Tag Archives: Zimbabwe

Homophobic Zimbabwe obstructs anti-Aids workshop

Zimbabwe officials disrupted a workshop for people most at risk of HIV infections over the weekend, seizing documents at the Harare airport and tearing down an exhibition stand displaying materials they found offensive. The seizure is just the latest example … Continue reading

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Honors in U.K. for LGBTI activists from Africa, Asia

Leaders of the African LGBTI rights organization Out and Proud Diamond Group were honored this week in a British listing of 101 pioneers who are paving the way for LGBTI equality. Abbey Kiwanuka and Edwin Sesange, directors of OPDG, were … Continue reading

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LGBTI news from the UN, UK, Russia, Tunisia, Algeria

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news and elsewhere: UN agencies seek LGBTI protections Twelve United Nations agencies last month released a historic joint statement urging … Continue reading

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Upbeat LGBTI news: Ugandan’s award, Zimbabwe ruling

In brief, two items of upbeat news from Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom: Honors for Ugandan LGBTI activist in the U.K. Ugandan refugee Abbey Kiwanuka, the chief executive and co-founder of the LGBTI activist organization Out and Proud Diamond Group … Continue reading

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’10 Reasons Zimbabwe Is Super Gay’

Definitely worth a look: “Au Contraire, Robert Mugabe: Top 10 Reasons Zimbabwe Is Super Gay,” an amusing response from the online magazine Unicorn Booty to Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s outburst on Sept. 28 at the United Nations. Some examples: Mugabe … 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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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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