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July 31, 2013

Spiraling violence against LGBT men in Haiti began when anti-gay Christians marched against fictional same-sex marriage bill

Dozens of gay men were beaten by gangs with knives, machetes, cement blocks, sticks and iron bars in Haiti, GSN can reveal.

Human rights campaigners in the Caribbean nation say they know of 47 assaults in just one week (17 to 24 July), though attacks have slowed in recent days following government intervention.

Some have had their lives threatened or had their houses have been burned down or looted.

The series of attacks follows a march by anti-gay Christians in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti on 19 July.

February 8, 2013

As the US marks Black History Month, we learn how Voodoo can give freedom to LGBT Haitians

As I celebrate Black History Month I’d like to recognize one of my indigenous West African ancestral religions that's not homophobic – even if some of the practitioners are.

To the disbelief of many – it's Voodoo (also sometimes called Vodou, Vodoun or Vodun).

Haitian Voodoo is an ancestral folk religion whose tenets have always been queer-friendly, accepting people of all sexual orientations and gender expressions.

April 27, 2012

From Uganda to Fiji and China to the UK, global day of action planned for International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

From festivals to flashmobs and rallies to public forums, LGBT activists and supporters around the world are planning to make their voices heard on 17 May for the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).

There is no end to the diversity and scope of creative and innovative activities being planned in what is sure to be the biggest and best IDAHO yet.

So no matter where you live, there is sure to be an IDAHO event happening somewhere in your region.

Here are just some of the many exciting events that will take place.