Africa

LGBTI Rights in Africa


ADDED ON: 07/23/2022

President Ramkalawan Meets Members of LGBTI Seychelles

President Wavel Ramkalawan received the Chairperson of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) Seychelles Association, Mr. Naddy Vidot, at State House yesterday morning. LGBTI Seychelles is a non-government organisation that…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2022

Police arrest leading gay activist in crackdown on Tunisia rally

Police have arrested a leading gay rights campaigner in a violent pushback against young people during a rally against the upcoming referendum on the Tunisian president’s newly proposed constitution. Police violently shoved…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2022

South Africa Islamic group issues edict that condemns homosexuality

A group of queer Muslims in South Africa have rejected the South African Muslim Judicial Council’s new edict that condemns homosexuality as sinful and unIslamic. The fatwa the the South African Muslim…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2022

LGBTQ+ Nigerians fear violence after sharia court death sentence

By Pelumi Salako - ILORIN, Nigeria, July 18 (Openly) - A Nigerian sharia court's decision to sentence three men to death by stoning for homosexual acts could trigger similar cases in the country's…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2022

Three strategies to survive being LGBTIQ+ in Nigeria

Nigeria’s discriminatory laws against LGBTQI+ people continue to have a huge negative impact on the lives of LGBTIQ+ folks living in the country. LGBTQI+ people are subjected to various human rights violations solely…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2022

‘We’re here:’ Queer communities in Africa are struggling to be seen

Parades, flags and celebrations are all important to queer communities in Africa as they seek greater visibility and acceptance, despite the threats faced by many throughout the continent. Many people have now…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2022

Survey notes mixed levels of LGBTQ, intersex rights support among young Africans

A recent survey by the South Africa-based Ichikowitz Family Foundation that gauged the level of LGBTQ and intersex tolerance on the continent has received mixed reactions from some of Africa’s advocacy groups. The…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2022

LGBTQ communities facing new repression in Middle East

Most of the people around him don’t know he identifies as queer, the 20-year-old Iraqi student told DW. But life in his comparatively conservative southern city of Najaf is dangerous for him anyway. “Once…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2022

Rwanda ‘lies’ on gay rights as activist claims they were told to assure refugees

Rwanda’s leaders are scrambling to make the country appear safe for gay people, it was claimed yesterday. A senior activist there told the People he was approached by officials and asked to…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2022

UN urged to move Cop27 from Egypt over ‘LGBTQ+ torture’

A White House adviser and his partner have called on the United Nations to move a key climate change summit from Egypt due to the country’s treatment of LGBTQ people, citing fears…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2022

Zambian Woman Footballer Sex Tested Because FIFA Allows It

Football authorities blindsided Barbra Banda, a top player on the Zambian women’s team, when they announced she was ineligible for competition in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations last week after a “gender…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2022

South African queer Muslims denounce hateful fatwa.

A group of South African queer Muslims and allies have asserted that it is indeed possible to be LGBTQIA+ and Muslim, in defiance of a recent anti-LGBTQIA+ fatwa. Last week, the South…

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