Guyana’s apparent progress toward repealing its anti-LGBT law ran into opposition last weekend, as hundreds of anti-homosexuality protesters marched through the streets of Linden, the country’s second-largest town.
Ugandan LGBTQ rights activists Barnabas Wobiliya and Apollo Kann found refuge in the United States last year and since then have continued their work on behalf of LGBTQ Ugandan refugees in Kenya.
“Jamaica needs more Pride, more often,” says Khavor Demario Brown, co-organizer of Montego Bay Pride 2017. His comments came after the successful national PrideJA celebration of early August as he prepares for upcoming Montego Bay Pride activities in the country’s second capital city.
LGBTI rights activists have cancelled Uganda Pride 2017 in the face of threats of arrest and physical harm to Pride participants.
Fred Odinga, a Kenyan LGBTI rights activist, suffered multiple injuries in an attack last year in Kakamega, a town in western Kenya. After he and other witnesses testified against three men charged with the attack, the three defendants were found guilty and each was sentenced to a year in prison.
The Russian Novaya Gazeta newspaper released the names of 27 men, ages 18 to 33, who allegedly were killed in the recent anti-gay crackdown. Early accounts of the homophobic purge had put the death toll at three fatalities or more.
Anti-LGBT repression in Indonesia and Nigeria is impeding the battle against HIV/AIDS. Meanwhile, in Kenya, Lebanon and Malawi, HIV researchers are seeking new insights into the epidemic and how to combat it.