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Archbishop rebukes archbishop: God loves gay Christians

Archbishop rebukes archbishop: God loves gay Christians

The leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion of Christian churches has rebuked the leader of the Anglican Church of Nigeria for calling homosexualit [...]
Please help save Nigerian LGBTIQ+ online counseling app

Please help save Nigerian LGBTIQ+ online counseling app

Qtalk, an online counseling and social app serving thousands of LGBTIQ+ Nigerians, will be discontinued unless a modest fund drive succeeds. [...]
Arrest of 13 presumed homosexuals, anti-AIDS workers in Cameroon

Arrest of 13 presumed homosexuals, anti-AIDS workers in Cameroon

Police in western Cameroon arrested 13 people last week on homosexuality charges, including seven staff members of the anti-AIDS organization Colibri. [...]
At Kakuma Camp, Kenya offers to guard LGBTQ+ refugees, but …

At Kakuma Camp, Kenya offers to guard LGBTQ+ refugees, but …

Officials of Kenya's refugee agency promised to deploy guards to protect LGBTQ+ refugees at Kakuma Refugee Camp after a meeting on Feb. 19 at which re [...]
Nigerian church to anti-gay Americans: You’re not anti-gay enough

Nigerian church to anti-gay Americans: You’re not anti-gay enough

The homophobic Church of Nigeria has scolded its American allies for "toleration of same-sex persons within their fold.” Get a free subscri [...]
Plea to U.N. agency: Save LGBTQ refugees from violent Kakuma Camp

Plea to U.N. agency: Save LGBTQ refugees from violent Kakuma Camp

Two LGBTQ advocacy organisations have called on the UN Refugee Agency to protect LGBTQ refugees experiencing violence in the Kakuma Refugee Camp. [...]
Ghana: Police raid LGBT+ center; activists call for boycott

Ghana: Police raid LGBT+ center; activists call for boycott

After police raided Ghana's new LGBT+ center on Wednesday, gay-rights activists called for a boycott of anti-LGBT leaders and celebrities in the West [...]
New LGBT+ center triggers holy war of words in Ghana

New LGBT+ center triggers holy war of words in Ghana

The opening of an LGBTQ+ safe house and advocacy office in Ghana has sparked heated disputes over what the Bible and Pope Francis have to say about ho [...]
Gay couple breaks up, lesbians fight – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

Gay couple breaks up, lesbians fight – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app. (Ninth in a series) Get a free subscription: [...]
Ghana: LGBT+ safe house opens; anti-gay crusader in a rage

Ghana: LGBT+ safe house opens; anti-gay crusader in a rage

As the advocacy group LGBT+ Rights Ghana celebrates the opening of a new office and safe space for the nation's LGBTQ+ community, the organization has [...]
Trans celebrity Shakiro under arrest in Cameroon

Trans celebrity Shakiro under arrest in Cameroon

A popular trans celebrity and her companion are imprisoned awaiting trial in Cameroon after their arrest Monday on homosexuality charges. An online pe [...]
Cameroon: 4 shelters welcome LGBTQ+ victims of violence

Cameroon: 4 shelters welcome LGBTQ+ victims of violence

Four organizations in Cameroon have opened shelters where LGBTQ+ people can find refuge and recover from homophobic violence and family rejection. [...]
Sex video, parents, violence – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

Sex video, parents, violence – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app. (Eighth in a series) Subscribe for free. See mo [...]
Controversial Ugandan ally Stella Nyanzi flees to Kenya

Controversial Ugandan ally Stella Nyanzi flees to Kenya

Ugandan LGBTQ+ ally, academic and controversial political activist Stella Nyanzi has fled to Kenya for safety, citing persecution by President Yoweri [...]
‘Proudly Gay’ – Popular Nollywood actor comes out as gay

‘Proudly Gay’ – Popular Nollywood actor comes out as gay

Uche Maduagwu, a Nollywood Nigerian actor, recently came out as gay -- to the surprise of many. Subscribe for free. See more from the African Hum [...]
Cameroon: New leader for veteran HIV fighters at Affirmative Action

Cameroon: New leader for veteran HIV fighters at Affirmative Action

The new executive director of Affirmative Action is is looking forward to working with other organizations in their ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS, es [...]
Appeal to Europe: Oppose Egypt’s human rights abuses

