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Homophobic Cameroon blocks visit by French ambassador for LGBT+ rights

Homophobic Cameroon blocks visit by French ambassador for LGBT+ rights

Throughout last week, a violent anti-French and LGBTphobic campaign on social networks led to the cancellation of a visit to Cameroon by Jean-Ma [...]
Conference in Paris aims to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide

Conference in Paris aims to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide

France's new ambassador for LGBTI rights lends his support to African activists. To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free i [...]
I, Issa, transgender person from Senegal

I, Issa, transgender person from Senegal

Transgender Senegalese stylist Issa Diatta tells about his struggle to live true to his gender identity, first in Senegal and now while adjusting to h [...]
In 3-2 loss to prison guards, Cameroon’s lesbian footballers advance women’s rights

In 3-2 loss to prison guards, Cameroon’s lesbian footballers advance women’s rights

An inclusive football/soccer match between lesbian rights activists and female prison guards was a highlight of this week's celebrations of Internatio [...]
Two desperate Cameroon refugees’ dangerous trek toward Europe

Two desperate Cameroon refugees’ dangerous trek toward Europe

By the hundreds, gay refugees travel north each year from West and Central Africa in search of the happiness that their home countries deny them becau [...]
France drops homophobic Senegal, Ghana, Benin from ‘safe’ countries list

France drops homophobic Senegal, Ghana, Benin from ‘safe’ countries list

In a decision mostly focused on the dangers facing LGBT people in homophobic nations, Benin, Senegal and Ghana have been dropped from the list of "saf [...]
Senegal: Prison for 7 men arrested at supposed ‘gay wedding’

Senegal: Prison for 7 men arrested at supposed ‘gay wedding’

A court in Senegal imposed prison sentences Friday on seven allegedly gay men who were arrested Oct. 16 at a celebration that police claimed was a gay [...]
French activists demand travel ban against Senegal homophobe

French activists demand travel ban against Senegal homophobe

French LGBTI activists are demanding that France and other Western European nations block visits by the leader of the Senegalese religious police that [...]
Tunisian gay-rights leader flees to France for safety

Tunisian gay-rights leader flees to France for safety

Mounir Baatour, the leader of the Tunisian gay rights group Shams, has fled to France for safety. Before his decision to flee, Baatour had been a cand [...]
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