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HIV Disclosure Law Upheld By Ohio High Court

HIV Disclosure Law Upheld By Ohio High Court

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | The seven-member Ohio Supreme Court unanimously rejected a free speech and equal protection challenge to the state’s law making it a felony assault for a person who knows he is HIV-positive to engage in “sexual conduct” with another person without disclosing their HIV-positive status. The court divided 4-3, however, on the […]

Scott Lively Avoids US Jurisdiction in Uganda Hate Campaign

Scott Lively Avoids US Jurisdiction in Uganda Hate Campaign

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | Even while describing pastor and attorney Scott Lively as “an American citizen who has aided and abetted a vicious and frightening campaign of repression against LGBTI persons in Uganda,” US District Judge Michael A. Ponsor, in Springfield, Massachusetts, has dismissed a lawsuit against him brought by the Center for Constitutional […]

Uganda’s Frank Mugisha Finds Safety in Visibility  

Uganda’s Frank Mugisha Finds Safety in Visibility  

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | “I do feel safe,” said Frank Mugisha, a gay rights activist in Uganda. “But sometimes I get paranoid.” With that, the East African nation’s most visible LGBT leader crystalized one of the paradoxes in his society’s posture toward homosexuality. For more than five years, Uganda has been swept by a contentious […]

Tarek Mehanna: His Tragic Immoderation

BY SUSIE DAY | I  have become a card-carrying, tax-paying moderate, thanks to a study I found in Politico.com. Psychologists Kaitlin Toner and Mark Leary discovered that the more extreme politicians’ views are, the more they think they’re right. In fact, politicians’ “belief superiority” — the certainty that their own viewpoints are correct — was linked to […]