Category: East Africa

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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 advoc [...]
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 [...]
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 p [...]
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 be [...]
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 bloc [...]
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 Anglic [...]
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 billi [...]
Kenyan court delays decision on anti-gay law

Kenyan court delays decision on anti-gay law

Kenya's High Court in Nairobi today delayed a much-anticipated ruling [...]
Gay refugees suffer in Kenya’s UN-enforced squalor

Gay refugees suffer in Kenya’s UN-enforced squalor

Living conditions for gay refugees in Kenya remain terrible after the [...]
Gays welcome at new Uganda church

Gays welcome at new Uganda church

Uganda's new LGBTQ-affirming church had its first service on Dec. 23. [...]
Christmas in prison for outspoken Ugandan gay ally

Christmas in prison for outspoken Ugandan gay ally

Political activist, gay ally and devoted mother Stella Nyanzi will spe [...]
Gay refugees escape Kakuma’s dangers, reach Nairobi’s squalor

Gay refugees escape Kakuma’s dangers, reach Nairobi’s squalor

The U.N. refugee agency has moved more than 200 gay refugees from dang [...]
Anglican Church must pay Kenyan priests it said were gay

Anglican Church must pay Kenyan priests it said were gay

A Kenyan court has ordered the homophobic Anglican Church of Kenya to [...]
Gay arrests in Malawi: More mixed signals on gay rights

Gay arrests in Malawi: More mixed signals on gay rights

The southeast African country of Malawi remains torn about homosexuali [...]
Cutting aid to Tanzania: It worked (somewhat)

Cutting aid to Tanzania: It worked (somewhat)

Cutting off foreign aid to homophobic countries can work, but only as [...]
U.N. plan for gay refugees: same abuse, new location?

U.N. plan for gay refugees: same abuse, new location?

Will the U.N., Kenya, the U.S. and other Western countries stop mistre [...]
Violence greets protesting LGBT refugees in Kenya

Violence greets protesting LGBT refugees in Kenya

LGBT refugees protesting dangerous and inhumane conditions at Kakuma r [...]
Canadian plea: Don’t cut aid to Tanzania

Canadian plea: Don’t cut aid to Tanzania

Tanzania's anti-gay crackdown is a time to boost support for LGBT [...]
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 an [...]
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 SHOUL [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 prove [...]
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 [...]
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 1 [...]
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 Tanzan [...]
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 go [...]
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 citize [...]
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 [...]
Tanzania hunts homosexuals, threatens ’round-up’

Tanzania hunts homosexuals, threatens ’round-up’

A Tanzanian official is threatening to launch a round-up of homosexual [...]
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 wh [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 ha [...]
How can LGBTI activists avoid burnout and depression?

How can LGBTI activists avoid burnout and depression?

How can LGBTI activists working in a hostile environment such as Ugand [...]
Uganda honors the work of health-rights activist journalist

Uganda honors the work of health-rights activist journalist

The Ugandan government has honored LGBTI right-to-health activist / hu [...]
Uganda: Homophobic archbishop will retire

Uganda: Homophobic archbishop will retire

The homophobic Anglican Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley N [...]
Protesters: Uganda must free tortured activist singer

Protesters: Uganda must free tortured activist singer

Protesters in London are demanding an end to the torture and detention [...]
As Museveni wins peace prize, he wars against homosexuals

As Museveni wins peace prize, he wars against homosexuals

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni waged verbal war on homosexuality on [...]
LGBTI activists at risk of burnout; what can we do?

LGBTI activists at risk of burnout; what can we do?

Last month's rejection of the LGBTI community by former LGBTI activist [...]
Report reveals Ugandan anti-LGBT health care discrimination

Report reveals Ugandan anti-LGBT health care discrimination

A new report from the LGBT coalition Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) e [...]
Ugandans flee anti-gay Kakuma, find worse in Malawi

Ugandans flee anti-gay Kakuma, find worse in Malawi

Trouble was all that four desperate Ugandan LGBTI refugees found when [...]
Uganda: Why Val Kalende ‘renounced lesbianism’

Uganda: Why Val Kalende ‘renounced lesbianism’

Longtime Ugandan activist Kikonyogo Kivumbi explores the background of [...]
Popular Ugandan LGBT activist says she’s no longer a lesbian

Popular Ugandan LGBT activist says she’s no longer a lesbian

Val Kalende, a popular Ugandan LGBT activist, has declared on national [...]
Trans group serves trans youths? Ugandan landlord balks

Trans group serves trans youths? Ugandan landlord balks

An organization that advocates for the rights and equality of trans yo [...]
Now more than ever: We need LGBTQI allies to ‘come out’

Now more than ever: We need LGBTQI allies to ‘come out’

Kenyan activist Denis Nzioka celebrates the courage of LGBTQI allies i [...]
Kenya: Death threats follow refugees’ successful Pride

Kenya: Death threats follow refugees’ successful Pride

Last weekend's successful first-ever Pride at Kakuma refugee camp in K [...]
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