Category Archives: Positive steps

Activists want Gambia’s president banned from USA

A coalition of fourteen organisations joined forces to write to President Obama last week requesting the United States hold “President Yahya Jammeh and his associates accountable for their deplorable human rights record,” particularly with regard to LGBT people in the … Continue reading

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Uganda refugee project survives anti-gay attacks of 2014

The Refugee Law Project (RLP) in Uganda is about to resume its work with refugees and asylum seekers after a 10-month suspension. RLP,  a community outreach project of the Makerere University School of Law, was established in 1999 to provide … Continue reading

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Uganda LGBTI get 2nd chance to elect legitimate reps

Efforts to increase LGBTI people’s and sex workers’ involvement in planning Ugandan health services are not going smoothly, reports Ugandan correspondent Kikonyogo Kivumbi. An election to choose representatives of those key population groups was ruled invalid on Wednesday, Jan. 21. … Continue reading

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LGBTI activists optimistic about new Sri Lankan leaders

LGBTI activists in Sri Lanka hope that a new group of reform-minded leaders who took office early this month will move the country closer to repeal of its ancient anti-gay law. “We are confident they will do the right thing,” … Continue reading

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Mozambique: Anti-gay law is gone, anti-gay bias remains

Add Mozambique to the list of countries with no law against same-sex intimacy, which isn’t to say that LGBTI people in that east African nation enjoy equal treatment under the law. The country’s LGBTI advocacy organization, Lambda, has been fighting … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe inches toward battling HIV among LGBT people

Zimbabwe may launch an anti-HIV program for LGBT people and sex workers, according to Dr. Owen Mugurungi, the Health Ministry’s leader for the fight against AIDS. The government is “considering” starting programs that will include the gay community, according to … Continue reading

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Ugandan LGBTI celebrate their activists

Spectrum Uganda Initiatives announces today the results of its online vote among Ugandans for outstanding individuals, events and projects in 2014.   With all the difficulties in Uganda, it is heartening that Ugandan LGBTI and their allies would take the … Continue reading

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