Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh, speaking at the opening of the country’s Parliament, used the occasion to send out another warning to gays, saying they are not allowed in Gambia, and if caught, “will regret” being born.
Most cases are marked by grave human rights violations, including torture, forced confessions, denial of access to legal counsel, and discriminatory treatment by law enforcement and judicial officials.
Audio emerged Wednesday of folk singer Michelle Shocked’s performance at a San Francisco club on Sunday night, in which her anti-gay remarks have led to a firestorm of criticism among the LGBT community and its allies, and led to an abrupt end to her U.S. tour.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is hailing the move as another discrediting blow to NARTH, which has pioneered these abusive practices that have destroyed the lives of countless LGBT young people and adults for years.
The backers of a flawed, but widely cited academic study critical of gay relationships and their impact on children of gay parents, choreographed its release in time to influence “major decisions of the Supreme Court,” according to documents obtained by The American Independent.