Zambia

LGBTI Rights in Zambia


ADDED ON: 10/07/2022

Human rights groups condemn victimization of LGBTQ, intersex people in Zambia

Human rights organizations and activists have condemned the continued victimization of LGBTQ and intersex people in Zambia. Anti-LGBTQ and intersex sentiments have been gaining momentum in recent weeks, including Dr. Brian Sampa’s…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2022

Zambia president reiterates opposition to LGBTQ+, intersex rights

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema on Monday reiterated his government does not support LGBTQ+ and intersex rights. In a video posted to his Facebook page on Monday, Hichilema said Zambia is a country…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2022

Survey notes mixed levels of LGBTQ, intersex rights support among young Africans

A recent survey by the South Africa-based Ichikowitz Family Foundation that gauged the level of LGBTQ and intersex tolerance on the continent has received mixed reactions from some of Africa’s advocacy groups. The…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2022

Zambian Woman Footballer Sex Tested Because FIFA Allows It

Football authorities blindsided Barbra Banda, a top player on the Zambian women’s team, when they announced she was ineligible for competition in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations last week after a “gender…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2021

Joe Biden Cancels Meeting With HH After Nalumango Gay Rights Snub

The highly publicized meeting between US President Joe Biden and President Hakainde Hichilema has been cancelled after Vice President Mutale Nalumango told Parliament that Zambia will not entertain gay rights. According to…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2021

HH PROMISES GAY MARRIAGES IN ZAMBIA – AMERICAN REPORTER

Lusaka ~ Mon, 2 Aug 2021 UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema, also known as HH, aims to turn around the historically negative attitude toward the Zambian LGBT community. Currently, Zambia’s legal standing on…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2020

Covid-19 and LGBTQ women in southern Africa – a test for universal human rights

Since March 2020, governments in southern Africa have imposed lockdown measures to control the spread of Covid-19 in the sub-region. The measures include the deployment of police and soldiers, with an apparent…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2020

Zambian president pardons gay couple jailed for 15 years

Zambia’s president has pardoned a gay couple sentenced to 15 years in prison in November under colonial-era sodomy laws in a case that caused a diplomatic row with the United States. Japhet…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2020

African countries must scrap outdated laws and fully legalise same-sex relations

Sixty-eight countries around the world continue to criminalise same-sex relations. Almost half of them are based in Africa, comprising more than half the continent. These laws are grossly outdated. In effect they…

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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: 12/24/2019

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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