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Ivory Coast: Humiliating and degrading treatment

(Aussi publié en français) Although there is no law against homosexuality in Ivory Coast, our correspondent informs us there has been an increase in homophobic attacks in recent months. On January 22 and 23, 2014, the headquarters of Alternative Côte d’Ivoire, an … Continue reading

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Rewriting the anti-gay history of Rick Warren in Uganda

Rick Warren, pastor of the Saddleback megachurch, traveled to Uganda in 2008 and declared that homosexuality is not a natural way of life and thus is not a human right. The next year, the anti-gay bill that became this year’s  … Continue reading

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2 lesbians arrested in Cameroon (not 4)

Two lesbians have been arrested and jailed on homosexuality charges in Ebolowa in southern Cameroon, according to the anti-AIDS, pro-human-rights group Camfaids. According to an earlier radio report, four lesbians had been arrested. The two jailed lesbians were arrested four … Continue reading

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2 scary tales of Ugandan gay activists; you can help

On paper, the Anti-Homosexuality Law has not taken effect in Uganda, but its harsh effects are already being felt on the streets. Among many reports of arrests, harassment and one murder of LGBT people, here are accounts from two activists … Continue reading

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LGBT/Cameroon: ‘incredibly sad, fabulously encouraging’

An excerpt from the latest report by journalist Andy Kopsa on the joint American-African trip to Cameroon in support of LGBT rights and LGBT health: In the discussions of sexual rights where panel members [at the Sixth Africa Conference on … Continue reading

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Global conflict: Gay rights, repression in the Caribbean

As pro-LGBT-rights protests and anti-LGBT initiatives continue in dozens of countries, here’s a sampling of the news and commentary about what’s going on. A quick recap of news from the Caribbean is below.  Also see updates on  the furor over … Continue reading

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19 who are in prison for being gay, 41 more awaiting trial

(This is the latest update of a list that is often revised — again and again — as new information is received.) Worldwide, at least 19 people are currently in prison for violating laws that punish those who are born … Continue reading

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Harassed Ugandan lesbian ‘optimistic in the face of struggles’

Patsy Lindrio interviewed Ugandan LGBT activist Jay Abang as part of the Voices of Our Future program of World Pulse, which provides citizen journalism training for grassroots women leaders. Here are excerpts from her article: I was warned before the … Continue reading

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A tale of murder and apathy

Even murder is no match for the power of institutional blindness and organizational inertia. That seems to be true even for organizations that are pursuing a high-minded goal — in this case, halting the spread of HIV in Cameroon.  You … Continue reading

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Cameroon activist released by police probing LGBT murder

Police in Cameroon have released activist Michel Engama, financial officer of the LGBT-rights and anti-AIDS organization Camfaids (Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS). He had been detained along with a colleague on the basis of testimony that they had been in a … Continue reading

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