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ADDED ON: 07/29/2021

Ghana: anti-gay bill proposing 10-year prison sentences sparks outrage

Draft anti-gay legislation submitted to Ghana’s parliament could propose up to 10 years in jail for LGBTQ+ people as well as groups and individuals who advocate for their rights, express sympathy or…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2021

Meet 7 Activists Fighting to Improve LGBTQ+ Rights Across Africa

I’ve personally experienced two homophobic attacks in my home city of Enugu, in southeastern Nigeria: one from the police and the other from a crowd of students. In both instances, I was…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2021

Gay Nigerian priest makes religion serve LGBTQ people

It is impossible to speak of queer identity and culture without acknowledging the important role religion has played in shaping it throughout history. Whether it’s Pope Francis praising the work an American…

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ADDED ON: 07/26/2021

‘The worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever’

The “most homophobic document the world has ever seen” is how LGBTQ rights activists describe Ghana’s sweeping anti-homosexuality bill recently revealed after months of discussion and publicity from the nation’s anti-gay crusaders.…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2021

Ghana: anti-gay bill proposing 10-year prison sentences sparks outrage

Draft anti-gay legislation submitted to Ghana’s parliament could propose up to 10 years in jail for LGBTQ+ people as well as groups and individuals who advocate for their rights, express sympathy or…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2021

False start for intersex athletes barred from Olympics

When the world's fastest women race for gold over 800m in Tokyo, all three medallists from the 2016 Olympics will be absent - barred as intersex athletes who refuse to alter their…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2021

Times are changing in Uganda: Parliament gets a progressive clerk

In what appears to be a positive shift in state policy thinking, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Adolf Mwesige, a liberal and progressive lawyer with a sense of urgency on human…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2021

Transgender woman in Cameroon describes ‘hell’ of five months in prison

The five months that two transgender women in Cameroon spent in prison were “hell”, one of them told Reuters on Friday after they were released, describing how they were initially forced to…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2021

Trans Ugandans issue desperate food appeal as lockdown bites harder

Transgender rights defenders in Uganda have issued a desperate appeal for food for the transgender community amid the ongoing COVID-19 countrywide lockdown. More than 524 trans persons are on the verge of…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

Arrested, abused and accused: wave of repression targets LGBT+ Ghanaians

All I wanted to do was help vulnerable people,” said Shaun Apong, tears streaking down his face, from behind the bars of a squalid police cell in Ho City in eastern Ghana.…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

Jailed transgender women in Cameroon to be released pending appeal

DOUALA, July 13 (Reuters) - Two transgender women in Cameroon convicted in May of "attempted homosexuality" were ordered released from prison on Tuesday until a court hears their appeal, their lawyer said.…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

Jailed transgender women in Cameroon to be released pending appeal

Two transgender women in Cameroon convicted in May of "attempted homosexuality" were ordered released from prison on Tuesday until a court hears their appeal, their lawyer said. Shakiro and Patricia were arrested…

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