Africa

LGBTI Rights in Africa


ADDED ON: 04/26/2018

Egypt: Designing for the Crackdown

A few blocks into the ride, Firas saw the checkpoint, a rare occurrence in a quiet, residential area like Mesaha. When the car stopped, the officer working the checkpoint talked to Firas’…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2018

Documentary Tells Story of Trek to Ottawa by LGBTI Refugees

A new documentary set to be screened Wednesday at the University of Ottawa tells the story of three Gambian refugees who came to Canada because it’s potentially dangerous to be LGBTQ in their…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2018

LGBTI Community in Ghana Calls for a Referendum on Gay Rights

LGBTI Community in Ghana has put out a proposition to Parliament to consider opening a referendum for the public to vote in order to decide whether rights of members of their group…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2018

Kenya: These People Are Fighting Laws That Punish LGBTI People For Having Sex

A group of activists and human rights lawyers in Kenya are challenging a dated criminal code in a case in which the outcome could have a huge impact across the whole of…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2018

Belly Dancer Dons Beard to Protest LGBTI Abuse in Egypt

On a chilly March night, Shrouk El-Attar is preparing for a belly dancing show at a London club by pulling on a shimmering blue skirt, fixing a sparkly bra - and sticking…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2018

LGBTI Ugandans Plan First Pride Since Brutal 2016 Crackdown

Isaac Mugisha, co-ordinator of Pride Uganda, is determined and optimistic that Ugandan LGBTIs will hold a Pride event in Kampala later this year, without it being shut down by the authorities. If…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2018

LGBTI Rights: Why Cyril Ramaphosa is a Massive Step up from Jacob Zuma

Cyril Ramaphosa has spent his first week as president launching a charm offensive that many have found hard to resist. He’s impressed everyone from joggers to ooms, and now he looks set…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2018

LGBTQI+ Community Celebrates Election Of Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa’s queer community joined the rest of the globe this week in celebrating the election of new president Cyril Ramaphosa, who has long been a champion of LGBTQ+ rights in the…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2018

What Does South Africa’s New President Cyril Ramaphosa Think About LGBT Rights?

South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken office after the departure of the embattled Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa, who had already been named head of the African National Congress, was sworn in…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2018

Zimbabwe: Homophobia Fuelling HIV infections

Revent statistics from the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (Galz) that the prevalence rate among the gay population is above the national figure make scary reading and calls for a balancing act…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

Zimbabwe’s LGBTI Community: Why Civil Rights and Health Issues go Hand in Hand

Zimbabwe’s recently deposed president Robert Mugabe made no secret of his loathing for gay men and lesbians. He once famously described them as “worse than pigs and dogs”. In 2015, he stood before the…

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