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Tanzania cries ‘homosexuality’ to block health-care lawsuit
Africa

Tanzania cries ‘homosexuality’ to block health-care lawsuit

The Tanzanian government didn’t like the fact that lawyers were meeting with clients on Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Dar es Salaam to discuss a planned lawsuit seeking restoration of health-care services that have been  dismantled during Tanzania’s ongoing anti-LGBT crackdown. To block that meeting, Tanzanian police moved in, arrested 13 people and accused  them of … Continue reading

Tanzania: 12 arrests for allegedly ‘promoting homosexuality’
Africa

Tanzania: 12 arrests for allegedly ‘promoting homosexuality’

The arrest of about 12 men on homosexuality charges in Dar es Salaam is the latest human rights violation perpetrated as part of Tanzania’s ongoing anti-gay crackdown.  They were accused of “promoting homosexuality,” but the actual circumstances of the arrests were unknown. Last month, 20 people were arrested on similar charges in the middle of … Continue reading

Sanctions target gay-friendly Anglicans, not homophobes. Why?
Commentary / Faith and religion

Sanctions target gay-friendly Anglicans, not homophobes. Why?

The Anglican Communion rebukes American, Canadian and Scottish churches that stray from its party line against same-sex marriage, but remains silent as conservative African churches ignore the Communion’s call for an end to homophobic prejudice, violence and criminal laws targeting LGBT people. LGBTI equality activist the Rev. Colin Coward challenged those positions in a talk … Continue reading