Category Archives: Africa (Sub Saharan)

Rural Uganda: 9 gay youth still on the run; anyone care?

“They put their lives in jeopardy by being responsible young men attending an HIV / STI screening clinic.” Nine young gay men remain homeless and at risk of violence in the countryside of western  Uganda, afraid to return home after … Continue reading

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Uganda: “Where Do We Go for Justice?”

A report on the criminal justice system was issued today by Chapter Four in Uganda. Titled: Uganda: “Where Do We Go for Justice?” The Abuse of the Rights of Sexual Minorities in Uganda’s Criminal Justice System.  “UGANDA’s criminal justice system should … Continue reading

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Nigerian safe house might close without your help

  A safe house for persecuted LGBT people in Nigeria needs financial help — specifically, US $2,000 to pay the annual rent for the shelter, which has been operated by the gay-friendly House of Rainbow Fellowship for the past three years.  … Continue reading

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Uganda interview helps launch LGBTI refugee support group

A new European ally for African LGBTI rights activists — International LGBTI Support  (ILS) — will soon launch its Ugandan support program at the European Parliament in Brussels.  As the group prepares to unveil its  International Support Uganda (ISU) project, … Continue reading

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Video: ‘Laws are great,’ but LGBTI struggle must go further

Laws guaranteeing human rights for LGBTI people have their limits. “Laws are great, but they don’t make you full. They don’t stop you from being raped. Economic empowerment and poverty alleviation is what we need. Stand by us,” says Jabu … Continue reading

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HIV-positive straight ally in Zimbabwe wins Kato Award

Zimbabwean women’s and LGBTI rights activist Martha Tholanah is the winner of this year’s David Kato Vision & Voice Award, which honors people working for the human rights of sexual minorities worldwide, especially in homophobic societies. Tholanah, a straight, HIV-positive … Continue reading

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Ugandan anti-gay law is dead, but court challenge lives on

A legal battle continues against Uganda’s now-defunct Anti-Homosexuality Act, led by the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF), a gay-friendly legal advocacy group in Uganda. HRAPF will not be joined in the case by the UHAI East African Sexual … Continue reading

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