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Togo’s MSM Community Hold Transvestite Beauty Pageant

The MSM community in Togo recently organised and held its annual Mr and Miss MSM Togo event in the capital, Lomé. The event is an initiative of the Club of Seven Days, the first LGBTI organisation in Togo, with the sponsorship of PSI (Population Services International) via RAS+ (the network of people living with HIV/Aids… Read more »

Gay RSA News & Reports 2011 Jul-Dec

1 A condom in every jail cell 7/11 2 Lessons From HCT Campaign – Living With Aids # 481 7/11 3 Out of the Box: Queer Youth in South Africa Today 8/11 4 Out In Africa South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 8/11 5 Life as a gay refugee in South Africa 8/11 6… Read more »

Gay Rwanda News & Reports 2011

Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website 1 The Human Rights Status of LGB in East Africa 2009-2010 7/11 2 Rwanda Leads East Africa on the Progress of LGBTI Human Rights 8/11 21 July 2011 – MSM Global Forum 1 The Human Rights Status of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual in East Africa 2009-2010 by Andiah… Read more »

Gay Nigeria News & Reports 2011

Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website 1 LGBT Africans Face Blackmail and Extortion on a Regular Basis 2/11 2 Nigerian newspaper warns gay asylum seeker that ‘jungle justice’ awaits 4/11 3 Nigeria’s gay church is reborn amid a climate of fear 4/11 4 Nowhere to Turn 6/11 5 Nigerian women’s football team ‘eradicates… Read more »

Gay Ghana &Reports 2011

Useful websites for LGBT Africa Gay Ghana web sites Personals web site with many Ghana postings 1 LGBT Africans Face Blackmail and Extortion on a Regular Basis 2/11 2 Gay Couple Wed in Kumasi, Ghana 5/11 3 BNI investigates homosexuality in Western, Central regions 6/11 4 LGBTI Persons in Ghana Have the Right to Health… Read more »

Madagascar: Sex for school fees

Antananarivo,(IRIN) – The ambition of 16-year-old Madagascan schoolgirl Nadine* is to open a clothes boutique after completing a college course in textile design, but in the meantime, along with eight of her friends, she has turned to sex work to pay her tuition fees. Charging up to US$7 a time, she works in the poor… Read more »

Gay Senegal News & Reports 2011

1 Religious Leaders Fuel Homophobia Says Amnesty International 6/11 2 Reporting About LGBTI Issues in the African Media 7/11 3 Knowledge, attitudes and practices related to STD and HIV/AIDS 9/11 June 29th, 2011 – Behind The Mask 1 Religious Leaders Fuel Homophobia Says Amnesty International by Jerina Chandze Messie Amnesty International’s 2010 annual report on… Read more »

A cross-sectional assessment of population demographics

HIV risks and human rights contexts among men who have sex with men in Lesotho. Abstract Background: Evidence is increasing of high HIV risks among southern African men who have sex with men (MSM). This represents the first study of HIV risks and human rights contexts among MSM in Lesotho. Methods: Two hundred and fifty-two… Read more »

Gay Uganda News & Reports 2011 May-Aug

Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website S.M.U.G. Uganda’s Gay Lesbian Alliance Gay Uganda Behind the Mask Uganda Blogspot Gay Kampala personals GalaUganda SMUG HIV – AIDS Report 2008 SMUG HIV – AIDS – Report Appendix – V Same Sex Sexual Behavior. HIV and Health Care in Uganda SMUG HIV – AIDS- Report Appendix… Read more »

Gay RSA News & Reports 2011 Jan-Jun

1 South Africa’s New LGBTI Pride Flag 1/11 1aa Gay, HIV+ and not sad 1/11 1a African Same-Sex Sexualities and Gender Diversity Conference 2/11 1b BBC Debate on "Is homosexuality un-African?" Deeply Emotional 2/11 2 Cape Town – South Africa’s Rainbow City 3/11 3 South African lesbians campaign against corrective rape 3/11 4 ANC poised… Read more »

