Category: East Africa

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Advocates boycott African human rights conference in Egypt

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 ...
Uganda: Five months in prison awaiting verdict

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 ...
Kenyan queer refugees win freedom; hunger strike ends

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 ...
Uganda: Queer-themed magazine focuses on mental health

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. ...
Kenyan refugee leader threatens hunger strike; 20 still in jail

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 ...
LGBT refugees protest Kenya arrests and jail time

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 ...
20 gay refugees protest, then are jailed in Kenya

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 ...
Kenyan court rejects anti-gay, anti-lesbian appeal

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 ...
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 ...
Cost of Kenyan homophobia: $1.3 billion per year

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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