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Buoyed by Supreme Court, will U.S. church help LGBT Africans?

On the same day when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states must recognize same-sex marriages, the progressive U.S.-based Episcopal Church is considering whether to extend its work for justice to LGBT people in Africa. The church’s General Convention, … Continue reading

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HIV-positive straight ally in Zimbabwe wins Kato Award

Zimbabwean women’s and LGBTI rights activist Martha Tholanah is the winner of this year’s David Kato Vision & Voice Award, which honors people working for the human rights of sexual minorities worldwide, especially in homophobic societies. Tholanah, a straight, HIV-positive … Continue reading

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35 injured in anti-gay attack in Zimbabwe

The New Zimbabwe newspaper reported today: Armed men left 35 people injured after they stormed a gay party and beat up guests in Harare over the weekend, Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) organisation has claimed. GALZ said its members … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe: Preacher, don’t spew anti-gay bias

Activists in Zimbabwe are challenging a popular local preacher’s description of homosexuals as mentally ill, including homosexual “politicians, billionaires and big businesspeople whose influence often serves as some smokescreen to cover their mental sickness.” Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa of the United … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe police again raid LGBT rights meeting

Police in Zimbabwe today stormed a local hotel where human rights defenders were attending a media training workshop by Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ). They arrested two of those at the meeting and brought the meeting to an end. … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe: Two victories for GALZ

Barely a month after winning a High Court battle with the police, Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) scored another court victory this week, winning a case in which the organisation was facing charges of running an unregistered organisation — … Continue reading

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Court rules for LGBT rights group in Zimbabwe

Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) today won a court case that was aimed at shutting it down. Magistrate Don Ndirowei ruled that GALZ was exempt from the registration requirement that the prosecution had accused it of ignoring. “This is … Continue reading

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