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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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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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102 who are in prison for being gay, 75 more awaiting trial

  A look at 169 people who fell victim to anti-gay laws Worldwide, at least 94 people are currently in prison for allegedly violating laws that punish those who are born gay, lesbian or bisexual. In addition, at least 75 … Continue reading

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Why African leaders attack gays; is gay genocide next?

In this chilling excerpt from a longer article, the Rev. Canon Kapya Kaoma, a human rights researcher and Anglican priest from Zambia, discusses the reasons for diatribes against LGBT people by African leaders such as Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and … Continue reading

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Mugabe threatens gays; LGBT Zimbabweans respond

LGBT persons in Zimbabwe have once again been reminded that they have a long way to go to win justice and fair play in their native land. Thousands who gathered today in a Harare stadium and elsewhere to mark 34 … 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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Zimbabwe: Preacher, don’t spew anti-gay bias

Activists in Zimbabwe are challenging a popular local preacher’s description of homosexuals as mentally ill, including homosexual “politicians, billionaires and big businesspeople whose influence often serves as some smokescreen to cover their mental sickness.” Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa of the United … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe police again raid LGBT rights meeting

Police in Zimbabwe today stormed a local hotel where human rights defenders were attending a media training workshop by Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ). They arrested two of those at the meeting and brought the meeting to an end. … Continue reading

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Court rules for LGBT rights group in Zimbabwe

Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) today won a court case that was aimed at shutting it down. Magistrate Don Ndirowei ruled that GALZ was exempt from the registration requirement that the prosecution had accused it of ignoring. “This is … Continue reading

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Don’t cut ties with Uganda; that’s an anti-gay trap

The Rev. Canon Kapya Kaoma, an Episcopal priest from Zambia and a project director at Political Research Associates, predicted last month that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni would sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.  Now that Museveni has done so, Kaoma discusses what’s … Continue reading

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