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Ugandan pastor apologises for sodomy smear

Ugandan pastor apologises for sodomy smear

In a rare change of heart among Ugandan evangelical Christian leaders, prominent Pastor Michael Kyazze has publicly apologised to his fellow pastor, R [...]
Uganda: Muslim cleric suspended for marrying fellow man ‘unknowingly’

Uganda: Muslim cleric suspended for marrying fellow man ‘unknowingly’

In a case likely to test the limits of tolerance of same-sex intimacy among Ugandan Muslims, an Islamic religious leader has been suspended from all h [...]
Kenya: Renewed attack on LGBTQ refugees as U.N. refuses to act

Kenya: Renewed attack on LGBTQ refugees as U.N. refuses to act

The U.N. refugee agency remained frozen in denial of the dangers facing LGBTQ refugees even as anti-gay assailants launched an organized attack yester [...]
U.N. denies water to refugees to move them back into danger

U.N. denies water to refugees to move them back into danger

The U.N. refugee agency is denying water to LGBTQ refugees so they will return to locations in the Kakuma Camp in Kenya where they have been repeatedl [...]
Tunisian gay-rights leader flees to France for safety

Tunisian gay-rights leader flees to France for safety

Mounir Baatour, the leader of the Tunisian gay rights group Shams, has fled to France for safety. Before his decision to flee, Baatour had been a cand [...]
Kenya: Call for probe of U.N. agency as anti-gay attacks continue

Kenya: Call for probe of U.N. agency as anti-gay attacks continue

Attacks on LGBTIQ refugees in Kenya continued as 2019 came to an end amid calls for an investigation into inaction or worse by the U.N. High Commissio [...]
Anti-gay violence remains a danger in Africa and worldwide

Anti-gay violence remains a danger in Africa and worldwide

Year in review: Despite signs of progress, 2019 remained a dangerous time for LGBTQ people in Africa and worldwide.   In the United S [...]
Gay refugees in Kenya: Repeatedly attacked, unable to leave

Gay refugees in Kenya: Repeatedly attacked, unable to leave

On Christmas Day, LGBT refugees in Kenya again were the targets of homophobic attacks. It was just the latest outrage against LGBT asylum-seekers who [...]
Report: U.S. recalls envoy who opposed prison term for gay Zambians

Report: U.S. recalls envoy who opposed prison term for gay Zambians

The United States has quietly recalled its ambassador to Zambia after President Edgar Lungu loudly declared him unwelcome in Zambia for protesting the [...]
Activist Stella Nyanzi in good spirits after a year in prison

Activist Stella Nyanzi in good spirits after a year in prison

Imprisoned Ugandan LGBTQ ally Stella Nyanzi remains in good spirits after spending a year behind bars for her rude opposition to Ugandan President Yow [...]
U.S. ambassadors seek repeal of 69 nations’ anti-gay laws

U.S. ambassadors seek repeal of 69 nations’ anti-gay laws

U.S. ambassadors are promoting LGBTQ rights worldwide even as gay-rights activists blast the Trump administration for anti-LGBTQ domestic policies. [...]
Zambia demands removal of U.S. envoy for protesting anti-gay prison sentences

Zambia demands removal of U.S. envoy for protesting anti-gay prison sentences

The president of Zambia wants the U.S. to recall its Zambian ambassador because he supports the human rights of homosexuals. From the African [...]
Tally of nations where it’s a crime to be gay rises to 73

Tally of nations where it’s a crime to be gay rises to 73

The central African nation of Gabon has adopted a law against same-sex sexual relations, running counter to the general trend of countries overturning [...]
Is Zambia ready for a gay pride march?

Is Zambia ready for a gay pride march?

Behind Zambian politicians' loud public denunciations of homosexuality, the country is showing signs of tolerance of LGBT people. Some say it's even r [...]
Here’s an old short film with a Nigerian gay character worth seeing

Here’s an old short film with a Nigerian gay character worth seeing

An old short film with a gay character played by a Nigerian has a lesson for us all. It's a reminder of the importance of sometimes questioning our be [...]
Nigeria’s first awards for LGBTIQ+ human rights activists are finally here

Nigeria’s first awards for LGBTIQ+ human rights activists are finally here

For the first time in the history of Nigeria, LGBTIQ+ human rights activists and organizations working for the advancement of LGBTIQ+ equality will be [...]
Nigeria: Gay man’s secret revealed

