Category: NoStrings

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Nigeria: Port Harcourt man ID’d as anti-gay blackmailer

Nigeria: Port Harcourt man ID’d as anti-gay blackmailer

A series of victims have identified a Port Harcourt-based young man as [...]
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 [...]
LGBT dance artist steps forward in Botswana

LGBT dance artist steps forward in Botswana

In a groundbreaking solo show, Botswana-based dancer Lesh Maseng broke [...]
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 [...]
Anti-gay Cameroon landlord fails to evict gay tenant

Anti-gay Cameroon landlord fails to evict gay tenant

A gay man named Deon tried to be a model tenant, but his anti-gay land [...]
Uganda: Homophobic archbishop will retire

Uganda: Homophobic archbishop will retire

The homophobic Anglican Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley N [...]
Cameroon: two men kiss in public. Result: a beating

Cameroon: two men kiss in public. Result: a beating

In Cameroon, some people's views of homosexuality are "evolving," says [...]
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 [...]
Gay teen’s mom foils anti-gay blackmail plot

Gay teen’s mom foils anti-gay blackmail plot

Blackmail plans went awry for an anti-gay gang in Nigeria when they ta [...]
Cameroon: Brother kills brother for being gay

Cameroon: Brother kills brother for being gay

A 20-year-old man died Aug. 12 in Cameroon from a beating administered [...]
Protesters vs. petitioners: Dispute over Tunisia’s anti-gay law

Protesters vs. petitioners: Dispute over Tunisia’s anti-gay law

Tunisia is starkly divided on whether to repeal its anti-gay law. In f [...]
Egyptian actor pushes for LGBT rights

Egyptian actor pushes for LGBT rights

Amid Egypt's continuing repression of its LGBT citizens, dissidents, p [...]
Generosity of blog’s readers feeds gay prisoners in Cameroon

Generosity of blog’s readers feeds gay prisoners in Cameroon

Three nearly malnourished gay prisoners last week received a delivery [...]
Why is Zambian couple in jail? Because of King Henry VIII

Why is Zambian couple in jail? Because of King Henry VIII

"Is it not time we accepted that some people are gay and that no law w [...]
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 [...]
Zambian court convicts two men for gay sex

Zambian court convicts two men for gay sex

On Aug. 3, a court in Zambia convicted two men of engaging in homosexu [...]
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 [...]
Cameroon marchers seek safety for human rights activists

Cameroon marchers seek safety for human rights activists

Hundreds marched through the capital of Cameroon on July 13 to protest [...]
2 men help homeless boys, have sex with them, then are arrested

2 men help homeless boys, have sex with them, then are arrested

After sheltering two homeless boys and having sex with them, two homos [...]
Cameroon: Revealed as gay and lesbian, they’re left homeless

Cameroon: Revealed as gay and lesbian, they’re left homeless

A young gay man was expelled from home in Yaoundé after his family lea [...]
Goal after prison for homosexuality: Reopen a restaurant

Goal after prison for homosexuality: Reopen a restaurant

Albert, age 24, hopes to become a restaurant owner once again after he [...]
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 [...]
Gay Cameroon inmate wants to resume songs and dance

Gay Cameroon inmate wants to resume songs and dance

Eric, a gay singer/dancer in the capital city of Cameroon, is more tha [...]
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 [...]
Tunisian officials propose repeal of anti-gay law

Tunisian officials propose repeal of anti-gay law

An official presidential advisory committee in Tunisia has recommended [...]
Cameroon: Attacks hit new group for LBTQ women

Cameroon: Attacks hit new group for LBTQ women

Two homophobic attacks have injured leaders of the new LBTQ advocacy g [...]
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 [...]
Promising student in Cameroon: Outed, then an outcast

Promising student in Cameroon: Outed, then an outcast

In Cameroon in mid-May, 18-year-old Ades was on track to a university [...]
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 [...]
Nigeria: Police arrest over 100 alleged gay and lesbians

Nigeria: Police arrest over 100 alleged gay and lesbians

Nigerian police have arrested more than 100 party-goers at a hotel in [...]
‘Join us at the first-ever Pride celebration in Swaziland’

‘Join us at the first-ever Pride celebration in Swaziland’

LGBT activists in Swaziland are planning the country's first-ever Prid [...]
In Cameroon, life is hell because I support my gay brother

In Cameroon, life is hell because I support my gay brother

In Cameroon, if you are a loving, supportive member of a gay man's fam [...]
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 [...]
Nigeria: Benue State legislators pass anti-gay bill

Nigeria: Benue State legislators pass anti-gay bill

The rights of sexual minorities in Nigeria are increasingly at risk, a [...]
Cameroon: Anti-gay attackers target families too

Cameroon: Anti-gay attackers target families too

In Cameroon, violent homophobes attack LGBT people, but they don't sto [...]
Challenge to Botswana anti-gay law is ready; court isn’t

Challenge to Botswana anti-gay law is ready; court isn’t

LGBT rights advocates in Botswana are preparing to challenge the count [...]
Nigerians take to the streets to protest LGBTI killings

Nigerians take to the streets to protest LGBTI killings

A group of brave Nigerians took to the street yesterday to say enough [...]
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 [...]
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