Tag Archives: South Africa

African scientists: Homosexuality is natural and African

South Africa’s Mail & Guardian reports on a new Africa-based scientific report that discredits claims that homosexuality is unnatural and un-African. These are excerpts from that article: The Ugandan National Academy of Sciences (Unas) has endorsed a report that says homosexuality … Continue reading

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New hope in AIDS fight: Gay, MSM Africans find their voices

Gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa have gained a potentially influential voice in decisions about how funding for HIV treatment and prevention is targeted in their local LGBTI communities. … 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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Xenophobia rising in South Africa

Editorial:   Speak out and denounce the xenophobia rising in South Africa. We all need to speak out against the current xenophobic attacks in South Africa and in neighbouring nations.  We are witnessing scenes that resemble apartheid, again, but this … Continue reading

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Video: ‘Laws are great,’ but LGBTI struggle must go further

Laws guaranteeing human rights for LGBTI people have their limits. “Laws are great, but they don’t make you full. They don’t stop you from being raped. Economic empowerment and poverty alleviation is what we need. Stand by us,” says Jabu … Continue reading

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U.N. keeps focus on anti-LGBTI violence; Africa divided

The U.N. Human Rights Council today passed a resolution opposing violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Contrary to some predictions, the proposal, pushed by Latin American countries, did not face united opposition either from all African … Continue reading

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Ivory Coast activists join push for U.N. rights resolution

Human rights defenders in Ivory Coast today urged their country to support a  U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution seeking action against discrimination and violence targeting people on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI). The resolution, … Continue reading

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