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Added on: 05/29/2023
05/28/2023
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is working towards ensuring the establishment of a legal framework that will fill the gap in the law for…

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Added on: 05/28/2023
05/27/2023
Nigerian author Arinze Ifeakandu has often dreamed of a society where gay people do not have to hide their love or live in fear of homophobic hate….

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Added on: 05/28/2023
05/27/2023
When Abdul was a teenager and coming to terms with being gay, he was attacked by a group of men. They mocked him with homophobic slurs and…

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Added on: 05/27/2023
05/26/2023
Abdellah Taïa is Morocco’s first gay writer in history living in Paris who reimagines being muslim, queer and African. Abdellah Taïa was born in 1973 in Rabat,…

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Added on: 05/26/2023
05/25/2023
The organisers of Drag Night Namibia have made the difficult decision to cancel their event due to concerns for the safety of the LGBTQ+ community. “Our hearts are…

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Added on: 05/22/2023
05/21/2023
A South African gay man and his Namibian spouse scored a landmark victory after they forced the Namibian government to recognise same-sex marriages registered outside of the…

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Added on: 05/21/2023
05/20/2023
A Ugandan LGBT activist said on Friday they planned to return to their home country next week despite fears of reprisal after the approval of a new…

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Added on: 05/20/2023
05/19/2023
A Ugandan LGBT activist said on Friday they planned to return to their home country next week despite fears of reprisal after the approval of a new…

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Added on: 05/20/2023
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) asylum seekers and refugees living in one of Kenya’s biggest refugee camps routinely suffer hate crimes, violence, including rape, and…

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Added on: 05/19/2023
05/18/2023
Koei lives in a permanent state of tension. A baby-faced young man in his early-20s, he works in an insurance agency on the outskirts of Nairobi, the…

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Added on: 05/17/2023
05/16/2023
Mary identifies as a transgender woman, but presents to society as a gay man. “I am forced to be gay in Zambia because it isn’t as dangerous…

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Added on: 05/09/2023
05/08/2023
Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill, if signed into law, could lead to the withdrawal of foreign aid and threaten goals to end HIV/AIDS by 2030, advocates warn. Uganda’s parliament…

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Added on: 05/07/2023
04/06/2023
Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill, if signed into law, could lead to the withdrawal of foreign aid and threaten goals to end HIV/AIDS by 2030, advocates warn. Uganda’s parliament…

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Added on: 05/03/2023
05/02/2023
Uganda’s parliament on Tuesday passed one of the world’s strictest anti-LGBTQ bills mostly unchanged, including provision for long jail terms and the death penalty, after the president…

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Added on: 05/03/2023
The Kenyan supreme court recently struck down a government decision to ban the registration of an LGBTIQ+ community rights organisation, sparking new homophobic rhetoric in the country….

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Added on: 05/01/2023
04/30/2023
In January 2023, LGBTQ+ activist Davis Mac-Iyalla was installed as a chief of the Yamonransa Nkusukum area in central Ghana. With the title of Amankorehen, the Nigerian-born activist’s…

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Added on: 05/01/2023
04/30/2023
Africa is not deterred by the veiled threats of withdrawal of investments and international aid, Speaker Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has said. He noted that those threats and…

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Added on: 04/30/2023
04/29/2023
In a quiet pocket of Kampala, Uganda, the sound of singing cuts through the Sunday morning silence. The harmonising voices are part of the Adonai Inclusive Christian…

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Added on: 04/29/2023
04/28/2023
Kenyan LGBT campaigners have been fielding a surge in hate speech since a rights group supporting their cause was given the green light to register as an…

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Added on: 04/27/2023
04/26/2023
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has asked lawmakers to make clear in a proposed anti-homosexuality law that it is not criminal to merely identify as gay, as part…

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Added on: 04/27/2023
04/26/2023
The UK government has been helping to fund the work of a virulently homophobic religious organisation in Uganda, whose leaders have backed a proposed law that would…

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Added on: 04/25/2023
04/24/2023
Gay Ugandans are fleeing the country as the government’s Anti-Homosexuality Act moves closer to becoming law. “The government and the people of Uganda are against our existence,”…

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Added on: 04/21/2023
04/20/2023
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni supports a bill containing some of the world’s harshest anti-LGBTQ legislation but will send it back to parliament for “strengthening”, the ruling party’s…

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Added on: 04/20/2023
04/19/2023
Like many in Rwanda, Maria was raised Christian, which made it even harder for her to accept her sexuality. She recalls spending “a lot of time in churches…

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Added on: 04/20/2023
A Ugandan woman was granted refugee status Wednesday following a district court ruling last month ordering the government to do so over fears she could be persecuted…

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Added on: 04/20/2023
04/19/2023
A group of leading global scientists and academics have signed an open letter urging Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to veto a hardline bill criminalizing homosexuality in the…

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Added on: 04/19/2023
04/18/2023
For Kenya’s lesbians and gays, a supreme court ruling allowing the rights body that represents their interests to register as a non-governmental organisation has turned out to…

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Added on: 04/18/2023
04/17/2023
Full interview with Ugandan LGBTQ activist Frank Mugisha about a draconian new anti-gay bill the country is on the verge of imposing, which makes it a crime…

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Added on: 04/17/2023
04/16/2023
Citizens will be free to apprehend individuals identifying as homosexuals if the Family Protection Bill becomes law. The Bill sponsored by Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma proposes that…

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Added on: 04/16/2023
04/15/2023
Frank Mugisha, Uganda’s most prominent LGBTQ rights activist, could face jail time after a new the bill is signed into law that would criminalize even identifying as…