Tag Archives: Gambia

Gambia plans life sentences for gay ‘repeat offenders’

The Associated Press reports: Gambia’s National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said [today, Sept. 8], potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa’s most vocal anti-gay … Continue reading

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99 who are in prison for being gay, 148 more awaiting trial

Worldwide, at least 99 people are currently in prison for allegedly violating laws that punish those who are born gay, lesbian or bisexual. In addition, at least 148 other people are awaiting trial on charges related to homosexuality. Those are … Continue reading

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Days after Obama photo, Gambia arrests 12 in gay raids

Police in the west African nation of The Gambia last weekend arrested 12 men on suspicion of homosexuality in a series of “massive raids,” Gambia’s online Kibaaro News reported. The arrests came a few days after the U.S./Africa summit in … 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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Why African leaders attack gays; is gay genocide next?

In this chilling excerpt from a longer article, the Rev. Canon Kapya Kaoma, a human rights researcher and Anglican priest from Zambia, discusses the reasons for diatribes against LGBT people by African leaders such as Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and … Continue reading

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Scientists: No choice on being gay, no gay recruitment

The mistaken belief that sexual orientation is a choice — instead of a fixed aspect of a person’s identity — underpins the anti-gay laws in Uganda, Nigeria and many others among the 76-plus countries with anti-homosexuality statutes. That faulty thinking … Continue reading

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Don’t cut ties with Uganda; that’s an anti-gay trap

The Rev. Canon Kapya Kaoma, an Episcopal priest from Zambia and a project director at Political Research Associates, predicted last month that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni would sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.  Now that Museveni has done so, Kaoma discusses what’s … Continue reading

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