$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 Mozambique repealed its anti-LGBT law last year, but still suffers from intense homophobia.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

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

Ugandan bishop: Here’s why queer films are important
Africa / Faith and religion

Ugandan bishop: Here’s why queer films are important

Prominent Ugandan straight ally Bishop Christopher Senyonjo (Ssenyonjo) delivered an introductory message to urge people to attend screenings at the Queer Kampala International Film Festival. The event, scheduled for Dec. 9-11, will be East Africa’s first LGBTQ film festival, aims at bringing together the Ugandan gay community, potential allies, and film enthusiasts from abroad. In … Continue reading

1000s march in Malawi to protest abortion, same-sex marriages
Africa / Faith and religion

1000s march in Malawi to protest abortion, same-sex marriages

Thousands of believers marched yesterday in Malawi to protest strongly  against abortion and, at the same time, to express opposition to same-sex marriage. Rumors of possible legislation to legalize abortion triggered the protests. The marchers’ hostility to LGBTI people brought a promise of support from Anglo-Nigerian activist the Rev. Jide Macauley. Continue reading