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U.S. Supreme Court laid foundation for Ugandan ‘Kill the Gays’ ruling

U.S. Supreme Court laid foundation for Ugandan ‘Kill the Gays’ ruling

The Ugandan court that endorsed the nation's 2023 "Kill the Gays" law drew inspiration from the U.S. Supreme Court's 2022 decision overturning its [...]
Open letter: S. Africa must demand human rights in Uganda and Ghana, not just in Gaza

Open letter: S. Africa must demand human rights in Uganda and Ghana, not just in Gaza

Seventeen social justice organizations have issued an open letter to South Africa's international relations minister, urging him to condemn violat [...]
The West fiddles while Uganda prepares a future of anti-LGBTQ horrors

The West fiddles while Uganda prepares a future of anti-LGBTQ horrors

"A sign of horrors to come." "The dehumanization of homosexual citizens." LGBTQ+ people continuing to be "ostracized from our communities, [...]
Ugandan top court OKs cruel, flawed Anti-Homosexuality Act

Ugandan top court OKs cruel, flawed Anti-Homosexuality Act

Uganda's Constitutional Court ruled today that the nation's Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 violates citizens' "right to health, privacy and freedom of re [...]
Qtalk: Gay man navigates pressure to marry and dependence on family

Qtalk: Gay man navigates pressure to marry and dependence on family

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Fo [...]
Qtalk: Trans woman seeks guidance after surviving sexual assault

Qtalk: Trans woman seeks guidance after surviving sexual assault

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Fo [...]
Links between Ugandan and U.S. hate groups are clearer than ever

Links between Ugandan and U.S. hate groups are clearer than ever

COMMENTARY By Joto La Jiwe The propagators of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) 2023 have always claimed that the law is about protectin [...]
The story of a lesbian couple imprisoned in Cameroon

The story of a lesbian couple imprisoned in Cameroon

PROJECT NOT ALONE The story of Martha and Sally has a happy ending. Sort of. A lesbian couple, they had been living together peacefully i [...]
Ghana Parliament OKs harsh anti-LGBTQ bill; it goes to the president next

Ghana Parliament OKs harsh anti-LGBTQ bill; it goes to the president next

Breaking news update: A coalition of human rights advocates is urging the president of Ghana  to reject an extreme anti-LGBTQ bill that Parlia [...]
Uganda squirms as pressure mounts to repeal anti-gay law

Uganda squirms as pressure mounts to repeal anti-gay law

By Joto La Jiwe As human rights defenders inside and outside of Uganda await a Constitutional Court ruling on petitions challenging the Anti-Ho [...]
Nigerian singer Aṣa celebrates the diversity of love in her latest song

Nigerian singer Aṣa celebrates the diversity of love in her latest song

By Mike Daemon Paris-born Nigerian songstress Aṣa has just released her newest single, "Odo," accompanied by a captivating music video, much [...]
Gay-obsessed Nigerian pastor denounces ‘intriguing’ homosexuality

Gay-obsessed Nigerian pastor denounces ‘intriguing’ homosexuality

By NoStringsNG Contributor A tech-savvy Nigerian pastor is spreading an ongoing stream of homophobia online, having developed almost a fixation on [...]
Nigerian Police threaten crackdown over viral LGBT TikTok trend

Nigerian Police threaten crackdown over viral LGBT TikTok trend

By NoStringsNG Contributor Nigerian police spokesperson ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi has vowed to crack down on a group of LGBT individuals featured i [...]
Uganda risks HIV upsurge due to harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Law

Uganda risks HIV upsurge due to harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Law

New York Times reporter Apoorva Mandavilli traveled to Uganda and talked to more than 30 citizens and medical providers about the health impacts of th [...]
Amid global disputes over LGBT rights, Uganda takes Non-Aligned Movement chair

Amid global disputes over LGBT rights, Uganda takes Non-Aligned Movement chair

By Otako Ofampa Facing stiff criticism from Western countries for its harsh new anti-gay law, Uganda has taken on a three-year chairmanship of [...]
Challenge to University of Ghana: Put an end to anti-gay attacks

Challenge to University of Ghana: Put an end to anti-gay attacks

Human rights groups are pushing the University of Ghana to take stronger action in response to a widely publicized anti-gay attack that occurr [...]
Nigerian trans woman seeks justice; magistrate warns perpetrator

