Challenge to Botswana anti-gay law is ready; court isn’t

Challenge to Botswana anti-gay law is ready; court isn’t

LGBT rights advocates in Botswana are preparing to challenge the country's law against same-sex intimacy, but the court system in Botswana isn't quite [...]
Nigerians take to the streets to protest LGBTI killings

Nigerians take to the streets to protest LGBTI killings

A group of brave Nigerians took to the street yesterday to say enough is enough to the endless persecution and numerous unjust killings of LGBTI Niger [...]
65 groups protest Tanzania repression, LGBT arrests

65 groups protest Tanzania repression, LGBT arrests

A total of 65 civil society groups have challenged the government of Tanzania over "the worrying decline in respect for human rights,” citing persecut [...]
Scott Lively targeted him in Uganda. Now he targets Lively in U.S.

Scott Lively targeted him in Uganda. Now he targets Lively in U.S.

Arch-homophobe the Rev. Scott Lively was a driving force behind the passage of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014, which incited an anti-LGBTQ pa [...]
Ugandan: To win asylum, refugee must persuade Texas judge

Ugandan: To win asylum, refugee must persuade Texas judge

The U.S.-based African Human Rights Coalition is raising money to provide expert testimony before an American judge in Texas who will decide whether t [...]
Uganda: Protests greet shutdown of LGBTI rights event

Uganda: Protests greet shutdown of LGBTI rights event

"We will not be intimidated," Ugandan LGBTI leader Frank Mugisha said in response to the May 17 shutdown of the country's celebration of the Internati [...]
IDAHOT day: Festivities but homophobic hate too

IDAHOT day: Festivities but homophobic hate too

Celebrations, awards and inspiring statements marked today's International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in many countries, although opponent [...]
Homophobes of the Week: Cameroon’s baton-swinging police

Homophobes of the Week: Cameroon’s baton-swinging police

Gendarmes in Cameroon won the dishonor of being selected as Homophobes of the Week by launching a gay-hunting expedition that raided a bar and a movie [...]
Cameroon: Freedom for the Yaoundé 23

Cameroon: Freedom for the Yaoundé 23

Almost two days after their May 11 arrest on suspicion of homosexuality, the 23 men held at the Central Police Station in Yaoundé, Cameroon, were rele [...]
Campaign: Free the Yaounde 23. Please share!

Campaign: Free the Yaounde 23. Please share!

Free the Yaounde 23 / Libérez les 23 de Yaounde That newly launched campaign is aimed at freeing all the men who were rounded up by Cameroon police [...]
Cameroon: Police arrest 25 for suspected homosexuality

Cameroon: Police arrest 25 for suspected homosexuality

Police in Cameroon arrested 25 alleged homosexuals last night at a gay-friendly bar and a gay cinema in Yaoundé, the capital city. Two of them were re [...]
Nigeria: Man facing homosexuality charges languishes in prison

Nigeria: Man facing homosexuality charges languishes in prison

Sick and abandoned, a 26-year-old Nigerian man has been locked up in a cell for the past nine months without trial. He was arrested in August at a par [...]
Flooding endangers LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya

Flooding endangers LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya

LGBTI Ugandan refugees at Kakuma Camp in Kenya are coping with the life-threatening after-effects of recent floods. As if they didn't already have eno [...]
Homophobe of the Week: whipping advocate Irwandi Yusuf

Homophobe of the Week: whipping advocate Irwandi Yusuf

Indonesian politician Irwandi Yusuf is the recipient of the Homophobe of the Week Award for deciding to continue whippings as a punishment for gay sex [...]
Cameroon: 5 activists skip anal tests, free on bail

Cameroon: 5 activists skip anal tests, free on bail

Five LGBTI rights advocates have been released on bail at the Dschang city court in western Cameroon, ending six days of incarceration after their arr [...]
2 boys in love: Nigerian activists, moviemakers join forces for film

2 boys in love: Nigerian activists, moviemakers join forces for film

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), a Nigerian human rights group, has collaborated with Nollywood for an LGBT-themed film about two boys who fal [...]
Uganda AIDS conference is delayed, not dead

Uganda AIDS conference is delayed, not dead

Despite opposition from homophobic Ugandan politicians, anti-AIDS activists are still making plans to hold a conference about how to combat the epidem [...]
Anti-gay deacon vs. gay lawyer in Jamaican debate

Anti-gay deacon vs. gay lawyer in Jamaican debate

Catholic deacon/sociologist Peter Espeut and lawyer/activist Maurice Tomlinson debate the merits of LGBTQI rights in this latest installment of the [...]
Nigerian official about LGBT persecution: I know nothing

Nigerian official about LGBT persecution: I know nothing

Prominent Nigerian official Babatunde Fashola claimed ignorance last month as a tactic for avoiding uncomfortable questions about Nigeria’s pers [...]
Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively on the ballot for governor

Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively on the ballot for governor

Notoriously homophobic Pastor Scott Lively last weekend won a spot on the ballot in the upcoming Republican Party primary in Massachusetts. He is runn [...]
Indonesia puts anti-gay bill on hold

Indonesia puts anti-gay bill on hold

Indonesian legislators have put on hold a bill to make both consensual gay sex and  extramarital sex a crime. The Equal Eyes news recap from UNAIDS r [...]
Fear of homosexuals scuttles Uganda AIDS conference

Fear of homosexuals scuttles Uganda AIDS conference

A planned conference in Uganda about reining in the country’s AIDS epidemic has been delayed and may be cancelled because of government concerns [...]
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