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Tally of LGBTI rights, wrongs in 29 sub-Saharan countries

Several countries in sub-Saharan Africa have made progress in recognizing the human rights of LGBTI people, but much work remains to be done in the region’s 29 countries that still have laws against same-sex intimacy. LGBTI rights in those African … Continue reading

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Historic meeting from Africa, Americas: End anti-LGBTI attacks

In an unprecedented meeting, human rights experts from Africa and the Americas have appealed for an end to violence targeting LGBTI people. The meeting, which involved United Nations human rights experts and representatives of the African Commission on Human and … Continue reading

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Bad news, briefly, from Jamaica, Gambia, Russia

In brief, some troubling news from countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news and elsewhere: Anti-LGBTI rally in Jamaica portrays homophobes as victims In Jamaica, hundreds of Christians rallied … Continue reading

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Accused Gambian gays tell of torture, inhumane prison

FatuRadio reported yesterday the details of how the regime of Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh last year began putting into action his longtime threats of violence against LGBTI people. Below are modestly edited excerpts from the FatuRadio article in which three … Continue reading

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Many help pro-LGBTI Gambian avoid anti-LGBTI homeland

Alagie Jammeh, the newly LGBTI-friendly nephew of anti-LGBTI Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh, has raised $13,505 from more than 300 people in his effort to remain in the United States as a college student instead of returning to the Gambia. There … Continue reading

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15 were arrested in anti-gay Gambia; all are now free

Everyone who was arrested in last year’s anti-gay crackdown in the Gambia has now been released, according to former Gambian official Fatou Camara. The final three men to be released were acquitted last week of “aggravated homosexuality” after eight months … Continue reading

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Gambia acquits 3 men of ‘aggravated homosexuality’

In the Gambia, three men have been acquitted after eight months in prison that followed their arrest in an anti-gay crackdown last November. The Washington Blade reports: A Gambian court on Thursday acquitted three men who had been charged under … Continue reading

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