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32 anti-gay African leaders, 32 smiling Obama photos

The issue of African countries imprisoning LGBTI people for their sexual orientation wasn’t on the agenda at this week’s United States/Africa summit in Washington, D.C. Instead, President Obama spoke about security, trade and economic development. Then, on Aug. 5, he … Continue reading

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U.S. vs. ‘Dictators’ Club’ of anti-gay African strongmen

While African leaders meet this week at a trade summit in Washington, D.C., it’s important to recognize that some of Africa’s most repressive (and mostly anti-LGBTI) leaders are gaining strength from each other by providing mutual support, writes Alyssa Rickard, … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Ethiopia eases away from new crackdown

Ethiopia has backed away from the latest plans for intensifying anti-gay repression there. Plans for a large anti-gay rally in the capital on April 26 have been cancelled, the Associated Press reports. In addition, government spokesman Redwan Hussein said plans … Continue reading

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Ethiopia: Anti-gay forces seek action against anti-HIV agency

Ethiopia’s one gay-friendly anti-AIDS agency,  Rainbow-Ethiopia HIV and Social Support Services, promotes public health, social justice and human rights in the country. In particular, it serves LGBT people as its clients, seeking health, social justice and human rights for them. … Continue reading

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In a small step forward, Ugandan pride parade is peaceful

UGANDA PRIDE 2013 VOA reports: KAMPALA, UGANDA — On Saturday, August 3, Uganda’s homosexual community stepped out of the shadows in red wigs and glittering stilettos. The country’s second gay pride parade, held on a sandy beach in Entebbe, drew … Continue reading

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View from Brazil: Anti-gay movement grows in Africa

This is a rough translation of an article published last month in the newspaper Estado of Sao Paulo, Brazil, which gives a sense of the degree of public awareness of LGBT rights issues there. The account is generally accurate, though … Continue reading

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Campus Crusade for Christ harms LGBTs in Ethiopia

In the wake of recent news that anti-gay Ethiopians are seeking passage of a death penalty of homosexuals, the LGBT rights group Truth Wins Out issued this statement about the role that Campus Crusade for Christ played in inciting anti-gay … Continue reading

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Seeking help for LGBT Ethiopians, not the death penalty

The Ethiopian LGBT-rights group Rainbow Ethiopia today called for continued foreign aid to the country, but an end to international financial support of organizations that seek passage of the death penalty for sexual minorities in Ethiopia.  In recognition of  the … Continue reading

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After Ethiopia, perhaps other critiques of gay rights reports

The Council for Global Equality is seeking help from activists worldwide in pushing the United States to do a better job of supporting LGBT rights around the world.  In particular, the council is inviting comments about newly released U.S. reports … Continue reading

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Ethiopia: Death penalty for gays soon?

Gay Star News reports: A death penalty against homosexuality may be introduced soon in Ethiopia, according to anti-gay organizations that ran a recent workshop on the topic. The workshop, dealt with the social ‘evils’ and ‘disastrous’ effects of homosexuality in … Continue reading

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