Gay Tunisia News & Reports 2011

Links & Comments: Wikipedia: Article 230 of the Penal Code of 1913 (largely modified in 1964) decrees imprisonment of up to three years for sodomy between consenting adults…The Tunisian government tightly censors the internet and in addition to blocking sites containing political opposition; Tunisia also filters pornography and gay-related content. Gay Tunisia forum Gay Tunisian… Read more »

Gay Uganda News & Reports 2011 Jan-Apr

Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website S.M.U.G. Uganda’s Gay Lesbian Alliance Gay Uganda Behind the Mask Uganda Blogspot Gay Kampala personals GalaUganda SMUG HIV – AIDS Report 2008 SMUG HIV – AIDS – Report Appendix – V Same Sex Sexual Behavior. HIV and Health Care in Uganda SMUG HIV – AIDS- Report Appendix… Read more »

Gay Namibia News & Reports 2011

See also: Behind the Mask LGBT African website 1 OutRight Nambia To Amplify Voices Of Nambian LGBTI People 2/11 2 Africa: New light shed on male sex work 6/11 February 15th, 2011 – Behind the Mask 1 OutRight Nambia To Amplify Voices Of Nambian LGBTI People As the movement for gay rights intensifies in Africa,… Read more »

Confusing Rebuttal of a Rebuttal Regarding Male Circumcision in Africa Males; Effectiveness of Circumcision Questioned

Introduction In 2007, WHO/UNAIDS recommended male circumcision as an HIV- preventive measure based on three sub-Saharan African randomised clinical trials (RCTs) into female-to-male sexual transmission. A related RCT investigated male-to-female transmission. However, the trials were compromised by inadequate equipoise; selection bias; inadequate blinding; problematic randomisation; trials stopped early with exaggerated treatment effects; and not investigating… Read more »

Gay Kenya News & Reports 2011

Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website 1 3rd Regional Changing Faces, Changing Spaces Conference 2/11 2 HIV Stigma Keeps Asian Population From Accessing HIV Services 3/11 3 POZ Interview with David Kuria from the (GALCK) 4/11 4 LGBT activist talks challenges in Kenya 4/11 5 A FSRN series on gay rights, discrimination and… Read more »

Gay Morocco News & Reports 2011

Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website Love, Sex and Religion–Murder in Muslim Morocco Also see: More information about Islam & Homosexuality al-fatiha-news Queer Muslim magazines: Huriyah, Barra Gay Islam discussion groups: Muslim Gay Men     LGBT muslim Queer Jihad           Bi-muslims Trans-muslims       Lesbian muslims 1 LGBT Moroccans hold a historic ceremony 1/11 2 Gender abuse… Read more »

Lesotho: LGBTI Support Group Registered

In what has been described by activists as a significant milestone for the Lesotho Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, transgender and Inter-gender (LGBTI) communities, November 2010 saw the registration of MATRIX support group as a Non-Profit Organisation by the Lesotho Law Office. Men who have sex with Men (MSM), Women who have sex with Women( WSW) and… Read more »

Sao Tome and Principe to legalize gay sex

(Issue 1907 – Between The Lines News) – Sao Tome and Principe, an island nation located off the west coast of Africa, will decriminalize gay sex in upcoming revisions to its Criminal Code, its representatives said Jan. 31 at the country’s United Nations Universal Periodic Review session. “Obviously there is a concern about sexual relations… Read more »

Gay Africa News & Reports (All Africa) 2011

Useful websites for LGBT Africa: (1) Behind the Mask (2) More All Africa News Africa is Dying from AIDS (1998 BBC) New book 2007: Gay Travels in the Muslim World, Edited by Michael Luongo (ch. 10 by GlobalGayz owner Richard Ammon) See books review: Gay City News 1 Winds of Change 1/11 2 Transgender Rights… Read more »

Gay Malawi News & Reports 2011

1 LGBT Africans Face Blackmail and Extortion on a Regular Basis 2/11 2 Nations pledge movement on LGBT issues at UN 3/11 2a Malawi inmates charged of sodomy, priest against homophobia 4/11 2b Malawi Government Targets NGOs Working for LGBTI Human Rights 4/11 2c Malawi NGOs dispel govt’s gay ‘propaganda’ 4/11 2d Media Clips on… Read more »

