Tag Archives: Africa

African-American pastors’ Africa tour seeks end to anti-gay bias

  Excerpt from the Equal Eyes recap of worldwide LGBTI-related news: US: Black pastors launch African tour to counteract Rick Warren’s anti-gay movement Spearheaded by The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Bishop Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder and Bishop-Elect Pastor Joseph Tolton, the … Continue reading

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Xenophobia rising in South Africa

Editorial:   Speak out and denounce the xenophobia rising in South Africa. We all need to speak out against the current xenophobic attacks in South Africa and in neighbouring nations.  We are witnessing scenes that resemble apartheid, again, but this … Continue reading

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Uganda: 9 gay men threatened by mob, arrested by police

Nine young gay men have been released after being held in police custody for five days in western Uganda. Without knowing it, the men had put their lives in jeopardy by visiting an STI screening clinic, which attracted the attention … Continue reading

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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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