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Imprisoned for being a lesbian, aided by donors, Octavia has been set free

Imprisoned for being a lesbian, aided by donors, Octavia has been set free

Arrested for sending text messages to her girlfriend, then sentenced to seven months in a Cameroonian prison for homosexuality, 28-year-old lesbian Oc [...]
Attacks and arrests put LGBTI activists on edge in Cameroon

Attacks and arrests put LGBTI activists on edge in Cameroon

After a period of relative calm, the year 2023 began with anti-LGBTI arrests and assaults  against LGBTI people and activists in Cameroon. [...]
Ghana official falsely claims ‘no known record’ of anti-gay violence; anti-LGBTQ attacks persist

Ghana official falsely claims ‘no known record’ of anti-gay violence; anti-LGBTQ attacks persist

Anti-LGBTQ violence continued in Ghana after the nation's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice deceptively claimed before a U.N. Human Rights Coun [...]
Homophobic attackers target LGBTQ+ activist as he is installed as a chief in Ghana

Homophobic attackers target LGBTQ+ activist as he is installed as a chief in Ghana

West African LGBTQ+ rights activist Davis Mac-Iyalla was attacked over the weekend as he took part in a ceremony installing him as a chief in central [...]
Qtalk: Gay man married to a woman seeks advice for divorce

Qtalk: Gay man married to a woman seeks advice for divorce

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 [...]
U.S. honors Ugandan human rights defender Margaret Sekaggya

U.S. honors Ugandan human rights defender Margaret Sekaggya

The U.S. Mission in Uganda has recognized activist Margaret Sekaggya with the Dorothy Ngalombi Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her outsta [...]
Pope says homosexuality not a crime

Pope says homosexuality not a crime

Pope Francis this week called for the repeal of laws against homosexuality. To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free in the b [...]
Attacks and arrests put LGBTI activists on edge in Cameroon

Attacks and arrests put LGBTI activists on edge in Cameroon

After a period of relative calm, the year 2023 began with anti-LGBTI arrests and assaults  against LGBTI people and activists in Cameroon. [...]
Trans and LBQ sex workers most hit by sexual violence, Uganda report says

Trans and LBQ sex workers most hit by sexual violence, Uganda report says

A baseline assessment on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues affecting sex workers in Uganda has revealed that transgender, lesbian, b [...]
Qtalk: Transgender man escapes violent attack, seeks help

Qtalk: Transgender man escapes violent attack, seeks help

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 [...]
Court kills ‘rogue and vagabond’ laws targeting Ugandan sexual minorities   

Court kills ‘rogue and vagabond’ laws targeting Ugandan sexual minorities  

Human rights organisations in Uganda welcome a December 2022 Constitutional Court ruling that struck down two key provisions of the Penal Code that la [...]
Congo: Targeted by homophobic attacks, LGBTI defenders work to help victims

Congo: Targeted by homophobic attacks, LGBTI defenders work to help victims

LGBTI rights activists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo achieved some successes in 2022 and are hoping to protect LGBTI people from violence mo [...]
LGBTI community mourns murdered Kenyan activist Edwin Chiloba

LGBTI community mourns murdered Kenyan activist Edwin Chiloba

LGBTI community members poignantly recalled the style and vivacity of slain Kenyan activist Edwin Chiloba even as they kept tabs on the ongoing invest [...]
LGBTI rights activists compete to sharpen skills in Cameroon

LGBTI rights activists compete to sharpen skills in Cameroon

Health Care Cameroon (HC²), an organization that serves men who have sex with men (MSM) in the city of Bafia, Cameroon, was crowned winner of the seco [...]
Uganda’s latest homophobic panic: Fear that gays are coming for the kids

Uganda’s latest homophobic panic: Fear that gays are coming for the kids

Ugandan leaders are raising alarms based on the old homophobic delusion that LGBTQ people want to turn straight children gay. From the Afri [...]
Speaker of Ghana parliament stymies plans for ‘worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever’

Speaker of Ghana parliament stymies plans for ‘worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever’

Ghana's parliament has adjourned for the year without taking promised and predicted action on a long-threatened proposal known as the "worst anti-LGBT [...]
Cameroon: Honors for Michel Engama, ‘valiant soldier for human rights’

Cameroon: Honors for Michel Engama, ‘valiant soldier for human rights’

