Tag Archives: Gambia

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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Waiting to hear if hard work pays off at African Commission

The second of a series of dispatches by the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle on efforts to protect human rights of LGBT people by working with the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights, currently meeting in the Gambia, West Africa. … Continue reading

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In Africa, for once, free debate on LGBT issues, much more

The first of a series of dispatches by the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle on efforts to protect human rights of LGBT people by working with the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights, currently meeting in the Gambia, West Africa. … Continue reading

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Cameroon tries to blame LGBT activist for his own murder

If you haven’t already contributed to help send Cameroonian activists to the Gambia to press for justice for LGBT people in their violently repressive country, please contribute now to the Indiegogo campaign Justice 4 Eric Lembembe. The government of Cameroon … Continue reading

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Africans seek protection for LGBT Africans, and you can help

Please support this fund-raising effort on Indiegogo, which could lead to life-saving changes in Africa. The time is right for a dramatic show of support by Africans on behalf of LGBT rights in Africa, but to do so, they need … Continue reading

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Friends in Uganda, Gambia give me hope for LGBT rights

I remember the scene like it was yesterday. My friend Brian and I had taken a break from helping to construct a school in rural Uganda. We were seated with a handful of male villagers and Segawa, the director of … Continue reading

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Gay sex tourism in anti-gay Gambia

Gambia’s strong-man president, Yahya Jammeh, devoted his recent speech at the opening session of parliament to railing against homosexuality along with the nation’s growing murder rate, police corruption and European countries’ deportation of Gambian citizens. At much the same time, … Continue reading

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Free after Gambian ‘homosexual dance’ trial, but lives in ruins

The recent acquittal of 20 alleged gay and lesbian defendants on trial in The Gambia because of a “homosexual dance” last April was good news, but their ordeal isn’t over. Because Gambia is an intensely homophobic nation, “Life can never … Continue reading

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Gambia drops charges against 20 for ‘homosexual dance’

A court in the West African nation of The Gambia acquitted 18 men and two women on trial for alleged unnatural acts after the public prosecutor asked the court to dismiss the  charges, the Jollof News website reported. According to … Continue reading

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