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Nigeria: New diversity prize will boost young people’s work

Nigeria: New diversity prize will boost young people’s work

To celebrate and encourage tolerance and diversity in Nigeria, a forward-looking group of citizens has launched the Nigeria Prize for Difference and D [...]
Gabon is on the brink of repealing its anti-gay law

Gabon is on the brink of repealing its anti-gay law

The central African nation of Gabon is just one signature away from repealing the anti-homosexuality law that it enacted a year ago. From t [...]
Film Alert: Nigeria’s first lesbian-themed film coming your way

Film Alert: Nigeria’s first lesbian-themed film coming your way

The Nigerian LGBTIQ+ community is pumped up in expectation of an upcoming lesbian-themed film. From the African Human Rights Media Network [...]
Here’s how LGBTIQ+ Africans can celebrate Pride this year while at home

Here’s how LGBTIQ+ Africans can celebrate Pride this year while at home

Even if they're home-bound because of Covid-19, all LGBTIQ+ communities in Africa will be able to celebrate Pride this year, thanks to a group that is [...]
Nigerian’s fund drive seeks help for LGBT asylum seekers in U.K.

Nigerian’s fund drive seeks help for LGBT asylum seekers in U.K.

A U.K-based gay Nigerian, Dan Yomi, has teamed up with U.K-based NGOs to launch a fundraiser aimed at benefiting LGBTQ+ Africans seeking asylum in the [...]
Gabon lawmakers seek to decriminalize homosexuality

Gabon lawmakers seek to decriminalize homosexuality

Legislators in Gabon took the first step yesterday toward repealing the central African nation's anti-gay law, which had been enacted just a year ago. [...]
Cameroon: For once, father defends his gay son

Cameroon: For once, father defends his gay son

Here's what often happens in Cameroon when a family learns their son is gay: They throw him out of the family home, cheered on by homophobic neighbors [...]
Nigerian musician tells why queer Nigerians can relate to him

Nigerian musician tells why queer Nigerians can relate to him

David Garland, a Nigerian musician, believes that his calls for personal authenticity, even if it breaks with social norms, should be appealing to que [...]
Homophobic Nigerian plans anti-gay, anti-lesbian protest in Akwa Ibom State

Homophobic Nigerian plans anti-gay, anti-lesbian protest in Akwa Ibom State

A Nigerian man in Akwa Ibom State is planning a protest against gays and lesbians next weekend. From the African Human Rights Media Network [...]
Documentary reveals struggles of queer Nigerians abroad

Documentary reveals struggles of queer Nigerians abroad

An interesting new short documentary on YouTube highlights the struggles of queer Nigerian immigrants abroad. From the African Human Rights Media [...]
Cameroon: Four gay men arrested, beaten in Kekem

Cameroon: Four gay men arrested, beaten in Kekem

Police in the western region of Cameroon arrested four men on Tuesday who were beaten until they acknowledged that they were gay. From the [...]
Ghana: 47% of LGBT teens engage in self-harm

Ghana: 47% of LGBT teens engage in self-harm

In Ghana. nearly half of LGBT youths engage in self-harm, a new survey found. That compares with less than a quarter of heterosexual youths. [...]
Abused, outed, raped: Qtalk helps LGBTIQ+ Nigerians (2nd of a series)

Abused, outed, raped: Qtalk helps LGBTIQ+ Nigerians (2nd of a series)

Attacked, arrested, raped, outed -- LGBTIQ+ Nigerians turn to the Qtalk counseling app for help coping with the country’s homophobia. Read their stori [...]
Nigeria’s first LGBTIQ+-focused online store is here!

Nigeria’s first LGBTIQ+-focused online store is here!

Equality Hub, a Nigerian LBQ-focused non-profit, has recently launched an online retail store that offers quality and affordable LGBTIQ+ customized it [...]
Prominent citizens unite to combat abuse of LGBTI Cameroonians

Prominent citizens unite to combat abuse of LGBTI Cameroonians

Two of Cameroon's most prominent LGBTI advocacy groups have merged two projects that help victims of homophobia through the influence of prominent cit [...]
Cameroon: Charges dropped against 53 arrested in Bafoussam

Cameroon: Charges dropped against 53 arrested in Bafoussam

Charges have been dropped against 53 members of the LGBTI community in western Cameroon who were arrested last month for violating Covid-19 regulation [...]
Covid-19 in Cameroon: Human rights defenders adopt new strategies

