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New Tanzania president begins positive policy shifts

New Tanzania president begins positive policy shifts

In a positive sign of policy shifts, Tanzania's new president, Samia Hassan Suluhu has lifted a ban on media houses closed by her homophobic predecess [...]
Tunisia: LGBT rights activist imprisoned for shouting

Tunisia: LGBT rights activist imprisoned for shouting

A Tunisian court sentenced a prominent LGBT rights activist on March 4 to six months in prison and a fine for shouting outside a police station after [...]
Appeal to Europe: Oppose Egypt’s human rights abuses

Appeal to Europe: Oppose Egypt’s human rights abuses

Twelve advocacy organizations yesterday urged the European Union to apply pressure on Egypt to halt its rampant human rights abuses. Subscrib [...]
Despite police brutality, Uganda wants to host AIDS conference

Despite police brutality, Uganda wants to host AIDS conference

Activists fighting against AIDS and for human rights in Uganda are pushing to reverse the decision to move next year's African AIDS conference out of [...]
Criticised for LGBT repression, Tanzania leader wins re-election

Criticised for LGBT repression, Tanzania leader wins re-election

Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli, whose government has been accused of repeated violations of LGBT people's rights, today (Nov. 5) was sworn in [...]
Algeria sentences 44 arrested at ‘gay wedding’

Algeria sentences 44 arrested at ‘gay wedding’

An Algerian court has sentenced two men to three years in prison on homosexuality charges and imposed suspended sentences on 42 others who were arrest [...]
Report: Egyptian security forces abuse, torture LGBT people

Report: Egyptian security forces abuse, torture LGBT people

LGBT people in Egypt are the victims of arbitrary arrests, discrimination, entrapment and violations of privacy, a new report from Human Rights Watch [...]
Tanzania tightens LGBT repression ahead of election

Tanzania tightens LGBT repression ahead of election

Tanzanian authorities have reportedly stepped up their restrictions on organizations working to promote the rights and health of LGBT people ahead of [...]
On appeal, Tunisian court imposes 1-year prison term for gay sex

On appeal, Tunisian court imposes 1-year prison term for gay sex

A Tunisian appeals court let stand the sodomy conviction of two men who ended up in police custody in June when they had a falling out over a loan. Ac [...]
Tunisia: Squabble leads to two-year jail term for sodomy

Tunisia: Squabble leads to two-year jail term for sodomy

After two Tunisian men had a falling out over a loan, they were arrested by police, charged with sodomy, convicted, and sentenced to two years in pris [...]
Gabon lawmakers seek to decriminalize homosexuality

Gabon lawmakers seek to decriminalize homosexuality

Legislators in Gabon took the first step yesterday toward repealing the central African nation's anti-gay law, which had been enacted just a year ago. [...]
Appeal to Morocco: Halt online harassment of LGBT people

Appeal to Morocco: Halt online harassment of LGBT people

A trans woman from Morocco responded to online insults by setting out to unmask the extent of online activity by closeted gay Moroccans. As a result, [...]
Tanzania’s anti-LGBT crackdown: ‘If we won’t get services we will die’

Tanzania’s anti-LGBT crackdown: ‘If we won’t get services we will die’

Tanzania is ignoring effective anti-AIDS strategies and replacing them with a prejudiced anti-gay crackdown. That's the conclusion of a new report fro [...]
Appeal to Tunisia: End prosecution of LGBT activist who offended Muslims

Appeal to Tunisia: End prosecution of LGBT activist who offended Muslims

The human rights group Human Rights Watch is urging Tunisian authorities to drop their lawsuit against LGBT rights activist Mounir Baatour, who wrote [...]
Fear: If unchained, faith-based bias would crush LGBT medical care

Fear: If unchained, faith-based bias would crush LGBT medical care

Gay Africans barred from medical care. A rise in HIV infections in homophobic countries. Reduced access to health care for LGBTI people both in the Un [...]
Gay arrests in Malawi: More mixed signals on gay rights

Gay arrests in Malawi: More mixed signals on gay rights

The southeast African country of Malawi remains torn about homosexuality -- unwilling to repeal its anti-homosexuality law, but also unwilling to enfo [...]
Cutting aid to Tanzania: It worked (somewhat)

Cutting aid to Tanzania: It worked (somewhat)

Cutting off foreign aid to homophobic countries can work, but only as a weapon that's used with discretion. That seems to be the moral of the story of [...]
Tanzania’s anti-gay purge vanished into thin air?

Tanzania’s anti-gay purge vanished into thin air?

Many signs suggested that this week's threatened roundup of gay Tanzanians was a nightmare that had vanished with the light of day. That might still t [...]
Tunisian officials propose repeal of anti-gay law

Tunisian officials propose repeal of anti-gay law

An official presidential advisory committee in Tunisia has recommended repeal of the country's anti-gay law. NBC News reported: The [...]
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