Africa

LGBTI Rights in Africa


ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Tunisia: Gay Rights, Inheritance Reforms Put Country on Edge

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has backed equal inheritance rights for men and women and is also pushing for other reforms such as decriminalizing homosexuality. Religious conservatives are far from happy.

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

Two teenage girls in South Africa have been expelled for kissing

Two South African girls have been expelled for kissing each other. The teenagers were thrown out of Durban’s Inanda Seminary, a private Christian boarding school for girls, after seminary officials said they…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2018

This Trans Athlete Is Representing Uganda At The 2018 Gay Games In Paris

Yes, the Gay Games are a thing. Held every four years, it’s a sport and cultural event featuring LGBT athletes and artists. You can call it the “Gay Olympics”, and although it has held…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2018

Ghana: Government Has No Plans For Same-Sex Marriage

President Akufo Addo has said his government has no plans of introducing legislation on same-sex marriage. Speaking at the 2018 Synod of the Global Evangelical Church in Accra, the president said he…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2018

Gay and Lesbian Network Faces Closure Due to Cash Crisis

The Gay and Lesbian Network says it will have to shut its doors unless they get a R600‚000 windfall. The Pietermaritzburg-based organisation was founded in 2003 and since its inception has been…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2018

Trans Women Bemoan Violence, Corrective Rape at #TotalShutdown

Transgender women in Durban have been raped by men as a form of punishment and ‘correcting’ them. The LGBTI community have joined the #TotalShutdown Women’s march in Durban where hundreds have joined…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2018

Cape Verde: The LGBTI Pride Week in Praia, Cabo Verde

Last month, Praia hosted another LGBTI Pride Week with the support of Cape Verdean Institute for Gender Equality and Equity (ICIEG), the Spanish Cooperation and the City Hall, amongst other partners. It…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2018

By Day, He Runs for President of South Sudan. By Night, He Unloads Trucks at Lowe’s.

Just minutes into the night shift at Lowe’s, beads of sweat sparkle on Bol Gai Deng’s forehead. He’s at the back of the suburban Richmond store, unloading a 54-foot truck crammed with…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2018

Swaziland’s First Pride Parade Will Test Just How Accepting The Country Really Is

When Musa Dlamini was asked if he planned to dress up at Swaziland’s first ever LGBT Pride parade taking place Saturday, he responded without missing a beat. “I’ll be wearing white shorts,…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2018

Swazi Human Rights Group Snubs LGBT Festival

One of the best known human rights groups in Swaziland, which has changed its name to eSwatini, has snubbed the kingdom’s first LGBT Pride festival saying it is against biblical teaching, putting…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2018

Malian LGBTI Activist Finds New Home in Paris

Louis fled his native Mali to escape persecution for his sexuality and support for the LGBTI community back home. Louis had been working as a team leader for an NGO, giving talks on HIV/AIDS awareness and…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2018

World Cup: Egypt’s Mohamed Salah Accepts Honorary Chechnya Citizenship from ‘Purge the Gays’ Leader Ramzan Kadyrov

Footballer Mohamed Salah is facing anger after he accepted a gift of honorary Chechen citizenship from anti-gay leader Ramzan Kadyrov. Gay people in the region allegedly faced arrest, torture, and execution –…

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