Africa

LGBTI Rights in Africa


ADDED ON: 07/10/2022

Nigerian actor Uche Maduagwu arrested after bravely coming out as gay: ‘I will forever remain gay’

Popular Nigerian social media personality Uche Maduagwu, who previously denied he was gay, has bravely come out in a candid post on Instagram. Maduagwu was riled to come out in response to…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2022

What it was like to attend Nigeria’s first-ever Pride event.

There aren’t many spaces in Lagos where queer people can congregate safely, watch drag performances, listen to queer artists perform, or watch a voguing competition. In 2014, the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2022

Zimbabwe refuses to buckle under pressure from the lesbian, gay, bisexual community.

ZIMBABWE has refused to buckle under pressure from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community to accept their predisposition. The local delegation led by Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs minister…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2022

Challenging Tunisian society’s homophobia through theatre

For the LGBTQI+ community in North Africa and the Middle East, Pride Month is bittersweet. While celebrating their love and existence within safe and private spaces, members of the queer community in many…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2022

Help us free 7 imprisoned LGBT victims of homophobia

Elmer, Amir, Dick, Martin and Octavia are locked up in Cameroon’s Yaoundé Central Prison, serving sentences for whom and how they love. You can help get them out. Cam and Don also are jailed…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2022

KwaZulu-Natal LGBTQI+ community living in fear amid frequent attacks

The group feels threatened and the continuous attacks have worsened matters. The LGBTQI+ community in KwaZulu-Natal says they are still not safe. This is despite various campaigns aimed at educating communities to acknowledge…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2022

LGBTQ+ Nigerians Are Celebrating Pride Month in Defiance of Anti-Gay Law.

YouTuber Victor Emmanuel knows first-hand how tough life is for people who are openly gay in Nigeria, where LGBTQ+ relationships and even same-sex displays of affection are illegal. Last year, he was…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2022

A photographer’s radical vision of a Black lesbian beauty pageant

In pageants around the world, beauty and femininity ideals have long been upheld and rarely challenged. A photograph by the artist Zanele Muholi is a bold declaration of Black queer beauty --…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2022

Should queer Nigerians celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month?

Each year, the month of June is marked as “Pride Month”, a time when LGBTQ people all over the world partake in Pride marches and attend events — all aimed at bolstering…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2022

Donors free 11 LGBT prisoners in Cameroon. Next, maybe 9 more

Only 13 months ago, a visitor to the Central Prison in Yaoundé, Cameroon, counted 11 inmates serving time for nothing other than whom they loved. None of them had been convicted of…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2022

LGBTQ Tolerance Billboards Destroyed in Ghana

Rights activists in Ghana are protesting after a crowd, urged on by a member of parliament, tore down a billboard that promoted tolerance toward the LGBTQ community. Last year, Ghanaian security shut…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2022

Ugandan vlogger’s homophobic rant puts migrant workers at risk.

A self-righteous Ugandan national living in the Middle East has released an excruciatingly homophobic online rant blasting Ugandans and other Africans for engaging in adult consensual same-sex intimacy in Arab countries where…

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