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ADDED ON: 05/15/2021

Fear breeds bravery as LGBT+ S.Africans resist ‘war on queerness’

Three months ago, Chippa Mohanoe’s fiancée was stabbed in the neck and killed in front of their neighbours in South Africa’s Sebokeng township. Every day since, Mohanoe had to push past his…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2021

Cameroon Sentences Transgender Women to 5 Years in Prison

Two transgender women were sentenced to five years in prison in Cameroon this week after they were found guilty of “attempted homosexuality” and public indecency, the latest example of an increasing crackdown…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2021

Benin: Threat On Transgender People and Their Defenders Following Assault On Three of Them

Authorities in Benin must immediately take all necessary measures to protect transgender people and the associations that defend them, after three transgender women were forced to undress, beaten and robbed by a…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2021

Cameroonian transgender women convicted of ‘attempted homosexuality’

A local social media celebrity known as Shakiro, who also is identified as Loic Njeukam, and Patricia, also identified as Roland Mouthe, were arrested on Feb. 8. Human rights activists say their…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2021

UN Condemns Ugandan Bill to Criminalize Same-Sex Relations

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is calling on Uganda to amend a bill to ban same-sex relations that it says would violate human rights standards and…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2021

Trans men mocked and denied entry to Egypt by border guards because they ‘do not look female’

Or Mizan and Titi Katan, both from Haifa, Israel, were travelling to Egypt for a five-day holiday in the Ras a-Satan resort in the Sinai peninsula when they were stopped at the…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2021

In hiding, Ghana’s queer activists keep up the fight

More than two months after fleeing “unprecedented” threats of violence, members of the queer rights organisation LGBT+ Rights Ghana are still in hiding. “It is very challenging. It takes a lot of…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2021

Uncertain future for LGBT+ rights in Uganda as controversial bill is passed

The Ugandan Parliament on Monday passed the Sexual Offenses Bill, which contains a clause to criminalize same-sex relationships. The bill prescribes a five-year-jail term for anyone guilty of same-sex acts, and awaits…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2021

Egypt’s Al-Sisi Regime Is Still “Disappearing” Researchers Who Oppose Its Crimes

It is three months since reproductive rights researcher Ahmed Samir Abdelhay Ali presented himself at the fifth district police station in central Cairo. He is still yet to be freed. Samir, a…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2021

Uganda strengthens anti-gay laws, brands gay sex an unnatural offense

Uganda has further strengthened its anti-gay laws with new legislation that brands gay sex an “unnatural offense.” The African nation already criminalizes same-sex sexual relations, with Uganda’s Penal Code outlawing “carnal knowledge…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2021

Uganda strengthens anti-gay laws, brands gay sex an “unnatural offense”

Uganda has further strengthened its anti-gay laws with new legislation that brands gay sex an “unnatural offense.” The African nation already criminalizes same-sex sexual relations, with Uganda’s Penal Code outlawing “carnal knowledge…

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ADDED ON: 05/04/2021

Meet the Ugandan trans activist fighting for rights on social media

“If you want to know that [Keem] is a man, just snatch away his phone and run,” taunted an Internet troll under Keem Love Black’s new profile picture on Facebook. As a…

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