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ADDED ON: 05/25/2022

Without disruption, Cameroon’s LGBTI coalition elects new leadership.

The UNITY umbrella organization of Cameroon’s varied LGBTI rights advocacy groups has elected a new board after a spirited campaign. “We all won,” said Sandrine Ateh, the newly elected vice-president, referring both…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2022

Gay man killed in Cape Town as Parliament considers Hate Crimes Bill

The family of a man allegedly murdered for being gay is calling for justice as Parliament continues to ponder the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, which has…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2022

Nigeria’s LGBTQ Community Fights Restrictive Cross-Dressing Bill

Dressed in rainbow-colored vests, members of the LGBTQ community marched in a risky demonstration in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, to protest a bill introduced by lawmakers in Nigeria's lower house of parliament last…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2022

DR Congo: Dejected LGBTI activist returns, despite dangers

Congolese LGBTI rights activist Jeremie Safari thought he was out of the woods after he fled west in March to the anonymity of the capital city, Kinshasa, leaving behind the homophobic cauldron…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2022

DRC queer rights activist forced to go into hiding.

Crammed into a boat with more than 100 people, Cherie* prayed nobody would recognise her. “I wore a hat and a balaclava,” the transgender woman, 33, says of her attempts to remain…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2022

Rwanda: LGBT rights are protected on paper, but discrimination and homophobia persist.

“From today, I no longer want to be called your mother, if you don’t want to change you can leave my house and come back when you are a transformed person, when…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2022

Two Nigerian filmmakers discuss the future of queer cinema in Nollywood

In the 2003 feature film Emotional Crack, one of the first Nigerian films to depict a queer relationship, a woman in an abusive marriage with a man finds comfort and solace in…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2022

Cameroon: Rising Violence Against LGBTI People

(Nairobi) – Security forces in Cameroon are failing to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from violent attacks and instead are arresting the victims, Human Rights Watch said today. There has…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2022

Home Office admits LGBTQI+ refugees could be persecuted if sent to Rwanda

The Home Office has admitted that lesbian, gay and bisexual refugees could be persecuted if sent to Rwanda – but still plans to fly them 4,000 miles to Kigali. The department’s equality impact assessment…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2022

Cameroon: Rising Violence Against LGBTI People.

Security forces in Cameroon are failing to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from violent attacks and instead are arresting the victims, Human Rights Watch said today. There has…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2022

Queer Nigerians protest proposed anti-trans ‘cross-dressing’ ban

Dozens of LGBTQ protesters gathered Sunday in the capital of Nigeria to oppose anti-trans legislators’ proposal to ban “cross-dressing”. The bill, which seeks to amend a 2013 act banning same-sex marriage, would…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2022

Federal court overturns ruling that demanded asylum seeker prove he’s gay

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled against an immigration judge’s finding that denied an asylum bid by a Nigerian man who says he is gay.…

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