Appeal to Europe: Oppose Egypt’s human rights abuses

Twelve advocacy organizations yesterday urged the European Union to apply pressure on Egypt to halt its rampant human rights abuses. Subscrib [...]
Ugandan activists dejected about homophobic Museveni’s grip on power

Ugandan activists dejected about homophobic Museveni’s grip on power

Ugandan human rights activists are trying to come to grips with the declaration that President Yoweri Museveni easily won re-election last week after [...]
2020 was a ‘dark’ year for the LGBTQI community in Uganda

2020 was a ‘dark’ year for the LGBTQI community in Uganda

The safety of sexual minority communities in Uganda has been a big concern for years, but 2020 will go down as one of their "darkest" years, especiall [...]
Nigerian gay-themed film will explore homophobia’s impact

Nigerian gay-themed film will explore homophobia’s impact

Gay Nigerians are excitedly anticipating the release of a new Nigerian gay-themed film that will explore the impact of homophobia and other issues tha [...]
Nigeria is about to get its first trans beauty pageant

Nigeria is about to get its first trans beauty pageant

A group of trans women and activists are set to launch what will be Nigeria’s first trans beauty pageant. From the African Human Rights Media [...]
Nigerian gay YouTuber shares his coming out experience

Nigerian gay YouTuber shares his coming out experience

YouTube celebrity and gay advocate Vicwonder got a boost from a GoFundMe funding campaign after coming out as gay to his Nigerian family. He shared hi [...]
Uganda election: Challenger cites issues; president cites homosexuals

Uganda election: Challenger cites issues; president cites homosexuals

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has again injected the issue of homosexuality into his reelection campaign. Challenger Bobi Wine declared it an atte [...]
Senegal: Victims of homophobia find respect inside prison walls

Senegal: Victims of homophobia find respect inside prison walls

African prisons often are hotbeds of homophobic violence, but that hasn't been the experience of seven Senegalese men convicted in November on homosex [...]
Repression in Sudan creates an LGBTQ+ underground

Repression in Sudan creates an LGBTQ+ underground

Sudan is making slow progress, but at least three Sudanese LGBTQ+ organizations can only do their work in secret -- - illegally and with no bank accou [...]
Cameroon: A flash of red thong leads to arrest

Cameroon: A flash of red thong leads to arrest

Police in southern Cameroon arrested a gay man shortly before Christmas after noticing that he was wearing a red thong, which was briefly visible as h [...]
Uganda: Rights lawyer freed on bail after week in prison

Uganda: Rights lawyer freed on bail after week in prison

Ugandan human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo was released on bail today after being held in prison for a week while he was denied access to a court that [...]
Uganda: Delays leave human rights lawyer in prison without bail

Uganda: Delays leave human rights lawyer in prison without bail

Ugandan officials today extended the pre-trial detention of human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo by scheduling his case in the courtroom of a judge with [...]
Botswana president: We’ll host 2021 AIDS conference

Botswana president: We’ll host 2021 AIDS conference

The president of Botswana announced on Facebook that Botswana will host next year's African ICASA 2021 anti-AIDS conference, which was taken away from [...]
Meet the Nigerian blogger who amplifies queer visibility

Meet the Nigerian blogger who amplifies queer visibility

A Nigerian blogger popularly known as Evander Bright is leveraging social media to promote LGBTQ+ visibility and provide a safe space for members of t [...]
Romeo and Juliet: Couple in love flees Mauritanian parents, sharia law

Romeo and Juliet: Couple in love flees Mauritanian parents, sharia law

This is a love story, but not a usual one: A young couple fell in love and got married. The bride’s parents objected. So far, so familiar. But here’s [...]
Uganda police seize human rights lawyer probing violence

Uganda police seize human rights lawyer probing violence

Ugandan police today seized human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo from a restaurant where he was eating, forced him into a van and drove away with him. [...]
Cameroon: With Israeli aid, drop-in center can now fight AIDS better

Cameroon: With Israeli aid, drop-in center can now fight AIDS better

The Israeli embassy in Cameroon is working with the Camfaids drop-in center to improve diagnosis and treatment of HIV / AIDS in Yaoundé, Cameroon. [...]
Violence in Uganda: Anti-AIDS conference cancels 2021 plans

