Tag Archives: Malawi

Nigeria: Ex-leader seeks redo of anti-LGBT law he signed

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has joined the club of former African leaders talking about the need to change their country’s anti-LGBT laws. But he may be the only one who is discussing the importance of changing a harsh anti-gay … Continue reading

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A dangerous life if you’re gay in Malawi (excerpts)

By Charles Pensulo Failure by the government to come up with a clear-cut stance on homosexuality is endangering the lives of gays and lesbians in Malawi. This is the clear message from activists lobbying for the rights of minority groups … Continue reading

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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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Glimmers of hope, despite Malawi pastors’ wrong-headed idea

A glimmer of good news is visible in a news article about a group of homophobic Christian pastors in Malawi who don’t even understand their own country’s laws. The glimmer comes from an anonymous journalist’s caption under a photo of … Continue reading

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Easter 2016: A prayer for all LGBT prisoners

An Easter message for 2016 Easter 2016 — a time when the Anglican Church of Nigeria refuses even to attend a meeting attended by a few representatives of the inclusive Episcopal Church for fears that, if they did, they would … Continue reading

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To see rapid progress, compare 2 African musicians

By Jack Flanagan For a glimpse of how quickly positive change can occur, but also how much change is needed in attitudes toward LGBT people, consider two African musicians. One is intensely homophobic; the other formerly was homophobic, but now … Continue reading

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Jamaica: 5 reasons why gay rights vote is a bad idea

Andrew Holness, Jamaica’s new prime minister, proposes a referendum on the nation’s anti-gay buggery law. It’s the sort of idea that initially sounds appealing — just ask Malawian President Peter Mutharika — but is fundamentally flawed. Why should the human … Continue reading

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