Category Archives: Africa (Sub Saharan)

15 were arrested in anti-gay Gambia; all are now free

Everyone who was arrested in last year’s anti-gay crackdown in the Gambia has now been released, according to former Gambian official Fatou Camera. The final three men to be released were acquitted last week of “aggravated homosexuality” after eight months … Continue reading

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LGBTI depression — topic for latest Nigerian podcast

Gay men who battle depression must struggle with “dual stigmatisation,” says the Pink Therapy blog — the sense of being shunned both for being gay and for being unwell mentally. It’s a topic that Nigeria’s No Strings podcast tackles in … Continue reading

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Gambia acquits 3 men of ‘aggravated homosexuality’

In the Gambia, three men have been acquitted after eight months in prison that followed their arrest in an anti-gay crackdown last November. The Washington Blade reports: A Gambian court on Thursday acquitted three men who had been charged under … Continue reading

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All mouth, no muscle — anti-gay party in Kenya

For a political party so weak that it has no members in parliament, Kenya’s Republican Liberty Party has an amazing knack for grabbing the attention of the media. The most recent example: The supposed plans for a 5,000-person nude protest … Continue reading

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Uganda Pride: ‘Passionate believer’ tells why it’s important

By Stella Nyanzi My custom of preparing for Uganda’s Pride activities starts a week before the annual event. Today, I am starting my excited posts about ‪#PrideUganda2015‬. I have posted about each year’s activities, starting with the first one in … Continue reading

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Germany nixes Facebook’s dangerous ‘real names’ policy

Government regulators in Germany have ruled against Facebook’s policy of demanding that account holders use their real names — a policy that jeopardizes the lives of LGBTI people in homophobic countries. As The Guardian reported: “The Hamburg data protection authority … Continue reading

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African LGBTI advocacy group gains official status

An Africa-based advocacy group working for continent-wide recognition of  the human rights of LGBTI Africans has won official recognition in South Africa. Pan-Africa ILGA (PAI), the continent’s regional chapter of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), … Continue reading

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