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LGBTI Rights in Zimbabwe


ADDED ON: 10/25/2021

Western Sanctions: Is Zimbabwe being punished for its strong views against gay rights?

WASHINGTON – The United States has defended its two-decades-old economic sanctions against Zimbabwe saying they only targeted those that undermine democratic processes or facilitate corruption. However, analysts believe that the West’s drive for…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2021

LGBTQ Africans struggle to navigate US asylum process

It is no secret that many LGBTQ individuals around the world live in fear of the negative implications that result from identifying outside the limits of cisgenderism and heteronormativity. For Africans living…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2020

Govt urged to recognise, research on intersex community

There are growing calls for government to recognise the existence of intersex persons and need for research to guide on the realities of the “hidden” community. Intersex is a general term used…

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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: 08/10/2020

ZimbabweanLivesMatter Hashtag Inspires Gays and Lesbians

The #ZimbabweanLivesMatter campaign on social media has inspired gays and lesbians to pick up the momentum and also call for their own rights to be respected in Zimbabwe. @KingBillius posted, "Seeing as…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2020

Lesbian speaks about the heartbreaking process of trying to ‘prove’ sexuality to the government

A lesbian from Zimbabwe has spoken out about how it took five gruelling years to convince the Home Office that she’s gay and should be granted asylum. Angel fled to the UK…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2019

Zimbabwe High Court Awards Damages In Ground Breaking Judgment

The Honourable Justice Bere awarded Ricky Nathanson, a transgender woman and activist originally from Bulawayo, $400,000 in damages. The High Court awarded Ms Nathanson damages for unlawful arrest, malicious prosecution and emotional…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2019

Zimbabwe’s economic crisis driving homeless boys into illegal gay sex trade

On a sunny morning in the central business district of Zimbabwe’s second city Bulawayo, 14-year-old Tapiwa is basking in the sunlight on a busy pavement. After running away from his abusive stepmother…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2019

Defeat in Kenya didn’t reverse gay Africans’ gains

On May 24, three months late, Kenya’s High Court decided whether to legalise gay sex. Human rights advocates had hoped to watch the start of a rainbow-colored domino effect across East Africa.…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2019

As Angola decriminalizes homosexuality, where does the African continent stand?

Angola has done away with criminalizing homosexuality, removing a notorious "vices against nature" provision in its penal code. Other African nations still punish people for same-sex relationships. The reform has been hailed by…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2019

Life of a gay migrant: Racism exists in the LGBT community too

Ireland may be known as the land of céad míle fáilte, but a report in the last months of 2018 suggests more needs to be done to make it a welcoming place…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2018

CONIFA referee Raymond Mashamba, outed as gay in Zimbabwe, granted asylum in UK

Raymond Mashamba was being blackmailed over his sexuality by a former friend in Bulawayo before and during the CONIFA World Football Cup, an international tournament for teams not affiliated to FIFA at…

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