ADDED ON: 10/07/2022

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

10/06/2022 | Washington Blade

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 #banbeardtobeard campaign in relation to gay couples. Alick Banda, the archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lusaka, and other Zambian religious leaders have also echoed these sentiments. “In the last 12 months, we have witnessed an increase in the number of incidents and events that promote LGBTQ tendencies contrary to the laws of Zambia and our Zambian culture. Additionally, there has been an increase in the number of incidents of sodomy where boys and men are raped by fellow boys and men with impunity,” said Banda on Sept. 25.

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