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African LGBTI activists unite at Nairobi conference

About 150 activists from throughout Africa  revived the continent’s LGBTI rights organization last month at a conference held in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference of Pan Africa ILGA (PAI) provided a regional platform to discuss issues affecting LGBTI people in Africa, … Continue reading

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Ghana president: Anti-gay anger blocks even talk of change

As in many African countries, intense anti-gay hostility in Ghana creates barriers to even  discussing the possibility of fair treatment for LGBT people, especially by politicians. Ghana President John Dramani Mahama made that clear during his recent visit to Georgia … Continue reading

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Don’t jail gays, says son of Ghana independence leader

From Gay Star News: Dr. Sekou Nkrumah, son of Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah, has spoken out against anti-gay laws and persecution of LGBTs in the West African nation. Nkurmah said homosexuals should not be prosecuted. … Currently Ghana has … Continue reading

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Ghana uproar: 53 students ejected for homosexuality?

Journalists in Ghana are in an uproar over accounts of homosexuality at local secondary schools. To the extent that their reports are true, more than 50 students have been dismissed for homosexual behavior. The reports come on the heels of … Continue reading

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Threat to lynch Ghana gays; Uganda deportee dies

Recap of recent news: Ghana chief backs threat to lynch gays; Amnesty protests Radio XYZ in Ghana reports: Amnesty International has condemned the chief of Tamale, the Northern regional capital, for endorsing the lynching of gays in his area.  Dakpema … Continue reading

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Gay rights book ready for e-readers, in paperback too

The new book From Wrongs to Gay Rights is now available in electronic formats as well as in paperback. It presents in vividly human terms the toll of 76-plus countries’ anti-gay laws, depicted by authors published on this blog. The … Continue reading

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Tough life for gays in Ghana

These are excerpts from a description of gay life in the West African country of Ghana. From GayGhana.org: Stigma There is a lot of stigma towards gay men and lesbians living in Ghana. …  We are not criminals we are … Continue reading

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Remember the Muslims who aren’t anti-LGBTQ

Cairo-based ophthalmologist and blogger Eman Hashim says that Muslims are more accepting of gays and lesbians than most media portrayals indicate. Muslim scholars are speaking out against homophobia, she says. In the article “Not There Yet: Inclusion, Acceptance and Support … Continue reading

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U.S. ambassador: Ghana needs to talk about gay rights

Continuing the Obama administration’s campaign for gay rights abroad, the departing U.S. ambassador to Ghana urged the country to begin a respectful dialogue about gay rights. The comments by Ambassador Donald Teitelbaum coincided with the Republican Party’s adoption of a … Continue reading

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10 countries with anti-LGBT laws might face Google’s wrath

Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Russia. Those are some of the countries that might feel the greatest pressure from Google as the Internet search company pursues its new “Legalize Love” campaign. Google has … Continue reading

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