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LGBTI Rights in Africa


Kevin Mwachiro: Author-Podcaster-Journalist, Kenya

Kevin Mwachiro is a man of many talents. He is a published author, podcaster, film festival curator, and former journalist. However, his true passion lies in telling Kenyan stories, specifically queer stories.…

ADDED ON: 03/03/2021

Actor Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell call for Ghana to protect LGBT+ community

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Actor Idris Elba and model Naomi Campbell have joined 65 other British celebrities, designers and politicians in calling for Ghana’s president to engage with the country’s LGBT+…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2021

Nigerian church to anti-gay Americans: You’re not anti-gay enough

Henry C. Ndukuba, archbishop of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, has declared there’s “no such thing as a ‘gay Christian’ “. In a statement, Ndukuba criticized the Anglican Church in North America…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2021

LGBTQI office in Ghana: President Nana Akufo-Addo say he no go legalize same-sex marriage

"For same-sex marriage to dey legal for Ghana, e no go happun for my time as president" Akufo-Addo tok dis during di installation of di Second Archbishop of di Anglican Church of…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

Global Trends in LGBT Rights During the Covid-19 Pandemic

It’s impossible to evaluate what the year 2020 looked like from the perspective of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s rights without recognizing how Covid-19 put a spanner in the works and…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2021

Anti-gay uproar after Ghana opens its first LGBT+ community centre

By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, Feb 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anti-gay outcry has forced Ghana's first LGBT+ community centre to temporarily close to protect its staff and visitors three weeks after it…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2021

Legalize prostitution instead of LGBT—Olumanba

Young Political Activist Emmanuel Abankwah Kesse otherwise known as Olumanba has urged the government to legalize prostitution instead of gay and lesbianism. According to him, prostitutes also have human rights to operate…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2021

Ghanian Journalist Comes Out As Gay in Stunning Interview

A journalist in Ghana revealed he was gay in a live Zoom interview. Ignatius Annor of Euronews English made the stunning revelation on a panel discussion with moderator Ayisha Ibrahim for JoyNews…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2021

Tunisia: Police Arrest, Use Violence Against LGBTI Activists

(Beirut) – Tunisian security forces have repeatedly targeted protesters, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) activists at protests, Human Rights Watch said today. The targeting involved arbitrary arrests, physical assaults,…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2021

New LGBT+ center triggers holy war of words in Ghana

Representatives of the European Union expressed their support for the new LGBTQ+ facilities, officially opened Jan. 31, which serve as the new headquarters for the advocacy group LGBT+ Rights Ghana. Anti-gay campaigner…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

ID changes proposed to include transgender, intersex and non-binary identities

A new draft policy suggests a major review of the identity management system to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in order to include various categories to better represent those who identify…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

Ghana: LGBT+ safe house opens; anti-gay crusader in a rage

After LGBT+ Rights Ghana held a fundraiser at the new site, anti-gay campaigner Moses Foh-Amoaning called for the police to shut it down, arrest the group’s leaders and enact laws that further…

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