Covid-19 in Cameroon: Human rights defenders adopt new strategies

During the Covid-19 health crisis, human rights defenders need to adjust their strategies for preventing and responding to homophobic and transphobic [...]
Zambia frees gay couple serving 15-year sentence

Zambia frees gay couple serving 15-year sentence

Zambia has freed two men who since 2018 have been serving a 15-year prison sentence for same-sex intimacy. From the African Human Rights Me [...]
Cameroon: Rising tide of anti-LGBTI violence

Cameroon: Rising tide of anti-LGBTI violence

The latest report on homophobic and transphobic violence in Cameroon paints a grim picture of a rising tide of violence against LGBTI Cameroonians, bu [...]
LGBTI in Cameroon: 50 arrested on Covid-19 charges

LGBTI in Cameroon: 50 arrested on Covid-19 charges

Police arrested 50 LGBTI people who gathered on May 17 in Bafoussam, western Cameroon, to learn about Covid-19 and to celebrate progress in internatio [...]
IDAHOBIT in Cameroon: Amid Covid-19 crisis, activists demand LGBTI rights

IDAHOBIT in Cameroon: Amid Covid-19 crisis, activists demand LGBTI rights

Despite the global health crisis, LGBTI activists in Cameroon figured out how to celebrate IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia [...]
A surprise for Nigerian police: This man is gay and proud

A surprise for Nigerian police: This man is gay and proud

Samuel Uchenna had a surprise in store for Nigerian police when they arrested him on suspicion of homosexual activity. After spending Tuesday night in [...]
Day 50: Freedom for 19 LGBT Ugandans, finally

Day 50: Freedom for 19 LGBT Ugandans, finally

Ugandan prison officials finally released 19 LGBT men today, a day after prosecutors dropped charges that the men violated Covid-19 lockdown rules by [...]
Facing no charges, 19 LGBT Ugandans remain in prison

Facing no charges, 19 LGBT Ugandans remain in prison

Nineteen members of Uganda's LGBT community are spending a 50th night in prison even though the country's Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) dropped [...]
Stella Nyanzi, Ugandan LGBT ally, arrested at Covid-19 protest

Stella Nyanzi, Ugandan LGBT ally, arrested at Covid-19 protest

Ugandan LGBT ally and academic scholar Dr Stella Nyanzi was arrested today in Kampala at a public protest demanding food for women and vulnerable peop [...]
Uganda: After 49 days, 19 prisoners ordered to be freed

Uganda: After 49 days, 19 prisoners ordered to be freed

Uganda's director of public prosecution today dropped all charges against 19 LGBT men who have have been held for 49 days in prison without a bail hea [...]
7 lies gay people are told that should stop right now

7 lies gay people are told that should stop right now

Throughout history, gay people have been subjected to many forms of discrimination, based on homophobia that often is founded on myths, lies, and [...]
Day 47: Lawyers finally get to see 19 jailed LGBT Ugandans

Day 47: Lawyers finally get to see 19 jailed LGBT Ugandans

Three Ugandan human rights lawyers finally were allowed to see 19 imprisoned LGBT clients today, 47 days after the 19 were arrested. From t [...]
Kenya: Emergency food, supplies reach LGBTQI refugees

Kenya: Emergency food, supplies reach LGBTQI refugees

More than 250 LGBTQI refugees at Kakuma Camp in Kenya have received emergency deliveries of donated food and sanitation supplies. From the [...]
Day 45: Uganda High Court orders access to 19 jailed suspects

Day 45: Uganda High Court orders access to 19 jailed suspects

A High Court Judge in Uganda today ordered the country's Attorney General and the Commissioner of Prisons to allow lawyers to see 19 LGBT clients who [...]
Trans appeal: Homeless, jobless, under threat in Kenya. Please help!

Trans appeal: Homeless, jobless, under threat in Kenya. Please help!

Trans and intersex Kenyans have banded together to create a better future for themselves. But first they need to survive the perils of the Covid-19 lo [...]
Trans Kenyans ‘extremely vulnerable’ during lockdown

Trans Kenyans ‘extremely vulnerable’ during lockdown

Lockdowns to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus are tough on transgender people, who have difficulty getting health care, including hormone therapy [...]
Uganda 19 update: 44 days in prison with no lawyers, no bail hearing

Uganda 19 update: 44 days in prison with no lawyers, no bail hearing

A High Court judge said the case is urgent, but a lower court didn't budge, deciding today that 19 LGBT community members will have to stay in prison [...]
Same-sex marriage is still illegal in Tunisia!

Same-sex marriage is still illegal in Tunisia!

