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Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

A Malawi court released LGBTI rights activists Gift Trapence and MacDonald Sembeleka on bail Friday, three days after their arrest on fraud charges co [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

U.N. says ‘Sorry! Please release Malawi activists’

Apologetic U.N. officials have joined international calls for the release of two LGBT rights activists in Malawi who helped organize protests alleging [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Malawi police arrest 2 prominent LGBT rights activists

Police in Malawi have arrested Gift Trapence, the leader of the country's main LGBTI rights organization, the Centre for Development of People (CEDEP) [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Trans woman’s naked protest roils Zambia

A Zambian trans woman stripped herself naked and walked along a busy public road yesterday in protest against her family's and Zambian society's mistr [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Debate: Was it right to bar asylum deniers from UK Black Pride?

LGBTI rights activists in the United Kingdom are divided about the decision by UK Black Pride to exclude the Home Office from last weekend's Pride cel [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Botswana wants to make gay sex illegal again

The government of Botswana isn't happy with its status as the latest African country to legalize same-sex intimacy. On Friday, it announced it will ap [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Staying safe as gay in Nigeria is hard, but here’s how to do it

The Initiative for Equality Rights [TIERs] a Lagos-based Nigerian organization working to ensure LGBTIQ equality, protection and acceptance in Nigeria [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Nigeria’s first lesbian documentary film is finally here

The Equality Hub, a Lagos-based Nigerian human rights non-governmental organization, has produced Nigeria's first lesbian-focused documentary film. [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Zambian hypocrisy: Fighting ‘gayism’; accepting rape and corruption

Commentary by the Rev. Kapya Kaoma exposes the hypocrisy of Zambian politicians' anti-gay posturing: "It is time we accepted that politicians have use [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Three anti-gay criminals apprehended in Delta State, Nigeria

Three members of a group of vicious anti-gay criminals were apprehended last week at Ibusa town in Delta State, Nigeria. From the African Hum [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Gay Nigerian ex-priest honored for supporting asylum-seekers

John Adewoye, a gay former priest from Nigeria, has received an award in recognition of his work supporting LGBTIQ African refugees who flee to the U. [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Cameroon man evicts sister over fear that she’s a lesbian

Lesbophobia breaks apart a family in Cameroon; a sister is left homeless. From the African Human Rights Media Network By Steeves [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Zambia bars performance by gay S. African celebrity

The Zambian government has barred Somizi Buyani Mhlongo, a gay South African TV presenter, actor and singer, from performing in Zambia. Fro [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Roundup of 76 gay African refugees: Desperate, dangerous, confusing times

Confusion surrounds this week's heartless decision to move 76 gay refugees from Nairobi back to the often violently homophobic Kakuma refugee camp fro [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Survey: Nigerians are more accepting of gay people

Results of a new survey show that more Nigerians are beginning to accept lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender [LGBT+] persons. From the Afri [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Cameroon: Assaults, rape, death threats over lesbian affair

In April, when a Cameroonian man learned that his common-law wife was attracted to women, he assaulted her, raped her lover and threatened to kill th [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Botswana: Another country strikes down its anti-gay laws

Botswana today overturned its colonial-era laws that made homosexuality a crime punishable by seven years in prison. From the African Human R [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Religious leaders warn gay tourists: Ethiopia might kill you

Conservative Christian and Muslim leaders in Ethiopia are trying to block a trip planned for gay American tourists who want to see ancient religious s [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Defeat in Kenya didn’t reverse gay Africans’ gains

Two gay rights advocates see encouraging signs for LGBT+ Africans, even though Kenya's High Court refused to overturn that nation's anti-gay laws. [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Popular music producer Don Jazzy shows support for feminine Nigerian man

Popular Nigerian producer and record label owner, Don Jazzy, has surprised many on Instagram after he openly showed his support for a young effeminate [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Kenya refuses to overturn anti-gay laws

Kenya's High Court today missed an opportunity to move the country forward. Instead, it ruled that the nation's repressive anti-homosexuality laws are [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Bisexual woman in Nigeria publicly stripped naked for having sex with her girlfriend

Lady Cee [name changed for safety] a 43 year-old Nigerian woman was subjected to all manner of physical and mental abuse by her husband’s kindred afte [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Victory for gay rights in Tunisia

The Tunis Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court decision that allowed the LGBT rights group Shams to keep its official recognition as a legitima [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Advocates boycott African human rights conference in Egypt

Repression of LGBT rights defenders marred the recently held session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. From the African H [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

U.N. experts to Tunisia: Don’t shut down Shams

Four high-ranking human rights specialists at the United Nations are urging the Tunisian government not to close down the LGBT rights organization Sha [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Nigeria: Anglican Church ejects 2 priests for homosexuality

The Anglican Church of Nigeria last week expelled two priests whom it accused of homosexuality. From the African Human Rights Media Network [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

LGBT in West Africa: Arrests, lynchings, discrimination, denial

West African nations display a mix of mostly abusive responses to LGBT people, including denial that they exist, lynchings and arrests even without an [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Nollywood actor Charles Awurum: God will punish gay men and Bobrisky

Popular Nollywood comic actor Charles Awurum has joined the pack of Nigerian celebrities who give their popularity a cheap boost by bad-mouthing homos [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

ABANDONED: Traditional festival of male beauty in Niger

The West African nation of Niger has withdrawn support for a traditional cultural festival that celebrates male beauty, giving no public explanation. [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Uganda: Five months in prison awaiting verdict

More than five months after her arrest for offending Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, outspoken LGBT and women's rights activist Stella Nyanzi remai [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Linda Ikeji and Charly Boy are characters in new book about homosexuality?

