Category: NoStrings

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Uganda: Officials disagree on need for a new anti-gay bill

Uganda: Officials disagree on need for a new anti-gay bill

Ugandan officials are divided over whether to bother introducing a new Anti-Homosexuality Bill. From the African Human Rights Media Network [...]
Uganda: U.S. reassures local LGBT community of health inclusion

Uganda: U.S. reassures local LGBT community of health inclusion

We haven't forgotten about you. That's the word to the LGBT community in Uganda, even though the latest national HIV impact survey contains no data a [...]
LGBTI Ugandans denounce latest brutal murder, demand protection

LGBTI Ugandans denounce latest brutal murder, demand protection

LGBTI activists in Uganda have denounced the latest brutal murder of a member of their community and are demanding that the government guarantee thei [...]
Uganda: Push for new Anti-Homosexuality Bill gets bizarre

Uganda: Push for new Anti-Homosexuality Bill gets bizarre

Anti-gay politicians in Uganda are working both behind the scenes and bizarrely in public to lay the groundwork for bringing back Uganda's notorious A [...]
Uganda: Icebreakers’ new academy boosts LGBTQ health

Uganda: Icebreakers’ new academy boosts LGBTQ health

Gay rights activists in Uganda have launched a Peer Educators Academy to empower young LGBTQ persons with vital health information and access to neede [...]
We freed 3 gay men from prison

We freed 3 gay men from prison

Gay rights activists and donors have freed the last three prisoners serving sentences for homosexuality in northern Cameroon. From the Africa [...]
Global Fund to the rescue as Uganda tries to deny lubricants

Global Fund to the rescue as Uganda tries to deny lubricants

The Global Fund has found a way to ease a Ugandan government-created shortage of lubricants, which are an important method of combating the spread of [...]
Anguish and abuse after Rwandan gospel singer came out as gay

Anguish and abuse after Rwandan gospel singer came out as gay

Rwandan gospel singer Albert Nabonibo is still pained by people's harsh responses to his revelation last month that he is gay. From the Afric [...]
Mauritius activists seek to overturn anti-gay law

Mauritius activists seek to overturn anti-gay law

Four LGBT rights activists in the island nation of Mauritius off the east coast of Africa are taking legal action against that country's anti-gay law. [...]
Anti-gay candidate leads in Tunisia’s presidential election

Anti-gay candidate leads in Tunisia’s presidential election

Anti-gay law professor Kais Saied won the most votes in the first round of Tunisia's presidential election, the Tunisian electoral commission announce [...]
Uganda activists seek repeal of laws that abuse HIV+ people

Uganda activists seek repeal of laws that abuse HIV+ people

Gay rights activists in Uganda this week joined health rights defenders and people living with HIV to demand an end to the country’s HIV criminal laws [...]
Uganda plans to be ignorant about extent of HIV among gays

Uganda plans to be ignorant about extent of HIV among gays

Health rights advocates in Uganda are worried about a pending ministerial order to health care providers stopping them from recording data about homos [...]
New push to give sex lubricants to Ugandan women, gay men

New push to give sex lubricants to Ugandan women, gay men

It's time for homophobic Ugandan officials to stop limiting access to sex lubricants especially because, without them, straight women as well as homos [...]
Cameroon: You’re gay? No more school for you!

Cameroon: You’re gay? No more school for you!

Next month two young gay men in Cameroon planned to resume training for a human resources career, but they can't. The reason: Their parents found out [...]
Anti-gay Ugandan archbishop is leaving; suspense about new leader

Anti-gay Ugandan archbishop is leaving; suspense about new leader

The Anglican Church of Uganda has elected a new archbishop who has not yet made clear whether he will follow in the footsteps of his homophobic predec [...]
More homosexuality arrests in Zambia

More homosexuality arrests in Zambia

Zambian police last week arrested another couple on homosexuality charges. From the African Human Rights Media Network This time, [...]
Uganda faces ‘a crisis of political will’ in fight against AIDS

Uganda faces ‘a crisis of political will’ in fight against AIDS

Health rights advocates in Uganda warn that the country is “faltering in its response to the HIV epidemic” especially among LGBTI people, sex workers [...]
Ugandan gay activists appeal for formal recognition

Ugandan gay activists appeal for formal recognition

Gay rights activists in Uganda have resolved to push on with a court case challenging Uganda government refusal to register their network, Sexual Mino [...]
Cameroon: Death of LGBTI activist Lambert Lamba

Cameroon: Death of LGBTI activist Lambert Lamba

With the death of activist Marc Lambert Lamba, Cameroon lost a pioneer in the fight against anti-LGBTI violence. From the African Human Right [...]
Ugandan activists welcome new UNAIDS leader, Ugandan Winnie Byanyima

Ugandan activists welcome new UNAIDS leader, Ugandan Winnie Byanyima

Gay rights activists in Uganda have welcomed the appointment of Ms Winifred ‘Winnie’ Karagwa Byanyima, a Ugandan national, as the new executive direct [...]
Fear: If unchained, faith-based bias would crush LGBT medical care

