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S panish C hurch L eader C alls
H omosexuality an ‘E pidemic ’
from his janitor job weeks before the murder
and promised revenge.
Eddy left behind a 10-year-old son. Dona
tions to support the boy and the Sierra Leone
gay group are being collected by the African gay
Web site Behind the Mask, www.mask.org.za.
A civil war from 1991 to 2002 between the
Sierra Leone government and the Revolution
ary United Front resulted in tens of thousands
of deaths and the displacement of more than
2 million people, many of whom are now
refugees in neighboring countries.
The secretary of the Spanish Roman
Catholic Church’s Episcopal Conference called
homosexuality an “epidemic” Jan. 8.
“[It is] a true epidemic of homosexuality, a
fount of psychological problems and painful
frustrations,” said Fernando Sebastián, arch
bishop of Pamplona. “(Homosexuals), if they
wish, with well-directed help, can change their
The Spanish church has been on the
warpath for several months against the national • M andela ’ s S on D ies of AIDS
government’s plans to legalize full marriage for
Former South African
same-sex couples this year.
President Nelson Mandela
said Jan. 6 that his oldest son,
Makgatho, died of AIDS that
morning. He was 54.
I sraeli R uling E xtends
Mandela, 86, delivered
A doption R ights
the news to reporters at his
Israel’s Supreme Court ruled 7-2 on Jan. 10 suburban
that lesbian partners have the right to adopt home. He said being honest
each other’s children.
about the matter was “the only way of making
Adoption previously had been an option an ordinary illness ordinary.”
only for married and common-law opposite-sex
“Let us give publicity to HIV/AIDS and not
couples, local newspapers said.
hide it, because the only way to make it appear
The case involved Tai and Avital Yaros- like a normal illness like TB,-like cancer, is
Hakak, a lesbian couple of 15 years who utilized always to come out and to say somebody has
a sperm bank to conceive three children.
died because of HIV. And people will stop
regarding it as something extraordinary,” Man
Makgatho Mandela’s wife died of pneumo
nia last year. The couple had four children.
Nelson Mandela has been active in the fight
against AIDS since leaving office in 1997.
South Africa is believed to have the world’s
highest AIDS caseload. About 600 residents die
of the disease daily.
LINNTON FEED & SEED
NOT THE MALL
Tai and Avital Yaros-Hakak and one of their three
S enegal ’ s G ays F ight
for AIDS M oney
The Senegal gay group MSM (Men Who
Have Sex with Men) is fighting an uphill battle
to get money from the National Council to
Fight AIDS, the United Nations’ Integrated
Regional Information Networks reported
Senegal is considered to he devoutly Mus
lim, and homosexuality is illegal. The group has
asked for about $73,000 to educate gays and
assist people with HIV.
“We want to be able to train people and go
to the homes of people living with AIDS who
are suffering and who often are not informed
about treatment,” an MSM leader told the U.N.
news service, asking not to be identified by
name. “The situation is extremely serious with
in the community.”
Senegal has received about $74 million in
AIDS funding this year from rhe World Bank;
the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis
and Malaria; and other donors.
The MSM group has about 400 members.
Senegal has a population of around 10 million.
S uspected K iller of S ierra L eone
A ctivist A rrested
Authorities in the African nation of Sierra
Leone have arrested the suspected killer of lead
ing gay rights activist FannyAnn Eddy, Afrol
News reported Jan. 3.
Eddy, founder of the Sierra Leone Lesbian
and Gay Association, was murdered in the
organization’s offices Sept. 28. She was raped
repeatedly and stabbed, and her neck was broken.
Tlxe suspect is a disgruntled ex-employee of
Eddy, police said, so the killing may not have
been an anti-gay hate crime. The man was fired
C anadian C atholic D iocese
B attles G ay M arriage
The Roman Catholic archdiocese of
Edmonton, Alberta, is trying to thwart Canada’s
plans to legalize same-sex marriage, The Canada
Western Catholic Reporter said Jan. 12.
It has sent instructions to every parish on
how to lobby national leaders and members of
Parliament to oppose nationwide approval of
same-sex marriage, which already has been
legalized by courts in eight provinces and terri
tories hut remains unavailable in five, including
Alberta. Federal MPs are expected to vote to
change the definition of marriage this spring to
include same-sex couples.
“This is not an issue of equal rights,” John
MacDonald, director of the diocese’s Family
Life Office, told the newspaper. “Marriage is
uniquely dedicated to a man and a woman who
have the incredible privilege and responsibili
ty of bringing forth the next generation of
No P roblems with G ay W eddings
No marriage officials in the Canadian
province of Ontario have refused to perform
same-sex weddings, provincial Attorney General
Michael Bryant told the
Canadian Press wire
service Jan. 13.
More than 1,000
have taken place in
Ontario since the
province’s highest court
legalized them June 10,
2004, the report said.
had more experience
with civil ceremonies of Ontario's progressive
same-sex couples than attorney general,
maybe any other juris- Michael Bryant