Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh, speaking at the opening of the country’s Parliament, used the occasion to send out another warning to gays, saying they are not allowed in Gambia, and if caught, “will regret” being born.
Most cases are marked by grave human rights violations, including torture, forced confessions, denial of access to legal counsel, and discriminatory treatment by law enforcement and judicial officials.
Audio emerged Wednesday of folk singer Michelle Shocked’s performance at a San Francisco club on Sunday night, in which her anti-gay remarks have led to a firestorm of criticism among the LGBT community and its allies, and led to an abrupt end to her U.S. tour.
Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A — embroiled in a controversy last year surrounding the millions of dollars it donated in 2009 and 2010 to anti-gay organizations — almost doubled it’s charitable donations to anti-gay groups in 2011, according to newly released IRS documents.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is hailing the move as another discrediting blow to NARTH, which has pioneered these abusive practices that have destroyed the lives of countless LGBT young people and adults for years.