Gay Botswana News & Reports 2011

1 Batswana Register New Trans Organisation 1/11 2 This Man Is My Wife 1/11 3 EFB aganist legalisation of homosexuality and prostitution 2/11 4 Press Release: Gays “Children of Botswana” 2/11 5 Botswana MP says he hates gays and lesbians 2/11 5a High Court Judge Assigned to Decriminalisation Case 2/11 6 Dare to be different… Read more »

Gay Congo News & Reports

Useful website for LGBT Africa: http://www.mask.org.za/ 1 U.N. Forces Using Tougher Tactics to Secure Peace 5/05 2 "Sexual and reproductive rights are human rights"8/08 3 AIDS Rights Congo: Using Technology to Fight Gender Violence 2/09 4 Uganda: You are Worth Nothing 6/09 5 Life as a gay refugee in South Africa 8/11 May 23, 2005… Read more »

Gay Zimbabwe News & Reports 2011

1 "For six days and six nights I was in this hell." 1/11 2 LGBT Africans Face Blackmail and Extortion on a Regular Basis 2/11 3 Detention, Harassment and Intimidation of GALZ members 4/11 4 CSO Position Paper On Progress on UNGASS 2011 4/11 5 Statement on President Mugabe’s Threats, at the Burial of Muzariri… Read more »

U.S. Pastors Export Bigotry to Uganda

U.S. pastors are exporting bigotry to Uganda, with brutal results. This is an issue close to my heart, because I’ve spent over a decade working for equality as a lay leader in my own church, and now, as acting director of HRC’s Religion and Faith program – which helps religious leaders of all stripes speak… Read more »

Scuffles Disrupt Funeral of Murdered Ugandan Gay Activist David Kato

Here is a revolting story about a funeral that only deranged minister Fred Phelps could admire–and inspire. The behavior described in this story from Reuters (below) is about as blasphemous, disgusting, irreverent and anti-Christ as one could ever expect from a Christian clergyman–as wickedly perverted as Fred Phelps of the gay-hating Westboro church in Kansas,… Read more »

One of Uganda’s Finest Gay Rights Advocates is Murderer

In Memorium: On February 26, 2011 one of Uganda’s finest and most outspoken LGBT rights activist, David Kato, was murdered in cold blood in his home. Friends and activists called him the “grandfather of the kuchus”, a self-applied label by Ugandan LGBTs. GlobalGayz was privileged to interview him for our –‘Gay Uganda’ story in 2008.… Read more »

Gay Cameroon News & Reports 2011

Useful website for LGBT Africa 1 Cameroonian Gay Rights Activist Fears Arrest 1/11 2 LGBT Africans Face Blackmail and Extortion on a Regular Basis 2/11 3 Two Cameroonian citizens, detained for homosexuality since 10/10, released 4/11 4 In Cameroon, Homosexuals No Longer Hide 4/11 5 Cameroon: ‘Sodomy’ Law Violates Basic Rights 5/11 6 Amnesty fights… Read more »

Gay Burkina Faso News & Reports

1 Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women concludes 10/10 22 October 2010 – United Nations OHCHR 1 Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women concludes forty-seventh session Committee Adopts Conclusions on the Periodic Reports of Burkina Faso, Czech Republic, Malta, Tunisia and Uganda as well as on an Exceptional Report by India… Read more »

Algerian gays lit candles for recognition

afrol News – The gay and lesbian movement in Algeria is slowly daring to become more visible. This week, they lit thousands of candles in public to mark their fight for decriminalisation and respect. The Union des Gays et Lesbiennes en Algérie (UGLA) is determined to seeks its own way towards liberation, well within the… Read more »

Togo: RIP Gerard Selom Ephoe Sasou – Fellow Activist, Friend And A Brother

The MSM community in Togo is mourning the death one of its members, Gerald Sélom Ephoé Sasou, known by many as a great activist and proudly gay, who passed away last month. A pillar of the MSM community in Togo, Sasou fought all his life for the recognition and the rights of MSM people, and… Read more »

