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Jun 25 2015 5:49PM
Progress to take Pride in

I and other Amnesty activists have just come back from the Latvian capital Riga after the most exhilarating of EuroPride weekends. We can all confirm, as the slogan for EuroPride had it, "Changing history is hot". It’s a history that...

Dec 11 2014 7:23PM
The grit in the osyter

President Museveni would like more tourists to visit Uganda. He says it’s a much better destination than Spain – less humid and cooler because it’s higher. He may well be right in that respect. Uganda was once called the “pearl of...

Aug 7 2014 10:42AM
Cameroon High Commission stalls on our petition. A wasted lunchtime?

For the past two months Amnesty supporters have been adding their signatures to a letter to President Paul Biya of Cameroon calling on him to repeal laws that criminalise homosexuality and to protect sexual minority groups in the...

Jun 9 2014 12:09PM
Rain stops play at Belgrade Pride - will the Ukrainian authorities stop Kiev's?

This year’s Belgrade Pride - due to take place at the end of May, was cancelled because of floods. Some people, like one former UKIP councillor a few months back, may see this as a sign of god’s wrath at homosexuals flaunting...

Jul 26 2013 10:56AM
Marching with Pride in Lithuania

Prides differ a lot across the world, as they have over time. The march and festival in London , now more of a celebration than a protest, the lower-key, more community-based festivals in other cities of the UK, the great march down...

Apr 16 2013 3:24PM
Two years after Noxolo's murder, stand by LGBTI activists in South Africa

Thank you for your messages - we have passed these on to our research team in South Africa who will be using them this Wednesday at an anniversary event. We've now closed comments on the blog as we won't be able to send any new...