Beatrice Louis


International lawyer, sexual violence researcher, e-governance and democracy activist. You can follow her on twitter @lblwcri and see more of her work at

Should Religious Bigotry Towards LGBT People go Unchallenged?

Even vague intolerance or irrational attitudes towards LGBT people should not be left unchallenged, simply because it is in the guise of a minority religion Earlier this week, in anticipation of the various Pride marches being held in various parts of the world,  Al Jazeera reported that Sweden’s far-right had …

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“Interpretation!” Is Not an Acceptable Reply to Criticism of Religious Texts

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Religion, its role in society, its importance and the liberties it is accorded are in the news again. Particularly when it comes to matters of social equality, the argument that a given religion or ideology is fundamentally skewed against socio-cultural progress meets with swift denial and the insistence that religious import depends on interpretation. This …

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