A gay journalist from Uzbekistan has been spared deportation from Russia, at least temporarily, after pleading that he would be tortured if he were sent back.
LGBTIQ residents of St. Petersburg, Russia, were victims of more than 100 human rights abuses last year, including two murders, nearby two dozen hate crimes, and 28 detentions of activists, the LGBTIQ rights group Coming Out says.
A Kenyan appeals court last week ordered the anti-gay Anglican Church of Kenya to rehire three priests it fired in 2015 for alleged homosexuality and pay them about U.S. $68,000 in back pay.
By Mike Daemon and Colin Stewart Thirty Nigerian men remain behind bars awaiting a court hearing Aug. 8 on homosexuality charges.
Tom Malanga of New York wrote this poem about the 42 Nigerians arrested last weekend on homosexuality charges: 42 4 2 Four Two For Too For too long Forced to hide For too long Forbidden to love For 42, A misfortunate place For 42, Prayers for Fortitude For the rest of us Fortunately not sitting …
By Erin Royal Brokovitch The film “Tchindas” was shown on July 22 in Douala, Cameroon, as part of the Écrans noirs (“Black Screens”) film festival. It’s an important, heart-warming film about acceptance of the LGBTQ community on an African island, but few members of Douala’s LGBTQ community turned out to see it.
A Nigerian court on Aug. 4 granted bail for up to 42 men and boys facing homosexuality charges after their arrest during an HIV awareness event last weekend, several news accounts say.