Thirty-five LGBTQ+ and human rights groups united today to dispel the false belief, spread by flawed news articles, that Tunisia has accepted same-sex [...]
Covid-19: Ugandan activists condemn attacks targeting women

Covid-19: Ugandan activists condemn attacks targeting women

Advocates for human rights, LGBT people and sex workers last week denounced raids, arrests, extortion, and attacks by Ugandan police and officials enf [...]
After month of delays, 19 Covid prisoners’ case is ‘urgent’ — Ugandan High Court

After month of delays, 19 Covid prisoners’ case is ‘urgent’ — Ugandan High Court

A High Court judge in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, has issued a Certificate of Urgency that clears the way for a lower court to hear a case in which [...]
After Cameroon murder: ‘We condemn the prejudiced reporting on homosexuality’

After Cameroon murder: ‘We condemn the prejudiced reporting on homosexuality’

Human rights organizations in Cameroon are protesting a news video that tied a Douala man's murder to his reported homosexuality. From the [...]
Appeal to Morocco: Halt online harassment of LGBT people

Appeal to Morocco: Halt online harassment of LGBT people

A trans woman from Morocco responded to online insults by setting out to unmask the extent of online activity by closeted gay Moroccans. As a result, [...]
Cameroon: Local chief expels four anti-AIDS activists

Cameroon: Local chief expels four anti-AIDS activists

Four young adults in eastern Cameroon were thrown out of their homes after their work at an anti-AIDS training session came to light. From [...]
The Uganda 19: Lawyers barred; no chance of bail; 26 days in prison and counting

The Uganda 19: Lawyers barred; no chance of bail; 26 days in prison and counting

Ugandan officials have blocked lawyers from communicating with any of the 19 prisoners arrested March 29 at an LGBT homeless shelter near Kampala. The [...]
No end in sight for Tanzania’s anti-LGBT crackdown

No end in sight for Tanzania’s anti-LGBT crackdown

Four years ago, the Tanzanian government began its crackdown on its LGBTQ citizens. The repression has never stopped. From the African Human R [...]
Nigeria: Gay youth trapped at home with homophobic dad

Nigeria: Gay youth trapped at home with homophobic dad

As the country’s lockdown continues and coronavirus cases increase, LGBTIQ+ Nigerians have become more vulnerable. From the African Human Rights [...]
How LGBTIQ+ Nigerians are coping with COVID-19 pandemic

How LGBTIQ+ Nigerians are coping with COVID-19 pandemic

The LGBTIQ+ community in Nigeria has been severely impacted by the new coronavirus, LGBTIQ+ human rights activists say. From the African Human Ri [...]
Desperate LGBTQ refugee hangs himself outside U.N. agency in Kenya

Desperate LGBTQ refugee hangs himself outside U.N. agency in Kenya

A desperate Ugandan LGBTQ refugee committed suicide outside the U.N. refugee agency in Nairobi on April 13 after he failed to win financial assistance [...]
New Ugandan rules allow HIV care during lockdown

New Ugandan rules allow HIV care during lockdown

LGBTI and health rights activists in Uganda have welcomed new guidance from Uganda's Ministry of Health about continued uninterrupted access to anti-H [...]
Uganda: Barred from seeing 20 prisoners, lawyers seek their release

Uganda: Barred from seeing 20 prisoners, lawyers seek their release

Gay-friendly lawyers hope to win release next week for the 20 imprisoned members of the LGBT community awaiting trial on charges of enabling the sprea [...]
No lawyers for 20 LGBT Ugandans in prison on Covid-19 charges

No lawyers for 20 LGBT Ugandans in prison on Covid-19 charges

Lawyers cannot travel during Uganda's Covid-19 lockdown, so legal help is currently unavailable for 20 members of the LGBT community sent back to pris [...]
Uganda activists fear Covid-19 lockdown imperils AIDS fight

Uganda activists fear Covid-19 lockdown imperils AIDS fight

LGBT-rights and health-rights advocates in Uganda fear that the country's new lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19 will disrupt their fight agai [...]
Nigerian music group releases new pro-LGBT song

Nigerian music group releases new pro-LGBT song

The Christians On Diverse Energy (The CODE), a group of Nigerian LGBTIQ+ vocalists, has released a new song that advocates full recognition of LGBTIQ+ [...]
Because I’m trans, I live in the shadows in Cameroon

Because I’m trans, I live in the shadows in Cameroon

In Cameroon and many other African countries, transgender people encounter curiosity but also hostility when they appear in public. This is the story [...]
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