Nigeria: Gay man’s secret revealed

Married Nigerian gay man Lucius [name changed] is afraid for his family's future now that a neighborhood phone repairman has discovered his sexual ori [...]
Why is Zambian couple in prison? Because of King Henry VIII

Why is Zambian couple in prison? Because of King Henry VIII

Zambian politicians claim that Christian values are the basis for 15-year prison sentences imposed on a gay couple who were spotted having sex in a pr [...]
Uganda challenger Bobi Wine supports gay rights

Uganda challenger Bobi Wine supports gay rights

Popular singer and Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine (Robert Kyagulanyi) this week spoke out in defense of LGBT rights, an issue that divides [...]
U.S. envoy to Zambia: Act like Jesus, not like bigots, if you’re a Christian nation

U.S. envoy to Zambia: Act like Jesus, not like bigots, if you’re a Christian nation

Zambian officials should stop lying about their relationship with the United States and should act like leaders of the Christian nation they claim to [...]
Zambia blasts U.S. envoy who protested 15-year sentence for gay couple

Zambia blasts U.S. envoy who protested 15-year sentence for gay couple

The government of Zambia plans to file an official protest against U.S. ambassador Daniel Foote for criticizing the 15-year prison sentences that a Za [...]
Zambia: 15-year prison sentences ‘shocked the world’

Zambia: 15-year prison sentences ‘shocked the world’

The 15-year prison sentences imposed this week on a gay Zambian couple are a shocking miscarriage of justice, African gay-rights activists declare. Th [...]
Zambian men sentenced to 15 years for gay sex

Zambian men sentenced to 15 years for gay sex

A high court in Zambia has sentenced two men to 15 years in prison for gay sex. From the African Human Rights Media Network The me [...]
47 Nigerians could get 10 years for public displays of affection

47 Nigerians could get 10 years for public displays of affection

In perhaps the largest-ever court action based on Nigeria's 2014 anti-gay law, 47 Nigerian men face up to 10 years in prison for alleged public displa [...]
Camfaids wins funds to reopen LGBTI safe house in Cameroon

Camfaids wins funds to reopen LGBTI safe house in Cameroon

The LGBTI advocacy group Camfaids has secured funds to reopen its safe house in Cameroon even though Camfaids has not yet found a suitable new site fo [...]
When will LGBTIQ Ugandan prisoners be released?

When will LGBTIQ Ugandan prisoners be released?

Lawyers for imprisoned LGBTIQ Ugandans hope that tomorrow, Nov. 26, will see the release of the last 20 people detained at Luzira Prison in the wake o [...]
Did Bisi Alimi really organize Nigeria’s ‘first-ever’ LGBT pride?

Did Bisi Alimi really organize Nigeria’s ‘first-ever’ LGBT pride?

Nigerian gay activist Bisi Alimi and his foundation celebrated the lives and talents of LGBTIQ+ Nigerians in a "Diversity Pride Night" in late October [...]
7 Nigerian celebrities who are pro-LGBT and have spoken out

7 Nigerian celebrities who are pro-LGBT and have spoken out

In Nigeria, homosexuality is considered a taboo subject, and so, not very many people are comfortable with talking positively about it. From [...]
Cameroon: Money runs out; LGBTI safe house closes

Cameroon: Money runs out; LGBTI safe house closes

The LGBTI advocacy group Camfaids has run out of funds to keep its safe house open in Cameroon. From the African Human Rights Media Network [...]
Cameroon: Burglary and threatened eviction of suspected lesbian

Cameroon: Burglary and threatened eviction of suspected lesbian

The apartment of a lesbian rights activist in Cameroon was burglarized last month after a disgruntled neighbor accused her of being too masculine. Her [...]
Uganda, you promised to protect LGBTIQ people, so why arrest 125 of us?

Uganda, you promised to protect LGBTIQ people, so why arrest 125 of us?

