Category Archives: Africa (Sub Saharan)

No bail for 2 Ugandans facing trial on gay-sex charges

Human rights workers have been seeking the release of two Ugandans who face trial starting May 7 on homosexuality charges. The case of Kim Mukisa and Jackson Mukasa, was reported in the article “2 Ugandans face trial on gay-sex charges.” … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Prison sentence ends for man denounced as gay

A Cameroon man, age 29,  has been released from prison, putting an end to incarceration that  began when a friend reportedly claimed the man was a homosexual, attorney Michel Togué reports. The man (called Myan in this blog to protect … Continue reading

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African plea: The silence of good people hurts most

Edwin Cameron, justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, writes on the Global Fund website: The Sexual Minority of Africa Should Also Be Heard A destructive wave of hatred against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender persons seems to be … Continue reading

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Easter reflections on Christians who crucify LGBT people

Excerpts from a Holy Week meditation by the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle: The passion story will be read all over the world this weekend as the Christian community celebrates Easter, but in most of the countries where LGBT people are … Continue reading

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New fund aims to help endangered LGBT people flee

Denis LeBlanc, Editor A new emergency fund is seeking contributions to help LGBT people and allies flee from “immediate threats of arrest, attacks, violence and persecution in countries where harsh laws have fostered a climate of extreme homophobia.” This global, … Continue reading

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Mugabe threatens gays; LGBT Zimbabweans respond

LGBT persons in Zimbabwe have once again been reminded that they have a long way to go to win justice and fair play in their native land. Thousands who gathered today in a Harare stadium and elsewhere to mark 34 … Continue reading

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2 Ugandans face trial on gay-sex charges

Two Ugandans accused of homosexual activity are scheduled to face trial in May.  They have been held in Luzira Prison since their arrest in January. Kim Mukisa, 24, a businessman, and Jackson Mukasa,  19, pleaded not guilty Feb. 6 in … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Ethiopia eases away from new crackdown

Ethiopia has backed away from the latest plans for intensifying anti-gay repression there. Plans for a large anti-gay rally in the capital on April 26 have been cancelled, the Associated Press reports. In addition, government spokesman Redwan Hussein said plans … Continue reading

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African LGBTI activists unite at Nairobi conference

About 150 activists from throughout Africa  revived the continent’s LGBTI rights organization last month at a conference held in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference of Pan Africa ILGA (PAI) provided a regional platform to discuss issues affecting LGBTI people in Africa, … Continue reading

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Senegal art show to feature LGBT Africans

The Art Newspaper reports: An exhibition about homosexuality in Africa is due to go ahead in Senegal next month, despite a leading academic advising the gallery against it. “The show will cause controversy, but we will not censor ourselves,” says … Continue reading

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