Upbeat LGBTI news of Kenya, Russia, Jamaica, Morocco

More upbeat LGBTQIA news! Yeah!!


In brief, some upbeat news from countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news and elsewhere:

Val Kalende (Photo courtesy of Mamba Online) Val Kalende (Photo courtesy of Mamba Online)

Asylum for Ugandan activist

Uganda native Val Kalende, a trans activist and journalist, has been granted asylum in Canada.

LGBT youth website survives challenge

From Russia, a website for LGBT youth group ‘Children-404’ was reinstated on a new host only hours after a district court shut down their original site, ruling that it violates the anti-gay propaganda law. The attention also brought the group nearly 10,000 new members overnight.

Help from police in Jamaica and Morocco

Police in Jamaicarescued a gay man from an angry mob after he took refuge in a bank. A man in the crowd was quoted, saying, “They should have let him out and give him to us,” while others…

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