Fear: If unchained, faith-based bias would crush LGBT medical care

Gay Africans barred from medical care. A rise in HIV infections in homophobic countries. Reduced access to health care for LGBTI people both in the Un [...]
Commentary: Ghana needs a visit from U.N.’s SOGI expert

Commentary: Ghana needs a visit from U.N.’s SOGI expert

Ghana may be ready for a visit from the U.N.'s expert on sexual minorities, commentator Kwaku Adomako states in Modern Ghana. From the Afri [...]
Nigerian model becomes the first trans contestant in a beauty pageant

Nigerian model becomes the first trans contestant in a beauty pageant

Transgender Nigerian woman Veso Golden Oke, age 25, is competing in a beauty pageant in Ghana alongside other women. By Mike Daemon In Afric [...]
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 [...]
Cameroon: Trans people form their own advocacy network

Cameroon: Trans people form their own advocacy network

The new TransAfrican Independent Network in Cameroon is working to confront transphobia and empower transgender people. From the African Human [...]
Zambian farmer, youth in court on gay sex charges

Zambian farmer, youth in court on gay sex charges

A 53-year-old Zambian farmer and a 17-year-old student appeared in court in Lusaka yesterday, accused of violating Zambia's anti-homosexuality laws. [...]
LGBT Tunisia: Rift over Israel, tactics, morals of gay candidate

LGBT Tunisia: Rift over Israel, tactics, morals of gay candidate

Eleven Tunisian LGBT rights groups have attacked gay presidential candidate Mounir Baatour and his LGBT association, Shams, criticizing them for lack [...]
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 [...]
Nigerian gay reverend wants to marry but the church won’t let him

Nigerian gay reverend wants to marry but the church won’t let him

An openly gay priest from Nigeria has found himself entangled in the homophobia of the Church of England. From the African Human Rights Media Net [...]
Cameroon: Trans leader in hiding after transphobic attack

Cameroon: Trans leader in hiding after transphobic attack

A leader of Cameroon's transgender community is recuperating from a transphobic attack that almost killed her. From the African Human Right [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

A Malawi court released LGBTI rights activists Gift Trapence and MacDonald Sembeleka on bail Friday, three days after their arrest on fraud charges co [...]
U.N. says ‘Sorry! Please release Malawi activists’

U.N. says ‘Sorry! Please release Malawi activists’

Apologetic U.N. officials have joined international calls for the release of two LGBT rights activists in Malawi who helped organize protests alleging [...]
Malawi police arrest 2 prominent LGBT rights activists

Malawi police arrest 2 prominent LGBT rights activists

Police in Malawi have arrested Gift Trapence, the leader of the country's main LGBTI rights organization, the Centre for Development of People (CEDEP) [...]
Trans woman’s naked protest roils Zambia

Trans woman’s naked protest roils Zambia

A Zambian trans woman stripped herself naked and walked along a busy public road yesterday in protest against her family's and Zambian society's mistr [...]
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 [...]
Botswana wants to make gay sex illegal again

Botswana wants to make gay sex illegal again

The government of Botswana isn't happy with its status as the latest African country to legalize same-sex intimacy. On Friday, it announced it will ap [...]
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. [...]
Zambian hypocrisy: Fighting ‘gayism’; accepting rape and corruption

Zambian hypocrisy: Fighting ‘gayism’; accepting rape and corruption

Commentary by the Rev. Kapya Kaoma exposes the hypocrisy of Zambian politicians' anti-gay posturing: "It is time we accepted that politicians have use [...]
Three anti-gay criminals apprehended in Delta State, Nigeria

Three anti-gay criminals apprehended in Delta State, Nigeria

Three members of a group of vicious anti-gay criminals were apprehended last week at Ibusa town in Delta State, Nigeria. From the African Hum [...]
Cameroon man evicts sister over fear that she’s a lesbian

Cameroon man evicts sister over fear that she’s a lesbian

Lesbophobia breaks apart a family in Cameroon; a sister is left homeless. From the African Human Rights Media Network By Steeves [...]
Zambia bars performance by gay S. African celebrity

Zambia bars performance by gay S. African celebrity

The Zambian government has barred Somizi Buyani Mhlongo, a gay South African TV presenter, actor and singer, from performing in Zambia. Fro [...]
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 [...]
Cameroon: Assaults, rape, death threats over lesbian affair

Cameroon: Assaults, rape, death threats over lesbian affair

In April, when a Cameroonian man learned that his common-law wife was attracted to women, he assaulted her, raped her lover and threatened to kill th [...]
Botswana: Another country strikes down its anti-gay laws

Botswana: Another country strikes down its anti-gay laws

Botswana today overturned its colonial-era laws that made homosexuality a crime punishable by seven years in prison. From the African Human R [...]
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 [...]
Victory for gay rights in Tunisia

Victory for gay rights in Tunisia

The Tunis Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court decision that allowed the LGBT rights group Shams to keep its official recognition as a legitima [...]
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 [...]
U.N. experts to Tunisia: Don’t shut down Shams

U.N. experts to Tunisia: Don’t shut down Shams

Four high-ranking human rights specialists at the United Nations are urging the Tunisian government not to close down the LGBT rights organization Sha [...]
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