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Ethiopia: Death penalty for gays soon?

Gay Star News reports: A death penalty against homosexuality may be introduced soon in Ethiopia, according to anti-gay organizations that ran a recent workshop on the topic. The workshop, dealt with the social ‘evils’ and ‘disastrous’ effects of homosexuality in Ethiopia, and was led by United for Life Ethiopia, a Western Evangelical organization with local … Continue reading

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Will AIDS activist’s death boost HIV support services?

The Youth on Rock Foundation is working to improve its HIV education and support services in conjunction with a memorial for foundation member Abby Love (Abby Mukasa), who died April 24 of complications related to AIDS. Mukasa was an active member of the foundation, a community-based organization working on issues affecting the LGBT/sex worker communities … Continue reading

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Why such silence amid Zambians’ anti-gay storm?

Sowing poisonous seeds in Zambia Human rights worker Chivuli Ukwimi has harsh words for human rights organizations that stood silently by as a “storm of homophobic bigotry and hate-speech” broke out in Zambia this month shortly after the European Union invited proposals for grants to support human rights there. He is similarly critical of religious leaders … Continue reading