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ADDED ON: 02/26/2020

Acting intelligence head Richard Grenell’s push to decriminalize homosexuality has yielded little

Donald Trump became the first president to name an openly gay person to a Cabinet-level position Wednesday when he announced that Richard Grenell would serve as his acting director of national intelligence.…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2020

A Police Raid, Viral Videos and the Broken Lives of Nigerian Gay Law Suspects

The 57 men stumbled out of the back of a dark police truck into the glare of a sunny courtyard and a phalanx of cameras. Some clutched another's hand, as if for…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2020

Ivory Coast family beats up gay son after meeting his lover

Jules Franckrin Kouamé Kouadio, ironworker by trade, was beaten up by members of his family after presenting his lover on his 35th birthday. On Saturday, Feb. 8, at Plateau-Dokui, Jules Franckrin Kouamé…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2020

Gay Nigerian’s achievement: a passionate public kiss

Yomi, who is currently based in the UK, came out to his family sometime early last year on Whatsapp. Since then, he and his boyfriend moved in together and have been living…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2020

African countries must scrap outdated laws and fully legalise same-sex relations

Sixty-eight countries around the world continue to criminalise same-sex relations. Almost half of them are based in Africa, comprising more than half the continent. These laws are grossly outdated. In effect they…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2020

Campaign launched to stop LGBT asylum seeker being sent to her death in Cameroon

A campaign has been launched to help keep a Birmingham LGBT asylum seeker safe from being arrested or killed for her sexuality. Espoir Njei is fighting for the right to stay in…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2020

Senegal’s leader defends LGBT record during Canada PM visit

Senegal's President Macky Sall on Wednesday defended his country's ban on same-sex activity, saying during a visit from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that it "has nothing to do with" homophobia. More…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2020

Eight men sentenced to two years in prison for ‘imitating women’ at a birthday party in Mauritania

Police arrested ten men when a video that appeared to be Mauritania’s ‘first gay wedding’ began circulating on social media. Homosexuality is strictly illegal in the North African country and punishable by…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2020

Witness no-show causes new delay in Lagos homosexuality case

The trial of 47 Nigerian men charged with homosexuality, punishable by 14 years in jail in the West African country, stalled again on Wednesday as their accusers failed to produce a witness.…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2020

Nigerian court adjourns case of 47 men charged under homosexuality law

After months of delays, Nigerian prosecutors began presenting their evidence against 47 men charged with public displays of affection with members of the same sex, but asked for an adjournment after calling…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2020

Change to the Refugees Act moves South Africa much closer to Donald Trump’s America

Since its inception, the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa has protected South Africa from its government. A document heralded internationally as a model of democratic rights, the Constitution guarantees all…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2020

LGBTIQ+ Nigerians get new chat and counseling mobile app

NoStrings Development Initiatives, Nigeria’s leading LGBTIQ+ media advocacy group, has launched a new social and counseling mobile app for the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) community. Through the…

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