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ADDED ON: 09/14/2019

New film captures the truth of gay life in Nigeria

Members of the gay community in Nigeria are excitedly anticipating the release of a new film that people believe has captured the true experience of life for gay men in Nigeria. The…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2019

Remembering and Celebrating South Africa’s Iconic LGBTQI+ Women

The shards of South Africa’s fragmented history share a common thread throughout; at the core is a struggle for equality and visibility. Over the course of the country’s fight for democracy, there…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2019

Ethiopian church-affiliated group urges action against gays

A group affiliated with Ethiopia's Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government's silence on homosexuality in the country. Speaking at a conference Sunday in Addis Ababa, the capital, Dereje Negash…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2019

Shining a light on lesbian experiences in Nigeria

“If you haven’t come out to yourself, it’s difficult to come out to [other] people … At first, it might look like a difficult task, like something that’ll never end or something…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2019

‘Hunted for my sexuality’: How social media is fuelling homophobic attacks in Mali

The film is grainy but the viewer can make out shadows looming over a woman cowering in fear. Men are shouting, hitting and demanding that their victim admits she is gay. A…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2019

In a first for Africa, Kenya census to count intersex people

Kenya will become the first African country to recognize its intersex population in a census on Saturday that counts people born with a sexual anatomy that does not fit typical definitions for…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2019

Butuan students reminded on anti-discrimination ordinance

With the implementation of the Anti-Discrimination Ordinance here, the students of various schools were reminded on the provisions of said ordinance during a symposium conducted by the Ladlad Caraga, Incorporated, a non-government…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2019

New survey finds a decrease in homophobic attitudes in Nigeria

A survey from The Initiative for Equality Rights has found that homophobic attitudes in Nigeria are decreasing. The survey was last conducted in 2017, and this time it talked to 2,400 residents…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2019

Côte d’Ivoire: Bill to Amend Marriage Law Approved

On March 27, 2019, the Council of Ministers of Côte d’Ivoire approved a bill that would substantially amend the country’s marriage law. It must now be presented to the Parliament, where, if…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2019

Cameroon’s most prominent LGBT+ activist Marc Lambert Lamba has passed away

Marc Lambert Lamba a leading LGBT rights activist in Cameroon, passed away unexpectedly on August 4th of a stroke at age 44. In 2000 Lambert founded Cameroon’s first LGBT rights organization AGALES (Association…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2019

Fear: If unchained, faith-based bias would crush LGBT medical care

Gay Africans barred from medical care. A rise in HIV infections in homophobic countries. Reduced access to health care for LGBTI people both in the United States and abroad. Those are some…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2019

Johannesburg holds city’s first black, queer ball

LGBTQ people gathered in Johannesburg recently for the city’s first official black queer ball. Organizers say the event was to create a safe space for people in their community. “How this ball…

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