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Added on: 11/01/2019
Nigerian gay rights activist Bisi Alimi has organised the first-ever LGBT event in Nigeria. The event tagged “Night of Diversity 2019” was organised by his foundation The…

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Added on: 11/01/2019
Emelia, a woman in her thirties living in Kumasi, Ghana, will never forget the day her father found out she was a lesbian. He beat her for…

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Added on: 10/29/2019
10/28/2019
The queer community at Joburg Pride on Saturday in Sandton were joined by an oddly unexpected group of individuals who have historically condemned their existence – Christians….

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Added on: 10/28/2019
10/25/2019
Uganda has sought to reassure sexual minorities that they are safe, saying it has no plans to introduce the death penalty for gay sex after reports of…

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Added on: 10/28/2019
This week Ugandan police arrested 16 LGBTQ activists on charges of gay sex — which is punishable by life imprisonment. Police arrested them at the sexual health…

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Added on: 10/26/2019
10/25/2019
When LGBT+ people took to the streets last year for the first ever Pride march in eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, some hardly believed they could celebrate…

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Added on: 10/25/2019
10/24/2019
Uganda has said it has arrested 16 LGBT activists on suspicion of gay sex, which is punishable with life imprisonment, in what fellow activists called an escalating…

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Added on: 10/24/2019
10/24/2019
Uganda is facing a serious threat to human rights and the HIV response with the announcement of plans to introduce legislation that will impose the death penalty…

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Added on: 10/22/2019
A group affiliated with Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government’s silence on homosexuality in the country. Speaking at a conference [Sept. 8] in…

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Added on: 10/21/2019
10/21/2019
Former president John Agyekum Kufuor has urged the world to fight against same sex marriages. He stated that no amount of argument could change the fact that…

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Added on: 10/21/2019
10/21/2019
Maria Nantale is enjoying a beer at a rickety wooden bar after a long day’s work. “Forty people tested today,” she reflects. “Found three positives. One of…

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Added on: 10/20/2019
Zambia’s president has made homosexuality a campaign issue to distract attention from the fact that his people are starving, millions are living in poverty, and the nation…

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Added on: 10/19/2019
10/18/2019
Margaret didn’t know what was going to happen when she approached the bridge between Juárez and El Paso, but she knew she couldn’t wait anymore. Six months…

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Added on: 10/17/2019
10/16/2019
Ugandan LGBTQ activist Brian Wasswa died on Oct. 5, one day after the 28-year-old was attacked at home amid rising tensions in the east African nation over…

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Added on: 10/16/2019
10/15/2019
MPs in Uganda are to push for new laws to make homosexual acts punishable by death. James Nsaba Buturo, an MP, said parliamentarians wanted to retable a…

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Added on: 10/15/2019
Ugandan authorities should thoroughly investigate the fatal attack on October 4, 2019 on an activist for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, Human…

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Added on: 10/14/2019
10/13/2019
The government of Ugandan has denied reports that there are plans to re-introduce the anti-gay bill to parliament after a court ruling prohibiting it. According to the…

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Added on: 10/13/2019
10/12/2019
The Ugandan government’s plan to reintroduce a bill that could impose the death penalty for homosexuality is being met with defiance from the LGBTQ community in the…

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Added on: 10/12/2019
10/11/2019
Major donors of aid to Uganda including the United States and the European Union said on Friday they were closely examining a plan by the east African…

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Added on: 10/08/2019
10/07/2019
Thousands of gay men in Africa are likely dying from HIV-related illnesses every year due to homophobic laws that stifle their chances of being tested and treated,…

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Added on: 10/08/2019
10/03/2019
At the end of August, the Ethics and Integrity minster, Fr Simon Lokodo, said his predecessor, Mr James Nsaba Buturo, would take leave of Parliament to reintroduce…

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Added on: 10/04/2019
10/03/2019
Ghanaians are still debating a proposed school sex education program after religious groups said it was part of a “satanic” attempt to promote LGBT+ values. The backlash…

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Added on: 09/26/2019
09/24/2019
A and his friend Y (names withheld for their safety) walked free on August 30, having served four years of a five-year sentence imposed after they were…

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Added on: 09/23/2019
09/22/2019
A Ghanaian [name withheld] who was attacked in Ghana in 2015 on suspicion of being gay has succeeded in securing asylum in the United States. Two law…

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Added on: 09/23/2019
09/19/2019
Homophobic Nigerian youths and officials protested this week to demand harsher laws and a crackdown on LGBTIQ+ people in Nigeria. Even though a recent survey has shown…

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Added on: 09/20/2019
Friends of Albert Nabonibo, a well-known gospel singer in Rwanda who recently came out as a gay man, do not want their names revealed. It is too…

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Added on: 09/20/2019
The renewed pursuit of cashless policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the protest by youths against lesbians, gays, and transgender are some of the…

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Added on: 09/18/2019
Anti-gay law professor Kais Saied won the most votes in the first round of Tunisia’s presidential election, the Tunisian electoral commission announced. This is the country’s second…

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Added on: 09/16/2019
09/16/2019
Friends of Albert Nabonibo, a well-known gospel singer in Rwanda who recently came out as a gay man, do not want their names revealed. It is too…

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Added on: 09/14/2019
09/10/2019
Members of the gay community in Nigeria are excitedly anticipating the release of a new film that people believe has captured the true experience of life for…