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Amnesty International

Report: U.S. Christian Right lobbies to implement anti-gay laws in Africa

Conservative U.S. Christian “family values” and religious organizations are setting up fronts in Africa to fight for anti-gay and anti-abortion legislation to promote their fundamentalist convictions, according to a report by the progressive think tank Political Research Associates.

Faith leaders, rights activists blast Uganda’s "baseless" raid

The Ugandan police raid on a human rights meeting on June 18 not only had “no basis whatsoever in law” but also encourages violence against LGBT people, international human rights groups and faith-based advocates say.

In Uganda, police raid workshop on gay rights, arrest LGBT activists

Police in Kampala, Uganda raid a gay rights meeting and arrest several LGBT activists gathered at the Essela Hotel in Najjeera, a Kampala suburb, accusing the participants of “propagating gay issues in Uganda.”

Amnesty report on Turkey reveals discrimination against LGBT people

Amnesty International is calling on the Turkish authorities to amend the constitution to prohibit discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity. Laws should be brought into force that will protect LGBT people from widespread discrimination, including from officials in health services, education, housing and the workplace.