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Added on: 03/01/2019
02/28/2019
Nigeria has re-elected President Muhammadu Buhari, who once called gay sex “abhorrent.” While on a trip to meet US President Barack Obama in July 2015, Buhari was…

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Added on: 02/28/2019
02/28/2019
Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek’s Oscar win was not only remarkable, but also controversial. His victory sparked a string of various debates – one of which the status…

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Added on: 02/28/2019
The Tunisian government should halt its attempt to fight a court ruling that gave an LGBT association the right to operate, Human Rights Watch said today. The…

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Added on: 02/27/2019
Kenya’s High Court on Friday postponed a much-awaited decision on a colonial-era law that has long deprived one group of Kenyans of uhuru, or freedom, promising to…

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Added on: 02/26/2019
02/25/2019
A culture of anti-LGBT discrimination could be costing Kenya up to $1.3 billion a year, a new report claims. The report from the pro-LGBT Open for Business…

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Added on: 02/25/2019
02/22/2019
The Tunisian government has appealed a 2016 court decision that granted official recognition to the group Shams, which advocates the repeal of the nation’s anti-gay law. “The…

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Added on: 02/24/2019
02/22/2019
The Tunisian government is attempting to disband one of the country’s few, and arguably its most prominent, LGBTQ rights groups, according to the group’s leader. Mounir Baatour,…

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Added on: 02/23/2019
Senegal’s gay community is on edge as the country heads into presidential elections this weekend, with a tradition of candidates flaunting anti-gay views to gain support. Local…

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Added on: 02/22/2019
02/22/2019
Supporters and opponents of gay rights said on Friday they accepted a decision by Kenya’s High Court to delay for another three months a ruling on whether…

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Added on: 02/21/2019
02/21/2019
Kenya’s High Court is to rule on Friday whether to decriminalise gay sex. The court’s verdict could make history if it decides to scrap the law that…

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Added on: 02/20/2019
There is a quiet air of excitement at the offices of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), as the countdown draws closer to Friday…

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Added on: 02/20/2019
During a recent prayer service here at the Kayole St. John’s United Methodist Church, more than a hundred worshippers followed Rev. Wilton Odongo, one of the church’s…

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Added on: 02/19/2019
Two assailants executed an Algerian medical student in a shocking homophobic killing on Sunday, in which victim’s blood was smeared on a wall reading “He is Gay.”…

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Added on: 02/17/2019
Members of Kenya’s LGBT community are looking forward to a High Court ruling that might decriminalize gay sex. The impending ruling is raising hopes among LGBT persons…

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Added on: 02/16/2019
Egypt is a rabidly homophobic country, solidly situated on the list of 73 countries in the world that have made gay sex illegal and it’s getting worse. A…

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Added on: 02/11/2019
02/10/2019
Angola has done away with criminalizing homosexuality, removing a notorious “vices against nature” provision in its penal code. Other African nations still punish people for same-sex relationships. The…

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Added on: 02/06/2019
02/05/2019
Neatly laid out and facing Mecca, it is the colourful prayer mats arranged in a rainbow pattern that offer the first clue that the Masjid Ul-Umam mosque…

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Added on: 02/02/2019
Diallo (a pseudonym), a human rights activist in Maroua, reports. A homosexual couple was surprised in the midst of love-making one morning last October in a shop in…

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Added on: 02/01/2019
Dikeh made the positive comment on Instagram in support of Jussie Smollet, an African-American Nollywood actor who was recently brutally attacked by two men, which many are now…

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Added on: 01/31/2019
01/29/2019
In a landmark reform, 155 parliamentarians voted for Angola’s first overhaul of the criminal statute books since gaining independence from Portugal. They voted to drop the colonial…

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Added on: 01/29/2019
01/25/2019
Chafik Lafrid, 33, said his life become ‘‘hell’‘ when he went out on December 31 last year dressed like a woman. The Moroccan gay man claims that…

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Added on: 01/28/2019
An Egyptian television anchor was unexpectedly sentenced to one year in prison for interviewing a gay man on TV last week. The conviction of Mohamed Al-Ghaity, a host on the satellite…

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Added on: 01/28/2019
01/26/2019
As the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday (January 27), PinkNews remembers all those in the LGBT+ community that were persecuted by the Nazis—and how the…

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Added on: 01/25/2019
01/23/2019
A prominent police officer in Nigeria has told gay people to “leave the country or face prosecution.” Dolapo Badmos, a Chief Superintendent and Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, also…

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Added on: 01/25/2019
Dozens of LGBT+ refugees living in a shelter run by the United Nations in Kenya were taken to hospital after falling sick on Thursday, days after they…

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Added on: 01/24/2019
Angola has finally shed the divisive “vices against nature” provision in its law, widely interpreted to be a ban on homosexual conduct. Taking things one step further, the government…

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Added on: 01/23/2019
1/21/2019
Lebanon has reportedly banned people from accessing Grindr, a gay dating mobile app, on the country’s public network. SMEX, a Lebanese NGO that works toward empowering people, reached…

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Added on: 01/23/2019
01/21/2019
THE UK Home Office has deferred the removal from Scotland of a young asylum seeker who is currently in the Dungavel detention centre. Isabella Katjiparatijivi, a 29-year-old from Namibia,…

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Added on: 01/22/2019
01/18/2019
In Kenya, February 22 2019 could be an anniversary remembered for generations. This is the date on which a three-judge bench at the Constitutional Court in Nairobi…

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Added on: 01/21/2019
An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced a television host to one year in prison for interviewing a gay man last year, a judicial source said. Mohamed al-Gheiti,…