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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…

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Added on: 10/17/2023
10/16/2023
The World Bank will aim to ensure gay and transgender Ugandans are not discriminated against in its programmes before resuming new funding, which was halted in August…

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Added on: 10/16/2023
10/15/2023
In a move sparking international concern, the government of Eswatini has declined to register an LGBTQ+ rights group, Eswatini Sexual and Gender Minorities (ESGM), defying a ruling by…

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Added on: 10/16/2023
10/15/2023
An experienced South African transgender pilot says that his flying career has been unfairly grounded by the aviation authorities due to his gender identity. Kailer Smit, 32, based…

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Added on: 10/15/2023
10/14/2023
We know how brilliant our country’s Constitution is, and how well it protects the rights of LGBTQI+ people. There is no constitution like it on the continent…

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Added on: 10/14/2023
Mauritius’ Supreme Court decision to decriminalise same-sex relations amongst consenting adults is a crucial step forward for equality, a UN human rights expert said today. “I am…

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Added on: 10/14/2023
10/13/2023
At a small shelter in Uganda, members of the LGBTQ community seek refuge from persecution after their government enacted one of the world’s harshest anti-homosexuality laws earlier…

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Added on: 10/13/2023
Human rights organizations have condemned an anti-LGBTQ protest attended by hundreds who chanted hateful and misleading slogans in Nairobi, Kenya, last week. Erasing 76 Crimes presents this…

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Added on: 10/11/2023
A new study has raised concerns over the economic repercussions in Kenya in the event the government enacts legislation against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ)….

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Added on: 10/10/2023
When Richard Lusimbo came for the interview at an office in the suburbs of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, he looked exhausted. The bags under his eyes told…

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Added on: 10/09/2023
10/09/2023
The aisles of a clinic for HIV-positive patients on the outskirts of Kampala are almost deserted. However, staff keep an eye on CCTV footage for suspicious individuals, reflecting…

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Added on: 10/08/2023
10/07/2023
Hundreds of Kenyan Muslims marched on the country’s Supreme Court Friday in protest against a recent decision upholding the right of LGBTQ groups to associate and form…

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Added on: 10/07/2023
10/06/2023
Hundreds of Muslims and conservative Christians in Kenya’s capital rallied Friday outside the Supreme Court to protest its decision last month to reaffirm the LGBTQ community’s right…

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Added on: 10/06/2023
10/05/2023
PORT-LOUIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – The Supreme Court of Mauritius has struck out a colonial-era law criminalising same-sex relations, bucking a trend elsewhere in Africa where a…

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Added on: 10/05/2023
The Supreme Court of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius today overturned the Mauritian law against consensual sexual intercourse between men. The court ruled that the anti-sodomy…

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Added on: 10/03/2023
10/02/2023
Uganda’s Constitutional Court on Monday took a first step toward hearing a challenge to an anti-gay law that rights activists and Western governments have denounced as draconian….

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Added on: 09/29/2023
09/28/2023
The passage of one of the world’s harshest anti-gay laws by Uganda’s government has unleashed a torrent of abuse against LGBTQ people, mostly committed by private individuals,…

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Added on: 09/28/2023
Defenders of the human rights of French-speaking African sexual and gender minorities will meet in Ivory Coast in November to coordinate and strengthen efforts on behalf of…

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Added on: 09/28/2023
Uganda is home to the largest refugee population in Africa – and the third largest in the world – and has been widely praised for its progressive…

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Added on: 09/27/2023
A recent book, Queer Bodies in African Films, studies the growing LGBTIQ+ output from film-makers around the continent, from Morocco to South Africa. In the process it…

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Added on: 09/23/2023
09/22/2023
Uganda has begun charging people under its draconian new anti-LGBT law, including two men accused of “aggravated homosexuality”, which can carry the death penalty. Human rights activists…

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Added on: 09/22/2023
09/22/2023
Kenya is considering the Family Protection Bill 2023, which could lead to 50-year prison sentences for non-consensual same-sex acts. Sponsored by Homa Bay Town legislator Peter Kaluma, the…

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Added on: 09/21/2023
09/20/2023
The 69 suspects who were arrested in Nigeria last month in connection with an alleged gay wedding have been released on bail. Over 200 people were arrested in…

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Added on: 09/19/2023
09/18/2023
The Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK) wants President William Ruto to declare his position on the registration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and…

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Added on: 09/17/2023
Religious leaders and members of parliament are protesting a ruling by Kenya’s Supreme Court that dismissed a challenge to its earlier decision this year upholding LGBTQ organizations’…

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Added on: 09/16/2023
09/15/2023
Maily Isaro, a transgender woman in the Central African nation of Rwanda, has faced various forms of discrimination since publicly coming out as trans. She lives in…

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Added on: 09/15/2023
09/14/2023
The Constitutional Court of Uganda has confirmed that it will review three petitions challenging the constitutionality of the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act. The court announced that all legal…

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Added on: 09/15/2023
09/14/2023
“We’re here to demand that Nigeria release all the detainees and drop all the charges.” On Tuesday, a group of Black American LGBTQ lawmakers protested in front of…

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Added on: 09/14/2023
09/13/2023
The Supreme Court of Kenya’s ruling on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) associations has been met with mixed reactions. The ruling, which dismissed a petition…

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Added on: 09/14/2023
09/13/2023
When Lariba was growing up in James Town — a coastal neighborhood in Accra, Ghana — they never felt criticized for living the life they wanted to…