United in battle against sexism, homophobia

Published: November 6, 2014

Colin Stewart
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Sexism and homophobia are the targets of a strategic partnership fighting against the repression of both women and LGBTI people in the developing world.

“The root of homophobia is sexism,” says the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, a leader of the partnership and president of St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation. “The LGBT movement globally owes so much to allies in the women’s community, who now face new challenges.”

The St. Paul’s Foundation is working on the project with female activists representing other LGBTI-friendly organizations in Uganda, Cameroon and Jamaica.

The next stage in the project, which needs financial support from allies, is to assemble the activist women for public appearances and strategy sessions in Washington, D.C., and California this month and in New York early next year.

To support this effort, make a contribution via the project’s page on Indie-Go-Go.

The goal of this next stage of the project, Ogle says, is “to develop a strategic response to the wave of religious extremism that is doing all in its power to undermine gender and LGBT equality worldwide. These meetings and expertise are necessary steps for us to develop a strategy to not only counter it, but to re-frame the issues in a way that we can win more hearts and minds.”

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