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Uganda: Why Val Kalende ‘renounced lesbianism’

Uganda: Why Val Kalende ‘renounced lesbianism’

Longtime Ugandan activist Kikonyogo Kivumbi explores the background of former activist Val Kalende's decision to turn away from the LGBTI community. [...]
Trans group serves trans youths? Ugandan landlord balks

Trans group serves trans youths? Ugandan landlord balks

An organization that advocates for the rights and equality of trans youth in Uganda has been forced to temporarily shut down operations after being or [...]
65 places to avoid, 11 steps to take if you are gay in Nigeria

65 places to avoid, 11 steps to take if you are gay in Nigeria

Here's a quick guide to avoiding the blackmail, extortion and other violent crimes that so often target LGBT people  in Nigeria. These crimes are [...]
Fear disrupts birthday party hosted by gay man in Lagos

Fear disrupts birthday party hosted by gay man in Lagos

A birthday party the a gay man organized July 22 in Lagos Island did not end as planned: Anti-gay threats fueled tension and fear among the party-goer [...]
Cameroon marchers seek safety for human rights activists

Cameroon marchers seek safety for human rights activists

Hundreds marched through the capital of Cameroon on July 13 to protest violence against human rights defenders. It was the fourth such march, held ann [...]
2 men help homeless boys, have sex with them, then are arrested

2 men help homeless boys, have sex with them, then are arrested

After sheltering two homeless boys and having sex with them, two homosexual men were arrested and jailed in Buea in the English-speaking region of Cam [...]
Cameroon: Revealed as gay and lesbian, they’re left homeless

Cameroon: Revealed as gay and lesbian, they’re left homeless

A young gay man was expelled from home in Yaoundé after his family learned that the woman he claimed was his girlfriend was actually just a friend -- [...]
‘Make Nigeria Gay Again’ animated video explains Nigeria’s anti-gay law

‘Make Nigeria Gay Again’ animated video explains Nigeria’s anti-gay law

A digital media group in Nigeria has released an animated video that explains the country's Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Law and the damage it does. [...]
Nigeria: 100+ youths face homosexuality charges in court

Nigeria: 100+ youths face homosexuality charges in court

Over 100 young persons who were arrested in Asaba, Nigeria, and alleged to be gays and lesbians are now facing homosexuality-related charges in court. [...]
Goal after prison for homosexuality: Reopen a restaurant

Goal after prison for homosexuality: Reopen a restaurant

Albert, age 24, hopes to become a restaurant owner once again after he completes his four-year sentence for homosexuality at Yaoundé's Central Prison. [...]
Now more than ever: We need LGBTQI allies to ‘come out’

Now more than ever: We need LGBTQI allies to ‘come out’

Kenyan activist Denis Nzioka celebrates the courage of LGBTQI allies in the struggle for LGBTQI rights -- and asks that their voices be more widely he [...]
Cameroon: ‘Get out of this hell’ is gay prisoner’s first goal

Cameroon: ‘Get out of this hell’ is gay prisoner’s first goal

"First get out of this hell." That's the future that a prisoner at Yaoundé's Central Prison envisions for himself after spending four years of his lif [...]
Gay Cameroon inmate wants to resume songs and dance

Gay Cameroon inmate wants to resume songs and dance

Eric, a gay singer/dancer in the capital city of Cameroon, is more than half-way through his prison sentence for homosexuality and eager to get out to [...]
Kenya: Death threats follow refugees’ successful Pride

Kenya: Death threats follow refugees’ successful Pride

Last weekend's successful first-ever Pride at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya attracted hundreds, but the camp's LGBTI residents now fear for their lives [...]
Tunisian officials propose repeal of anti-gay law

Tunisian officials propose repeal of anti-gay law

An official presidential advisory committee in Tunisia has recommended repeal of the country's anti-gay law. NBC News reported: The [...]
Cameroon: Attacks hit new group for LBTQ women

Cameroon: Attacks hit new group for LBTQ women

Two homophobic attacks have injured leaders of the new LBTQ advocacy group Women in Front Cameroon. This is a translation of a June 13 press rele [...]
Threats blocked Mauritius Pride; petitioners say ‘Enough!’

Threats blocked Mauritius Pride; petitioners say ‘Enough!’

The organizers of the canceled Pride March in the offshore East African island nation of Mauritius are seeking international support to persuade their [...]
Promising student in Cameroon: Outed, then an outcast

Promising student in Cameroon: Outed, then an outcast

In Cameroon in mid-May, 18-year-old Ades was on track to a university degree and a profitable career. Then his parents learned he is gay. By St [...]
LGBTI Ugandans prepare for Pride in refugee camp

LGBTI Ugandans prepare for Pride in refugee camp

LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp are preparing to celebrate Pride on June 16, thanks to $1,500 worth of financial help from indiv [...]
Nigeria: Police arrest over 100 alleged gay and lesbians

Nigeria: Police arrest over 100 alleged gay and lesbians

Nigerian police have arrested more than 100 party-goers at a hotel in Asaba, Delta State, on charges that they are gays and lesbians. The incid [...]
Uganda: Anti-gay Pastor ‘Poo Poo’ is back, claiming he’s a victim

Uganda: Anti-gay Pastor ‘Poo Poo’ is back, claiming he’s a victim

Ugandan Pastor Martin Ssempa is back on the warpath against gay rights. In a new video, he states that, after a sabbatical, he has returned to the fra [...]
‘Join us at the first-ever Pride celebration in Swaziland’

‘Join us at the first-ever Pride celebration in Swaziland’

LGBT activists in Swaziland are planning the country's first-ever Pride celebration this month, seeking an end to the country's homophobia and its law [...]
In Cameroon, life is hell because I support my gay brother

In Cameroon, life is hell because I support my gay brother

In Cameroon, if you are a loving, supportive member of a gay man's family, you can become a target for violently anti-gay attackers. Cameroonia [...]
Nigeria’s first LGBT-focused talk show is here!

Nigeria’s first LGBT-focused talk show is here!

Two Nigerians, Chijioke Okoli and Cisi Eze, popularly known as CJ and Cisi, have banded together to launch a radio show that will explore issues relat [...]
Dear Ellen and Portia: Avoid East Africa’s anti-gay police

Dear Ellen and Portia: Avoid East Africa’s anti-gay police

Good luck to TV personality Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi as they vacation in Kenya and Tanzania, which both have laws against same-sex [...]
Nigeria: Benue State legislators pass anti-gay bill

Nigeria: Benue State legislators pass anti-gay bill

The rights of sexual minorities in Nigeria are increasingly at risk, as the LGBT community remains a frequent target for politicians seeking favor wit [...]
Cameroon: Anti-gay attackers target families too

Cameroon: Anti-gay attackers target families too

In Cameroon, violent homophobes attack LGBT people, but they don't stop there. They also attack the families of LGBT people. Cameroonian LGBT r [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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