Pepe Julian Onziema traveled from Uganda to the United States of America to attend the Motion to Dismiss hearing at Hampden Federal Courthouse, Massachusetts. What follows is a must watch Video of Pepe’s moving remarks, so courageously delivered at great risk to his personal safety, on the Courthouse stairs after the hearing.
From the moment Barack Obama burst onto the political scene, the poet Richard Blanco, a son of Cuban exiles, says he felt “a spiritual connection” with the man who would become the nation’s 44th president.
Yesterday, Scott Lively was in court, arguing for a judge to dismiss charges of human rights violations against the LGBT people of Uganda. Today, the plaintiffs, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), will be appearing on HuffPost Live at 3:00 PM EST to discuss the case, yesterday’s hearing, and what they hope for the future.
A gay rights group in the Philippines has responded to Congress finally passing the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill. After a 10 year battle between Catholic conservatives and modern pragmatists desperate to tackle the Philippines' high birthrate and poverty, Congress passed the RH Bill at the end of December.
As 2012 came to a close, Sao Paolo joined the jurisdictions that allow same-sex marriage. The joy this news elicited is absolutely warranted. However, it may cover up the fact that equal marriage rights do not mean the end to hostility against those who aren't straight.