Category: East Africa

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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 [...]
Threats blocked Mauritius Pride; petitioners say ‘Enough!’

Threats blocked Mauritius Pride; petitioners say ‘Enough!’

The organizers of the canceled Pride March in the offshore East Africa [...]
LGBTI Ugandans prepare for Pride in refugee camp

LGBTI Ugandans prepare for Pride in refugee camp

LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp are preparing to [...]
Dear Ellen and Portia: Avoid East Africa’s anti-gay police

Dear Ellen and Portia: Avoid East Africa’s anti-gay police

Good luck to TV personality Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Ros [...]
65 groups protest Tanzania repression, LGBT arrests

65 groups protest Tanzania repression, LGBT arrests

A total of 65 civil society groups have challenged the government of T [...]
Scott Lively targeted him in Uganda. Now he targets Lively in U.S.

Scott Lively targeted him in Uganda. Now he targets Lively in U.S.

Arch-homophobe the Rev. Scott Lively was a driving force behind the pa [...]
Ugandan: To win asylum, refugee must persuade Texas judge

Ugandan: To win asylum, refugee must persuade Texas judge

The U.S.-based African Human Rights Coalition is raising money to prov [...]
Uganda: Protests greet shutdown of LGBTI rights event

Uganda: Protests greet shutdown of LGBTI rights event

"We will not be intimidated," Ugandan LGBTI leader Frank Mugisha said [...]
IDAHOT day: Festivities but homophobic hate too

IDAHOT day: Festivities but homophobic hate too

Celebrations, awards and inspiring statements marked today's Internati [...]
Homophobes of the Week: Cameroon’s baton-swinging police

Homophobes of the Week: Cameroon’s baton-swinging police

Gendarmes in Cameroon won the dishonor of being selected as Homophobes [...]
Flooding endangers LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya

Flooding endangers LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya

LGBTI Ugandan refugees at Kakuma Camp in Kenya are coping with the lif [...]
Homophobe of the Week: whipping advocate Irwandi Yusuf

Homophobe of the Week: whipping advocate Irwandi Yusuf

Indonesian politician Irwandi Yusuf is the recipient of the Homophobe [...]
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