Category Archives: Africa (Sub Saharan)

African-American pastors’ Africa tour seeks end to anti-gay bias

  Excerpt from the Equal Eyes recap of worldwide LGBTI-related news: US: Black pastors launch African tour to counteract Rick Warren’s anti-gay movement Spearheaded by The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Bishop Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder and Bishop-Elect Pastor Joseph Tolton, the … Continue reading

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Ugandan LGBTI solidarity celebration coming May 16

LGBTI and sex worker activists in Uganda are preparing for a celebration of solidarity, with an emphasis on developing self-sufficiency in their community. The local Youth on Rock Foundation is organizing the event in conjunction with the International Day Against … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Human Rights Defenders Day proposed for July 15th

We publish the call to associations and peers in the struggle for human rights and in particular for the rights of LGBTI people, by the CAMFAIDS team in Cameroon inviting all human rights defenders to commemorate July 15th as Human … Continue reading

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Xenophobia rising in South Africa

Editorial:   Speak out and denounce the xenophobia rising in South Africa. We all need to speak out against the current xenophobic attacks in South Africa and in neighbouring nations.  We are witnessing scenes that resemble apartheid, again, but this … Continue reading

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Malawi Law Targets LGBTI People

We re-publish here today’s news release from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) expressing serious concerns over a discriminatory Malawi law targeting LGBTI people.  Half of Malawi’s population of about 15 million live below the poverty line. (New … Continue reading

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Ugandan film focuses on fatal effects of anti-gay media

Ugandan film director Hassan Kamoga, also known as Miracle, has created a drama about LGBT people who are killed after newspapers label them publicly as gay, as happened by activist David Kato in 2011. The movie, titled simply “Outed,” was … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Life of a gay activist turns to drama

By Erin Royal Brokovitch Jacques, 29, is the president of the group Acodévo Océan in Kribi, Cameroon, an LGBT community based organization. An activist since 2012, he becomes the object of a series of violent blows and attacks because of … Continue reading

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