Tag Archives: Zambia

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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Zambian judge acquits 2 men in homosexuality case

Two Zambian men have been acquitted of homosexuality-related charges. In March 2014, Jacob Botha, 36, a teacher, and Jackson Lungu, 22, a casual worker, were arrested and pleaded not guilty of the charges.  Their trial was scheduled to being in … Continue reading

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Zambia seeks to overturn acquittal of anti-AIDS activist

The government of Zambia isn’t willing to let an AIDS activist get away with publicly suggesting repeal of the nation’s anti-gay law, even after he was acquitted of a charge that his televised comment should be punished as  “soliciting for … Continue reading

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Anti-gay politician sworn in as Zambian president

Anti-gay Zambian defense  minister Edgar Lungu was inaugurated today as president of Zambia. By a majority of 48.3 percent to 46.7 percent, he  won the Jan.  20 election to fill the remainder of the term of former President Michael Sata, … Continue reading

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12 grim lands, 7 bright spots in LGBTI preview of 2015

As debate over LGBTI rights continues worldwide in 2015, progress has been made in at least seven of the 76-plus countries with laws against homosexuality.  In another 12 countries, the situation is grim and could get worse. Below are previews … Continue reading

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