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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

Nigerian activist: Is it time to march against anti-LGBT bias?

Nigerian human rights activist Samuel Uchenna has suggested that it may be time for public demonstrations by LGBTIQ+ Nigerians pushing back against the country’s anti-gay biases. Sharing his thoughts on Twitter, the…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

The Qwelane case: When human rights meet human rights

When there is a clash between rights, then equality and dignity must be the stars that guide us on the path to resolution, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi SC contends in his written argument in…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2020

‘Love Falls on Us’ explores the intersection of African LGBT rights and American activism

The book in this installment of the African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular — “Love Falls on Us: A Story of American Ideas and African LGBT Lives” — focuses on LGBTQ rights and…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

Life getting better for Moroccan LGBTQ community

Fez, MOROCCO – Having a sexual orientation other than straight in Morocco is complicated at best, but seems to be slowly getting better. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

Group in Botswana Works to Improve Health Care for Trans, Intersex People

An advocacy group in Botswana is working with medical providers to improve transgender and intersex people’s access to health care. African Women for Sexual Health and Gender Justice in late January conducted…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2020

New Nigerian song promotes sexual diversity and human rights for all

Nigerian singer and human rights activist Samuel Uchenna, popularly known as Samuch, has released an empowering new song that promotes respect for all persons regardless of their sexuality and gender identity. The…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2020

Covid-19 and LGBTQ women in southern Africa – a test for universal human rights

Since March 2020, governments in southern Africa have imposed lockdown measures to control the spread of Covid-19 in the sub-region. The measures include the deployment of police and soldiers, with an apparent…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2020

Ugandan activists’ coalition boosts condoms as AIDS-fighting tool

Condom use has declined in Uganda, especially among rural populations, according to a new assessment of condom supplies and funding gaps in Uganda. The study was commissioned by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2020

Blackmailed with nudes, Nigerian lesbians find safety outside the closet

After swapping nude photos with Blessing on WhatsApp, Chioma set out to meet her prospective lover but was accosted on the road by a man in military uniform who accused her of…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2020

Boosting LGBTIQ rights in West Africa, one grant at a time

The activist-led Initiative Sankofa d’Afrique de l’Ouest (ISDAO) aims to strengthen West African movements for gender diversity and sexual rights. To accomplish that, it takes a flexible approach to grant-making, building a…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2020

Uganda officials ignore criminal summonses for LGBTQ torture

A Ugandan town councilman and a Ugandan prisons officer each ignored a summons requiring him to show up in court yesterday to face criminal charges of torture and inhuman and degrading treatment.…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2020

Virtual Pride Afrique Festival Brings Socially Distant Visibility to Africa’s Sexual Minorities

JOHANNESBURG - Pride Afrique is the first of its kind, a three-day virtual extravaganza celebrating Africa’s diverse, colorful community of sexual minorities. But behind the glitz and glam, participants say, is a…

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