Africa

LGBTI Rights in Africa


ADDED ON: 09/07/2020

Blackmailed with nudes, Nigerian lesbians find safety outside the closet

After swapping nude photos with Blessing on WhatsApp, Chioma set out to meet her prospective lover but was accosted on the road by a man in military uniform who accused her of…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2020

Boosting LGBTIQ rights in West Africa, one grant at a time

The activist-led Initiative Sankofa d’Afrique de l’Ouest (ISDAO) aims to strengthen West African movements for gender diversity and sexual rights. To accomplish that, it takes a flexible approach to grant-making, building a…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2020

Uganda officials ignore criminal summonses for LGBTQ torture

A Ugandan town councilman and a Ugandan prisons officer each ignored a summons requiring him to show up in court yesterday to face criminal charges of torture and inhuman and degrading treatment.…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2020

Virtual Pride Afrique Festival Brings Socially Distant Visibility to Africa’s Sexual Minorities

JOHANNESBURG - Pride Afrique is the first of its kind, a three-day virtual extravaganza celebrating Africa’s diverse, colorful community of sexual minorities. But behind the glitz and glam, participants say, is a…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2020

Intersex student seeks help after corrective surgery goes awry

Bewildered, traumatized, terrified, these are words that come close to describing the turmoil facing Ezekiel Mwaleghu, a 19-year old form-one student at a secondary school in Voi Sub-County. Mwaleghu spends most of…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2020

Nigerian lesbian love film to go online to avoid censorship board

LAGOS - Two young women fill the screen, reclining on a bed, talking about their hope of having children. They are protagonists in a new Nigerian film called “Ife” depicting their love…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2020

Intersex Children in Uganda Face Rejection, Violence

KAMPALA, UGANDA — No one wanted to name Nakitto Flavio’s baby. At a traditional ceremony, the infant’s aunt refused because the newborn’s sex was unclear. Flavio’s husband wouldn’t do it either. In…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2020

Ugandan officials summoned before court over torture of LGBT+ youth

A town mayor and senior prison official in Uganda have been summoned to appear before a criminal court over allegations of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment against a group of LGBT+ youth,…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2020

Beverley Ditsie: the South African woman who helped liberate lesbians everywhere

Beverley Ditsie first understood what the word “gay” meant while listening to Boy George. She was a teenager in the South African township of Soweto in the early 1980s, obsessed with the…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2020

Ugandans face summons over LGBT torture charges

A Ugandan town councilman and a Ugandan prisons officer have been summoned to face criminal charges of torture and inhuman and degrading treatment connected to the arrest of 20 men at an…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2020

Donors free trans woman from jail in Cameroon, help her in new career

C., the trans woman in eastern Cameroon who is being helped by this blog’s Not Alone Project, has been released from prison early and is preparing for training as a hairdresser, a…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2020

Nollywood demonises queer people

In 2014, the former president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan passed into law a Bill that became the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act. The passage of the law gave way to heightened attacks on…

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