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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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How Nigeria’s anti-gay law derailed anti-AIDS effort

Nigeria’s new anti-gay law derailed the country’s effort to curb AIDS among the high-risk population of men who have sex with men, a group with an HIV infection rate of 15 percent HIV — four times that of the general … Continue reading

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LGBT activists seek Obama’s help in African crisis

March 13, 2014 President Barack Obama The White House Washington, D.C., 20500 Dear Mr. President, Thank you for your leadership in advancing the human rights of all people and for repeal of laws that codify discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, … Continue reading

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Europe targets anti-gay laws in Uganda, Nigeria

The European Parliament today called for action against new anti-gay laws in Uganda and Nigeria, the parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights reported. Those actions include redirecting aid away from the governments of Uganda and Nigeria and toward civil society organization … Continue reading

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U.N. human rights leader to visit anti-gay Nigeria

Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, will visit Nigeria this week to meet with leaders who have imposed a harsh new anti-gay law there. After the law was signed by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Pillay commented: “Rarely … Continue reading

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Anti-gay court action in Malaysia, Nigeria, Zambia

Three countries, three courts, three anti-gay moves: Malaysia: Opposition leader guilty of sodomy KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on [March 7] sentenced opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail on sodomy charges, overturning an earlier … Continue reading

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Photos: Global protests of Nigeria’s anti-gay law

Scenes from today’s Global Day of Action protests against Nigeria’s new anti-gay law … WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. “We should also not forget our LGBT friends who are also suffering in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, The Gambia, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, and … Continue reading

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March 7 protests to focus on Nigeria’s anti-gay law

Protests against Nigeria’s harsh new anti-gay law are planned for Friday, March 7, in at least 14 cities worldwide. The new law provides for prison sentences of 10 years for belonging to a gay organization, supporting same-sex marriages, and public … Continue reading

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Whoopi Goldberg has a message for Nigeria, Uganda

“You’re on the wrong side of history,” entertainer Whoopi Goldberg tells the presidents of Uganda and Nigeria in a YouTube video made for the Human Rights Campaign.  She focused on recent “roundups” of LGBT people in Nigeria because of the … 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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