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ADDED ON: 10/01/2022

Exclusion of Intersex People: A Systemic Conundrum

John Karanja attempted suicide three times before realising that his life, after all, had meaning. Karanja, who was born Dorcas Wangui in 1993, did not notice his body was different until he…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2022

Nigeria’s Queer Population is Facing an Impossible Decision

Two years ago, during the Endsars peaceful protests in Nigeria, the younger generation did something that shocked the whole country and Nigerians everywhere. They walked and worked in unity and in peace,…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2022

Zambia president reiterates opposition to LGBTQ+, intersex rights

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema on Monday reiterated his government does not support LGBTQ+ and intersex rights. In a video posted to his Facebook page on Monday, Hichilema said Zambia is a country…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2022

‘People should be who they are’: Kenyans embrace genderless fashion

A growing number of Kenyan labels are embracing genderless fashion, as a younger, more vocal generation calls for greater inclusivity and creativity in clothing designs. In July, fashion brand Vivo and Bold…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2022

Egypt integrates sex education ‘to stop homosexuality’

The Egyptian education ministry has ordered educational directorates to integrate concepts of sexual education, sexual harassment and sexual violence into the basic education curriculum, local media reported on Thursday. The move is…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2022

Dance music festival gets Uganda’s OK despite worries that it ‘promotes gays’

One of East Africa’s most popular music festivals has been cleared to go ahead after members of parliament tried to ban it for “promoting gays” in the country. The Nyege Nyege festival…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2022

Kenya president-elect says LGBTQ+, intersex rights ‘not a big issue’

The president-elect of Kenya last week told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that LGBTQ+ and intersex rights are “not a big issue” in his country. “We don’t want to create a mountain out of…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2022

Tanzania warns against sharing pro-LGBTQI content

The Tanzanian government has warned against the dissemination of online messages and short videos promoting same-sex relationships. It has also warned that it will take action against administrators of social media groups…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2022

Teen suicides are a clarion call to protect queer children

The queer community is still reeling from the tragic death of Tiro Moalusi. The Soweto teenager took his own life on 16 August after he was allegedly humiliated by a student teacher because…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2022

Ruto on CNN: Kenyans Wonder Why Arab Leaders are Not Asked About LGBTQ Rights

President-elect William Ruto on Wednesday night appeared on CNN in a pre-recorded interview. The current Deputy President sat down with Christiane Amanpour to discuss among other things his election to the top seat…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2022

How Targeting LGBTQ+ Rights Are Part of the Authoritarian Playbook

In the last three decades, protections for LGBT people’s rights have advanced rapidly in many countries and regions. However, rising populist authoritarianism poses a significant threat to this progress because abolishing sexual…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2022

Pentecostal and Charismatic Council intensifies pressure on Parliament to pass anti-LGBTQ bill

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has given Parliament the end of October 2022 to pass the anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) bill into law. Reverend Professor Paul Frimpong-Manso,…

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