Main perspectives concerning the intersection of religion and LGBT issues.
2015, 48 pages
From Stonewall, UK, comes this compelling booklet, which tells the compelling stories of 20 very different people from around the world, each of whom has found a different view of Christianity from the hostile stance toward LGBT people that is common among conservative Christians.
The book focuses on the experiences of Christians from across the world. Their backgrounds and religious traditions are all different: some are priests, some are in relationships, some have been imprisoned. Some of the people in this book identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans, and others are the staunchest of allies. But what they all share is a belief that God is love and acceptance.
Subtitled "How the U.S. Christian Right is Transforming Sexual Politics in Africa" and based on months of research on the ground in sub-Saharan Africa by Political Research Associates, this report documents how the U.S. Christian Right is expanding its assaults on LGBT and reproductive rights.
The 68-page report from 2012 serves as a clarion call to the human rights and social justice communities to counteract right-wing neocolonialism by increasing both the scale and sophistication of support for human rights promoters in Africa.
July 2013, 26 pages
American hard-line religious groups and individuals have increasingly shifted their attention to nations, where anti-gay attitudes are much stronger
and violence against the LGBT community far too common. In places like Uganda, where legislators
since 2009 have been pushing a law that would impose the death penalty for the Orwellian offense of
“aggravated homosexuality,” U.S. religious ideologues have given aid and comfort to the authors of barbaric
legislation. More and more, they are doing the same in other countries around the globe.
Now, this international battle over the constitutionality of anti-sodomy laws has moved to Belize
The legal battle in Belize is only the latest in a wider
struggle that is simultaneously being waged in countries
in Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America,
among other regions.
2013, 20 pages
Paper published by Apcom, the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health.
This discussion paper examines why Islam matters in preventing HIV, what
Islam and Muslim scholars say about MSM and transgender people, as well as
how this impacts on the lives of MSM and transgender people and their access
to health services. Muslim MSM were interviewed to provide some anecdotes
for the discussion paper, and desk-based research was undertaken. It provides
a number of recommendations aimed at human rights organisations, human
rights defenders, gender activists, policy makers, Islamic scholars and Islamic
2010, 21 pages
Imam Muhsin Hendricks addresses the issue of homosexuality in Islam from the theological point of view. The article attempts to reveal that Islam, at its very core, does not condemn non-heterosexual sexual intimacy. Instead, it is embraced as part of a divine plan. Islam, in its true meaning of peace and justice, accommodates the individual’s sexual orientation as an intrinsic part of their biological and psychological makeup.