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African LGBTI advocacy group gains official status

An Africa-based advocacy group working for continent-wide recognition of  the human rights of LGBTI Africans has won official recognition in South Africa. Pan-Africa ILGA (PAI), the continent’s regional chapter of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), … Continue reading

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Obama in Kenya: ‘Treat people equally under the law’

The Washington Blade reports: President Obama [today] discussed LGBT rights during a press conference in Nairobi with his Kenyan counterpart. “With respect to the rights of gays and lesbians, I’ve been consistent all across Africa on this,” said Obama in … Continue reading

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Ugandan LGBTI refugees protest treatment in Kenya

LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya protested today at the Nairobi office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees, seeking  improved human services, interviews, resettlement and, until then, protection from homophobic attacks. Kuchu Times reported: LGBTI refugees camping at UNHCR after … Continue reading

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60 to 90 arrested in raid on gay-friendly bar in Nairobi

Kenyan police arrested 60 to 90 people, including dozens of alleged LGBT people, in a raid on a gay-friendly bar in Nairobi early on Sunday, July 6. Their alleged crime? “Getting caught at a gay bar,” the tabloid-style Kenyan website … Continue reading

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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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Kenya making progress, but anti-gay violence continues

Kenyans are gradually becoming more tolerant of LGBT people, but a violent anti-gay campaign is currently under way, says the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK). The apparent trigger for the Kenyan violence was an uproar about homosexuality, provoked … Continue reading

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U.S. group tackles anti-homosexuality laws in 76 countries

This column in the Orange County Register highlights the work of Spirit of 76 Worldwide in seeking to repeal anti-homosexuality laws in 76 countries: While the debate regarding civil rights and gay marriage rages on in this county, in 76 … Continue reading

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