The Erasing 76 Crimes blog presents works by artist Vincent Kyabayinze, who appeals for respect for the human rights of LGBTI Ugandans.
In Cameroon, LGBT associations are working together as never before, signing up to create a Human Rights Observatory that will act as a watchdog against violations of the rights of LGBT people and human rights defenders.
Two gay men in relatively tolerant Ivory Coast served a three-month sentence in a rural prison despite the fact that the country has no anti-gay law. The situation highlights the limitations of city-based LGBT rights activism in Ivory Coast and elsewhere in Africa, journalist Robbie Corey-Boulet writes in The Guardian.
Shunned by his family for acting too girlish, attacked by his neighbors for being gay, Ivan Kimbugwe fled to Kenya, only to face further homophobia there. Now he has a chance to reach safety in the United States. This is his story.
Scarred by beatings in Uganda, LGBT refugee Kwesigabo Simon has been approved for resettlement from Kenya to the United States. Here he tells his story:
On Jan. 20, as the United States inaugurated a president who might roll back advances toward LGBT justice and equality, troops thousands of miles away in West Africa were reported entering the Gambia, seeking to install the newly inaugurated president who would replace that nation’s violently anti-LGBT strongman.
A petition opposing a “comic” video about anti-gay violence has attracted nearly 500 supporters, but also death threats.
UPDATE: The coalition of anti-AIDS organizations that is offering $2 million to combat HIV in the LGBT communities of Mozambique is planning a conference call on Monday, Jan. 23, during which people can learn the details of the application process.
A prominent Malawi politician is due in court this week for a ruling on whether he will face a hate-speech trial for stating that homosexuals have no rights and should be killed.
An online petition expresses the outrage of the LGBT community in Nigeria about a supposedly comic video that promotes and encourages violent hate crimes against homosexuals.