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2019 goal: Eliminate two more countries’ anti-gay laws

2019 goal: Eliminate two more countries’ anti-gay laws

Botswana and Kenya will be the next two countries to overturn their anti-gay laws, if court challenges there succeed. From the African Huma [...]
Welcome, Kevin Hart and other formerly anti-gay converts

Welcome, Kevin Hart and other formerly anti-gay converts

COMMENTARY: The Kevin Hart case shows the LGBTQ community how it SHOULD NOT respond to reformed homophobes, says Edwin Sesange, African gay rights act [...]
Commentary: Help LGBT Africans by cutting aid to anti-gay Tanzania

Commentary: Help LGBT Africans by cutting aid to anti-gay Tanzania

Many African LGBT activists urge Western donors not to cut off aid to Tanzania or other homophobic African nations, even when those countries launch a [...]
Battered and slashed, gay man seeks escape from Cameroon

Battered and slashed, gay man seeks escape from Cameroon

After being seriously wounded by homophobic attackers wielding clubs, rocks and machetes, Pierre wants to leave Cameroon. But so far he has been block [...]
Cameroon: Have a male partner? 3 years in prison

Cameroon: Have a male partner? 3 years in prison

Ismael was living with his partner, an arrangement that outraged his neighbors in northern Cameroon. A Muslim, he was arrested, tried, convicted and n [...]
Gay Muslim in a Cameroon prison, ‘almost a slave’

Gay Muslim in a Cameroon prison, ‘almost a slave’

A gay Muslim who was arrested in 2015 when police raided his Cameroon hotel room, Ibrahim was sentenced to prison because his hotel rendezvous was wit [...]
6 years in prison because Abdelaziz loved a man

6 years in prison because Abdelaziz loved a man

Abdelaziz has been in Guider prison in northern Cameroon since 2015, sentenced to sex years of imprisonment because of his sexual orientation. [...]
Help feed 3 mistreated, hungry gay prisoners

Help feed 3 mistreated, hungry gay prisoners

You can make a difference in a world that's awash with homophobia: Your donation will be used to buy and deliver food for three close-to-malnourished [...]
Blackmailers force Nigerian student to come out to family

Blackmailers force Nigerian student to come out to family

A Nigerian student at Abia State Polytechnic was set up, blackmailed and forced to come out to his family following threats from the blackmailers. [...]
Commentary: Withholding aid to Tanzania is a bad idea

Commentary: Withholding aid to Tanzania is a bad idea

LGBT+ Tanzanians will lose out and become scapegoats if donors cut aid, says Anthony Oluoch, program manager for the LGBT+ rights organization Pan Afr [...]
Liberia again weighs tightening anti-gay laws

Liberia again weighs tightening anti-gay laws

Liberia legislators are considering proposals to tighten the country's laws against same-sex intimacy. The bill would make same-sex marriag [...]
Botswana activists deplore anti-trans attack

Botswana activists deplore anti-trans attack

In Botswana, LGBTI activist group Legabibo condemned the brutal anti-trans attack on a trans woman who was publicly beaten while onlookers laughed an [...]
Struggling Nigerian musician Waconzy turns to homophobia

Struggling Nigerian musician Waconzy turns to homophobia

Afro-soul Nigerian musician Obinna Kelvin Anyanwu, popularly known as Waconcy, is trying to revive his musical career by promoting homophobia. He has [...]
Lesbian activist loses battle in Nigerian court

Lesbian activist loses battle in Nigerian court

A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to register a lesbian advocacy organization in Nigeria. Lesbian activist Pam [...]
Stella Nyanzi: A mom / activist’s writings from prison

Stella Nyanzi: A mom / activist’s writings from prison

In her writings from prison, longtime gay activist Stella Nyanzi proves herself to be a devoted mother as well as a fierce opponent of Ugandan Preside [...]
Uganda: Mom, activist, gay ally Stella Nyanzi imprisoned again

Uganda: Mom, activist, gay ally Stella Nyanzi imprisoned again

Political activist and devoted mother Stella Nyanzi, a strong gay ally, has been imprisoned again, this time for new online insults directed at Uganda [...]
Smartphone maker launches anti-gay campaign in Nigeria

