US court reaffirms charges against anti-LGBTI hate preacher but dismisses case on jurisdictional grounds

On Monday, 5 June 2017, a US federal court strongly reaffirmed the charges against homophobic American extremist Scott Lively in aiding and abetting crimes against humanity for the persecution of Uganda’s LGBTI community, but dismissed the case brought by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) on a narrow jurisdictional ground - click here for more information.

Belize scraps law targeting gay men

An old British colonial law in Belize that disproportionately affected gay men has been ruled unconstitutional by the country’s Supreme Court after a three-year wait for the judgment. In handing down the judgment, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin agreed that Section 53 amounts to a violation of the constitutional rights to dignity, privacy, equality and non-discrimination on grounds of sex. He found that there was no justification in the form of ‘public morality’ and therefore the law must be modified. He awarded costs to the Claimant, Caleb Orozco. Click here for our press release and factsheet

Podcast: Panel launching first global report on criminalisation of Lesbian and Bisexual women

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