Category: Southern Africa

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Botswana court delays ruling on overturned anti-gay law

Botswana court delays ruling on overturned anti-gay law

Botswanan judges said yesterday that they plan to spend extra time res [...]
Amplifying the voices of Eswatini’s LGBT people

Amplifying the voices of Eswatini’s LGBT people

Voices of Eswatini, a new project from Eswatini Sexual and Gender Mino [...]
Namibia denies residency to infant daughters of gay citizen

Namibia denies residency to infant daughters of gay citizen

A Namibian court ruled Monday against a gay couple demanding the right [...]
Protesters demand gay rights in Zimbabwe

Protesters demand gay rights in Zimbabwe

Protesters marched to the Zimbabwean consulate in Cape Town, South Af [...]
Botswana president: We’ll host 2021 AIDS conference

Botswana president: We’ll host 2021 AIDS conference

The president of Botswana announced on Facebook that Botswana will hos [...]
African churches: Why preach love, then imprison gays?

African churches: Why preach love, then imprison gays?

Why do people who preach love every Sunday want people put in prison f [...]
U.S. election: Biden pledges to act against anti-gay nations

U.S. election: Biden pledges to act against anti-gay nations

U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden says that, if elected on Nov. 3, [...]
Zambia frees gay couple serving 15-year sentence

Zambia frees gay couple serving 15-year sentence

Zambia has freed two men who since 2018 have been serving a 15-year pr [...]
Activists fear for safety of 2 arrested Malawi dissidents

Activists fear for safety of 2 arrested Malawi dissidents

Human rights defenders fear for the safety of two prominent political [...]
Is Zambia ready for a gay pride march?

Is Zambia ready for a gay pride march?

Behind Zambian politicians' loud public denunciations of homosexuality [...]
Why is Zambian couple in prison? Because of King Henry VIII

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

Zambian politicians claim that Christian values are the basis for 15-y [...]
Zambia: 15-year prison sentences ‘shocked the world’

Zambia: 15-year prison sentences ‘shocked the world’

The 15-year prison sentences imposed this week on a gay Zambian couple [...]
Zambian men sentenced to 15 years for gay sex

Zambian men sentenced to 15 years for gay sex

A high court in Zambia has sentenced two men to 15 years in prison for [...]
Zambia must shun the anti-gay politics of disgust

Zambia must shun the anti-gay politics of disgust

Zambia's president has made homosexuality a campaign issue to distract [...]
More homosexuality arrests in Zambia

More homosexuality arrests in Zambia

Zambian police last week arrested another couple on homosexuality char [...]
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 cou [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

A Malawi court released LGBTI rights activists Gift Trapence and MacDo [...]
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 rele [...]
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 countr [...]
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 p [...]
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 A [...]
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 A [...]
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 homosexualit [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
2019 goal: Eliminate two more countries’ anti-gay laws

2019 goal: Eliminate two more countries’ anti-gay laws

Botswana and Kenya will be the next two countries to overturn their an [...]
Botswana activists deplore anti-trans attack

Botswana activists deplore anti-trans attack

In Botswana, LGBTI activist group Legabibo condemned the brutal anti-t [...]
Being intersex is normal, says Zimbabwean activist

Being intersex is normal, says Zimbabwean activist

Society needs to shed its ignorance of intersex people, says Tatenda N [...]
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 [...]
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