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LGBTI Rights in Africa


ADDED ON: 02/15/2021

Cameroon: Police arrest 12 teens on homosexuality charges

Feb. 11, 2021, will remain unforgettable for 12 boys arrested and taken to the Nkolbikone police station after they were spotted kissing each other near the Grand Palace Restaurant in Bertoua. Among…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2021

Joe Biden invited to Nigeria to ‘marry a man as his second wife’ by raging homophobic bishop

The angry tirade comes after Biden vowed to advance the cause of LGBT+ rights around the world, threatening financial sanctions on regimes deemed to have infringed on the human rights of lesbian,…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2021

Ghana Parliament must decide whether they want to decriminalise LGBT laws

The Minister-designate for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, says Ghana’s Parliament must make up its mind on whether it wants to decriminalise LGBT laws in the country. Ghana’s Criminal Code of 1960…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2021

LGBT Rights Ghana Responds To Foh-Amoaning’s Calls For Shutdown Of Its New Office In Ghana

The LGBT+ Rights Ghana has responded to calls by the Executive Secretary of the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, Moses Foh-Amoaning, on the government to shut down…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2021

Angola Officially Enacts Law Decriminalising Homosexuality

After passing a new law decriminalising same-sex relationships in 2019, Angola has finally enacted its new penal code which is against the discrimination of LGBT Angolans. Angola has recently enacted a new…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2021

Gay asylum seeker flees persecution in Morocco, only to endure more homophobia when arriving in the UK

He previously told ITV: “It was always, ‘hide yourself, hide yourself’, and don’t show your colours. “If you show your colours it means that you are going to face the most discriminatory…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2021

Cameroon: 4 shelters welcome LGBTQ+ victims of violence

The shelters, supported by Care Cameroon’s Human Rights Grant program, are run by LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations — Camfaids in Yaoundé, 2HRC in Bertoua, Alcondoms in Douala and Colibri in Bafoussam. The project…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2021

Uganda: Electoral defeat for 2 notoriously anti-gay officials

The two defeated politicians are Haji Abdul Kiyimba, the former Mayor of Nsangi Town Council in Wakiso District in central Uganda, and the Rev. Simon Lokodo, the Minister of Ethics and Integrity.…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2021

Grieving gay widower devastated by Tanzania’s homophobic red tape

In August last year, Hannes Human, 55, was in Zanzibar relaxing for a few days after being stuck for five months in Burkina Faso – where he had been working – due…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2021

Nigerian Actor Uche Maduagwu Comes Out as “Proudly Gay”

Controversial Nollywood actor Uche Maduagwu came out as “proudly gay” in a Instagram post yesterday. The actor best known off-screen for trolling fellow artists and other public figures also had some words…

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ADDED ON: 01/27/2021

LGBT Ugandans: Our health depends on trans nominee in U.S.

Activists hope that Dr Levine will play a crucial role in focusing attention on and increasing support for left-behind LGBT populations in Uganda, who need improved access to health care services. She…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2021

Son of prominent anti-gay Nigerian politician causes internet frenzy by coming out as “Gay AF”

Bolu Okupe is the son of Dr. Doyin Okupe, a physician and politician in Nigeria, where LGBTQ rights are severely limited and same-sex relationships are outlawed. Bolu, currently in Paris, revealed on…

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