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Added on: 07/11/2024
The Namibian high court recently invalidated the country’s colonial-era “sodomy law”, which had made consensual sexual acts between men a criminal offence. The court declared that the common law offences…

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Added on: 07/11/2024
“LGBT: Knocks As Nigeria Signs $150 Billion Samoa Deal,” reads the headline of the Daily Trust article published on July 4, 2024. The newspaper is Nigeria’s most influential…

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Added on: 07/10/2024
07/09/2024
The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to suspend the implementation of the Samoa Agreement. A national daily had reported that there were clauses…

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Added on: 07/08/2024
The Cairo 52 Legal Research Institute has unveiled the MENA Trans Archive, a new, free online archive focused on legal and sharia-law information for trans people living in…

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Added on: 07/07/2024
In the last two days, my social media feed has been suffused with impassioned expressions of grief and outrage from Nigerians over a putative June 28 agreement…

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Added on: 07/05/2024
07/04/2024
The federal government’s decision to sign a $150 billion Samoa Deal has been met with controversies over claim of LGBTQ clause. According to reports, the agreement reportedly includes…

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Added on: 07/05/2024
07/04/2024
Mohammed is 27 years old and gay. However, he has yet to come out about his sexuality. Like many other LGBTQ+ Ghanaians, he fears going public. That’s because Ghana’s…

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Added on: 07/04/2024
07/03/2024
In the face of Cameroon‘s criminalization of LGBTQ+ relationships, the daughter of the nation’s president has come out. Brenda Biya, daughter of President Paul Biya, revealed in a recent post…

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Added on: 07/02/2024
Hopes of a second victory for LGBTQ+ rights activists in southern Africa were dashed Friday when the High Court in Malawi rejected two challenges seeking to overturn…

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Added on: 06/29/2024
In a country where homosexuality is criminalized, Jacqueline Kasha, a courageous Ugandan activist, has founded Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG), a lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex rights…

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Added on: 06/28/2024
When the National Association of Christian Lawmakers held its National Policy Conference at Liberty University earlier this month, participants on one panel discussed ways to take advantage…

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Added on: 06/28/2024
06/27/2024
After years of living openly as a woman, 32-year-old Adamu now faces a pivotal crossroads as he prepares to marry a woman. “I believe it is the…

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Added on: 06/25/2024
06/24/2024
Courts in Ghana are considering multiple legal challenges to the West African country’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill with its top court due to deliver its first decision on July…

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Added on: 06/21/2024
06/20/2024
WINDHOEK, June 21 (Reuters) – A high court in Namibia declared two colonial-era laws that criminalised same-sex acts between men unconstitutional on Friday, in a landmark win…

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Added on: 06/19/2024
06/19/2024
An alleged gay, identified as “Junior”, has been mercilessly beaten for allegedly attempting to have a sexual affair with a young man in Assin Fosu, located in…

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Added on: 06/18/2024
Barely two weeks after Constant Mutamba took office as Justice Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, he ordered public prosecutors to prosecute homosexuals even though the…

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Added on: 06/15/2024
06/14/2024
The world of men’s professional football has long been playing catch-up when it comes to LGBTQ+ representation and visibility, with very few openly gay professional footballers. But…

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Added on: 06/13/2024
06/12/2024
Performers strutted their stuff onstage at an LGBTQ community dance party in Nigeria’s Lagos, publicly celebrating their identities in a country where being gay could land you…

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Added on: 06/12/2024
Chukwuebuka, a pseudonym for his safety, is a bisexual Nigerian student residing in the U.K. He finds himself at a critical juncture, torn between fear and hope,…

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Added on: 06/10/2024
06/09/2024
The United Nations Human Rights Office condemned an attack against transgender woman and activist Mauzinde in Tanzania on Friday, calling it “horrendous.” Mauzinde, a resident of Rahaleo, was found abandoned in…

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Added on: 06/10/2024
Police in Comoros detained two women on charges of engaging in same-sex sexual activity after they asked an Islamic preacher to marry them, a public prosecutor said….

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Added on: 06/09/2024
06/08/2024
A campaign has been launched urging the President of Namibia, Nangolo Mbumba, to veto the discriminatory anti-LGBTQI+ bill passed by Parliament last year. Through a petition on…

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Added on: 06/09/2024
06/08/2024
In Zimbabwe, there is a long held public view that queerness is “unAfrican” and imported to Africa from the west. Even though numerous studies have proven this…

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Added on: 06/08/2024
Has Cameroon become a much safer place for LGBTI people? It’s a question raised by the publication of the latest report on anti-LGBTI violence and human rights…

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Added on: 06/07/2024
06/06/2024
Bawumia, the New Patriotic Party’s presidential candidate, has said he will not tolerate LGBTQ+ activities if elected, because they conflict with the Ghana’s values. Ghana’s presidential elections on 7…

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Added on: 06/07/2024
06/06/2024
As countries around the globe mark Pride month, the plight of members of the LGBTQ+ community around the world continues to worsen. Gay, lesbian and trans people…

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Added on: 06/06/2024
06/05/2024
KAMPALA — Uganda’s sexual minorities face escalating human rights violations, with over 1000 cases recorded in the last nine months involving arrests, torture and house evictions among…

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Added on: 06/05/2024
06/04/2024
In Senegal, Africa, two men have been jailed for “spreading false news” that the new prime minister there tolerates homosexuality. Activist Bah Diakhate and Imam Cheikh Ahmed…

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Added on: 06/03/2024
06/02/2024
Zackie Achmat, South Africa’s first out queer independent candidate to stand in a national election, will not be going to Parliament after failing to garner enough votes. “The…

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Added on: 06/03/2024
06/01/2024
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Thousands of people took part in Johannesburg’s first LGBT+ Pride march since the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday despite U.S. warnings of a possible terrorist…