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ADDED ON: 01/29/2023

Niger leader plans to outlaw gay sex, execute married same-sex couples

The president of the West African nation of Niger is laying the groundwork for enacting harsh anti-homosexuality laws in his country, where same-sex intimacy is currently legal. He proposes the death penalty…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2023

Cameroonian transgender activist arrives in Belgium after receiving asylum

A transgender activist from Cameroon has arrived in Belgium, where she was given asylum. Despite suffering violent attacks, she had to spend over a year in exile in Nigeria while her claim…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2023

LGBTQ GHANAIANS FACE ATTACKS FOLLOWING ANTI-GAY BILL

One calm evening last November, Kwaku Frimpong was heading to the premiere of Black Panther in Accra, Ghana’s capital city, when a policeman stopped their Uber. Frimpong thought it was one of…

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ADDED ON: 01/27/2023

How Uganda’s anti-gay law fell through in 2014

When Mr David Bahati fronted the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in the House back in 2009, it seemed destined to cause uproar both at home and abroad. As indeed it did. In the Bill,…

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ADDED ON: 01/27/2023

LGBTQ+ stigma in Gauteng clinics

Released last week, the third edition of the Gauteng State of Health report outlines key challenges people living with HIV, key populations and other public healthcare users face in the province. The research encompassed…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2023

Adoption of gay blessings would lead to the removal of Welby as leader of the Anglican world — warn Global South archbishops

IF the General Synod of the Church of England affirms the House of Bishops’ recommendations to ‘Bless’ Same Sex Marriage, or Civil Partnerships, the Church of England will be in violation of…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2023

Report documents continued persecution of LGBTQ+, intersex people in Cameroon

A 2022 Human Rights Watch report shows LGBTQ+ and intersex people in Cameroon continue to suffer persecution and abuse. The Penal Code of 2016 criminalizes consensual same-sex sexual activity for both men…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2023

Lesbian who fled Ghana spared jail after working illegally as nurse during Covid-19 pandemic

Eunice Owusu had no choice but to escape her abusive arranged marriage after her sexuality was disclosed against her will to her employer, Teeside Crown Court heard, with her lawyer John Nixon…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2023

Meet the gay imam changing attitudes from within

The road less travelled is always a lonely journey,” says Muhsin Hendricks. As the world’s first openly gay imam he has experienced plenty of rejection, but now he hopes that a new…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2023

Transgender Kenyans seek refuge amid backlash over activist’s death

For the first time in years, Arya Rams falls asleep and wakes up each day without a dense knot of fear in her chest. She lives in a room in a safe…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2023

Suspect Arrested in Kenya LGBTQ Activist’s Death

Kenyan police said Friday that they had arrested a suspect in the killing of an LGBTQ rights campaigner whose body was discovered stuffed in a metal trunk, a grisly crime that has…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2023

Prominent Kenyan LGBTQ activist found dead, suspect arrested

Kenyan police on Friday said a suspect had been arrested in connection with the death of a prominent LGBTQ rights campaigner whose body was found stuffed into a metal box in the…

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