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.
The Tunisian LGBTI advocacy group Shams (a word that means “sun”) reported today: “The Sousse Court of Appeal upheld a two-month jail sentence against two boys [ages 19 and 25] from Hammam Sousse. “They will be released today, seeing that they were arrested on Jan. 12, 2017, and that they have now served their entire …
Jamaica’s largest newspaper has endorsed the constitutional challenge against the country’s anti-gay “buggery law.”
Lebanon has moved closer to ending prosecutions under its anti-gay law, Human Rights Watch stated yesterday. A Lebanese court ruled that because homosexuality is natural, the law against “intercourse contrary to the order of nature” does not apply to same-sex intimacy.
A court in Lebanon has ruled that homosexuality is natural and is not a criminal offense. [Contrary to an earlier version of this article, the ruling was not made by the Supreme Court in Lebanon.] For English-speakers, details of the ruling must await a translation of an Arabic-language account of the decision. But a dispatch …
A court in Muslim-majority northern Nigeria imposed seven-year prison terms last month on four men convicted of homosexuality, according to the online news site InformationNG.com. Under Nigerian law, same-sex intimacy is punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Specifics of the arrests were not available.
Authorities in Marrakesh, Morocco, should drop charges against two teenage girls suspected of same-sex conduct, according to an appeal from Human Rights Watch and the Aswat Group for Sexual Minorities, a Moroccan group. The two girls, ages 16 and 17, face up to three years in prison for allegedly kissing each other.
At least 274 LGBTQ people in Egypt have been the targets of police action, prosecution and hate crimes, according to a new tally from the advocacy group Solidarity with Egypt LGBTQ+.