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Namibia

LGBTI Rights in Namibia


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a colonial-era law that criminalises gay sex between men, the justice minister said on Friday, calling the legislation “outdated and discriminatory”.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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ADDED ON: 04/21/2021

Namibia denies residency to infant daughters of gay citizen

A Namibian court ruled Monday against a gay couple demanding the right to bring their infant daughters home after being born to a surrogate in South Africa. The Namibian Ministry of Home…

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Agapitus Hausiku – Out-Right, Namibia

Agapitus Hausiku is the director of Out-Right Namibia, a Windhoek-based organization focused on championing equality for LGBTI Namibians. In our conversation, Agapitus shares about the ways in which COVID-19 has hurt LGBTI…

ADDED ON: 02/11/2019

As Angola decriminalizes homosexuality, where does the African continent stand?

Angola has done away with criminalizing homosexuality, removing a notorious "vices against nature" provision in its penal code. Other African nations still punish people for same-sex relationships. The reform has been hailed by…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2019

Home Office Postpones the Removal of LGBTI Asylum Seeker

THE UK Home Office has deferred the removal from Scotland of a young asylum seeker who is currently in the Dungavel detention centre. Isabella Katjiparatijivi, a 29-year-old from Namibia, had sought asylum fearing that…

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Helping Namibia Out of the Closet

News of a Pride March in Windhoek, Namibia appeared as a bolt of lightning. This remote, sparsely-populated nation on the south-west edge of Africa is a neighbor to LGBTI activism hotbeds like…