Stories by Jessica Stern
Editor’s Note: This article on Pride Month amidst the fight for racial justice was penned by Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International, an NGO that addresses human rights violations and abuses against LGBTQ people. June is Pride Month. It’s usually a time filled with parades, protests, film festivals[…]
The International Women’s Day theme, Each for Equal, captures that gender inequality goes beyond lack of access or representation of women.
LGBTQ criminalization remains a reality for too many people, as 68 countries — over a third of the world — continue to criminalize consensual relations.
The increased rhetoric about a “Kill the Gays” bill and corresponding hate speech serve to demonize LGBTQ Ugandans and give the green light for violence.