Smartphone maker launches anti-gay campaign in Nigeria

Infinix, one of Africa’s leading smartphone makers, is championing the fight against homosexuality and lesbianism in Nigeria. The China-based [...]
Bisi Alimi threatens to sue Nigerian gay blog for defamation

Bisi Alimi threatens to sue Nigerian gay blog for defamation

By Mike Daemon UK-based Nigerian gay activist Bisi Alimi has vowed to sue a Nigerian blogger for publishing and refusing to delete readers' claims [...]
Coming Dec. 13: Nigerian conference on rights, sexuality, law

Coming Dec. 13: Nigerian conference on rights, sexuality, law

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) is all set to host the fourth edition of its annual symposium on Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law. The [...]
Tanzania: 10 men released with ‘no evidence’ against them

Tanzania: 10 men released with ‘no evidence’ against them

Police in Tanzania say they found no reason to press charges against 10 men arrested Saturday in Zanzibar on suspicion of homosexual activity. The men [...]
Tanzania’s anti-gay purge vanished into thin air?

Tanzania’s anti-gay purge vanished into thin air?

Many signs suggested that this week's threatened roundup of gay Tanzanians was a nightmare that had vanished with the light of day. That might still t [...]
Tanzania government disavows Monday’s anti-gay roundup

Tanzania government disavows Monday’s anti-gay roundup

The Tanzanian government distanced itself Sunday from Dar es Salaam governor Paul Makonda and his plans for an anti-gay roundup starting today (Monday [...]
Being intersex is normal, says Zimbabwean activist

Being intersex is normal, says Zimbabwean activist

Society needs to shed its ignorance of intersex people, says Tatenda Ngwaru, a Zimbabwean intersex and trans activist currently working in the United [...]
U.N. to Tanzania: Your duty is to protect LGBT people

U.N. to Tanzania: Your duty is to protect LGBT people

As Tanzanian officials prepare for a threatened round-up of gay citizens, the United Nations' top human rights official reminded them of their duty to [...]
Tanzania plans anti-gay police state, not without opposition

Tanzania plans anti-gay police state, not without opposition

The Tanzanian plan for a public surveillance squad and police round-up of gay Tanzanians ran into strong opposition today, even as reports circulated [...]
Murder strikes gay Cameroon teen who sought safety in city

Murder strikes gay Cameroon teen who sought safety in city

By Mike Daemon A gay teenager escaped from the dangers of war-torn northwestern Cameroon by moving to the capital to continue his education. But he [...]
Tanzania hunts homosexuals, threatens ’round-up’

Tanzania hunts homosexuals, threatens ’round-up’

A Tanzanian official is threatening to launch a round-up of homosexuals starting next week. Paul Makonda, the governor of Dar-es-Salaam, said his anti [...]
Muslim trans rights activist murdered in Nigeria

Muslim trans rights activist murdered in Nigeria

A Muslim human rights activist at a Nigerian trans advocacy organization has been found murdered and buried in a shallow grave in his dirt-floored hom [...]
Updates: Liberia, Jamaica, Chechnya, Russia/Norway

Updates: Liberia, Jamaica, Chechnya, Russia/Norway

A campaign to reduce anti-gay and anti-HIV+ stigma in West Africa, an Inter-American case against Jamaica’s sodomy law, a Russian/Norwegian Prid [...]
Anti-gay law in Kenya might die in February

Anti-gay law in Kenya might die in February

The Kenyan High Court in Nairobi has set Feb. 22, 2019, as the date when it will announce whether it will overturn the law condemning people convicted [...]
Anti-gay law in Kenya might die in February

Anti-gay law in Kenya might die in February

The Kenyan High Court in Nairobi has set Feb. 22, 2019, as the date when it will announce whether it will overturn the law condemning people convicted [...]
Publicity + charity: Cross-dresser helps arrested viral video star

Publicity + charity: Cross-dresser helps arrested viral video star

An HIV-positive dancer, one of 57 people arrested in an anti-gay raid in Nigeria in August, has just received a charitable donation toward his medical [...]
Shock for Nigerian family of student in UK: He’s gay

Shock for Nigerian family of student in UK: He’s gay

A coming-out story that’s like many such stories in Nigeria, except this time it happened online: Two Nigerian parents are in shock after their [...]
Bobrisky donates to help Lagos 57 gay suspect

