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Qtalk: My ex is blackmailing me. What can I do?

Qtalk: My ex is blackmailing me. What can I do?

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Fo [...]
Ghana official falsely claims ‘no known record’ of anti-gay violence; anti-LGBTQ attacks persist

Ghana official falsely claims ‘no known record’ of anti-gay violence; anti-LGBTQ attacks persist

Anti-LGBTQ violence continued in Ghana after the nation's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice deceptively claimed before a U.N. Human Rights Coun [...]
Justice minister in Mali plans to make homosexuality a crime

Justice minister in Mali plans to make homosexuality a crime

Mahamadou Kassogué, justice minister for the West African nation of Mali, declared over the weekend that he will push for a law criminalizing homosexu [...]
Gay engineer flees to Europe, repulsed by Cameroonian homophobia

Gay engineer flees to Europe, repulsed by Cameroonian homophobia

Rejected by his homophobic mother and his homophobic employer, a 30-year-old Cameroonian man fled to Europe this fall. Get a free subscript [...]
Anti-gay Zambians fear their new president will endorse gay rights

Anti-gay Zambians fear their new president will endorse gay rights

Homophobic Zambians fear that new President Hakainde Hichilema will establish gay rights in Zambia -- a fear that Hichilema has not encouraged. Last w [...]
Congo: Anti-LGBT violence drives out 6 activists

Congo: Anti-LGBT violence drives out 6 activists

Six LGBT activists were beaten up, threatened and driven out of town by homophobic residents of Kamituga near the eastern border of the Democratic Rep [...]
Vandalism of another LGBT center in Cameroon

Vandalism of another LGBT center in Cameroon

Vandals broke into the offices of Cameroonian advocates for LGBT women's rights earlier this month -- the latest in a series of apparently homophobic [...]
Cameroon: New leader for veteran HIV fighters at Affirmative Action

Cameroon: New leader for veteran HIV fighters at Affirmative Action

The new executive director of Affirmative Action is is looking forward to working with other organizations in their ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS, es [...]
Trans woman among four activists eyeing Uganda health posts

Trans woman among four activists eyeing Uganda health posts

Three LGBT activists and one defender of drug users' human rights  have expressed interest in representing Ugandans most at risk of HIV infection on t [...]
Family, blackmail, intersex – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

Family, blackmail, intersex – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

LGBTIQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app. (Fifth in a series) From the African Human Rig [...]
Uganda milestone: LGBTQI+ advocates welcome HRAPF’s permanent home

Uganda milestone: LGBTQI+ advocates welcome HRAPF’s permanent home

The Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) has been lauded by LGBTQI+ rights advocates and allies in Uganda for acquiring a new and perman [...]
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 [...]
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