LGBT news roundup: Uganda, Russia, Zimbabwe, more

AFRICA IN GENERAL
‘Homophobia’ in Africa condemned (Amnesty International via BBC)

AFRICA AND EUROPE

Persecuted homosexuals can be granted refuge. Gays and lesbians from nations that have criminalized their sexual orientation can be granted refuge in the European Union, but only if they are demonstratively persecuted, a top EU lawyer recommended on Thursday in a case involving African nationals [from Senegal, Sierra Leone and Uganda]. (Sowetan Live, South Africa)

RUSSIA

Arrested pride marchers hold flowers given them by other marchers in St. Petersburg. (Click image for video in Russian of protesters and police)

Arrested pride marchers hold flowers given them by other marchers in St. Petersburg. (Click image for video in Russian of protesters and police)

Russian court rules St Petersburg Gay Pride was legal (Gay Star News)

What gay ‘propaganda’ vote tells us about Russia today (BBC video. LGBT Russian Network comments: “BBC keeps the international society updated with its good reportage!”)

UGANDA

Foiled in the United States, Anti-Gay Evangelicals Spread Hate in Africa (Mother Jones)

Celebrated Gay Singer Sir Elton John Attacks Ugandan Government on BBC as he Expresses Displeasure in the laws that Sentence his ‘Comrades’ to Death If Convicted of the Vice (The Investigator: “Uganda’s First Online Tabloid”) (That headline is almost as long as the article, which gives a fairly predictable anti-gay spin to Elton John’s BBC interview. The original BBC interview hasn’t been located.)

ZIMBABWE

Lionel Girezha’s story: ‘In limbo for my kind of love’ (Mamba Online, South Africa. Article from Erasing 76 Crimes republished with permission).

About Colin Stewart

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