A Nigerian man who was deported from Canada is currently on the run from police who are hunting for him after he escaped a mob that tried to kill him because of an alleged gay affair.
Leadership training for 15 LGBTI rights activists was the focus of the first session of the new Caribbean LGBTI Leadership Academy. Activists from Belize, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago attended the training sessions in Guyana on Sept. 14 to 16.
Many Ugandan LGBTI refugees at the crowded, grim Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya have grown desperate about their long-delayed prospects for resettlement. They’re so desperate, in fact, that they are threatening to walk out of the camp in hopes of better treatment elsewhere, perhaps even if that means they would try to walk to another …
The Sept 15 arrest of 20 people at an HIV/AIDS training session in Zanzibar violated the Tanzanian Constitution, the Zanzibari Constitution and the African Charter, two African human rights organizations declared in a joint press statement. The raid was part of an ongoing crackdown on homosexuality in Tanzania that has been under way since December …
Homophobic police + homophobic ex-husband = legal troubles for a Nigerian lesbian, as a woman in Lagos learned recently.
News briefs about health issues, discrimination and legal challenges facing LGBT communities in Malawi, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Myanmar and Pakistan.
LGBT rights activists celebrated as the annual QueerFest festival in St. Petersburg got under way without harassment.
Tanzania’s crackdown on its LGBT community continued over the weekend with the arrest of 20 people at an HIV/AIDS training session. Police accused them of homosexuality.
In response to the murder of a hairdresser in northwestern Tunisia, the advocacy group Shams last week urged the Tunisian government to protect the LGBT community against violent homophobia. It was the country’s 20th homophobic murder since the Tunisian Revolution that launched the Arab Spring in 2010, according to Shams, which advocates the repeal of …
U.N. Human Rights Council elections: Why they are important to the international LGBT movement