Category Archives: Africa (Sub Saharan)

LGBTI news briefs 2: India, Gambia, Kenya, Lebanon

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from the Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (Second of two posts.) Mother gets ‘Groom Wanted’ ad for her son Fulfilling his mother’s wishes, an Indian gay … Continue reading

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Here’s how to help fight homophobia in Nigeria

Want to help LGBTI Nigerians speak out against that nation’s homophobia and transphobia?  The outspoken No Strings podcast is part of that fight. It’s seeking a bit of financial help to continue that good work.  Please contribute if you can. … Continue reading

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Recount: 75 (or 79) nations where homosexuality is illegal

The number of countries with anti-homosexuality laws is currently 75, according to the latest tally from ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. That’s down one from earlier this month, when the African nation of Chad was … Continue reading

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Nigerian podcast, website join fight against homophobia

More than a year after Nigeria’s harsh anti-gay law took effect, two new voices have emerged to speak on behalf of LGBTI Nigerians, while also informing them and others about the impacts of the nation’s anti-gay repression. The “No Strings” … Continue reading

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Nigeria: No court challenge vs. alleged police misconduct

Twenty-one young Nigerian men are trying to put their lives back on course after they were arrested by police who allegedly mistook an all-male birthday party for an initiation ceremony for “a secret gay cult.” In a raid, police in … Continue reading

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Kenya moves to appeal courtroom win by LGBTI group

As expected, the government of Kenya has filed notice that it plans to appeal a High Court ruling of April 24 that would open the way to official recognition of LGBTI organizations. The government has refused to register such organizations … Continue reading

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New lesbian supporters at work in Cameroon, Europe

Cameroon’s new association of activist women and their supporters has been busy in Cameroon and in Europe, seeking greater opportunities, improved health care, and basic human rights for lesbians and transgender women. The organization AVAF (Association for the Promotion of … Continue reading

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