Category: Southern Africa

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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 attention from the fact that his people are starving, millions are living in po [...]
Zambia: Motion banning pro-LGBT parties fails on technicality

Zambia: Motion banning pro-LGBT parties fails on technicality

A Zambian member of parliament failed in an attempt to ban political parties that favor LGBT rights. The motion targeted the opposition UPND party, wh [...]
Photos: South African gay actor Somizi Mhlongo marries his boyfriend

Photos: South African gay actor Somizi Mhlongo marries his boyfriend

The Internet went wild in Africa after gay South African celebrity TV personality Somizi Buyani Mhlongo shared photos of his wedding on social media. [...]
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, [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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