Tag Archives: Senegal

Senegal: No ‘anti-homosexuality’ law? Jail for 7 for gay sex

Seven men have been sentenced to six months in prison in Senegal after being convicted of homosexual activity in a private apartment. In discussions with the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2013, the Senegal delegation claimed that no one is … Continue reading

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Senegal’s anti-gay law sends journalist back to prison

Senegalese journalist Tamsir Jupiter Ndiaye  was ordered on July 31 to return to prison to serve a six-month sentence for homosexual acts. The conviction stemmed from an incident in June that involved a group of  youths, including Kéba Nar Sy, … Continue reading

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Human rights defenders urge respect for LGBTI Africans

Human rights advocates from more than a dozen African countries have issued a call for respect for the human rights of LGBTI people in Africa, a move that builds on a resolution made last year by the African Commission for … Continue reading

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Forbidden love: Exploring true, complex lives of LGBTI Africans

By Mike Nicholson In recent years, news of homophobic laws in Africa has resonated across the Global North. While many individuals are at least superficially aware of the plight of LGBTI men and women in countries such as Uganda and … Continue reading

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99 who are in prison for being gay, 148 more awaiting trial

Worldwide, at least 99 people are currently in prison for allegedly violating laws that punish those who are born gay, lesbian or bisexual. In addition, at least 148 other people are awaiting trial on charges related to homosexuality. Those are … Continue reading

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32 anti-gay African leaders, 32 smiling Obama photos

The issue of African countries imprisoning LGBTI people for their sexual orientation wasn’t on the agenda at this week’s United States/Africa summit in Washington, D.C. Instead, President Obama spoke about security, trade and economic development. Then, on Aug. 5, he … Continue reading

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U.S. vs. ‘Dictators’ Club’ of anti-gay African strongmen

While African leaders meet this week at a trade summit in Washington, D.C., it’s important to recognize that some of Africa’s most repressive (and mostly anti-LGBTI) leaders are gaining strength from each other by providing mutual support, writes Alyssa Rickard, … Continue reading

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