Monthly Archives: March 2013

Crucifixion pained Mary; Easter protest pained Kato’s mom

Today, Easter Sunday, a group of Ugandan Christian leaders organized an anti-homosexuality parade near the home of the mother of slain LGBT activist David Kato. According to Pepe Julian Onziema, who was at the rally, one of the pastors used … Continue reading

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No Easter peace for Ugandan LGBTs

An anti-gay protest has broken the calm of Easter Sunday in Uganda. The producers of the film “Call Me Kuchu” reported earlier today on the protest at the grave site of Ugandan LGBT leader David Kato, who was murdered in … Continue reading

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Cameroon LGBT groups learning to be businesslike

Governance, paperwork, management techniques, human resources, financial conflicts of interest — those are some of the training modules discussed in workshops held Jan. 22 to 25 for nine representatives of three community-based organizations serving the community of men who have … Continue reading

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Gay sex tourism in anti-gay Gambia

Gambia’s strong-man president, Yahya Jammeh, devoted his recent speech at the opening session of parliament to railing against homosexuality along with the nation’s growing murder rate, police corruption and European countries’ deportation of Gambian citizens. At much the same time, … Continue reading

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African anti-gay backlash is a sign of LGBT progress?

“Gay Rights in Africa Move Slowly, Cautiously Forward,” states the headline of a Voice of America article. Believing that requires a leap of faith, since anti-LGBT legislation is under discussion or nearing approval in Uganda, Nigeria and Liberia, while Zimbabwe … Continue reading

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Two gay men freed into ‘living hell’ in Cameroon

After three days in police custody in Cameroon, two gay men were released yesterday, but their daily life remains a nightmare. “I’m upset and depressed. Because of what has happened to us [an attack by a gay-bashing crowd, death threats, … Continue reading

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LGBTs in Cameroon: Attacked, arrested, freed again

Police in Cameroon have released two gay men whom they had held in custody for three days starting shortly after the men were attacked by a gay-bashing crowd on March 24. Cameroonian journalist Eric Lembembe interviewed the two men, Jonas … Continue reading

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Anti-gay movie heading for gay-obsessed Nigeria

No good seems likely to come from this: A Nigerian movie called “Law 58″ reportedly will be released soon, at least on DVD, with the aim of “throw[ing] light on gay practices in the country and its devastating effects on … Continue reading

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Cameroon police re-arrest 2 gay men whom court freed

Two gay men, released from a Cameroon prison in January, have again been arrested. They have been held in police custody for the past two days, since shortly after they were attacked in a local marketplace on Sunday, March 24. … Continue reading

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Gay recruiters in Uganda? A missed chance for truth

A Danish official on a visit to Uganda missed a chance last week to counteract the widespread but mistaken belief by Ugandan politicians, journalists and religious leaders that LGBT rights groups recruit people to become homosexuals. Christian Friis Bach, Danish … Continue reading

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