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Olubiyi Sanders – ISHRAI, Nigeria

Olubiyi Sanders is the executive director of Improved Sexual Health and Rights Advocacy Initiative (ISHRAI), an organization focused on providing exemplary health services for all in Lagos, Nigeria. In this conversation, Olubiyi…

ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

Two Ugandan officials face arrest on charges of torturing gays

The arrest warrants came in the case of 20 LGBT Ugandans who spent 50 days on remand in a Ugandan prison on charges of violating Covid-19 orders by living in a homeless…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2020

44 held for attending ’gay wedding’ in Algeria

Human rights advocacy group Human Rights Watch said on Thursday that Algerian authorities must immediately release and drop the charges against 44 people for attending a “gay wedding”. According to reports, on…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2020

Algeria: Mass Convictions for Homosexuality

An Algerian court on September 3, 2020 sentenced 2 men to prison terms and 42 others to suspended terms after mass arrests at what the police alleged was a “gay wedding,” Human…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2020

Queer Nigerians Are Being Beaten by SARS — I’m Trying to End That

Matthew Blaise is an LGBTQ+ activist in Nigeria who has been on the front lines of the #End SARS protests and has suffered abuse by SARS officers due to his queerness. He…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2020

Anti-gay violence continues in Senegal’s ‘holy city’

That assault came less than three weeks after 10 young homosexual men in Touba were arrested by the city’s Safiyatoul Amal religious militia. The assault came three days after an attack on…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2020

How young, queer Nigerians use Twitter to shape identity and fight homophobia

Nigeria continues to be largely homophobic, mainly as a result of cultural and religious conventions. Negative perceptions of homosexuality led to the criminalisation of same-sex relations in 2014. The Nigerian environment is…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2020

RELLA LAUNCHES THE KWAN HEBWA ACADEMY: A HANDS-ON TRAINING PROGRAM FOR LBQ WOMEN

Rella Rights 4 Women's Foundation officially launched the Kwan Hebwa Academy in Kampala on Wednesday 7th October 2020. Following the set SOPs, the brunch affair was attended by a limited number of…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2020

Nigeria is getting its first LGBT job fair

The event, scheduled for Nov. 28, is being organized by the Bisi Alimi Foundation, a diaspora LGBTIQ+ organization working to accelerate social acceptance of LGBTIQ+ people in Nigeria. According to the organization,…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2020

How the LGBT community rallied against a ‘homophobic’ Tunisian influencer

During a 23-minute monologue on Instagram, the Tunisian beauty influencer Lady Samara veered off-piste when she said: "I do not respect homosexuality. A homosexual person is an individual who has stripped himself…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2020

Egyptian police are using Grindr to hunt and imprison queer people

Fake dating profiles are being used by security forces in Egypt to entrap LGBT+ people and subject them to horrifying abuses in prison, a new report has found. According to Human Rights…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2020

Gay woman who was attacked after being unlawfully deported to Uganda wins court case against Home Office

A gay woman who was unlawfully deported from the UK to Uganda where she had been gang-raped has won in a court case against the Home Office, in a ruling that could…

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