After being deservedly relegated to legislative limbo last year, Uganda's anti-gay bill, which would expand the definition of what constitutes a gay "crime" in the country's statute books, is once again under consideration in the Ugandan parliament.
This week's Religion News Summary highlights the positive response of faith communities to the Transgender Day of Remembrance, the "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda, and a proposed gay Muslim mosque in France.
According to Gay Star News (GSN), the militia captured the men during a private party in Ain Zara, a suburb of Tripoli, on Thursday, November 22. Since then, the "special deterrence unit" has posted pictures to its Facebook page referring to the men as the "third sex," an Arabic term to describe homosexuals, and they are threatening to harm (and kill) the men. The pictures have been filled with comments, such as "flog them hard!"
The Reformed Church in America found Norman Kansfield, a respected pastor and lifelong member, guilty of violating church law after he officiated the wedding of his daughter and her long-time girlfriend.
While India faces its own growing pains on the road to LGBT equality, a selection of queer films are screening half a world away in London as part of a series produced by the University of Westminster’s India Media Centre.