Category: NoStrings

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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 o [...]
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 u [...]
LGBT in West Africa: Arrests, lynchings, discrimination, denial

LGBT in West Africa: Arrests, lynchings, discrimination, denial

West African nations display a mix of mostly abusive responses to LGBT [...]
ABANDONED: Traditional festival of male beauty in Niger

ABANDONED: Traditional festival of male beauty in Niger

The West African nation of Niger has withdrawn support for a tradition [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
New libraries are now available for LGBTI Nigerians

New libraries are now available for LGBTI Nigerians

LGBTI persons in Nigeria can now access two computer-equipped librarie [...]
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 [...]
Dramatic increase in violence against LGBT people in Cameroon

Dramatic increase in violence against LGBT people in Cameroon

The 2018 report on violence against LGBT people in Cameroon shows a sh [...]
Botswana court hears reasons to overturn anti-gay law

Botswana court hears reasons to overturn anti-gay law

Botswana's High Court heard arguments Thursday for and against overtur [...]
Cameroon university blocks career of LGBTI activist

Cameroon university blocks career of LGBTI activist

Officials at the University of Yaoundé II in Cameroon have blocked the [...]
Nigerian lesbian reveals why she will marry a gay man

Nigerian lesbian reveals why she will marry a gay man

Liz, age 35, is under pressure from her family to get married but, as [...]
Cameroon death threats: 2 gay lovers outed by each other

Cameroon death threats: 2 gay lovers outed by each other

A lovers' quarrel last month led to death threats, a knife attack, a c [...]
Death (denied) in Tunisia’s queer cell block

Death (denied) in Tunisia’s queer cell block

Recent reports, apparently untrue, that a trans woman died in the "Lio [...]
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 [...]
Activist Nigerian woman worries: More gay men marry women

Activist Nigerian woman worries: More gay men marry women

A Port Harcourt-based women’s rights activist is alarmed over the rate [...]
New online help for LGBT asylum-seekers in South Africa

New online help for LGBT asylum-seekers in South Africa

Gateway Health Institute, a South African human rights organization, h [...]
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 [...]
Tunisia targets pro-gay advocacy at Shams

Tunisia targets pro-gay advocacy at Shams

The Tunisian government has appealed a 2016 court decision that grante [...]
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 [...]
Politicians’ anti-gay posturing mars Senegal election

Politicians’ anti-gay posturing mars Senegal election

Homophobic posturing is often a feature of African political campaigns [...]
Horror for a young man under the shade of Tunisian palms

Horror for a young man under the shade of Tunisian palms

Pressure is building to release a young Tunisian man imprisoned for ho [...]
Angola’s neighbors may copy its repeal of anti-gay law

Angola’s neighbors may copy its repeal of anti-gay law

Angola's repeal of its anti-gay law last month could lead to the repea [...]
Gay Tunisian flees to Europe to avoid prison for homosexuality

Gay Tunisian flees to Europe to avoid prison for homosexuality

Sentenced to prison for homosexuality three times in the past three ye [...]
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 [...]
Cameroon: Lesbian athlete ousted, living in fear

Cameroon: Lesbian athlete ousted, living in fear

Barred from playing pro football (soccer) in Cameroon because she is a [...]
Male singer in a dress? Zambia freaks out, cracks down

Male singer in a dress? Zambia freaks out, cracks down

Flamboyant attire and provocative behavior on a Zambian reality TV sho [...]
Cameroon: Crowd kills ‘man of God’ caught in the act

Cameroon: Crowd kills ‘man of God’ caught in the act

A pious shopkeeper in northern Cameroon was caught having sex with his [...]
Botswana president speaks up for LGBTI rights

Botswana president speaks up for LGBTI rights

There is new hope for LGBTI persons in Botswana because the new pres [...]
Mobile counseling + social app for LGBT Nigerians

Mobile counseling + social app for LGBT Nigerians

LGBT+ Nigerians are about to get a new online mobile platform through [...]
8 shocking human rights violations suffered by gay Nigerians

8 shocking human rights violations suffered by gay Nigerians

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), through its "Human, Not Numbe [...]
Cameroon: Youths disrupt Pride, burn advocacy office

Cameroon: Youths disrupt Pride, burn advocacy office

An attack by anti-gay youths shut down a gay advocacy organization and [...]
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. [...]
Out gay Nigerian prepares online help for others

Out gay Nigerian prepares online help for others

Nigerian gay man Dan Yomi is gearing up to launch an online project th [...]
Estranged dad seizes kids from lesbian mom in Cameroon

Estranged dad seizes kids from lesbian mom in Cameroon

The long-absent father of two young children recently took them away f [...]
Cameroon: Homophobia derails a pro sports career

Cameroon: Homophobia derails a pro sports career

Because of public pressure and fear of lesbians, a star athlete is bar [...]
Rights of 286 LGBT Nigerians violated in 2018, report says

Rights of 286 LGBT Nigerians violated in 2018, report says

Without any protection against anti-gay discrimination in Nigerian law [...]
List of alleged homosexuals endangers 82 in Cameroon

List of alleged homosexuals endangers 82 in Cameroon

In Cameroon, a new list of people accused of being homosexuals has put [...]
‘I was almost burnt alive,’ Nigerian trans woman says

‘I was almost burnt alive,’ Nigerian trans woman says

A Nigerian trans woman describes the perils of living in a society whe [...]
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 [...]
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