Category Archives: Africa (Sub Saharan)

Police block Uganda’s fifth annual Pride Parade

Uganda police blocked the country’s LGBTI community from holding its fifth annual Pride Parade yesterday. More than 100 people tried to convene on a beach in Entebbe on Lake Victoria but were ordered back into their minibuses by police and … Continue reading

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Court to rule on limiting East Africa’s anti-gay laws

Lawyers seeking recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people are scheduled to learn on Sept. 27 whether the Tanzania-based East African Court will take a stand for LGBTI rights by ruling that anti-gay laws such as the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality … Continue reading

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New W. African interfaith group fights anti-LGBTI bias

Progressive faith leaders and activists from West Africa have joined forces to work to end anti-LGBTI bias in the region and seek “a world governed by respect and dignity.” The new Interfaith Diversity Network of West Africa (IDNoWA) includes members … Continue reading

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Petition seeks to bar anti-LGBT pastor from Botswana too

Anglo-Nigerian pastor Jide Macauley is urging people to sign a petition by the Botswanan activist group Legabibo that urges the Botswanan government to prevent anti-LGBT preacher Steven Anderson from traveling there. His planned visit to South Africa has already been … Continue reading

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Intersex rights (often violated) are human rights

The “I” in LGBTI activism is the focus of a new report that spells out what’s at stake in the growing field of intersex advocacy. The freely downloadable document We Are Real: The Growing Movement Advancing the Human Rights of … Continue reading

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Comic preview of serious Ugandan human rights case

Today this blog republishes an accurate comic-strip-style presentation of  “The Case Against Scott Lively,” the anti-gay American pastor who is being sued in federal court for human rights abuses. The public is invited to attend (rescheduled) oral arguments in the … Continue reading

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Invitation: Support trial of anti-gay pastor in U.S.

Opponents of the work of anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively are hoping for a courtroom full of LGBTI rights supporters on Wednesday,  Nov. 9 [revised date], the rescheduled date for the next court hearing in the case against Lively on charges … Continue reading

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