$2m targets HIV in Mozambique’s LGBT communities
Africa

$2m targets HIV in Mozambique’s LGBT communities

  A coalition of anti-AIDS organizations is offering $2 million to combat HIV in the LGBT communities of Mozambique, where stigma against sexual minorities often excludes them from health care. Mozambique repealed its anti-LGBT law last year, but still suffers from intense homophobia. Stigma complicates efforts to combat AIDS. The country’s HIV rate of 11.5 … Continue reading

3 arrests in Morocco for clothes that are ‘too feminine’
Middle East / North Africa

3 arrests in Morocco for clothes that are ‘too feminine’

Police in Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouch, in the Meknès region of Morocco, recently arrested three men on charges of homosexuality and wearing “clothes that resemble those of women.” Activists at the Akaliyat collective, which combats discrimination against sexual and religious minorities, denounced the arrests. Witnesses at the scene said there was “no reason” for the … Continue reading

Uganda’s LGBTI-friendly religious leaders (a few)
Africa / Faith and religion

Uganda’s LGBTI-friendly religious leaders (a few)

  FORWARD-THINKING FAITH LEADERS Homophobia is a severe problem in many African churches, but not all Christian leaders are infected by it, as Kuchu Times points out. At that Ugandan publication, human rights activist Barigye Ambrose recently profiled several religious leaders who preach a gospel of acceptance and love. These are some excerpts: Continue reading