A new fiction book that mirrors LGBT life in Nigeria seemingly highlights Nigerian celebrities Charly Boy and Linda Ikeji as two powerful fictional ch [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Kenyan queer refugees win freedom; hunger strike ends

Reports from Nairobi say that the hunger strike by LGBTQ refugee advocate Mbazira Moses and his supporters has succeeded in winning authorities' promi [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

New libraries are now available for LGBTI Nigerians

LGBTI persons in Nigeria can now access two computer-equipped libraries in Lagos, thanks to The Initiatives for Equal Rights (TIERs), a Nigerian LGBTI [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Uganda: Queer-themed magazine focuses on mental health

Kuchu Times Media Group, a Ugandan LGBT media advocacy enterprise, has launched the fourth edition of its powerful queer-themed "Bombastic" magazine. [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Kenyan refugee leader threatens hunger strike; 20 still in jail

Mbazira Moses, leader of the Refugee Flag Kenya advocacy group, threatened today to wage a hunger strike until 20 jailed LGBT refugees have been relea [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

S. Africa rejects Zambia refugee for saying he’s both gay and Christian

A young Zambian gay man has been denied refugee status in South Africa by authorities who claim that he cannot be both Christian and gay. From [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

LGBT refugees protest Kenya arrests and jail time

LGBT refugee activists gathered outside a Nairobi courtroom today to protest the mistreatment of 20 LGBT refugees who were arrested at an earlier prot [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

20 gay refugees protest, then are jailed in Kenya

Twenty LGBTQ refugees who fled from anti-gay violence in Uganda are being held in Nairobi-area jails after they protested against mistreatment by Keny [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Kenyan court rejects anti-gay, anti-lesbian appeal

The Kenyan Court of Appeal today rejected a government attempt to block registration of an LGBT advocacy group, the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rig [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Dramatic increase in violence against LGBT people in Cameroon

The 2018 report on violence against LGBT people in Cameroon shows a sharp and shameful increase. This alarming situation is due to widespread ignoranc [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Botswana court hears reasons to overturn anti-gay law

Botswana's High Court heard arguments Thursday for and against overturning the nation's anti-gay law. It scheduled its ruling in the case for June 11. [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Cameroon university blocks career of LGBTI activist

Officials at the University of Yaoundé II in Cameroon have blocked the academic career of a mature student known as Kundy (a pseudonym) because of his [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Nigerian lesbian reveals why she will marry a gay man

Liz, age 35, is under pressure from her family to get married but, as a lesbian, that's a problem for her. Here she explains how she plans to get by i [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Cameroon death threats: 2 gay lovers outed by each other

A lovers' quarrel last month led to death threats, a knife attack, a closeted pastor losing his job, and his lover fleeing for his life. Fr [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Death (denied) in Tunisia’s queer cell block

Recent reports, apparently untrue, that a trans woman died in the "Lions' Den" cell block at Mornaguia Prison focused attention on the grim conditions [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Meet the young Nigerian who is running an LGBT inclusive clothing brand in Nigeria

Young Nigerians are becoming more innovative and daring by the day, and Raldie Young, a young Lagos-based Nigerian is one of them. From the Afric [...]
Gay bishops, not gay spouses, welcome at Anglican meeting

Gay bishops, not gay spouses, welcome at Anglican meeting

Several African churches are protesting the decision by the top Anglican archbishop to invite gay bishops to an upcoming worldwide gathering of the ch [...]
Gay bishops, not gay spouses, welcome at Anglican meeting

Activist Nigerian woman worries: More gay men marry women

A Port Harcourt-based women’s rights activist is alarmed over the rate at which gay men are deceiving heterosexual women into marriages to hide their [...]
Gay bishops, not gay spouses, welcome at Anglican meeting

New online help for LGBT asylum-seekers in South Africa

Gateway Health Institute, a South African human rights organization, has launched an online platform to help LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and refugees access [...]
Gay bishops, not gay spouses, welcome at Anglican meeting

Cost of Kenyan homophobia: $1.3 billion per year

Discrimination against LGBT+ people in Kenya costs the nation 18 billion to 130 billion Kenyan shillings (U.S. $180 million to $1.3 billion) per year, [...]
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