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ADDED ON: 09/17/2021

Brave Nigerian lesbian couple ‘publicly wed’ and declare their love in defiance of archaic laws

LGBT+ activist and YouTuber Amara shared a series of photos detailing her symbolic marriage to her new wife, Olayinka, on social media. The beautiful couple can be seen gazing adoringly at each…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2021

UCT vice-chancellor apologises to LGBTQIA+ community

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng apologised to the LGBTQIA+ community for a seminar she co-hosted on Sunday, September 4. The seminar, which was hosted by Phakeng…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2021

Ugandan government shamefully claims queer people fleeing its homophobia are fake ‘economic gays’

Homosexuality is illegal and punishable by life imprisonment in Uganda, which has some of the strictest anti-LGBT+ laws in the world. Most queer Ugandans survive by staying under the radar, and many…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2021

Combating LGBTQ stigma in Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa — It is not based on hearsay that most African countries are against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex among others (LGBTQI+) community primarily because of the…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2021

Anger over UCT Vice Chancellor’s “harmful” webinar on LGBTIQA+ community

Gender diversity organisations have slammed UCT Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng for hosting a social media seminar described as “harmful and hurtful” to the LGBTIQA+ community. Titled, What does science says about LGBTQA+, the…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2021

Motsoaledi frees gay Ugandan couple after arrest in KZN

Durban - Home Affairs Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi and the department's director-general Livhuwani Makhode have released a Ugandan couple detained for being in South Africa illegally due to their sexual orientation. Motsoaledi…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2021

Gay Immigrant Recalls Tumultuous Escape From Nigeria

Uchechukwu Onwa, a gay immigrant from Nigeria, said he knew it was time to leave his home country when a group of men brutally raped his teenage friend for appearing “effeminate.” Months…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2021

President Museveni Refuses To Sign Homophobic Law

The LGBTIQ community in Uganda has today caught a break after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni returned the notorious Sexual Offences Bill back to the floor of Uganda parliament for reconsideration saying all…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2021

Two transgender women attacked in Cameroon after release from prison

A violent mob in Cameroon earlier this week attacked two transgender women after their release from prison. Human Rights Watch reports that the mob attacked Patricia and Shakiro at around 1 a.m.…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

Ghana’s president in tight spot over anti-LGBT law

Opposition lawmakers in Ghana are pushing President Nana Akufo-Addo into a tight spot by promoting an anti-LGBT law widely condemned by critics for undermining rights but applauded by many Ghanaians. Gay sex…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

Homophobic Ghanaian ‘Family Values’ Bill is Odious and Beggars Belief

Sometimes the human capacity for cruelty takes my breath away. A recently proposed bill on “sexual rights” and “family values” in Ghana is a case study in extreme cruelty. Ghanaian MPs are…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

Amid continued criminalisation, Uganda endorses LGBT access for HIV treatment

Despite ongoing criminalization of men who have sex with men and transgender people, the government of Uganda is attempting to include them in national plans for the reduction of HIV and AIDS,…

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