Tag Archives: South Africa

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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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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African plea: The silence of good people hurts most

Edwin Cameron, justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, writes on the Global Fund website: The Sexual Minority of Africa Should Also Be Heard A destructive wave of hatred against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender persons seems to be … Continue reading

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African LGBTI activists unite at Nairobi conference

About 150 activists from throughout Africa  revived the continent’s LGBTI rights organization last month at a conference held in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference of Pan Africa ILGA (PAI) provided a regional platform to discuss issues affecting LGBTI people in Africa, … Continue reading

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March 7 protests to focus on Nigeria’s anti-gay law

Protests against Nigeria’s harsh new anti-gay law are planned for Friday, March 7, in at least 14 cities worldwide. The new law provides for prison sentences of 10 years for belonging to a gay organization, supporting same-sex marriages, and public … Continue reading

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Mandela’s courageous gay white ally

The story of a gay white ally of South Africa liberator Nelson Mandela, who was buried today, provides lessons for today’s struggle for LGBT rights, says the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle: [Mandela] had a special connection to the LGBT community … Continue reading

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What African LGBTs can learn from Tata Mandela

The Rev. Canon Dr. John Kapya Kaoma, formerly of Zambia and currently in the United States, describes here what the life of South Africa liberator Nelson Mandela means for LGBT people‘s ongoing struggle for equal human rights.  Mandela is known … Continue reading

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