – Foreign Policy

Exporting Prejudice: How the West promotes homophobia in Africa

How the West promotes homophobia in Africa

Africa is undergoing a swell of attacks on gay and non-binary people, often instigated by religious and political leaders. Some of these figures are prominent presidents and preachers, but others are less well known because they promote homophobia from abroad, including right-wing evangelical figures from the US. Source: Exporting Prejudice: How the West promotes homophobia…

Ghana’s LGBTQ: How a US group with links to the far-right may have influenced a crackdown on the community | CNN

US group with links to the far-right may have influenced a crackdown on Ghana’s LGBTQ community

“The same people they claim to have brought homosexuality to Africa are the same people who told them to have this hate they are using against us,” he says. “There have always been queer Ghanaians.”Bediako says the anti-LGBTQ “family values” coalition has long been a loud presence in Ghana, but that it was never organized…

Pick me! Choose me! Roast me! The plight of the “pick me” unpacked | Khadija Mbowe

The Pickme Issue

[embed][/embed] Khadija goes in on the #pickme issue. On the one hand, women’s choices shouldn’t be overly scrutinized, but when it stops being individual and becomes an avenue for grifters, we need to deal with that with our eyes open.

Clarence Thomas Secretly Accepted Luxury Trips From GOP Donor — ProPublica

Clarence Thomas Being Shamelessly Corrupt

In late June 2019, right after the U.S. Supreme Court released its final opinion of the term, Justice Clarence Thomas boarded a large private jet headed to Indonesia. He and his wife were going on vacation: nine days of island-hopping in a volcanic archipelago on a superyacht staffed by a coterie of attendants and a…

How the Black Family Was Colonised (& How It Made You Hate Black Single Mums) | Black in Britain

How the Black Family Was Colonised

[embed][/embed] In this video, I explore the process by which Black single mothers and Black non nuclear families came to be vilified, via colonialism, capitalism and racism.

In Israel, TV’s dystopian ‘Handmaids’ is protest fixture

Israel Handmaid's Tale protests

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — It’s become an ominous fixture of the mass anti-government protests roiling Israel: a coil of women in crimson robes and white caps, walking heads bowed and hands clasped. They are dressed as characters from Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and the eponymous TV series.The women, growing in numbers…

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