Will the U.N., Kenya, the U.S. and other Western countries stop mistreating and shunning LGBT+ refugees in Kenya now that the agency overseeing the Kakuma refugee camp has decided it cannot assure their safety there? […]
In Nigeria, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) persons continue to suffer persecution and extreme violence. The reason is the nation’s intense homophobia, generated by repressive religious beliefs, an intolerant culture and harsh laws […]
In Nigeria, LGBTQ+ persons still experience discrimination, violence and even death — human rights abuses that are largely fueled by the harsh homophobic laws against homosexuality. From the African Human Rights Media Network By Mike […]
COMMENTARY: The Kevin Hart case shows the LGBTQ community how it SHOULD NOT respond to reformed homophobes, says Edwin Sesange, African gay rights activist currently living abroad.
Many African LGBT activists urge Western donors not to cut off aid to Tanzania or other homophobic African nations, even when those countries launch anti-gay crackdowns. But not everyone agrees.
LGBT+ Tanzanians will lose out and become scapegoats if donors cut aid, says Anthony Oluoch, program manager for the LGBT+ rights organization Pan Africa ILGA. Representatives of 10 organizations in Tanzania contributed to his statement, […]
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 Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. So did his wife, reality […]
By Mike Daemon Acclaimed Nigerian LGBT rights activist Bisi Alimi has made an “unapologetic” declaration to members of the Nigerian LGBT community that he is not fighting for them, but for himself.
How can LGBTI activists working in a hostile environment such as Uganda combat the dangers of burnout and depression? To answer that question, Kikonyogo Kivumbi, the correspondent of Erasing 76 Crimes in Kampala, Uganda, interviewed […]