Category Archives: Positive steps

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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New Website for Spectrum Uganda

Spectrum Uganda Initiatives is pleased to announces they now have a new website. In making the announcement, John Abdallah Wambere aka Longjones,  Co-Founder of Spectrum Uganda Initiatives, Human Rights Defender and Gay Activist said: “Because we have been without a … Continue reading

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Praise for Malawi’s new focus on HIV among LGBTI people

Malawi plans to intensify its fight against AIDS in the country’s LGBTI community, winning praise from LGBTI activists for its efforts. The southeast African country  is seeking more than US $388,000 from the Global Fund for Tuberculosis, Malaria and HIV … Continue reading

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Suspended priest’s Palm Sunday greeting for refugees

The Rev. Anthony Musaala remains active as a spiritual guide for refugees from Uganda, including LGBT people fleeing threats of violence in their homeland. He continues to support his dispersed flock, even though the church suspended him from priestly duties … Continue reading

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Performers seek your help for LGBT refugees in Kenya

Gay-friendly Ugandan anthropologist and social science researcher Stella Nyanzi describes preparations for the March 28 performance that will raise money to help beleaguered Ugandan LGBTQ asylum seekers in Kenya. Below are photos of the living conditions of some of those … Continue reading

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Uganda concert to raise funds for LGBTQ refugees in Kenya

Activists in Uganda are planning a concert on Saturday to raise money for Ugandan LGBTQ asylum seekers in Kenya, several hundred of whom have been suffering since they fled their homeland for protection against anti-gay violence. Earlier this month, LGBTI … Continue reading

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Online activists spur change in Middle East, China, world

Online LGBT activism and community-building are the focus of this week’s video in the “Quorum” series of 11 discussions of international LGBTI issues. Moderator for the latest discussion is Andre Banks, executive director of AllOut.org, the  U.S.-based advocacy organization that … Continue reading

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