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LGBTI Rights in Africa


ADDED ON: 09/06/2018

LGBTI Dance Artist Steps Forward in Botswana

In a groundbreaking solo show, Botswana-based dancer Lesh Maseng broke open the taboo on public representations of queer sexuality. He also brought a few steps closer the day when LGBT Africans can…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2018

Uganda Bans Music, Arts Festival Due to ‘homosexuality’

Uganda's Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, has banned a popular and highly publicized international music and arts festival schedule for the weekend. Mr Lokodo said the government had "information that…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2018

Married Gay Couple Become the First Ever Interviewed on Nigerian Television

High profile LGBT activist Bisi Alimi and his husband have just become the first gay couple interviewed on Nigerian television. Alimi has actively campaigned for LGBTI rights since bravely coming out on Nigerian TV…

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ADDED ON: 09/01/2018

South African Soap Shows Lesbian Kiss for the First Time

One of South Africa’s longest-running soaps has featured its first ever lesbian kiss. 7de Laan, which has screened more than 4,000 episodes since it debuted in 2000, showed Amanda – who is currently…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2018

Uganda’s LGBTI People Are Putting up a Fight for Their Right to a Safe Place

So many times when Uganda’s LGBTI community has tried to hold public events, like a Pride parade or a film festival, police have stormed in leaving people scared for their lives. Gay sex is…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2018

LGBTI Activist Reacts to Arrest of 57 Alleged Homosexual Men in Lagos

The Nigerian Police Force is in the news for arresting 57 alleged homosexual men in Lagos. The news has not caught the attention of foremost LGBT rights activist Bisi Alimi. He has made…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

Police Arrest 57 Suspected Homosexuals in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command on Monday said it had arrested 57 persons suspected to be involved in homosexual activities in the Egbeda area of the state. The Lagos State Commissioner of…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

Presidential Aspirant Vows to Protect Gay Nigerians, but Doesn’t Want Them to Display Love in Public

Aspirant for the 2019 presidential election, Donald Duke, says even though he would protect homosexual people, he is not comfortable with the idea of them showing love in public. The former Cross River…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2018

Love is Love: LGBTI Community Calls for Acceptance in Legal Battle

# LOVE is LOVE was the overall message conveyed by members of the gay and lesbian community on Tuesday during the legal challenge in which certain members of the Dutch Reformed Church…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2018

Hundreds of Gay People to be ‘treated for homosexuality’ at Camp in Ghana

Around 400 people will reportedly take part in a gay ‘cure’ therapy forum in Ghana. The attendees, who have all allegedly signed up voluntarily, will receive ‘counselling’ and ‘reformation’ at the anti-gay…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2018

Protesters: Uganda Must Free Tortured Activist Singer

Protesters in London are demanding an end to the torture and detention of Ugandan activist singer/politician Robert Kyagulanyi. The protest is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Aug. 23) in London. The opposition…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

Protesters Vs. Petitioners: Dispute over Tunisia’s Anti-gay Law

Thousands of Muslim fundamentalists protested Saturday in front of the nation’s parliament to decry proposals in a government report on gender equality that they claim are contrary to Islam. Men and veiled…

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