Tag Archives: Zambia

Rainbow Catholics to Pope: Preach love of gay neighbors

A newly formed coalition of LGBTI Catholics is urging Pope Francis to speak out against faith-based homophobia during his current trip to Africa. The Rainbow Catholic Network of Africa issued this appeal to the pope: No to Religious Homophobia and … Continue reading

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Zambian trans woman convicted, faces 15 years to life

A trans woman in Mongu, western Zambia, was found guilty last week of permitting a man to have carnal knowledge of her “against the order of nature.” In Zambia, that is a crime punishable by a prison sentence of 15 … Continue reading

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Zambian trans trial: I am innocent

A 27-year-old trans woman on trial on sodomy charges testified Oct. 14 that she is innocent and that the man who complained about her to police had   forced her to have sex with him. Hatch Bril, a hairdresser in Mongu, … Continue reading

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Zambian man ‘deceived,’ so partner faces sodomy trial

A 27-year-old Zambian faces court action Oct. 14 on sodomy charges after a sexual encounter while wearing women’s clothes. Hatch Bril, a hairdresser in Mongu, western Zambia, could face from seven years to life in prison, if convicted. Bril was … Continue reading

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For 1 million people, blog unmasks anti-LGBTI violence

More than a million people have visited the Erasing 76 Crimes blog since its launch in March 2012. The 1-million mark was passed on June 14, 2015, according to statistics compiled by the WordPress blog management system. Each of the … Continue reading

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Zambian opponent of anti-gay laws wins at High Court

AIDS fighter Paul Kasonkomona can finally rest easy, more than two years after the government of Zambia arrested him for publicly suggesting repeal of the nation’s anti-gay law. He was acquitted last year of the charge that his televised comment … 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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