The Canadian embassy in Cameroon has honored the human rights work of Michel Engama, who is president both of both the LGBTI advocacy group Camfaids a [...]
Here’s how a UK-based organization is promoting LGBT social inclusion in Africa

Here’s how a UK-based organization is promoting LGBT social inclusion in Africa

Recognizing the lack of social inclusion of LGBT people in many parts of Africa, the advocacy organization Living Free UK is determined to fill that g [...]
European Union prepares to assist LGBTI rights groups in Cameroon

European Union prepares to assist LGBTI rights groups in Cameroon

The coalition of Cameroon's 34 LGBTI rights organizations has signed a contract with the Delegation of the European Union in Cameroon to improve the g [...]
“LGBT people have the right to be on screen,” Nollywood actor says

“LGBT people have the right to be on screen,” Nollywood actor says

Nollywood actor Kelly Joseph has spoken about the need for LGBTIQ+ inclusion and positive representation in Nollywood. By Mike Daemon In a c [...]
LGBTIQ+ people want Nigerian comedian AY banned from entering the UK

LGBTIQ+ people want Nigerian comedian AY banned from entering the UK

LGBTIQ+ Nigerians have moved to stop popular Nigerian comedian AY, who is known for his homophobic routines and support for laws cracking down on quee [...]
Fighting for change in Senegal, lesbian activist sees a long, difficult road ahead

Fighting for change in Senegal, lesbian activist sees a long, difficult road ahead

In a short interview, Senegalese lesbian activist Guadalupe Dansokho (a pseudonym), presents her unvarnished observations of her home country -- plagu [...]
Twitter’s cutbacks open the door to more online anti-LGBTQ abuse

Twitter’s cutbacks open the door to more online anti-LGBTQ abuse

Twitter's chaotic staff cutbacks, including emptying its one office in Africa and firing human rights staff, could cause serious damage to LGBTQ Afric [...]
Praise for U.N. in Kenya. Blame for U.S., Canada, naive donors, fraudsters

Praise for U.N. in Kenya. Blame for U.S., Canada, naive donors, fraudsters

The U.S.-based African Human Rights Coalition (AHRC) has praised U.N. efforts on behalf of LGBTQ refugees in Kenya while also calling out fraudsters w [...]
Qtalk: Trans woman frustrated after being unable to access hormonal treatment

Qtalk: Trans woman frustrated after being unable to access hormonal treatment

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 [...]
Tunisia: A high court says anti-gay law is unconstitutional

Tunisia: A high court says anti-gay law is unconstitutional

A high court in Tunisia has issued an opinion that the country's anti-homosexuality law is unconstitutional. The law will remain on the books unless i [...]
Kenya passes landmark law to recognize and protect intersex people

Kenya passes landmark law to recognize and protect intersex people

With the enactment of a law protecting intersex children, Kenya has become the first African country to grant official recognition to intersex people [...]
Activists launch website to document trans and intersex African history

Activists launch website to document trans and intersex African history

A group of activists has launched an initiative to document and preserve the history of trans and intersex Africans and their struggle for equal right [...]
Zambia: Archbishop’s anti-LGBTQ+  appeal comes under fire from all sides

Zambia: Archbishop’s anti-LGBTQ+ appeal comes under fire from all sides

LGBTIQ+ rights advocates in Zambia fear that a recent anti-LGBTQ+ proclamation by the local Roman Catholic archbishop will escalate the ongoing anti-g [...]
Qtalk: Trans woman feels frustration finding a relationship

Qtalk: Trans woman feels frustration finding a relationship

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 [...]
Burglars keep targeting LGBTI advocates in Cameroon

Burglars keep targeting LGBTI advocates in Cameroon

Again and again, LGBTI rights groups in Cameroon have been targeted by homophobic vandals and burglars. Complaints to police been met with indifferenc [...]
Tanzania warns of crackdown on pro-LGBT messages on social media

Tanzania warns of crackdown on pro-LGBT messages on social media

Tanzania has warned local social media users to censor pro-LGBT content or face arrest. From the African Human Rights Media NetworkSubscrib [...]
Seychelles president welcomes LGBTI activists

Seychelles president welcomes LGBTI activists

The LGBTI community in the island nation of Seychelles has achieved a new level of social and political recognition. Evidence of that achievement came [...]
In a first for Lesotho, trans candidate seeks seat in parliament