Nigerian trans woman seeks justice; magistrate warns perpetrator

By Mike Daemon In a recent case at a Lagos magistrate court, a Nigerian trans woman sought justice against a man who assaulted and robbed her. [...]
Lesbian couple walks out of prison thanks to donors to Project Not Alone

Lesbian couple walks out of prison thanks to donors to Project Not Alone

Couple in Cameron spent 11+ months in prison without a trial. Two women in Cameroon spent nearly a year behind bars without a trial after they [...]
Secret LGBT-friendly church welcomes and protects Kenyan worshippers

Secret LGBT-friendly church welcomes and protects Kenyan worshippers

For the past ten years, a secret church in Kenya has been worshipping God, welcoming LGBT members and proclaiming the value of queer people's live [...]
Qtalk: My ex is blackmailing me. What can I do?

Qtalk: My ex is blackmailing me. What can I do?

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Fo [...]
Uganda medical researchers ordered to report homosexuals to the government

Uganda medical researchers ordered to report homosexuals to the government

Medical researchers are crying foul over a new directive from Uganda's National Council for Science and Technology requiring them to report any st [...]
Qtalk: Gay Nigerian man seeks help with pain of family rejection

Qtalk: Gay Nigerian man seeks help with pain of family rejection

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Fo [...]
Hope for HIV vaccine falters as Africa-led project ends vaccine trial

Hope for HIV vaccine falters as Africa-led project ends vaccine trial

An African-led, European-supported HIV prevention study, PrEPVacc, announced today that it is halting its tests of a potential HIV vaccine. T [...]
Nigerian celebrity Uti urges women to stop bullying gay men

Nigerian celebrity Uti urges women to stop bullying gay men

COMMENTARY Renowned Nigerian actor, TV presenter, model, and musician Uti Nwachukwu recently took to Instagram to shed light on the reasons beh [...]
Two Nigerian trans women find new hope after unjust prison sentences

Two Nigerian trans women find new hope after unjust prison sentences

In a remarkable turn of events, two Nigerian transgender women who endured a harrowing experience in Port Harcourt Prison after being accused of v [...]
World Bank will not resume Uganda projects without LGBTQ safeguards

World Bank will not resume Uganda projects without LGBTQ safeguards

By Joto La Jiwe The World Bank has declared that it will insist on LGBTQ rights safeguards before new Uganda funding resumes, after it was halt [...]
Cameroon: Gay man flees after enduring an exorcism for his homosexuality

Cameroon: Gay man flees after enduring an exorcism for his homosexuality

By Steeves Winner “I am a homosexual, I am attracted to men and I feel good about that. I am like that and I have always been like that." Wi [...]
New Niger regime worries about citizens visiting Europe, learning about LGBT rights

New Niger regime worries about citizens visiting Europe, learning about LGBT rights

Officials in the West African nation of Niger are stirring up worries about citizens of Niger visiting Europe and learning about LGBT rights there [...]
Legal challenges to anti-LGBTQ laws are under way in at least 10 nations

Legal challenges to anti-LGBTQ laws are under way in at least 10 nations

Legal challenges to anti-LGBTQ laws are under way in Africa and in the Caribbean. In the map above, which shows the 66 nations with anti-homosexua [...]
Qtalk: The mobile app transforming LGBT lives in Nigeria

Qtalk: The mobile app transforming LGBT lives in Nigeria

Since 2019, the confidential LGBT counseling app Qtalk has helped Nigerians navigate a dangerous society where same-sex sexual activities are not only [...]
Effeminate character shines in Funke Akindele’s new series

Effeminate character shines in Funke Akindele’s new series

By Mike Daemon The trending new Nigerian drama TV series "SHE Must Be Obeyed", produced by Nollywood actress Funke Akindele, shines a spotlight [...]
Hundreds oppose LGBTQ people during slanderous Kenyan protest

Hundreds oppose LGBTQ people during slanderous Kenyan protest

Human rights organizations have condemned an anti-LGBTQ protest attended by hundreds who chanted hateful and misleading slogans in Nairobi, Kenya, [...]
Cameroon: She searches her husband’s phone and discovers he is gay

Cameroon: She searches her husband’s phone and discovers he is gay

  In Cameroon, homophobia + adultery = the end of a marriage. Author Steeves Winner tells the tale: By Steeves Winner On Aug. 20, [...]
Number of nations with laws against gay sex falls to 66

