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Portrait of a Zambian trans human rights activist

ILGA (the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) published this interview with Kanyanta Kakana of Zambia, a young feminist trans woman and independent human rights activist who was recently  elected alternate co-chair (female) on the Pan Africa ILGA … Continue reading

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Abusive anal exams get a thumbs-up from Kenyan judge

A judge in eastern Kenya has rejected a challenge to the legality of anal exams, even though they are widely understood to be abusive and ineffective as a means of proving or disproving allegations of homosexual activity. Today’s ruling by … Continue reading

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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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U.N. panel to Tunisia: Stop forced anal exams

Human Rights Watch reports: Tunisia: UN Panel Condemns Forced Anal Exams Government Should Ban Abusive “Homosexuality” Tests (Tunis, May 23, 2016) – The United Nations Committee Against Torture, in its most recent evaluation of Tunisia, condemned the use of forced … 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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Forced anti-gay anal tests face legal challenge in Kenya

Human Rights Watch issued this press release today: Kenya: Court to Hear Forced Anal Testing Case Invalidated Homosexuality “Test” Violates International Law (Nairobi, May 3, 2016) – A Kenyan court will hear a constitutional petition challenging the use of forced … Continue reading

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Archbishop to Mugabe: Anti-gay laws are wrong

Will the worldwide Anglican Communion stop supporting the homophobic Anglican Churches of Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda, since those churches endorse their countries’ anti-gay laws? That’s what would happen if the world’s various Anglican churches — all of them originally descended … Continue reading

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