Tag: Senegal

Good news from Senegal: 4 rescued men reach safety

Good news from Senegal: 4 rescued men reach safety

The last of 10 suspected homosexuals who were rounded up on Sept. 20 by the Safyatoul Haman religious militia in the holy city of Touba have been evac [...]
Senegal: How a gay activist confronts violent Islamic homophobia

Senegal: How a gay activist confronts violent Islamic homophobia

Arrests, assaults, rapes, expulsion, exile -- an LGBTQ rights leader in Senegal explains his struggles against violent and hypocritical Islamic homoph [...]
Anti-gay violence continues in Senegal’s ‘holy city’

Anti-gay violence continues in Senegal’s ‘holy city’

Once again the gay community in Senegal's holy city of Touba is suffering from homophobic violence. On Oct. 8, another young man was beaten up, filmed [...]
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 [...]
Senegal: Activists seek funds to rescue 10 men arrested by religious police

Senegal: Activists seek funds to rescue 10 men arrested by religious police

Religious police on Sunday night arrested 10 young gay men in the holy city of Touba, Senegal, and threatened them with homosexuality charges. LGBT ri [...]
Boosting LGBTIQ rights in West Africa, one grant at a time

Boosting LGBTIQ rights in West Africa, one grant at a time

A new organization is promoting LGBTQI rights in West Africa by financing initiatives run by the region's LGBTQI communities. From the Africa [...]
U.S. ambassadors seek repeal of 69 nations’ anti-gay laws

U.S. ambassadors seek repeal of 69 nations’ anti-gay laws

U.S. ambassadors are promoting LGBTQ rights worldwide even as gay-rights activists blast the Trump administration for anti-LGBTQ domestic policies. [...]
LGBT in West Africa: Arrests, lynchings, discrimination, denial

LGBT in West Africa: Arrests, lynchings, discrimination, denial

West African nations display a mix of mostly abusive responses to LGBT people, including denial that they exist, lynchings and arrests even without an [...]
Politicians’ anti-gay posturing mars Senegal election

Politicians’ anti-gay posturing mars Senegal election

Homophobic posturing is often a feature of African political campaigns, and the politicians in Senegal's upcoming presidential election have fallen in [...]
4 anti-gay arrests in Senegal as 2019 election approaches

4 anti-gay arrests in Senegal as 2019 election approaches

A wave of politically motivated anti-gay arrests is under way in Senegal. The latest LGBT people arrested were two women and two men, detai [...]
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