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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 [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

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 [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

‘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’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

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 [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

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 [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

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 [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

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 [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

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 [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

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 [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

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. [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

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 [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

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 [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

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 [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

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 [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

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 [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

‘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 [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

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 [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

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 [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Global Fund to the rescue as Uganda tries to deny lubricants

The Global Fund has found a way to ease a Ugandan government-created shortage of lubricants, which are an important method of combating the spread of [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Anti-gay Nigerian protesters demand harsher laws against LGBTIQ+ people

Homophobic Nigerian youths and officials protested this week to demand harsher laws and a crackdown on LGBTIQ+ people in Nigeria. From the Africa [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Anguish and abuse after Rwandan gospel singer came out as gay

Rwandan gospel singer Albert Nabonibo is still pained by people's harsh responses to his revelation last month that he is gay. From the Afric [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Mauritius activists seek to overturn anti-gay law

Four LGBT rights activists in the island nation of Mauritius off the east coast of Africa are taking legal action against that country's anti-gay law. [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Anti-gay candidate leads in Tunisia’s presidential election

Anti-gay law professor Kais Saied won the most votes in the first round of Tunisia's presidential election, the Tunisian electoral commission announce [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Uganda activists seek repeal of laws that abuse HIV+ people

Gay rights activists in Uganda this week joined health rights defenders and people living with HIV to demand an end to the country’s HIV criminal laws [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Trailer: New film captures the truth of gay life in Nigeria

Members of the gay community in Nigeria are excitedly anticipating the release of a new film that people believe has captured the true experience of l [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Uganda plans to be ignorant about extent of HIV among gays

Health rights advocates in Uganda are worried about a pending ministerial order to health care providers stopping them from recording data about homos [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

New push to give sex lubricants to Ugandan women, gay men

It's time for homophobic Ugandan officials to stop limiting access to sex lubricants especially because, without them, straight women as well as homos [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Nigerian-American singer Jidenna: Homosexuality is not un-African

Superstar Nigerian-American singer and rapper Jidenna has stepped forth to debunk ignorant false claims that homosexuality is un-African. Fro [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Cameroon: You’re gay? No more school for you!

Next month two young gay men in Cameroon planned to resume training for a human resources career, but they can't. The reason: Their parents found out [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Anti-gay Ugandan archbishop is leaving; suspense about new leader

The Anglican Church of Uganda has elected a new archbishop who has not yet made clear whether he will follow in the footsteps of his homophobic predec [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Here’s a newsletter every Nigerian lesbian, bisexual and queer woman should read

With the country’s anti-gay law and Nigeria’s homophobia, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer in Nigeria can be truly frustrating and h [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

More homosexuality arrests in Zambia

Zambian police last week arrested another couple on homosexuality charges. From the African Human Rights Media Network This time, [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Uganda faces ‘a crisis of political will’ in fight against AIDS

Health rights advocates in Uganda warn that the country is “faltering in its response to the HIV epidemic” especially among LGBTI people, sex workers [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Ugandan gay activists appeal for formal recognition

Gay rights activists in Uganda have resolved to push on with a court case challenging Uganda government refusal to register their network, Sexual Mino [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Cameroon: Death of LGBTI activist Lambert Lamba

With the death of activist Marc Lambert Lamba, Cameroon lost a pioneer in the fight against anti-LGBTI violence. From the African Human Right [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Port Harcourt based anti-gay blackmailer arrested by Nigeria police

Charles Henry Chukwuebuka, a Port Harcourt-based anti-gay blackmailer, has been arrested by the Nigeria police in Port Harcourt whilst trying to black [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Ugandan activists welcome new UNAIDS leader, Ugandan Winnie Byanyima

Gay rights activists in Uganda have welcomed the appointment of Ms Winifred ‘Winnie’ Karagwa Byanyima, a Ugandan national, as the new executive direct [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Fear: If unchained, faith-based bias would crush LGBT medical care

Gay Africans barred from medical care. A rise in HIV infections in homophobic countries. Reduced access to health care for LGBTI people both in the Un [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Ivory Coast flirts with same-sex marriage, then rejects it

A proposal that would have allowed same-sex marriage in Ivory Coast has been withdrawn. The revised version, which is apparently headed for passage in [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Commentary: Ghana needs a visit from U.N.’s SOGI expert

Ghana may be ready for a visit from the U.N.'s expert on sexual minorities, commentator Kwaku Adomako states in Modern Ghana. From the Afri [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Nigerian model becomes the first trans contestant in a beauty pageant

Transgender Nigerian woman Veso Golden Oke, age 25, is competing in a beauty pageant in Ghana alongside other women. By Mike Daemon In Afric [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Donors, activists free gay man from Cameroon prison

With help from generous donors, an imprisoned gay man was set free last week in Cameroon, ending his three-year sentence for homosexuality. -- [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Uganda: Activist ‘was already condemned’ before trial

Political activist and strong gay ally Stella Nyanzi was sentenced on Aug. 2 to 18 months in prison after being convicted of "cyber harassment" for pu [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Cameroon: Trans people form their own advocacy network

The new TransAfrican Independent Network in Cameroon is working to confront transphobia and empower transgender people. From the African Human [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Zambian farmer, youth in court on gay sex charges

A 53-year-old Zambian farmer and a 17-year-old student appeared in court in Lusaka yesterday, accused of violating Zambia's anti-homosexuality laws. [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

LGBT Tunisia: Rift over Israel, tactics, morals of gay candidate

Eleven Tunisian LGBT rights groups have attacked gay presidential candidate Mounir Baatour and his LGBT association, Shams, criticizing them for lack [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Ex-husband of popular Nollywood actress identified in anti-gay attack

The victim of a recent anti-gay blackmail attack has identified Mercy Aigbe’s ex-husband Lanre Gentry as one of the men involved in the attack at his [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Nigerians react as Methodists vote for same-sex marriage

The prelate of the Methodist church in Nigeria has condemned a decision by the British branch of the Methodist Church in favor of allowing lesbian, ga [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Petition to Uganda: Let us celebrate Pride peacefully

Ugandan activists are seeking international support for a petition to Simon Lokodo, the homophobic Minister of Ethics and Integrity, urging him to sto [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Cameroon: Trans leader in hiding after transphobic attack

A leader of Cameroon's transgender community is recuperating from a transphobic attack that almost killed her. From the African Human Right [...]
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