Number of nations with laws against gay sex falls to 66

The number of nations with laws against gay sex has fallen to 66, continuing the slow, decades-long progress toward recognition of the human right [...]
African island nation Mauritius overturns anti-sodomy law

African island nation Mauritius overturns anti-sodomy law

The Supreme Court of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius today overturned the Mauritian law against consensual sexual intercourse between [...]
Reeling from over 500 anti-LGBT abuses, Ugandan activists plead for help from West

Reeling from over 500 anti-LGBT abuses, Ugandan activists plead for help from West

Human rights activists in Uganda are appealing for a stronger response from Western nations that oppose Uganda's harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Act. [...]
Homosexuality has always been African, but the term LGBT is new and divisive

Homosexuality has always been African, but the term LGBT is new and divisive

By Steeves Winner Although homosexual practices exist everywhere on the African continent, many Africans reject the idea of a homosexual identi [...]
United front against homophobic Ugandan law? Europe says no.

United front against homophobic Ugandan law? Europe says no.

Supporters of the human rights of LGBTQ people have failed to present a united front against Uganda's harsh Anti-Homosexuality Act. Despite app [...]
Arson destroys offices of Ugandan trans organization

Arson destroys offices of Ugandan trans organization

Arsonists attacked the offices of Uganda's TranzNetwork advocacy group on Sept. 10. TranzNetwork Uganda is a network of organisations that work [...]
Cameroon:  Homophobes keep targeting LGBTI community and defenders

Cameroon: Homophobes keep targeting LGBTI community and defenders

Cameroon's LGBTI community continues to be the target of homophobic violence. Two incidents from early summer typify the ongoing problem. By Gh [...]
Qtalk: A Nigerian trans woman’s tale of heartache and hope

Qtalk: A Nigerian trans woman’s tale of heartache and hope

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Fo [...]
Ethiopian LGBTQ people fighting for their lives amid government crackdown

Ethiopian LGBTQ people fighting for their lives amid government crackdown

Authorities in Ethiopia have initiated a crackdown on the LGBTQ+ community. Rights activists have branded it a diversionary tactic in the wake of [...]
Nigerian police make mass arrests at alleged ‘gay wedding’

Nigerian police make mass arrests at alleged ‘gay wedding’

Nigeria police made mass arrests last weekend at an event they claimed was a "gay wedding". News articles gave widely varied accounts of the nu [...]
Rights defenders support World Bank suspending loans to Uganda

Rights defenders support World Bank suspending loans to Uganda

World Bank cut off new loans to Uganda over the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Act LGBT rights activist Dr. Frank Mugisha says he support [...]
Nigerian group launches survey of survivors of ‘conversion therapy’

Nigerian group launches survey of survivors of ‘conversion therapy’

In a groundbreaking effort to shed light on the struggles faced by the LGBTIQ+ community in Nigeria, the Levites Initiative for Freedom & Enli [...]
World Bank suspends loans to Uganda, seeks repeal of Anti-Homosexuality Law

World Bank suspends loans to Uganda, seeks repeal of Anti-Homosexuality Law

The World Bank has suspended all future loans to the Ugandan government in response to the nation's recent passage of its harsh Anti-Homosexuality [...]
Homophobia is neither Christian nor African, says Ugandan reverend

Homophobia is neither Christian nor African, says Ugandan reverend

By Joto La Jiwe The Rev. Gideon B. Byamugisha, a renowned gay rights advocate who also represents the most at risk people of faith on Uganda's [...]
Qtalk: A Nigerian gay man’s struggle with friendship and love

Qtalk: A Nigerian gay man’s struggle with friendship and love

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Fo [...]
Uganda health ministry says ‘Don’t discriminate’, but the law says otherwise

Uganda health ministry says ‘Don’t discriminate’, but the law says otherwise

Uganda's Ministry of Health is worried that the nation's harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Law will cripple the country's battle against HIV/AIDS. F [...]
House of Colours uses fashion to rewrite anti-LGBT stereotypes with style

House of Colours uses fashion to rewrite anti-LGBT stereotypes with style

In spite of the hostile environment faced by LGBT individuals in Nigeria, they remain defiant and resilient, continuously finding innovative ways to c [...]
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