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Tanzania gay activists vow to fight back

Tanzania gay activists vow to fight back

By Heather Cassell

A little more than a month after the latest anti-gay crackdown, LGBT Tanzanians are living underground or have fled the East African country out of fear.

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By Heather Cassell | December 5, 2018

Pope Francis clarified his stance on gay priests and nuns serving as Catholic clergy with the release of his new book, "The Strength of a Vocation: Consecrated Life Today."

By Heather Cassell | November 28, 2018

Taiwan voters struck a harsh blow to the Southeast Asian country's LGBT community last weekend when voters rejected referendums on same-sex marriage and LGBT curriculum in schools.


By Heather Cassell | November 20, 2018

Costa Rica is poised to become the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage.

By Heather Cassell | November 14, 2018

A migrant caravan of nearly 80 people, many identifying as LGBT, arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, across the border from San Diego, November 11, surprising local community organizations.


By Heather Cassell | November 7, 2018

On the eve of expected mass arrests of LGBTs, the Tanzania government publicly backtracked after intense international pressure.

By Heather Cassell | October 31, 2018

Called the "Trump of the Tropics," Jair Bolsonaro captured 55 percent of the vote against left-wing opponent Fernando Haddad in Brazil's presidential runoff election October 28.


By Alex Madison | October 24, 2018

The lesbian mayor of Zurich, Switzerland is in town this week to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the sister city relationship between her city and San Francisco.

By Heather Cassell | October 24, 2018

Uganda and Lebanon's parliamentary speakers Rebecca Kadaga and Nabih Berri declared victory after leading the charge October 18 to ban discussions about LGBT issues at the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva, Switzerland.


By Heather Cassell | October 17, 2018

Ugandan LGBT activists have been on edge this year.

By Heather Cassell | October 10, 2018

Gay Iraqi Ghazwan Alsharif's story about his journey to freedom has been a decade in the making. Next week, Bay Area audiences will have the opportunity to see the award-winning documentary "From Baghdad to The Bay."


By Heather Cassell | October 3, 2018

Same-sex Romanian couples should have the same family rights as straight couples, Romania's Constitutional Court ruled September 27.

By Heather Cassell | September 26, 2018

Transgender Bangladeshi activists saw the fruits of their labor pay off last week when the South Asian country's government appointed its first-ever transgender person to a national position.


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