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Zimbabwe politician: I would end LGBT persecution

In Zimbabwe, long-time opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says that if he becomes president, he “will not persecute or prosecute gays.” Such statements in Zimbabwe tend to provoke accusations that the speaker is gay or has been bribed by gay Westerners, … 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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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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Homophobic Zimbabwe obstructs anti-Aids workshop

Zimbabwe officials disrupted a workshop for people most at risk of HIV infections over the weekend, seizing documents at the Harare airport and tearing down an exhibition stand displaying materials they found offensive. The seizure is just the latest example … Continue reading

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Honors in U.K. for LGBTI activists from Africa, Asia

Leaders of the African LGBTI rights organization Out and Proud Diamond Group were honored this week in a British listing of 101 pioneers who are paving the way for LGBTI equality. Abbey Kiwanuka and Edwin Sesange, directors of OPDG, were … Continue reading

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LGBTI news from the UN, UK, Russia, Tunisia, Algeria

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news and elsewhere: UN agencies seek LGBTI protections Twelve United Nations agencies last month released a historic joint statement urging … Continue reading

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Upbeat LGBTI news: Ugandan’s award, Zimbabwe ruling

In brief, two items of upbeat news from Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom: Honors for Ugandan LGBTI activist in the U.K. Ugandan refugee Abbey Kiwanuka, the chief executive and co-founder of the LGBTI activist organization Out and Proud Diamond Group … Continue reading

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