Senegal

LGBTI Rights in Senegal


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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ADDED ON: 12/24/2021

Senegalese parliament to debate bill criminalising homosexuality

A group of MPs in Senegal tabled a bill on Wednesday to strengthen the repression of homosexuality in the Muslim-majority West African country. The bill was tabled by MPs Mamadou Lamine Diallo, Cheikh…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2021

Senegalese lawmakers draw up chilling new law for LGBT+ people and allies: ‘Democracy is in danger’

Anti-LGBT+ lawmakers in Senegal are seeking to toughen the west African nation’s already horrific repression of queer citizens. A bloc of National Assembly members have drafted a bill that would lengthen potential…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2021

Senegalese lawmakers draft tougher laws against LGBT

A group of Senegalese lawmakers has drafted a law that would tighten already repressive laws against same-sex relations, lengthening potential jail terms for those convicted of LGBT+ activities, one of the legislators…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2021

COVID-19 pandemic could lead to HIV surge in West & Central Africa, says UNAIDS chief

DAKAR, Nov 3 (Reuters) - West and Central Africa could see a rise in HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths in a few years due to disruptions in health services because of the…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2021

Senegal imprisons 3 men for gay-bashing

Three young men who beat up suspected homosexuals on July 28 have been sentenced to prison in Senegal. The country’s homophobes aren’t happy about it. Prison sentences for gay-bashers are uncommon in…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2021

Risks multiply for LGBTI citizens of West Africa. (Part 1: Senegal)

In West Africa, military juntas have seized power in Mali (May 24) and in Guinea (Sept. 5) — events that added new challenges for LGBTI citizens in those nations and in neighboring…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2021

France drops homophobic Senegal, Ghana, Benin from ‘safe’ countries list

In a decision mostly focused on the dangers facing LGBT people in homophobic nations, Benin, Senegal and Ghana have been dropped from the list of “safe” countries from which France does not…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2021

LGBTQ life in Africa: Arrests, arrests, arrests, arrests

The staggering pace of arrests of LGBTQ citizens continued today, as Uganda Police raided an LGBTQ shelter and detained 44 members of the LGBTQ community, repeating a familiar pattern of human rights…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2021

SENEGALESE RALLY TO CRIMINALISE HOMOSEXUALITY

Several hundred protesters rallied Sunday in Dakar to demand that homosexuality be made a crime in Senegal, according to AFP journalists. It is not illegal to identify as gay in the deeply…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

Senegal: Hate speech flourishes on Facebook in language used by 5 million

In Senegal, anti-gay hate speech spreads on Facebook without restraint in abusive posts that are written in Wolof, LGBTQ+ advocates say. That’s the local language for 5 million people in West Africa,…

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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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