News media need to learn how to report respectfully and accurately about trans people, so the Malaysian trans advocacy group Justice for Sisters analyzed media coverage of the February 2017 murder of the Malaysian trans woman Sameera.
In the intensely homophobic Russian republic of Chechnya, what began as a minor drug arrest escalated into mass arrests of Chechen men suspected of being gay, torture, deaths and secret prisons described as concentration camps. Data on telephone calls to and from arrested Chechens were used to track down other suspects.
Outspoken Ugandan feminist and LGBTI ally Stella Nyanzi is making good use of her time in Luzira Prison, while her supporters raise money to help pay her legal costs and support her family.
A life of rejection and isolation awaited Hervé after his arrest a year ago in Cameroon on homosexuality charges. With his case still unresolved in court, Hervé clings to a hope that someone will help him.
Prominent Ugandan LGBTI ally Stella Nyanzi has been arrested on charges of insulting Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. She remains in custody pending a bail hearing.
Gay men who seek companionship online frequently fall victim to extortionists and blackmailers, especially in homophobic countries and especially in Africa. Police rarely intervene, and sometimes they’re partners in the schemes. A recent incident in Ghana was an exception.
Kenyan police rescued a gay couple from a mob in eastern Kenya, Nairobi-based Standard Media reported last week.
Peter, a gay Ugandan, hid in a tree to escape death at the hands of his homophobic family, then fled to Kenya. Because his mother had given birth to him in Kenya before taking him to live in Uganda, he is ineligible for refugee status in Kenya. He must continue onward in his quest for …
By Erin Royal Brokovitch A Cameroonian LGBT rights activist was detained in Bafoussam on Feb. 11 and told to pay for his release. The president of the LGBT rights group Avenir Jeunes de l’Ouest, (here called F.) had traveled to Bafoussam seeking the release of a gay man who had been arrested there six days …
Indonesian police are working with militant Islamists to curtail the human rights of LGBT Indonesians, Human Rights Watch says. In a news dispatch, HRW reported: