United Nations in Ethiopia for Finance Summit

United Nations in Ethiopia for Finance Summit

The United Nations (U.N.) is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from July 13 through July 16 at the Financing for Development summit discussing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The eight U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were met prior to their September expiration date and the U.N. has established 17 new SDGs that are aimed to be completed […]

Help for Gays in Detention Seeking International Asylum

Help for Gays in Detention Seeking International Asylum

For international gays and lesbians who have come to the U.S. to seek asylum from oppression in their countries, many of them undocumented, the threat of deportation is terrifying. To return to their countries of origin is often a death sentence. In their native countries they after often beaten, stoned, robbed, set on fire, and […]

Ethiopia Anti-Gay Bill Expected to Pass Next Week

Ethiopia Anti-Gay Bill Expected to Pass Next Week

Ethiopia is joining an increasing number of African countries that are hardening anti-gay laws that affect their gay and lesbian citizens. Last week a bill was endorsed by Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers, making homosexual acts “unpardonable.” This bill is expected to be passed quickly when it is brought to a vote next week. In Ethiopia, […]