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World health agency: Fight AIDS by repealing anti-gay laws

In an understated report, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared this month that nations should work to stop the spread of AIDS by removing obstacles to HIV prevention efforts that are caused by laws against homosexual activity, transgender status, sex … Continue reading

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After mob attack, Senegal blocks gay-themed art show

The government in Senegal has shut down an art show focusing on homosexuality in Africa. The action came after  a group of religious fundamentalists stormed the Dakar art center that housed the exhibit, breaking windows and exterior lights.  The mob … Continue reading

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102 who are in prison for being gay, 75 more awaiting trial

  A look at 169 people who fell victim to anti-gay laws Worldwide, at least 94 people are currently in prison for allegedly violating laws that punish those who are born gay, lesbian or bisexual. In addition, at least 75 … Continue reading

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Senegal art show to feature LGBT Africans

The Art Newspaper reports: An exhibition about homosexuality in Africa is due to go ahead in Senegal next month, despite a leading academic advising the gallery against it. “The show will cause controversy, but we will not censor ourselves,” says … Continue reading

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Police block anti-gay violence in Senegal

In a refreshing change, police in an African country have acted to block anti-gay violence rather than encouraging it or perpetrating it. The Associated Press reports today: DAKAR, Senegal — Police in a city outside Senegal’s capital have arrested four … Continue reading

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Senegal prison sentence for gay couple; how rare?

The Associated Press reports that a six-month prison sentence has been imposed on a same-sex couple in Senegal but, although the article describes the event as “rare,” that doesn’t mean that repression of LGBT Senegalese people is uncommon. The article, … Continue reading

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Signs of trouble for Uganda’s anti-gay bill

Uganda’s harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill seems to be in trouble, although it could be turned into a law overnight if President Yoweri Museveni were to sign it. Parliament passed the measure on Dec. 20 and sent it to Museveni, who has … Continue reading

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Appeal to Senegal to release 5 alleged lesbians

Human rights defenders called today for the immediate release of five women arrested Nov. 11 in Senegal on suspicion of homosexual activity. The women are members of Sourire de Femme (Woman’s Smile), an organization that lobbies for lesbians’ rights in … Continue reading

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Senegal police arrest 5 alleged lesbians

Police in Senegal arrested five women yesterday on charges of violating Senegal’s law against same-sex activity, the Associated Press reported. AP said: The five women were detained early Monday morning during a birthday party at a restaurant in Dakar’s Yoff … Continue reading

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Senegal: Justice Minister reverses course on gay rights

Pink News reports: Senegal’s New Justice Minister Sidiki Kaba has ruled out legalising homosexuality in the country despite previously being a gay rights supporter and activist. Kaba, who was previously the head of the International Federation for Human Rights, told … Continue reading

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