Namibia

LGBTI Rights in Namibia


ADDED ON: 06/08/2022

Hundreds attend southern Africa LGBTQ development conference.

A number of LGBTQ rights groups from across southern Africa participated in a recent conference in Cape Town, South Africa, that focused on how to advance equality in the region against the…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2022

Namibia’s Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-sex couple

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA — Namibia’s Supreme Court has ruled that a government ministry must reconsider a same-sex couple’s appeal for residence rights. Namibia Supreme Court Chief Justice Peter Shivute said Monday that the…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2022

Namibia: Gay Couple in Namibia Wins Partial Victory On Residency Application.

A gay Namibian-Mexican couple won a part of their case at Namibia's Supreme Court on Monday after the ruling that the government had discriminated against their residency application because one of the…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2022

Second-class citizens’? Namibia rules against gay couples

WINDHOEK, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Namibia's High Court ruled on Thursday against two gay couples fighting for recognition of their marriages, with the judge saying she agreed with them but was bound…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2022

We are your sons and daughters

TART accepting that transgender people are your daughters and sons, says Namibia's first Miss Trans Ambassador 2021, Penelope Tatiana Delapoirto (24). “What we can do is to start accepting the reality that…

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ADDED ON: 12/22/2021

Namibia Pride seeks repeal of nation’s anti-LGBTQ law

The LGBTQ community in the southern African nation of Namibia recently held its biggest-ever Pride celebration, which included appeals for the repeal of the country’s unenforced law prohibiting same-sex intimacy. The recent…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2021

Namibia | Transgender woman wins police abuse case

A transgender woman in Namibia has emerged victorious in her fight for justice after being beaten, kicked and verbally abused by the police. On Friday, the High Court awarded Mercedez von Cloete…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2021

Gay couple hail ‘big win’ in battle over children’s Namibian citizenship

Namibian court ruled on Wednesday that the son of a gay couple, born via surrogacy in South Africa in 2019, is a Namibian citizen by descent, in a decision hailed as "big…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2021

Namibian Court Grants Citizenship to Gay Couple’s Son in LGBTQ+ Rights ‘Win’

A court in the Southern African country of Namibia ruled on Wednesday that the son of a gay couple is a Namibian citizen by descent. The ruling has been considered a major…

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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: 06/04/2021

Namibia: Landmark test for stance against gay marriage

Two couples challenging the government's refusal to recognise same-sex marriages concluded outside Namibia are now waiting for three judges to announce their decision following a combined hearing of their cases in the…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2021

Namibia considers scrapping colonial-era gay sex ban

Namibia could soon scrap a colonial-era law that criminalises gay sex between men, the justice minister said on Friday, calling the legislation “outdated and discriminatory”. The law is rarely enforced in the…

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