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LGBTI Rights in Africa


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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ADDED ON: 01/17/2021

Ugandan president Museveni wins sixth consecutive term after campaign marred by homophobia and violence

On Saturday (16 January) Museveni was once again declared the winner of the presidential election with 58.64 percent of the vote. He has ruled over Uganda since 1986. His main opposition, the…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2021

Nigerian gay-themed film will explore homophobia’s impact

The film “Broken Rainbow” which is produced by HUG Media, a Nigerian indie-film-making outfit, will address family rejection, depression, HIV stigmatization, suicide, and homophobia — crucial issues affecting the gay community. The…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2021

LGBT+ Ugandans find camaraderie, hope and despair on election day

KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Despite a presidential campaign marked by homophobic rhetoric, LGBT+ Ugandans turned out to vote on Thursday, with many hoping for change and finding unexpected camaraderie. In the…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2021

Move to make state gender identity more inclusive in SA

Move to make state gender identity more inclusive in SA Article by Roberto Igual | January 12, 2021 | In HEADLINES The South African government wants to update the country’s gender identity…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2021

UNAIDS calls for the LGBT community in Uganda to be treated with respect and dignity at all times

UNAIDS calls for the LGBT community in Uganda to be treated with respect and dignity at all times. GENEVA, 12 January 2021—UNAIDS is concerned that the vilification of lesbian, gay, bisexual and…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2021

Senegal: Victims of homophobia find respect inside prison walls

African prisons often are hotbeds of homophobic violence, but that hasn’t been the experience of seven Senegalese men convicted in November on homosexuality charges. Treated respectfully by at least two prison officials,…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2021

Anti-gay rhetoric ramps up fear among LGBT+ Ugandans ahead of polls

Homophobic comments by Uganda’s president and other politicians are making some LGBT+ Ugandans too scared to vote in elections scheduled for Jan. 14, gay rights campaigners said on Tuesday. LGBT+ people face…

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