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ADDED ON: 08/18/2019

New survey finds a decrease in homophobic attitudes in Nigeria

A survey from The Initiative for Equality Rights has found that homophobic attitudes in Nigeria are decreasing. The survey was last conducted in 2017, and this time it talked to 2,400 residents…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2019

Côte d’Ivoire: Bill to Amend Marriage Law Approved

On March 27, 2019, the Council of Ministers of Côte d’Ivoire approved a bill that would substantially amend the country’s marriage law. It must now be presented to the Parliament, where, if…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2019

Cameroon’s most prominent LGBT+ activist Marc Lambert Lamba has passed away

Marc Lambert Lamba a leading LGBT rights activist in Cameroon, passed away unexpectedly on August 4th of a stroke at age 44. In 2000 Lambert founded Cameroon’s first LGBT rights organization AGALES (Association…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2019

Fear: If unchained, faith-based bias would crush LGBT medical care

Gay Africans barred from medical care. A rise in HIV infections in homophobic countries. Reduced access to health care for LGBTI people both in the United States and abroad. Those are some…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2019

Johannesburg holds city’s first black, queer ball

LGBTQ people gathered in Johannesburg recently for the city’s first official black queer ball. Organizers say the event was to create a safe space for people in their community. “How this ball…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2019

Swaziland: LGBTI Discrimination in Swaziland Leads to Big Mental Health Issues, Report Finds

LGBTI people in Swaziland/eSwatini suffer mental health issues and many have attempted suicide because of the way they are discriminated against in the kingdom. This has prompted the authors of the first…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2019

‘We need freedom’: Sehaq, the party space for Amsterdam’s queer refugees

At the dinner table, conversations bubble around people as they tuck into a three-course meal. A plethora of different nationalities and identities have pulled up a chair and, here at Sehaq in…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2019

Man who raped lesbian to ‘fix her’ must serve out life sentence

A convicted rapist from Petrusville, who believed in “corrective rape” for lesbians, has lost his appeal against the life sentence he is currently serving Zabathini Jonas, 34, was convicted of two counts…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2019

LGBT Tunisia: Rift over Israel, tactics, morals of gay candidate

Eleven Tunisian LGBT rights groups have attacked gay presidential candidate Mounir Baatour and his LGBT association, Shams, criticizing them for lack of hostility to Israel, for alleged sexual abuse, and for their…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2019

Youth Fleeing Persecution Lacks Access to Social Protection in Liberia

Mohammed Kamara, on a break from one of his classes, walked into the seaside apartment of his friend in a clustered community of corrugated roofs for a nap. Then 17, Kamara, not…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2019

Outfest’s ‘Unsettled’ charts difficult journey of LGBT refugees

During the course of a 20-year career, the documentaries of Colorado-based filmmaker Tom Shepard have been screened at more than 150 film festivals throughout the world, with four of his feature projects—“Scout’s…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2019

In Burkina Faso, being transgender means living in the shadows

Amidst roars of laughter, Naomi takes out her phone and shows us photos of herself, having fun with a friend, posing for the camera, both in high heels and sequined dresses. Naomi…

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