With Trump stymied, LGBTQ refugees reach the U.S.
Africa / Americas

With Trump stymied, LGBTQ refugees reach the U.S.

LGBTQ refugees and others have reached the United States in recent days, benefiting from the court-ordered stay on President Donald Trump’s Jan. 29 executive order that sought to tighten border controls. Among them was pre-screened Ugandan refugee Simon Kwesigabo, who had been left homeless on the streets of Nairobi, Kenya, after Trump’s executive order canceled … Continue reading

Africa

African LGBTI advocacy group gains official status

An Africa-based advocacy group working for continent-wide recognition of  the human rights of LGBTI Africans has won official recognition in South Africa. Pan-Africa ILGA (PAI), the continent’s regional chapter of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), announced its new official status in the following press release. In 2014, about 150 African … Continue reading

Africa / Americas

Obama in Kenya: ‘Treat people equally under the law’

The Washington Blade reports: President Obama [today] discussed LGBT rights during a press conference in Nairobi with his Kenyan counterpart. “With respect to the rights of gays and lesbians, I’ve been consistent all across Africa on this,” said Obama in response to a question from Reuters reporter Jeff Mason about Kenya’s LGBT rights record. “I … Continue reading

Africa

Ugandan LGBTI refugees protest treatment in Kenya

LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya protested today at the Nairobi office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees, seeking  improved human services, interviews, resettlement and, until then, protection from homophobic attacks. Kuchu Times reported: LGBTI refugees camping at UNHCR after delivering demands in a protest Ugandan LGBTI refugees from Kakuma camp and parts of Nairobi … Continue reading