Category: East Africa

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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 in the struggle for LGBTQI rights -- and asks that their voices be more widely he ...
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 Kenya attracted hundreds, but the camp's LGBTI residents now fear for their lives ...
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 African island nation of Mauritius are seeking international support to persuade their ...
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 celebrate Pride on June 16, thanks to $1,500 worth of financial help from indiv ...
Uganda: Anti-gay Pastor ‘Poo Poo’ is back, claiming he’s a victim

Uganda: Anti-gay Pastor ‘Poo Poo’ is back, claiming he’s a victim

Ugandan Pastor Martin Ssempa is back on the warpath against gay rights. In a new video, he states that, after a sabbatical, he has returned to the fra ...
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 Rossi as they vacation in Kenya and Tanzania, which both have laws against same-sex ...
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 Tanzania over "the worrying decline in respect for human rights,” citing persecut ...
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 passage of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014, which incited an anti-LGBTQ 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 provide expert testimony before an American judge in Texas who will decide whether t ...
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 in response to the May 17 shutdown of the country's celebration of the Internati ...
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