In the wake of a raid that arrested 125 people partying at a gay-friendly bar, LGBTIQ activists are calling on Ugandan officials to make good on a rec [...]
Dozens in Uganda prison after anti-LGBTI nightclub raid

Dozens in Uganda prison after anti-LGBTI nightclub raid

Ugandan authorities have sent 67 people to Luzira Prison to await court action related to their arrest during a Nov. 10 raid on the gay-friendly Ram b [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Cameroon's LGBTI rights watchdog group is adding an advocacy office and getting a new logo. From the African Human Rights Media Network [...]
Zambia must shun the anti-gay politics of disgust

Zambia must shun the anti-gay politics of disgust

Zambia's president has made homosexuality a campaign issue to distract attention from the fact that his people are starving, millions are living in po [...]
‘I thought I had conquered my gay side’: Nigerian gay model on marrying a woman

‘I thought I had conquered my gay side’: Nigerian gay model on marrying a woman

International Nigerian gay professional model Alex Gede has released a new video addressing questions from people about his sexuality and marriage to [...]
Cameroon: Police probe victims of homophobic assault

Cameroon: Police probe victims of homophobic assault

Participants in a health rights training session in Yaoundé, Cameroon, were violently assaulted late last month by anti-LGBT assailants. Police respon [...]
Ugandan vies for global parliament post where LGBT rights are shunned

Ugandan vies for global parliament post where LGBT rights are shunned

A Ugandan has been nominated to a leadership position at the Inter-Parliamentary Union a year after Uganda persuaded the IPU never to discuss LGBT rig [...]
Uganda: Two trans women brutally attacked; one is missing

Uganda: Two trans women brutally attacked; one is missing

Transgender women in Uganda are living in fear after a brutal attack on two trans women Oct. 12 in Kampala, which came amid renewed calls by some of t [...]
Zambia: Motion banning pro-LGBT parties fails on technicality

Zambia: Motion banning pro-LGBT parties fails on technicality

A Zambian member of parliament failed in an attempt to ban political parties that favor LGBT rights. The motion targeted the opposition UPND party, wh [...]
Nigerian LGBTIQ+ activist nominated for the first Mary Chirwa Award

Nigerian LGBTIQ+ activist nominated for the first Mary Chirwa Award

Nigerian LGBTIQ+ activist Pamela Adie has been shortlisted to receive the first Mary Chirwa Award for courageous leadership. From the African Hum [...]
Uganda: Officials disagree on need for a new anti-gay bill

Uganda: Officials disagree on need for a new anti-gay bill

Ugandan officials are divided over whether to bother introducing a new Anti-Homosexuality Bill. From the African Human Rights Media Network [...]
Photos: South African gay actor Somizi Mhlongo marries his boyfriend

Photos: South African gay actor Somizi Mhlongo marries his boyfriend

The Internet went wild in Africa after gay South African celebrity TV personality Somizi Buyani Mhlongo shared photos of his wedding on social media. [...]
Uganda: U.S.  reassures local LGBT community of health inclusion

Uganda: U.S. reassures local LGBT community of health inclusion

We haven't forgotten about you. That's the word to the LGBT community in Uganda, even though the latest national HIV impact survey contains no data a [...]
LGBTI Ugandans denounce latest brutal murder, demand protection

LGBTI Ugandans denounce latest brutal murder, demand protection

LGBTI activists in Uganda have denounced the latest brutal murder of a member of their community and are demanding that the government guarantee thei [...]
Uganda: Push for new Anti-Homosexuality Bill gets bizarre

Uganda: Push for new Anti-Homosexuality Bill gets bizarre

Anti-gay politicians in Uganda are working both behind the scenes and bizarrely in public to lay the groundwork for bringing back Uganda's notorious A [...]
Uganda: Icebreakers’ new academy boosts LGBTQ health

Uganda: Icebreakers’ new academy boosts LGBTQ health

Gay rights activists in Uganda have launched a Peer Educators Academy to empower young LGBTQ persons with vital health information and access to neede [...]
U.S. lesbian ex-footballer trains Nigerian girls to combat sex trafficking

U.S. lesbian ex-footballer trains Nigerian girls to combat sex trafficking

Retired American lesbian soccer player Joanna Lohman has traveled to  Nigeria to train girls on how to combat sex trafficking -- using sports. Fr [...]
‘It is scary’: Fashion writer Vincent Desmond on being queer, out and Nigerian

‘It is scary’: Fashion writer Vincent Desmond on being queer, out and Nigerian

Nigerian fashion writer and editor Vincent Desmond has shared his experience living as an openly queer person in Nigeria. By Mike Daemon Nig [...]
NGO’s and activists condemn  threats against Bobrisky

NGO’s and activists condemn threats against Bobrisky

NGO’s and activists in Nigeria have condemned the harassment and threats made by the head of the  National Council for Arts and Culture against Intern [...]
We freed 3 gay men from prison

We freed 3 gay men from prison

Gay rights activists and donors have freed the last three prisoners serving sentences for homosexuality in northern Cameroon. From the Africa [...]
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