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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 [...]
Alternatives-Cameroon expands to the nation’s capital

Alternatives-Cameroon expands to the nation’s capital

The highly regarded LGBTI advocacy group Alternatives-Cameroon has expanded its work into Yaoundé from its Douala base. From the African Hu [...]
Conservative Christians block LGBT+ meeting in Ghana

Conservative Christians block LGBT+ meeting in Ghana

Ghana has blocked a LGBT+ rights conference planned for July, bowing to complaints from conservative Christians. From the African Human Rig [...]
Activists fear for safety of 2 arrested Malawi dissidents

Activists fear for safety of 2 arrested Malawi dissidents

Human rights defenders fear for the safety of two prominent political dissidents and LGBTQ rights activists who were arrested March 8 for opposing Pre [...]
Ghana: God ‘made us a tad different but still in his image’ — with glitter

Ghana: God ‘made us a tad different but still in his image’ — with glitter

In the new video "Voices of the Rainbow," LGBTIQ+ Ghanaians describe myths and misconceptions about their community and tell how straight people can b [...]
Repression in Egypt: 92 LGBTIQ+ arrests last year

Repression in Egypt: 92 LGBTIQ+ arrests last year

Egyptian police continued to harass LGBTIQ+ people last year, entrapping some of them through dating apps and arresting dozens of others at random on [...]
New Uganda archbishop is less extreme but nixes same-sex marriage

New Uganda archbishop is less extreme but nixes same-sex marriage

The new Archbishop of the Church of Uganda has dropped the most homophobic rhetoric that used to flow from the archbishop's office. Still, he used his [...]
Nigeria: 57 arrests in anti-gay raid led to widespread suffering

Nigeria: 57 arrests in anti-gay raid led to widespread suffering

Undeserved suffering, shame, fear, anger, lost jobs, beatings and broken lives were the outcome of August 2018's anti-gay raid on a birthday party, as [...]
Kenya: LGBTQ refugees face cutbacks; how to respond

Kenya: LGBTQ refugees face cutbacks; how to respond

Organizations that assist LGBTQ refugees in Kenya are preparing to stop paying financial support for refugees in Kenyan cities, a decision that has th [...]
‘Uganda will never accept same-sex marriages’ – outgoing Anglican Archbishop

‘Uganda will never accept same-sex marriages’ – outgoing Anglican Archbishop

The homophobic outgoing archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali, used his final Sunday service to declare that Uganda will not be intimida [...]
Uganda: On trial after marrying a man, Muslim cleric released on bail

Uganda: On trial after marrying a man, Muslim cleric released on bail

A magistrate in Uganda has released on bail the Muslim cleric Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba, who is accused of marrying a fellow man. From the Afri [...]
Cameroon family evicts trans daughter who loves men

Cameroon family evicts trans daughter who loves men

A young transgender activist in Cameroon has been evicted from her family home because of her gender identity. She is now homeless and needs help. [...]
Tunisia: Appeals court supports LGBT activist group Shams

Tunisia: Appeals court supports LGBT activist group Shams

A high appeals court in Tunisia has rejected a government attempt to shut down the LGBT rights group Shams for the Defense of the Rights of Homosexual [...]
Ivory Coast family beats up gay son after meeting his lover

Ivory Coast family beats up gay son after meeting his lover

A gay man in Ivory Coast was beaten up by family members earlier this month after introducing his male lover to them. From the African Huma [...]
Chaos, gunshots after Uganda court releases LGBT ally

Chaos, gunshots after Uganda court releases LGBT ally

Ugandan LGBTQ ally Stella Nyanzi was ordered freed today after she had served 15 months in prison for insulting Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and [...]
Tanzania’s anti-LGBT crackdown: ‘If we won’t get services we will die’

Tanzania’s anti-LGBT crackdown: ‘If we won’t get services we will die’

Tanzania is ignoring effective anti-AIDS strategies and replacing them with a prejudiced anti-gay crackdown. That's the conclusion of a new report fro [...]
Mauritania: Prison for 8 men ‘imitating women’ at party

Mauritania: Prison for 8 men ‘imitating women’ at party

A Mauritanian court has sentenced eight men to prison for acting too feminine in a video from a birthday party. From the African Human Rights [...]
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