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Ugandan gay ally Sylvia Tamale: How to revive African ideals of social justice

Ugandan gay ally Sylvia Tamale: How to revive African ideals of social justice

It's time for Africans to shake off the lessons of colonialism and revive  African ideals of social justice, Ugandan scholar and LGBTQI+ ally Dr. Sylv [...]
Activists to Uganda: $64 fee for Covid-19 tests is ‘suicidal’

Activists to Uganda: $64 fee for Covid-19 tests is ‘suicidal’

Thirty-eight LGBT and right-to-health organisations in Uganda have  issued an open letter to Uganda's health minister, Dr Ruth Aceng, expressing deep [...]
Human rights in Cameroon: A new wind is blowing

Human rights in Cameroon: A new wind is blowing

In Cameroon, a country that has long reeked of repression, a new wind is blowing. It's coming from a new human rights support network that includes le [...]
Uganda officials ignore criminal summonses for LGBTQ torture

Uganda officials ignore criminal summonses for LGBTQ torture

A Ugandan town councilman and a Ugandan prisons officer each ignored the summons requiring him to show up in court yesterday to face criminal charges [...]
Covid-19 forces delay of Tunisian queer film festival

Covid-19 forces delay of Tunisian queer film festival

The new coronavirus has accomplished what conservative Muslims could not -- delay this year's Queer Film Festival in Tunisia. From the Africa [...]
Will Cameroon follow Gabon by repealing anti-gay law?

Will Cameroon follow Gabon by repealing anti-gay law?

The LGBT community in Cameroon cheered when the parliament in neighboring Gabon voted to repeal its anti-homosexuality law. But many sectors of Camero [...]
Nigeria: New diversity prize will boost young people’s work

Nigeria: New diversity prize will boost young people’s work

To celebrate and encourage tolerance and diversity in Nigeria, a forward-looking group of citizens has launched the Nigeria Prize for Difference and D [...]
Kenya: Call for probe of U.N. agency as anti-gay attacks continue

Kenya: Call for probe of U.N. agency as anti-gay attacks continue

Attacks on LGBTIQ refugees in Kenya continued as 2019 came to an end amid calls for an investigation into inaction or worse by the U.N. High Commissio [...]
Uganda challenger Bobi Wine supports gay rights

Uganda challenger Bobi Wine supports gay rights

Popular singer and Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine (Robert Kyagulanyi) this week spoke out in defense of LGBT rights, an issue that divides [...]
‘It is scary’: Fashion writer Vincent Desmond on being queer, out and Nigerian

‘It is scary’: Fashion writer Vincent Desmond on being queer, out and Nigerian

Nigerian fashion writer and editor Vincent Desmond has shared his experience living as an openly queer person in Nigeria. By Mike Daemon Nig [...]
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 [...]
Coming Dec. 13: Nigerian conference on rights, sexuality, law

Coming Dec. 13: Nigerian conference on rights, sexuality, law

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) is all set to host the fourth edition of its annual symposium on Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law. The [...]
Muslim trans rights activist murdered in Nigeria

Muslim trans rights activist murdered in Nigeria

A Muslim human rights activist at a Nigerian trans advocacy organization has been found murdered and buried in a shallow grave in his dirt-floored hom [...]
Updates: Liberia, Jamaica, Chechnya, Russia/Norway

Updates: Liberia, Jamaica, Chechnya, Russia/Norway

A campaign to reduce anti-gay and anti-HIV+ stigma in West Africa, an Inter-American case against Jamaica’s sodomy law, a Russian/Norwegian Prid [...]
Anti-gay law in Kenya might die in February

Anti-gay law in Kenya might die in February

The Kenyan High Court in Nairobi has set Feb. 22, 2019, as the date when it will announce whether it will overturn the law condemning people convicted [...]
Publicity + charity: Cross-dresser helps arrested viral video star

Publicity + charity: Cross-dresser helps arrested viral video star

An HIV-positive dancer, one of 57 people arrested in an anti-gay raid in Nigeria in August, has just received a charitable donation toward his medical [...]
Shock for Nigerian family of student in UK: He’s gay

