Category Archives: Africa (Sub Saharan)

Death of a Ugandan refugee; advice for those he left behind

The LGBT-friendly Sebaspace blog has tough advice for LGBT Ugandan refugees in Kenya, inspired by the sad recent death of refugee John Paul Mulumbi. The blog states: “Life’s tough … for the Ugandans who’re claiming LGBT asylum in Kenya and, … Continue reading

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Akwaaba! (Welcome!), says Ghana — but not if you’re gay

By Yaw Amanfoh “Wecome!! Akwaaba!!” says the sign at Accra International Airport. In the photo, taken in 2010, the mixed message is framed by a traditional kente print. It starts off with a warm welcome, then quickly reverts to the … Continue reading

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Podcast seeks help telling stories of LGBTIQ Nigerians

No Strings, the Nigerian LGBTIQ podcast, is seeking support for its efforts to maintain and expand its coverage of the lives of the persecuted sexual minorities of Nigeria. In a fundraising campaign on the Generosity crowdfunding site, No Strings founder … Continue reading

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Bisexuals in Nigeria: ‘We are not cheats!’

Do bisexuals think that they are better than gay and lesbian people? That’s one of the questions tackled in the latest episode of No Strings, the Nigerian LGBTIQ podcast. Other questions addressed there are: Are bisexuals confused? Are there bisexuals … Continue reading

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Uganda and Nigeria: 2 sexual encounters, 3 arrests

Online news sites reported three recent arrests in Nigeria and Uganda on charges of violating their nations’ anti-homosexuality laws. The accounts have not been independently verified, but the Ugandan story is accompanied by a photo of the defendant’s official bail … Continue reading

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David Kato: Martyr in ongoing struggle for LGBTI rights

By Kikonyogo Kivumbi and Colin Stewart Supporters of human rights for LGBTI people gathered today in Kampala, Uganda, to honor inspirational Ugandan activist David Kato on the fifth anniversary of his murder. Kato was killed in his Kampala home in … Continue reading

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Resignation adds uncertainty to Aids battle in Uganda

Prof. Vinand M. Nantulya has resigned as chairman of a Ugandan health policy panel that makes crucial decisions about the country’s anti-Aids projects, including those that often have excluded LGBTI Ugandans from receiving HIV services in the past. During Nantulya’s … Continue reading

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