Senegal

LGBTI Rights in Senegal


ADDED ON: 11/16/2022

Fighting for change in Senegal, lesbian activist sees a long, difficult road ahead

In a short interview, Senegalese lesbian activist Guadalupe Dansokho (a pseudonym), presents her unvarnished observations of her home country — plagued with femicides, ruled by power-hungry men, and near the bottom of…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2022

Rising hate leaves ‘no place for gays’ in Senegal

Every time Abdou’s mother hears of a homophobic attack in the streets of Senegal’s capital Dakar, she locks him in her bedroom. Abdou – who, like other LGBTQ people AFP interviewed, asked…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2022

Rise of homophobia in Senegal forcing LGBTQ people into the shadows

Every time Abdou's mother hears of a homophobic attack in the streets of Senegal's capital Dakar, she locks him in her bedroom. Abdou -- who, like other LGBTQ people AFP interviewed, asked…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2022

Anti-gay mob of 100 people beat American man bloody & parade him through the streets.

Three men have been arrested in the West African country of Senegal after video emerged of a suspected homophobic attack that left its American victim bloodied, robbed and paraded nearly naked through…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2022

Senegal advocacy group demands better treatment of LGBTQ prisoners

The founder of a Senegalese advocacy group has criticized the treatment of LGBTQ people in the country’s prisons.  Souleymane Diouf, founder of Collectif Free du Sénégal, says prisoners suffer physical and sexual…

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ADDED ON: 04/17/2022

This organization is helping LGBTI people imprisoned in Senegal

The situation for LGBTI people in Senegal continues to deteriorate. Homophobic marches are organized and arrests are carried out against LGBTI people. In August 2020, the Free Collective was created to defend…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2022

This organization is helping LGBTI people imprisoned in Senegal

The situation for LGBTI people in Senegal continues to deteriorate. Homophobic marches are organized and arrests are carried out against LGBTI people. In August 2020, the Free Collective was created to defend…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2022

I, Issa, transgender person from Senegal

At 44 years old, Issa Diatta (pseudonym) fled to France in order to assume his true trans identity, which was impossible at home in the Thiès region of Senegal. As a prominent…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2022

Protesters Demand Longer Prison Sentences for LGBTQ in Senegal.

A group of men gathered around a burning gay flag in Dakar Sunday and chanted: “Senegal will never accept homosexuality.” Others held signs that read: “Senegal says no to homosexuality” and “We…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2022

Senegal rejects bid to toughen strict anti-LGBT law

DAKAR, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Senegalese lawmakers on Tuesday stopped from passing to parliamentary vote a draft bill that sought to toughen already severe laws against same-sex relations. Gay sex is punishable by…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2022

Lawmakers in Senegal Reject Bill to Double Penalties for Same-sex Relations.

Over the Christmas holidays, parliamentary lawmakers in Senegal rejected a proposed bill that sought to double the jail time for people convicted under the country’s anti-sodomy law and imprison anyone who advocated…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2021

Tutu’s Advocacy for LGBTQ Rights Did Not Sway Most of Africa

Desmond Tutu is being remembered for his passionate advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ people as well as his fight for racial justice. But the South African archbishop's campaign against homophobia had limited…

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