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Irish Stand Up to Trump    

Irish Stand Up to Trump    

BY ANDY HUMM | While America was reeling from the election results, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin took the floor of the Irish Senate on November 11 and said with passion, “America has just elected a fascist, and the best thing that the good people in Ireland can do is to ring him up and ask him, […]

A Prophet for the Age    

A Prophet for the Age    

BY MICK MEENAN | The Judean prophet Jeremiah from –– yes –– the Old Testament is a fitting exemplar for the late Doug Ireland, one of the modern gay movement’s greatest seers. Jeremiah warns his people in Lamentations –– as fitting a title for speaking to today’s LGBT community as it was in addressing the misbegotten […]

War Against Queers in Nigeria

BY KELLY COGSWELL | It’s been one year since an anti-gay bill passed in Nigeria banning same-sex marriages that nobody was lobbying for. Membership in LGBT groups was also criminalized, along with any display of homo affection, making a handshake as dangerous as a handjob. The law goes even further, requiring citizens to report such things […]

Signing Anti-Gay Law, Ugandan President Tells West: Butt Out

Signing Anti-Gay Law, Ugandan President Tells West: Butt Out

BY ANDY HUMM | Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni defied Western pressure February 24 and signed into law a measure –– with broad popularity in that nation –– criminalizing all forms of homosexual expression, aid to gay people, and even failure to report knowledge of those in violation. The existing penalty for homosexual relations was life in […]

Why Russia Matters

Why Russia Matters

BY ANDY HUMM | With the many nations that are governed by anti-gay laws, why has the Russian crackdown on open gay life sparked worldwide outrage? Basically because that country is so big and powerful, a forum at the LGBT Community Center on August 26 concluded — with a vote on the United Nations Security Council […]

The Anti-Semitic Meltdown of One Russian Gay Activist

The Anti-Semitic Meltdown of One Russian Gay Activist

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | While LGBT groups debate whether boycotts are an appropriate tool for challenging new draconian anti-gay legislation in Russia, one of that nation’s most visible gay activists has embarked on an anti-Semitic social networking binge in recent days. Nikolai Alexeyev, who spearheaded numerous Gay Pride demonstrations in Moscow and St. Petersburg in the […]