Sudan flogs 19 men in public for cross-dressing

Khartoum — A Sudanese court has sentenced 19 men to flogging in public and a fine of 1000 Sudanese pounds (approximately 400 US dollars) for breaching the country’s morality code by wearing women clothes. The alleged transvestites, whose public flogging yesterday was witnessed by some 200 people, were caught last month when the police raided… Read more »

Homosexuality will not be tolerated, says south Sudan president

Jkhartoum – Homosexuality will not be accepted in southern Sudan should the south become independent after a referendum due to take place next year the regions President Salva Kiir Mayardit told Dutch radio on Friday. In the interview with Radio Netherlands Worldwide Kiir said: “It [homosexuality] is not in our character […] it is not… Read more »

Gay Senegal News & Reports 2009-10

Useful websites for LGBT Africa: http://www.mask.org.za/ 1 Shock at Senegal gay jail terms 1/09 2 Senegalese AIDS activist among nine men jailed for sodomy 1/09 3 Human rights group claims Senegal’s sodomy law criminalises HIV work 1/09 4 Activists Express Concern Over Sentencing of Gay Men in Senegal 1/09 5 EU and UN condemn arrest… Read more »

Gay Malawi News & Reports 2010 May-Dec

1 Malawi Law Body Calls Fof Immediate Release Of Gay Couple 5/10 2 Malawi ‘gay trial’ prisoners speak out 5/10 3 Malawi gay couple found guilty of unnatural acts and gross indecency 5/10 4 IGLHRC and CEDEP condemn today’s conviction 5/10 5 Government ministers ‘deeply dismayed’ by Malawi gay conviction 5/10 6 Malawi gay couple… Read more »

Gay Burundi News & Reports 2010

Useful website for LGBT Africa: Behind the Mask 1 In memoriam: Georges Kanuma, friend and LGBT activist 4/10 2 The Human Rights Status of LGB in East Africa 2009-2010 7/11 3 Trying not to be afraid in Burundi 11/11 2010 April 28 – Windy City Media Group 1 In memoriam: Georges Kanuma, friend and LGBT… Read more »

Gay Egypt News & Reports 2010-11

Useful website for LGBT Africa: http://www.mask.org.za/ Also see: More information about Islam & Homosexuality al-fatiha-news Middle East Youth Muslim Yahoo Group: "Queer Muslim Revolution" Queer Muslim magazine: Huriyah, Barra Gay Islam discussion groups: Muslim Gay Men     LGBT muslim Queer Jihad           Bi-muslims Trans-muslims       Lesbian muslims 1 Musicians group calls for cancellation of upcoming Elton John concert… Read more »

Homosexuality “against Eritrean values”

Eritrean government officials for the first time have answered to rights activists’ questions about the country’s tough anti-homosexuality laws. Legalisation was out of question, the official said. At a recent UN review of the human rights situation in Eritrea, Rowland Jide Macaulay of the Canadian HIV AIDS Legal Network challenged the Eritrean government to “repeal… Read more »

Homosexuality “against Eritrean values”

afrol News, – Eritrean government officials for the first time have answered to rights activists’ questions about the country’s tough anti-homosexuality laws. Legalisation was out of question, the official said. At a recent UN review of the human rights situation in Eritrea, Rowland Jide Macaulay of the Canadian HIV AIDS Legal Network challenged the Eritrean… Read more »

Homophobia divides Africa

Homophobic laws in Uganda and an anti-gay court case in Malawi are only two current examples demonstrating a conservative wave regarding sexual minorities in Africa. But in other countries, in particular South Africa, gays and lesbians are enjoying increased freedom. There is a belt of current conservative reactions to homosexuality spanning from Zimbabwe to Ethiopia,… Read more »

Gay Zimbabwe News & Reports 2010

Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website Gay Rights and History from Wikipedia Reports: Part 1 Gay bashing in Zimbabwe (1996); Part 2 Gay bashing in Zimbabwe (1996) Gay Oral History Project in Zimbabwe: Black Empowerment, Human Rights, and the Research Process (1999) Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) 1 Zimbabwe’s New Constitution Mistery… Read more »