Tag Archives: Gambia

15 were arrested in anti-gay Gambia; all are now free

Everyone who was arrested in last year’s anti-gay crackdown in the Gambia has now been released, according to former Gambian official Fatou Camara. The final three men to be released were acquitted last week of “aggravated homosexuality” after eight months … Continue reading

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Gambia acquits 3 men of ‘aggravated homosexuality’

In the Gambia, three men have been acquitted after eight months in prison that followed their arrest in an anti-gay crackdown last November. The Washington Blade reports: A Gambian court on Thursday acquitted three men who had been charged under … Continue reading

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Advocates for LGBTI Africans on UK shortlist for award

The United Kingdom-based African LGBTI advocacy organization Out and Proud Diamond Group has been shortlisted for honors at the National Diversity Awards 2015. The awards, including the one for community organizations working on LGBTI issues, will be presented Sept. 18 … Continue reading

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LGBTI news 2: Iran, Morocco, ISIS, Kenya, Gambia, Uganda

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the second of three posts. The first one reported news from Kazakhstan, Sri … Continue reading

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LGBTI news briefs 2: India, Gambia, Kenya, Lebanon

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from the Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the second of two posts. The first one reported on news from Belize, Russia and Sweden.)   … Continue reading

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New U.S. strategies for combating anti-gay laws

United States officials are pushing two relatively new strategies for promoting the human rights of LGBTI people worldwide. Over the opposition of Global South politicians and others who complain of neo-colonialism whenever the U.S. tries to dissuade homophobic nations from … Continue reading

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3 Gambians seek bail while facing homosexuality charges

Three Gambian citizens facing homosexuality-related charges are asking the country’s High Court for their release on bail, the Gambian newspaper The Point reported. The defendants — Alieu Sarr, Momarr Sowe and Modou Lamin Bittaye — are the only three remaining … Continue reading

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