Category Archives: Africa (Sub Saharan)

Nigeria: Womanly man provokes police raid

Police last weekend raided a celebration in Nigeria’s northwestern region in an attempt to break up a reported “gay wedding.” The owner of the wedding venue was reportedly arrested, but police on Monday acknowledged that the raid was based on … Continue reading

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Q. Why expose gay celebrities? A. Bravery … Really?

By Yaw Amanfoh What leads a person to ruin the lives of other people for nothing but a paycheck? This year, on Feb. 26, Ghana’s Flex Magazine published an article called “Exposing Gays and Lesbians in the Showbiz Industry.” Its … Continue reading

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3 musicians challenge anti-LGBT hate in Africa

Three courageous African musicians recently spoke to NoStrings about their personal struggles and their use of music to combat homophobia in Africa, despite strong oppositions and death threats. The three musicians who spoke to NoStrings are Mista Majah P, an … Continue reading

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Uganda: Harassment of Sandra Ntebi must stop

Front Line Defenders demands an end to ongoing harassment of Ugandan human rights defender Sandra Ntebi, an LGBTI activist who focuses on the safety of members of Uganda’s LGBTI community. This is today’s press release from Front Line Defenders: Uganda … Continue reading

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Letter to Uganda police: Let’s chat about anti-gay brutality

If LGBT-friendly Ugandan scholar Sylvia Tamale has her way, the Ugandan district police commander in charge of an anti-LGBT raid on Aug. 4 will meet her over a cup of tea to discuss tolerance. That invitation was contained in an … Continue reading

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Uganda: Challenging Lokodo’s threats and lies

Uganda’s homophobic ethics minister, Simon Lokodo, has threatened Nigerian gay-rights clergyman the Rev. Jide Macauley as part of a falsehood-filled interview with the gay-bashing Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper. Macauley quickly responded, calling Lokodo a menace who “should be called to … Continue reading

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Uganda: Confronting Lokodo’s hateful anti-LGBTI lies

A recent diatribe by Ugandan Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo was the last straw for Joaninne Nanyange, executive officer at the Uganda-based Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF).  So she broke her silence about what happened during the Aug. 4 … Continue reading

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