In a first for Lesotho, trans candidate seeks seat in parliament

An Oct. 7 election in the South African country of Lesotho will decide whether the nation will get its first openly trans member of parliament. [...]
Cameroon nurse assaulted and evicted because he treats gays

Cameroon nurse assaulted and evicted because he treats gays

By Courtney Stans Because of his work with LGBTI people, last month a nurse in Cameroon was attacked at home by a neighbor who accused him of being [...]
Qtalk: Man questioning his sexuality is unhappy with men’s advances

Qtalk: Man questioning his sexuality is unhappy with men’s advances

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 [...]
Ghana: Homophobes kidnap LGBTQ+ rights leader

Ghana: Homophobes kidnap LGBTQ+ rights leader

The leader of Ghana's LGBTQ+ rights group Rightify Ghana was kidnapped for ransom by seven homophobic men and later released after they were paid, the [...]
Justice minister in Mali plans to make homosexuality a crime

Justice minister in Mali plans to make homosexuality a crime

Mahamadou Kassogué, justice minister for the West African nation of Mali, declared over the weekend that he will push for a law criminalizing homosexu [...]
Popular celebrities who are inspiring queer liberation in Nigeria

Popular celebrities who are inspiring queer liberation in Nigeria

Popular Nigerian celebrities' styles and art forms are helping to dispel myths and taboos about sexual orientation and gender identity. Fro [...]
Cameroon lawyers plan free legal aid for LGBTQI and HIV+ clients

Cameroon lawyers plan free legal aid for LGBTQI and HIV+ clients

By Ghislain J. Nkontchou Eleven Cameroonian lawyers have formed a new organization, the Commission of Lawyers for the Assistance of Key and Vulnera [...]
Uganda orders shutdown of prominent LGBT rights group SMUG

Uganda orders shutdown of prominent LGBT rights group SMUG

Homophobic Ugandan officials have ordered a shutdown of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), which has been the nation's most prominent support group for [...]
Anglicans derailed anti-gay vote, but 125 anti-gay bishops forge ahead

Anglicans derailed anti-gay vote, but 125 anti-gay bishops forge ahead

Progressive Anglican bishops breathed a sigh of relief that plans for a vote against homosexuality were derailed at the just-ended international Lambe [...]
Magistrate tells Cameroon LGBTI rights conference to be more discreet

Magistrate tells Cameroon LGBTI rights conference to be more discreet

A leading LGBTI rights organization in Cameroon, Alternatives Cameroon, held a conference with key decision makers to help improve access to health se [...]
Qtalk: Bisexual man struggles to sustain relationships with women

Qtalk: Bisexual man struggles to sustain relationships with women

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 [...]
Global South bishops push for Anglican vote against same-sex marriage

Global South bishops push for Anglican vote against same-sex marriage

Conservative bishops from the Global South want to force a vote on same-sex marriage at the Lambeth Conference, a worldwide gathering of Anglican bish [...]
Pride anthem aims to ‘Light Up’  LGBTIQ+ NIgerians’ lives

Pride anthem aims to ‘Light Up’ LGBTIQ+ NIgerians’ lives

Nigerian musicians D'Unicorns have released "Light Up," an LGBTIQ+ Pride theme song that marked this year’s Pride celebrations. From the Af [...]
Ghana hotline serves LBQT victims of gender-based violence

Ghana hotline serves LBQT victims of gender-based violence

One Love Sisters Ghana has launched a gender-based violations hotline where LBQT people can report gender-based abuses and seek assistance. [...]
Three strategies to survive being LGBTIQ+ in Nigeria

Three strategies to survive being LGBTIQ+ in Nigeria

Nigeria’s discriminatory laws against LGBTQI+ people continue to have a huge negative impact on the lives of LGBTIQ+ folks living in the country. L [...]
Commentary: Sex test of Zambian footballer is a human rights violation

Commentary: Sex test of Zambian footballer is a human rights violation

The international governing body for football/soccer has ruled that a Zambian woman cannot play on the Zambian women's team based on sex testing proce [...]
Cross-dressing Nigerian sex worker Amarachi released on bail

Cross-dressing Nigerian sex worker Amarachi released on bail

Amarachi, a cross-dressing Nigerian sex worker who was arrested last month, has been released on bail with the support of human rights organizations i [...]
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