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ADDED ON: 02/05/2023

African LGBTQ+ Advocates Welcome Pope Francis’ Message on Decriminalization

Pope Francis is completing his apostolic journey to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan this weekend. His trip started less than a week after he made headlines by calling…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2023

Rainbow removed from Entebbe children’s park tower after LGBTQ row

Ugandan authorities announced the removal of a rainbow painting from a children's park following an uproar among parents who alleged that the "satanic" design promoted homosexuality in the largely Christian country A…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2023

LGBT activists welcome Pope to Congo as he dismisses anti-gay laws

Pope Francis is being welcomed by gay rights activists as he begins a tour of Congo and South Sudan. Speaking last week, ahead of his Africa trip, the head of the Catholic…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2023

Gang violence, death threats and police on dating apps: The brutal reality of being LGBTQ+ in Egypt

The LGBTQ+ community in Egypt is under attack from violent gangs and authorities, and a landmark documentary is detailing queer folks’ “relentless courage” in the face of “relentless oppression”. While homosexuality itself is…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2023

Uganda demands probe into ‘LGBTQ activities’ in schools

Anna, not her real name, sits in a chair at her home in Makindye, a suburb of Uganda's capital, Kampala. She showed DW the scars that are visible on her body, and…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2023

Congolese rebel group displaces Transgender people

M23 rebels in Congo’s North Kivu province have displaced a number of Transgender people and left them even more vulnerable to persecution. M23 rebels last November approached Goma, the province’s capital city,…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2023

How Egyptian police hunt LGBT people on dating apps

In Egypt, homosexuality is highly stigmatised, and there have long been allegations that police are hunting LGBT people online. Now BBC News has seen evidence of how the authorities are using dating…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2023

Niger leader plans to outlaw gay sex, execute married same-sex couples

The president of the West African nation of Niger is laying the groundwork for enacting harsh anti-homosexuality laws in his country, where same-sex intimacy is currently legal. He proposes the death penalty…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2023

Cameroonian transgender activist arrives in Belgium after receiving asylum

A transgender activist from Cameroon has arrived in Belgium, where she was given asylum. Despite suffering violent attacks, she had to spend over a year in exile in Nigeria while her claim…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2023

LGBTQ GHANAIANS FACE ATTACKS FOLLOWING ANTI-GAY BILL

One calm evening last November, Kwaku Frimpong was heading to the premiere of Black Panther in Accra, Ghana’s capital city, when a policeman stopped their Uber. Frimpong thought it was one of…

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ADDED ON: 01/27/2023

How Uganda’s anti-gay law fell through in 2014

When Mr David Bahati fronted the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in the House back in 2009, it seemed destined to cause uproar both at home and abroad. As indeed it did. In the Bill,…

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ADDED ON: 01/27/2023

LGBTQ+ stigma in Gauteng clinics

Released last week, the third edition of the Gauteng State of Health report outlines key challenges people living with HIV, key populations and other public healthcare users face in the province. The research encompassed…

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