Tag Archives: Robert Mugabe

Mugabe threatens gays; LGBT Zimbabweans respond

LGBT persons in Zimbabwe have once again been reminded that they have a long way to go to win justice and fair play in their native land. Thousands who gathered today in a Harare stadium and elsewhere to mark 34 … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe: Preacher, don’t spew anti-gay bias

Activists in Zimbabwe are challenging a popular local preacher’s description of homosexuals as mentally ill, including homosexual “politicians, billionaires and big businesspeople whose influence often serves as some smokescreen to cover their mental sickness.” Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa of the United … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe police again raid LGBT rights meeting

Police in Zimbabwe today stormed a local hotel where human rights defenders were attending a media training workshop by Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ). They arrested two of those at the meeting and brought the meeting to an end. … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe: Two victories for GALZ

Barely a month after winning a High Court battle with the police, Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) scored another court victory this week, winning a case in which the organisation was facing charges of running an unregistered organisation — … 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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In Zimbabwe, Mugabe resumes his gay-bashing

MUGABE’S LATEST ANTI-GAY TIRADE As has become the norm, as soon as Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was inaugurated for his seventh term in office, he resumed making scathing remarks against homosexuality. During his inauguration ceremony on Aug. 22, attended by … Continue reading

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Confronting a fearful future, some gay Zimbabweans flee

By the special correspondent of Erasing 76 Crimes in Zimbabwe Names have been altered to protect the identity of endangered individuals. His phone rings. Bright, a young gay man in Zimbabwe, answers it with a smile that is quickly wiped … Continue reading

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Talk of changing Zimbabwe constitution incites LGBT fears

The Zimbabwean LGBT community has been plunged into fearful uncertainty by news that President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party intends to make changes to the new Zimbabwean constitution. In March, the new constitution won overwhelming support in a referendum. It … Continue reading

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Amid protests for Russian gays, remember Africa too

Commentary from Advocate.com: Op-ed: Russian Gays Aren’t the Only LGBTs Suffering While many of us turn our heads toward Russia, we also turn our backs to the plight of LGBTs in Zimbabwe, Cameroon, and Nigeria. Have you seen those pictures … Continue reading

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LGBT people in spotlight as Zimbabwe election nears

As Zimbabwe prepares for watershed elections on July 31, homosexuality has once again taken centre stage. While the President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party has taken a stance against homosexuality, vociferously describing it as an evil, the MDC party of … Continue reading

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