Tag Archives: Togo

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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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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AIDS in Togo and Cameroon: Empty promises kill

AIDS fighters have long recognized that the goal of halting the spread of HIV cannot be achieved without making extra efforts to reach high-risk groups, including gay men. But often that realization has led to nothing beyond words on paper. … Continue reading

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Shortage: Togo needs condoms for gay men and MSM

Author: Denis LeBlanc with Sylvestre Quam-Dessou Editor: Colin Stewart In the Togolese Republic in West Africa, HIV prevention is beyond the reach of thousands of gay people and MSM (men who have sex with men). The reason: a severe shortage of … Continue reading

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U.S. spotlights 5 cruel countries for LGBTs in West Africa

West African gays and lesbians face the most extreme harassment in Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Sierra Leone, according to the U.S. State Department’s newly released report on human rights. Below is what the report had to say about the … Continue reading

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Money fights AIDS where homosexuality is illegal

The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) has awarded a total of $75,000 to seven projects in seven African countries, all aimed at combating the AIDS epidemic among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and men who have … Continue reading

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