Tag Archives: Ethiopia

4 news briefs: Anti-gay laws undercutting AIDS efforts

In each of these four news items, the point is the same — countries’ anti-gay laws create problems for AIDS fighters. Each item was excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news: Speaking to … Continue reading

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Stop ignoring us, say young LGBTIQ Africans

At the Changing Faces Changing Spaces conference June 17 to 19 in Kenya, young LGBTIQ activists protested that they were often ignored by the LGBTIQ movement and left out of strategic decisions. They called for an end to attitudes that … Continue reading

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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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