Monthly Archives: November 2012

Libyan militia releases 12 reportedly gay men

An Islamist militia has released 12 allegedly gay men whom it arrested last week, the Libya Herald reports. Their release was unexpected, since a previous article had stated that the men would be turned over to the Ministry of Justice. … Continue reading

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HIV-positive activist to Uganda: Stop impeding AIDS battle

Ugandan legislators are obstructing the country’s fight against AIDS, says HIV-positive human rights activist Maxensia Nakibuuka of Uganda. People are being scared away from HIV treatment by the parliament’s focus on the so-called “Kill the Gays” bill and a less … Continue reading

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Over a million speak out against Uganda’s anti-gay bill

More than a million people have registered their opposition to Uganda’s  Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which the speaker of the Ugandan parliament has promised will be passed before Christmas. Here is a listing of some of the many appeals to Ugandan government … Continue reading

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Rosier outlook for 12 Libyans jailed after militia’s gay raid

Twelve allegedly gay men arrested by a Libyan militia  reportedly will be turned over to the Libyan Ministry of Justice, according to an article today in the Libya Herald. They reportedly face charges of disturbing the peace, not of homosexual … Continue reading

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Gay rights in Africa: Tell of successes in the struggle

The glass is half-full for gays and lesbians in Africa, and getting fuller, says an LGBTI activist in Nigeria. In an interview with BET, the activist known as Spectra says it’s important to remember that, although Africa has its issues, … Continue reading

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How outrageous is Uganda’s ‘Kill the Gays’ bill?

Some of the more outrageous provisions of Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill are highlighted in the most recent press release from the activist group Sexual Minorities Uganda, or SMUG. Among them: “Any person alleged to be homosexual would be at risk of … Continue reading

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Uganda president said: I’ll block ‘Kill the Gays’ bill

(This is a republication of a blog post that first appeared in June 2012. Now that the Ugandan parliament appears poised to act on a harsh new anti-homosexuality proposal, let’s hope that the reported position of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni … Continue reading

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