Tag Archives: Africa

New LGBTQ focus on Middle East, North Africa

Since its launch in 2010, online publisher Muftah has collected a wealth of editors, staff writers, “gurus,” and advisors to provide English-speaking audiences with  insightful analysis of LGBTQ sexuality and gender variance issues in Middle East and North African (MENA) countries … Continue reading

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Gay in Ghana – A video

This hard hitting eight-minute video documentary is well worth watching.  It is the story of a young​ HIV positive​ gay man in the Ghanaian capital, Accra.  Released by AIDSPAN,  its first-ever documentary is titled: “I didn’t want to bring shame … Continue reading

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Thousands in Gambian anti-gay protest

We re-publish here the un-edited news story  by the Banjul-based Gambia Observer published on December 10th, International Human Rights Day, so that you may read for yourselves the manner in which this kind of information is conveyed to Gambians.   This government-backed … Continue reading

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Scott Lively, US anti-gay evangelist to stand trial

Scott Lively, the anti-gay evangelist who helped to draft Uganda’s “kill the gays” law, is likely to be tried for crimes against humanity in the US State of Massachusetts. Although the law, as passed by the Ugandan Parliament, was deemed … Continue reading

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Activist: Cheers, fears over historic African resolution

Much work needs to be done throughout Africa to follow up on an African Commission resolution opposing violence and human rights violations against sexual minorities, says Juliet Mphande, a human rights, media and peace activist from Zambia. In this commentary, … Continue reading

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Nigerian activist: Focus on LGBT rights is not enough

Gay activists in Africa need to focus on more than just LGBT rights, says  Cheikh Eteka Traore, leader of a Nigerian LGBT rights coalition opposing that country’s new anti-gay law. Focusing on a broader range of issues is a strength … Continue reading

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African signers of Mayibuye Pledge vow to work for justice

In preparation for Africa Day on May 25, a group of human rights activists is promoting a pledge in which Africans resolve to work toward social and economic justice in the continent, including an end to violence against women and … Continue reading

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