Violence in Uganda: Anti-AIDS conference cancels 2021 plans

The sponsors of the African anti-AIDS conference ICASA have decided to move the gathering out of Uganda because of civil unrest there. A petition by h [...]
Cameroon: 500 learn modern tactics for fighting AIDS and gender violence

Cameroon: 500 learn modern tactics for fighting AIDS and gender violence

Hundreds of people learned about modern methods for combating  HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence and ignorance about sexuality during a three-day event [...]
Blackmail, parents, threats – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

Blackmail, parents, threats – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

LGBTIQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app. (Seventh in a series) From the African Human Right [...]
Silence = failure when Senegal’s LGBT community is attacked

Silence = failure when Senegal’s LGBT community is attacked

This fall, Senegal learned that its human rights defenders lacked the courage to defend sexual minorities against human rights abuses. From [...]
Senegal: Activists pledge to confront Islamist homophobia

Senegal: Activists pledge to confront Islamist homophobia

LGBT rights activists in Senegal are speaking out against violently homophobic Islamists even as they work to help the victims of that homophobia. A t [...]
Ugandan activists call for decriminalization to fight AIDS

Ugandan activists call for decriminalization to fight AIDS

To combat AIDS, Uganda should decriminalize same-sex relations, sex work and individual drug use, according to a World AIDS Day statement from the Uga [...]
African churches: Why preach love, then imprison gays?

African churches: Why preach love, then imprison gays?

Why do people who preach love every Sunday want people put in prison for what they do in the privacy of their bedrooms? That was one of the questions [...]
Senegal: Arrest of 2 homosexuals at Great Mosque of Dakar

Senegal: Arrest of 2 homosexuals at Great Mosque of Dakar

Two suspected homosexuals were arrested Nov. 23 in the area of ​​the Grand Mosque of Dakar, Senegal. From the African Human Rights Media Netw [...]
#EndSARS: LGBT Nigerians get extra help to cope with crisis

#EndSARS: LGBT Nigerians get extra help to cope with crisis

More than a dozen LGBT Nigerians suffering from violence stirred up by #EndSARS protests have benefited from an emergency community relief program run [...]
Slander, HIV, bias at work – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

Slander, HIV, bias at work – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

LGBTIQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app. (Sixth in a series) From the African Human Rig [...]
13 Senegal arrestees were tortured before being released

13 Senegal arrestees were tortured before being released

Torture by police followed by the dangers of release back into Senegal's homophobic society. That is the testimony of men who were arrested Oct. 16 at [...]
Cameroon: Bad and good news in latest human rights report

Cameroon: Bad and good news in latest human rights report

In a report on human rights violations last year in Cameroon, LGBT rights activists reported a decline in arbitrary arrests, but an overall increase i [...]
Dutch claim: Criminals help Ugandan asylum seekers appear gay

Dutch claim: Criminals help Ugandan asylum seekers appear gay

Immigration officials in the Netherlands say a criminal network has been charging Ugandan refugees about 2,500 euros ($3,000) to help them qualify for [...]
Senegal: Prison for 7 men arrested at supposed ‘gay wedding’

Senegal: Prison for 7 men arrested at supposed ‘gay wedding’

A court in Senegal imposed prison sentences Friday on seven allegedly gay men who were arrested Oct. 16 at a celebration that police claimed was a gay [...]
Nigerian youth commits suicide after being blackmailed by homophobes

Nigerian youth commits suicide after being blackmailed by homophobes

A young man in Lagos, Nigeria, reportedly committed suicide last week after he was blackmailed by homophobes. From the African Human Rights M [...]
Nigeria gets its first LGBTQ online streaming platform

Nigeria gets its first LGBTQ online streaming platform

Equality Hub, a Nigerian non-profit working to advance the rights of sexual minority women, has just launched a new LGBTQ online streaming platform. [...]
U.S. election: Biden pledges to act against anti-gay nations

U.S. election: Biden pledges to act against anti-gay nations

U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden says that, if elected on Nov. 3, he will "restore America's global leadership on LGBTQ+ issues and actively comb [...]
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