Shock for Nigerian family of student in UK: He’s gay

A coming-out story that’s like many such stories in Nigeria, except this time it happened online: Two Nigerian parents are in shock after their [...]
Montego Bay Pride is now 1,000 people strong

Montego Bay Pride is now 1,000 people strong

Once again, Montego Bay Pride was a success, and this year’s fourth annual celebration was larger than ever. Here are some excepts from Facebook [...]
Gay rights? ‘Shut up’ says world parliamentary forum

Gay rights? ‘Shut up’ says world parliamentary forum

A coalition of largely anti-gay nations has voted to block discussion of LGBT rights at a global forum of parliamentary governments. Gay rights oppone [...]
Lesbian mom flees Cameroon; kids need your help

Lesbian mom flees Cameroon; kids need your help

A Cameroonian lesbian is seeking help for her children, who remain in their homeland until they can rejoin her in the United States.  After learning t [...]
Kanye and Kim missed their chance to make a difference

Kanye and Kim missed their chance to make a difference

Outspoken rapper Kanye West once urged the hip-hop community to switch off its homophobia, but on Monday he missed the chance to do the same to Uganda [...]
Our readers’ success: 3 gay prisoners fed (then freed)

Our readers’ success: 3 gay prisoners fed (then freed)

On schedule, Cameroon’s central prison in Yaoundé has released the three remaining prisoners serving sentences there for homosexual activity. Pr [...]
Support the fight for LGBT rights worldwide

Support the fight for LGBT rights worldwide

Please join us in the struggle for justice for LGBT people, especially in countries where homosexuality is illegal. That’s the message from the [...]
Uganda AIDS conference is delayed, not dead

Uganda AIDS conference is delayed, not dead

Despite opposition from homophobic Ugandan politicians, anti-AIDS activists are still making plans to hold a conference about how to combat the epidem [...]
Anti-gay deacon vs. gay lawyer in Jamaican debate

Anti-gay deacon vs. gay lawyer in Jamaican debate

Catholic deacon/sociologist Peter Espeut and lawyer/activist Maurice Tomlinson debate the merits of LGBTQI rights in this latest installment of the [...]
Nigerian official about LGBT persecution: I know nothing

Nigerian official about LGBT persecution: I know nothing

Prominent Nigerian official Babatunde Fashola claimed ignorance last month as a tactic for avoiding uncomfortable questions about Nigeria’s pers [...]
Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively on the ballot for governor

Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively on the ballot for governor

Notoriously homophobic Pastor Scott Lively last weekend won a spot on the ballot in the upcoming Republican Party primary in Massachusetts. He is runn [...]
Indonesia puts anti-gay bill on hold

Indonesia puts anti-gay bill on hold

Indonesian legislators have put on hold a bill to make both consensual gay sex and  extramarital sex a crime. The Equal Eyes news recap from UNAIDS r [...]
Fear of homosexuals scuttles Uganda AIDS conference

Fear of homosexuals scuttles Uganda AIDS conference

A planned conference in Uganda about reining in the country’s AIDS epidemic has been delayed and may be cancelled because of government concerns [...]
Jamaican activists are not con men

Jamaican activists are not con men

What to make of a prominent Roman Catholic deacon’s claim that Jamaican LGBT-rights activists are acting like con artists? Jamaican/Canadian act [...]
Homophobe of the Week: Uhuru Kenyatta

Homophobe of the Week: Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is the recipient of this blog’s Homophobe of the Week Award on the basis of his statement that gay rights are &# [...]
Abused Nigerian ‘gay pastor’ hits back with his own video

Abused Nigerian ‘gay pastor’ hits back with his own video

A Nigerian pastor has gone online to deny the allegations of men who recently stripped him naked, accused him of homosexuality, and posted a humiliati [...]
Malawi: Trying to elude moratorium on anti-gay arrests

Malawi: Trying to elude moratorium on anti-gay arrests

For six years, Malawi has imposed a moratorium on arrests for alleged violations of the nation’s laws against gay sex, but police have now arres [...]
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