Bobrisky donates to help Lagos 57 gay suspect

One of the Lagos 57 gay suspects, Obialor James Brown, has received a cash donation of 100,000 naira (about U.S. $275) from controversial Nigerian ble [...]
Shock for Nigerian family of student in UK: He’s gay

Shock for Nigerian family of student in UK: He’s gay

Two Nigerian parents are in shock after their son told them in a WhatsApp conversation that he is gay. The young man, Dan Yomi, is currently a student [...]
Montego Bay Pride is now 1,000 people strong

Montego Bay Pride is now 1,000 people strong

Once again, Montego Bay Pride was a success, and this year’s fourth annual celebration was larger than ever. Here are some excepts from Facebook [...]
Gay rights? ‘Shut up’ says world parliamentary forum

Gay rights? ‘Shut up’ says world parliamentary forum

A coalition of largely anti-gay nations has voted to block discussion of LGBT rights at a global forum of parliamentary governments. Gay rights oppone [...]
Gay rights? ‘Shut up’ says world parliamentary forum

Gay rights? ‘Shut up’ says world parliamentary forum

A coalition of largely anti-gay nations has voted to block discussion of LGBT rights at a global forum of parliamentary governments. The Inte [...]
Lesbian mom flees Cameroon; kids need your help

Lesbian mom flees Cameroon; kids need your help

A Cameroonian lesbian is seeking help for her children, who remain in their homeland until they can rejoin her in the United States.  After learning t [...]
Kanye and Kim missed their chance to make a difference

Kanye and Kim missed their chance to make a difference

Outspoken rapper Kanye West once urged the hip-hop community to switch off its homophobia, but on Monday he missed the chance to do the same to Uganda [...]
Kanye and Kim missed their chance to make a difference

Kanye and Kim missed their chance to make a difference

Outspoken rapper Kanye West once urged the hip-hop community to switch off its homophobia, but on Monday he missed the chance to do the same to Uganda [...]
Our readers’ success: 3 gay prisoners fed (then freed)

Our readers’ success: 3 gay prisoners fed (then freed)

On schedule, Cameroon’s central prison in Yaoundé has released the three remaining prisoners serving sentences there for homosexual activity. Pr [...]
Support the fight for LGBT rights worldwide

Support the fight for LGBT rights worldwide

Please join us in the struggle for justice for LGBT people, especially in countries where homosexuality is illegal. That’s the message from the [...]
Cameroon father decrees: No school for lesbian daughter

Cameroon father decrees: No school for lesbian daughter

In southern Cameroon, a father who discovered his daughter's sexual orientation has blocked her from attending her final year of school. By S [...]
Nigerian police seek anti-gay suspects from Black Axe cult

Nigerian police seek anti-gay suspects from Black Axe cult

Nigerian police in Lagos and Enugu are reportedly looking for two anti-gay members of the violent Black Axe cult in connection with a recent kidnappin [...]
Create a safe place for LGBT Ugandans? Official refuses

Create a safe place for LGBT Ugandans? Official refuses

A plan to create a safe gathering place for Uganda's LGBT community has run into opposition from Uganda's anti-gay ethics minister, who says the propo [...]
Gay Muslim is dead, but he’s still barred from Cameroon cemetery

Gay Muslim is dead, but he’s still barred from Cameroon cemetery

Even after his death, indignities continued for Isma, a gay Muslim in Cameroon. Because of his sexual orientation, religious authorities refused to al [...]
Police bludgeon Cameroon cross-dresser for staying silent

Police bludgeon Cameroon cross-dresser for staying silent

A police officer confronted a cross-dresser last week in northwest Cameroon, insulted him and then bludgeoned him out of frustration when the man held [...]
4 anti-gay arrests in Senegal as 2019 election approaches

4 anti-gay arrests in Senegal as 2019 election approaches

A wave of politically motivated anti-gay arrests is under way in Senegal. The latest LGBT people arrested were two women and two men, detai [...]
Campaign: Block Nigerian hate preacher’s trip to Canada

Campaign: Block Nigerian hate preacher’s trip to Canada

Activists have launched a campaign to stop homophobic Nigerian hate preacher Suleman Johnson from spreading his homophobic sermons to Canada. [...]
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