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Added on: 12/07/2023
12/06/2023
KAMPALA, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Uganda’s government on Wednesday denounced the United States’ expansion of visa restrictions against its officials, accusing Washington of pushing an “LGBT agenda”…

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Added on: 12/07/2023
12/04/2023
When a clip of two men dancing at a party in Ethiopia was posted to TikTok, it unleashed a torrent of homophobic hatred and eventually forced one…

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Added on: 12/06/2023
12/05/2023
In a historic development, South Africa’s Parliament has passed the amended version of the Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill. It will now go to President Cyril…

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Added on: 12/05/2023
“Gay or not gay, Uganda’s AHA is coming for you.” That is human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo’s description of the effects of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 (AHA),…

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Added on: 12/03/2023
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), an Islamic group, has asked President Bola Tinubu to shun the “LGBT accord which will legalise lesbianism, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)…

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Added on: 12/03/2023
12/02/2023
Anti-homosexuality laws stop people from accessing lifesaving health services and seriously impede progress on eliminating HIV, a senior UN official has said. Sixty-seven countries have laws that…

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Added on: 12/02/2023
12/1/2023
If you’ve followed the debate over treating gender-distressed youth, then you know that evidence-based policy changes, along with general public understanding, often lag the latest research. Such…

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Added on: 11/28/2023
Although homosexuality and trans identity have never been criminalized in Madagascar, a large island home to 29 million people off the east coast of Africa, the queer…

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Added on: 11/28/2023
11/27/2023
Homosexuality should not be a criminal offence and people should be helped to understand the issue better, a top cardinal from Ghana has told the BBC. Cardinal…

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Added on: 11/26/2023
11/21/2023
Namibia’s High Court is set to deliver a judgment in May in a case that could see the decriminalisation of gay sex in the southern African country….

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Added on: 11/24/2023
11/23/2023
Activists have expressed their disappointment over the Equality Court’s failure to address blatant discrimination against an LGBTIQ+ asylum seeker by the Department of Home Affairs. The case revolves…

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Added on: 11/18/2023
11/17/2023
The history of South Africa’s struggle against apartheid (separatist white minority rule) is taught only through the broadest of brushstrokes in the country’s schools. So might music…

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Added on: 11/17/2023
Students, yesterday, took to the streets of Jos, the Plateau State capital, in protest against the proposed treaty on legalisation of Lesbianism, Gay marriage, Bisexual, and Transgender…

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Added on: 11/16/2023
‘What am I leaving behind?’: Queer Ugandans on the run from anti-homosexuality law speak out. When he made the tough choice to flee Uganda, in the wake…

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Added on: 11/14/2023
Namibia’s High Court will rule next May in a case that could see the southern African country overturn a colonial-era ban on same-sex relations. Friedel Dausab, who…

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Added on: 11/09/2023
Footage said to show a gay man’s body being dug up from a grave and burned has shocked Senegal, triggering an investigation in the conservative country where…

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Added on: 11/08/2023
11/07/2023
Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, is learning that populist politics has a price. Anti-LGBTQ legislation that he approved in May, which includes the death sentence…

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Added on: 11/07/2023
11/06/2023
Pastor Dorcas Rigathi has reaffirmed her stance against legalizing LGBTQ, claiming that no amount of money can influence her to change her stance. Addressing the audience in…

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Added on: 11/05/2023
The World Bank has declared that it will insist on LGBTQ rights safeguards before new Uganda funding resumes, after it was halted in August following the enactment…

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Added on: 11/02/2023
11/02/2023
Fierce opposition from conservative lawmakers is casting doubt on the future of PEPFAR, the U.S. government’s most successful global-health program, which was set up two decades ago…

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Added on: 11/01/2023
“I am a homosexual, I am attracted to men and I feel good about that. I am like that and I have always been like that.” With…

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Added on: 11/01/2023
10/31/2023
Footage said to show a gay man’s body being dug up from a grave and burned has shocked Senegal, triggering an investigation in the conservative country where…

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Added on: 10/31/2023
10/30/2023
Law enforcement authorities in Nigeria are using the country’s same-sex prohibition law to target the LGBTQ+ community while ignoring abuses against them, rights groups and lawyers say,…

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Added on: 10/30/2023
10/29/2023
The 34th Johannesburg Pride, which was estimated to have a 24,000 strong crowd marching for equality, took place at the Wanderers Stadium in the South African city…

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Added on: 10/29/2023
In response to lawsuits brought by LGBTQI+ activists, the Mauritius Supreme Court has issued two landmark judgments striking down the criminalisation of consensual sex between adult men…

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Added on: 10/29/2023
10/28/2023
More than 20,000 people marched through Johannesburg on Saturday to celebrate Pride, singing, dancing and making their support clear for LGBTQ+ communities across Africa who cannot be…

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Added on: 10/26/2023
Officials in the West African nation of Niger are stirring up worries about citizens of Niger visiting Europe and learning about LGBT rights there.  As leaders of…

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Added on: 10/24/2023
10/23/2023
More than 70 young people were arrested on Saturday by security forces on charges of organising a gay wedding in north-east Nigeria, where such unions are criminalised…

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Added on: 10/19/2023
Legal challenges to anti-LGBTQ laws are under way in Africa and in the Caribbean. In the map above, which shows the 66 nations with anti-homosexuality laws, the…

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Added on: 10/18/2023
10/17/2023
The LGBTQ+ community in Kenya is fighting back against recent anti-gay protests pushing for the curtailment of their rights as they seek recognition and acceptance. Recently, anti-gay…