Author Archives: Maštíŋčala Sápa

Market Street in the evening


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Death of a Ugandan Activist: Mourning, Reactions, and Action

News of the murder of David Kato, a prominent Ugandan gay activist who was outed in a Ugandan newspaper last year, has been spreading rapidly across the internet. Many Western news sources have picked up the story (New York Times: … Continue reading

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Egyptian “Gay Rights Activist,” or Ex-Gay Proponent?

An article (“Lady Boys: A defense of Egyptian homosexuals?) in today’s English-language version of Al-Masry Al-Youm, an independent Egyptian newsletter, reviews journalist Ahmed Saad’s new novel, Shab Takaya, about life for gay men in Egypt. Saab is “a self-proclaimed gay … Continue reading

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Church Shopping.

Today at work, one of my bosses asked me about the course I’ve been teaching this quarter through Stanford’s Student Initiated Courses program. I told him the title — “Religion and Spirituality: LGBTQ Perspectives.” He said that sounded like a … Continue reading

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