Tag Archives: South Africa

Don’t fall for photo of man (repeatedly) burned alive

Until credible evidence emerges, it’s probably wise to set aside a widely shared story on Facebook that a man was burned to death in South Sudan because he was gay. The article appeared on Hot in Juba, a website that … Continue reading

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New booklet: ‘Christian Role Models for LGBT Equality’

“I know God listens to me wherever I am and wherever He is. If He didn’t love me or didn’t like my sexuality, I wouldn’t have been created.” So says an East African lesbian, as quoted in a new compilation … Continue reading

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LGBTI briefs: Stigma and HIV in Africa, India, Russia

News briefs about LGBTI-related health issues in countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI news. Involving LGBTI people in the fight against Aids In South Africa, the Global Forum on … Continue reading

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African LGBTI advocacy group gains official status

An Africa-based advocacy group working for continent-wide recognition of  the human rights of LGBTI Africans has won official recognition in South Africa. Pan-Africa ILGA (PAI), the continent’s regional chapter of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), … Continue reading

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Stop ignoring us, say young LGBTIQ Africans

At the Changing Faces Changing Spaces conference June 17 to 19 in Kenya, young LGBTIQ activists protested that they were often ignored by the LGBTIQ movement and left out of strategic decisions. They called for an end to attitudes that … Continue reading

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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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