Africa

LGBTI Rights in Africa


ADDED ON: 05/19/2020

FINALLY FREE: ORDER FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ISSUED FOR #COSF19

Uganda’s LGBTIQ community has reason to jubilate amidst the COVID-19 hardships as an order for immediate release has this afternoon been issued for the #COSF19. This comes after the DPP withdrew all…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2020

Morocco Instagram influencer apologises for role in outing of gay men

A transgender Instagram influencer blamed for a wave of homophobic attacks in Morocco apologised on Wednesday for encouraging her followers to download dating apps that were then used to locate and publicly…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2020

Uganda court sets bail hearing for 19 LGBT detainees

May 18 is the new date when 19 members of Children of the Sun Foundation (CosfUganda) who were arrested at the Cosf shelter are expected to be delivered at Nsangi Magistrate’s Court.…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2020

Kenya LGBT refugee protest ends with tear gas and batons

Police attempted to disband a protest of about 60 LGBT refugees outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee's office in Kakuma, Kenya at the end of last week. Some of the…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2020

Same-sex marriage is still illegal in Tunisia!

Thirty-five LGBTQ+ and human rights groups united today to dispel the false belief, spread by flawed news articles, that Tunisia has accepted same-sex marriage. The 35 organizations also expressed their solidarity in…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2020

Top Egyptian actor goes public about trans son

A well-known Egyptian actor has spoken on television about having a 26-year-old transgender son, in a rare public show of support for LBGT+ rights in the conservative Muslim country. Hesham Selim, 62,…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2020

False marriage claims in Tunisia have led to anti-LGBT+ attacks 04 MAY 2020

Reports of Tunisia becoming the first Arab country to recognise a same-sex marriage have put LGBT+ people in danger. Tunisian LGBT+ organization Mawjoudin – We Exist – told GSN the reports are…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2020

Gay in Nigeria: The Stark Reality For LGBT People In The West Africa Country

Michael Ighodaro was attacked by homophobes in his home city of Abuja when he was waiting for a taxi outside his friend's home. His attackers stormed up behind the LGBT activist, hurled…

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ADDED ON: 04/29/2020

Grindr witch-hunt sparks fresh call to make gay sex legal in Morocco

Morocco is facing fresh demands to decriminalize gay sex after women started outing gay and bi men using dating apps. As GSN reported last week, a Moroccan expat living in Turkey called…

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ADDED ON: 04/29/2020

LGBT community living in fear of attacks in Kenyan refugee camp

Eva Nabagala hoped she and her young son would be safe from her family when they fled Uganda for a Kenyan refugee camp - but instead, the 28-year-old says she was attacked…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2020

Dozens of Gay Men Are Outed in Morocco as Photos Are Spread Online

At least 50 to 100 gay men were outed in Morocco over the last two weeks, rights activists say, after the men were identified on location-based meeting apps while sheltering at home…

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ADDED ON: 04/25/2020

No end in sight for Tanzania’s anti-LGBT crackdown

When James Wandera Ouma is asked what gives him hope as a gay man living in the east African nation of Tanzania, he can’t think of anything. “There’s no joy,” Ouma says.…

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