Category: East Africa

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Uganda: Activist ‘was already condemned’ before trial

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 ...
Petition to Uganda: Let us celebrate Pride peacefully

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

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 ...
Nigeria’s first lesbian documentary film is finally here

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

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 ...
Religious leaders warn gay tourists: Ethiopia might kill you

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 ...
Defeat in Kenya didn’t reverse gay Africans’ gains

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. ...
Kenya refuses to overturn anti-gay laws

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 ...
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 ...
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