Global conflict: Faith, gay rights, and repression

Published: February 13, 2014

 A delegation of African and American faith-based activists is in Cameroon this week, pleading for tolerance, justice and improved health care for lesbians, transgender people and other sexual minorities during and after this week’s  women’s health conference in Cameroon. Based on their experiences in Africa and internationally, the activists from Cameroon, Uganda and the United States will meet with clergy, government officials and health-care providers to propose ways to reduce stigma against LGBT people that leads to denial of health services to sexual minorities and increased rates of HIV infection.

The group was invited to Cameroon by Camfaids (the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS) and organized by the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation. Follow its progress on this blog [During the trip, journalist Andy Kopsa’s reports will appear at the top of the blog’s right-hand sidebar] and on her Cameroon blog.
Global Interfaith Network supports LGBT rights
In January 2014, the Global Interfaith Network (GIN) was established. A gathering of LGBTIQ religious leaders, activists and allies came together in South Africa to build a network that integrates sexuality and 
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