Africa

LGBTI Rights in Africa


ADDED ON: 01/10/2020

Prominent Tunisian LGBT+ activist flees death threats

A former presidential candidate and leader of Tunisia’s largest LGBT+ rights group said he has been forced to flee to France after “very serious” death threats from Islamist elements within the conservative…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2020

African LGBT refugees plead UN for safe shelter after Kenya camp attacks

Dozens of African LGBT+ refugees in northwestern Kenya’s sprawling Kakuma refugee camp pleaded on Thursday with the United Nations to relocate them to a safer place, saying they had suffered violent attacks.…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2020

TRUMP ADVISOR PRAISES ZAMBIA FOR ANTI-GAY LAW

Donald Trump’s religious advisor, Tony Perkins, welcomed the decision to overthrow an American ambassador who condemned an anti-gay law in Zambia. Tony Perkins, who sits on the US Commission on International Religious…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2019

LGBT refugees: Repeatedly attacked in Kenya but unable to leave

On Christmas Day, LGBT refugees in Kenya again were the targets of homophobic attacks. It was just the latest outrage against LGBT asylum-seekers who are repeatedly told that, no matter where they…

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ADDED ON: 12/28/2019

Why Homosexuality Is Not Un-African

Let’s finally settle it. Homosexuality is just as African as heterosexuality. Yesterday, we shared with you news of J Hus and his online blunder. The rapper tweeted out the never-ending argument that…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2019

How gender norms affect anti-LBGT prejudice around the world

A study conducted in 20 countries across the globe has shown that prejudice and discrimination against the LGBT community remains deep-rooted. In order to determine the ways in which these forms of…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2019

Africa’s homophobia problem

Human rights activists in southern Africa have criticised Zambia’s tough approach to homosexuality after the country’s High Court sentenced two men last month to 15 years in jail for “crimes against the…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2019

U.S. Recalls Its Ambassador to Zambia After Gay Rights Row: Sources

The United States has withdrawn its ambassador to Zambia following a row with authorities in the southern African nation after he criticized the jailing of a gay couple, embassy sources said on…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2019

This Intersex Runner Had Surgery to Compete. It Has Not Gone Well.

Annet Negesa had just finished training in Kampala, Uganda, in June 2012 when she received a call from a doctor from track and field’s world governing body. He told her that she…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2019

Gabon bans gay sex as global pace of reform falters

Gabon has passed a law against gay sex, becoming the 70th country to ban the practice, an official confirmed, as the global pace of reform falters. The central African country banned “sexual…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2019

Is Zambia ready for a gay pride march?

The intensity of Zambian homophobia might suggest that the nation could not endure a demonstration of LGBT pride, but some activists think it’s time to shake the country out of its anti-gay…

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