Category Archives: Anti-LGBT laws and legislation

UNHCHR alarmed at LGBT arrests, detentions in Gambia

Today, the Office of the recently appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,  Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, issued a Press Release on LGBT in The Gambia. He strongly condemns the harsh new law in The Gambia as well as the violence and … Continue reading

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Gambia must stop wave of homophobic arrests and torture

Editor’s Note: Amnesty International issued this important news release on the Gambia on 18 November 2014.  We republish a very slightly edited version here.  The unedited news release may be viewed here. By Amnesty International Press Office in London, UK. The … Continue reading

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Challenge to Ugandan anti-gay law seeks regional impact

Activists in Uganda are continuing their legal battle against the country’s now-defunct Anti-Homosexuality Law, hoping that the Tanzania-based East African Court of Justice will issue a ruling that will make clear such anti-gay laws are unacceptable throughout East Africa. Uganda’s … Continue reading

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New anti-gay bill in Uganda; 25 reported arrests in Nigeria

Breaking news Uganda’s new anti-gay bill BuzzFeed reports that anti-gay legislators in Uganda have drafted a potential replacement for the overturned Anti-Homosexuality Act: A committee comprising leading members of Uganda’s ruling party have prepared a new draft of legislation targeting … Continue reading

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United in battle against sexism, homophobia

Sexism and homophobia are the targets of a strategic partnership fighting against the repression of both women and LGBTI people in the developing world. “The root of homophobia is sexism,” says the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, a leader of the … Continue reading

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Nigerian appeal seeks to overturn anti-gay law

A Nigerian expatriate has appealed an Oct. 22 court ruling that dismissed his lawsuit against the country’s new anti-gay law. Teriah Joseph Ebah, a 42-year-old Nigerian who has lived in the United Kingdom for the past 14 years, said the … Continue reading

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India joins the ‘arrest-the-gays’ gang

BuzzFeed reports: Indian Man Arrested For Homosexuality After Being Filmed On Wife’s Spy Cameras Police in the Indian technology hub Bangalore have arrested a 32-year-old man for homosexuality after his wife installed secret cameras in their house and recorded him having … Continue reading

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