The Coalition of African Lesbians has been barred from meetings of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights. (Photo courtesy of CAL)

African human rights body must set a better example

Africa’s human rights watchdog has taken a step backward. How can the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights expect ...
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Infinix billboard tells university students that homosexuality and lesbianism are the equivalent of drug abuse. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Smartphone maker launches anti-gay campaign in Nigeria

Infinix, one of Africa’s leading smartphone makers, is championing the fight against homosexuality and lesbianism in Nigeria. Infinix billboard tells ...
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Bisi Alimi: "His refusal to take down the post is another act of libel and violence."

Celebrity activist threatens to sue Nigerian gay blog

Anglo-Nigerian celebrity gay activist Bisi Alimi has vowed to sue a Nigerian blogger for publishing and refusing to delete readers’ ...
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Maurice Tomlinson (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Courts skew the case against Jamaican anti-sodomy law

Ten religious groups have legal standing to oppose a challenge to Jamaica’s anti-sodomy law, but the official Jamaican human rights ...
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Tunisian authorities are confiscating and searching the phones of men they suspect of being gay. (Illustration courtesy of HRW)

Tunisia, stop searching phones and anuses; abolish anti-gay law

Tunisian authorities are confiscating and searching the phones of men they suspect of being gay and pressuring them to take ...
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Paul Makonda, the regional commissioner of Dar es Salaam, launched Tanzania's latest anti-gay panic by announcing plans for a gay "round-up." (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

Tanzania: Police find no evidence; 10 men released

Police in Tanzania say they found no reason to press charges against 10 men arrested Saturday in Zanzibar on suspicion ...
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Map of Indonesia shows the location of Bali. (Map courtesy of Lonely Planet)

Indonesia plunges deeper into anti-gay panic

A new wave of arrests demonstrates the rising influence of Indonesia’s anti-gay politicians and religious leaders. Map of Indonesia shows ...
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In a Tanzanian editorial cartoon, fleeing Dar es Salaam regional commissioner Paul Makonda is under attack from gays and straight arrows. (Cartoon courtesy of The Citizen)

Tanzania’s anti-gay purge vanished into thin air?

Many signs suggest that this week’s threatened roundup of gay Tanzanians was a nightmare that had vanished with the light ...
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Being intersex is normal, says Zimbabwean activist

Being intersex is normal, says Zimbabwean activist

Society needs to shed its ignorance of intersex people, says Tatenda Ngwaru, a Zimbabwean intersex and trans activist currently working ...
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Canadian did ‘untold damage to LGBT Tanzanians’

Canadian Anglican helped today’s Tanzania gay purge Canadian university professor and Anglican priest, Rev. Dr. Gary Badcock, travelled to Tanzania ...
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