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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 »

Gay Malawi News & Reports 2010 Jan-Apr

1 Malawi gay marriage trial expected next week 1/10 2 Amnesty International joins calls for release of gay Malawi couple 1/10 3 Malawi Intensifies Prosecution of Gay Minorities and Their Defenders 1/10 4 The love that still dare not speak its name 1/10 5 Scottish MPs condemn arrest of gay Malawian men 1/10 5a West… Read more »

Gay Africa News & Reports (All Africa) 2010

Useful websites for LGBT Africa: Behind the Mask More All Africa News Africa is Dying from AIDS (1998 BBC) 2007 Book: Gay Travels in the Muslim World, Edited by Michael Luongo (ch. 10 by GlobalGayz owner Richard Ammon) See books review: Gay City News 1 Stigma driving AIDS crisis among African gays 1/10 2 Black,… Read more »

Gay Kenya News & Reports 2010

Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website 0 Kenya: New strategy targets most at-risk populations 1/10 1 Living In Shadows – Being Gay In Kenya 2/10 2 Five men arrested in Kenya over gay wedding plans 2/10 3 Kenyan Gays Appeal To The Government For Protection 2/10 4 BBC coverage of Mombasa ‘riot’ against… Read more »

Stop Uganda’s “Kill The Gays” Bill Author From Entering The U.S.

Richard Ammon, GlobalGayz.com I’m posting this message sent from an activist friend in Uganda.It is incredibly beyond words that this vile man should weasel his way to Washington for a ‘prayer breakfast’ with the President. I am amazed at the gall this bizarre bigot to think he can sit at the same table as Barack… Read more »

Gay Uganda News & Reports 2010

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 2010

1 Black, gay and indisputably African 01/10 2 Qwelane: The invisible ambassador 1/10 3 HIV/AIDS Misinformation and Beliefs Among MSM in Pretoria, South Africa 2/10 3a Thousands march in Cape Town for gay rights in Africa 3/10 4 Trial resumes over 2006 murder of South African lesbian 3/10 5 HIV infections in gay men ‘increasing… Read more »

Rest in Peace, Pitseng Vilakati

It’s one thing to know that you live in a place where homosexuality is locked up, locked down, punished by draconian laws and vigilante “justice”. It’s another to, well, know. When I first moved to southern Africa this year to do HIV/AIDS work, I knew but I didn’t know. Oh, I heard about how South… Read more »

Uganda: Stealing the Spotlight From President Museveni

Neophyte Legislator Proposes Deadly Laws Against Gays: Unleashes International Protest Yoweri Museveni has been president of Uganda for 24 years in a country that had suffered decades of government corruption, mismanagement, bloody guerilla activity and civil war, all preceded by the the horrors of the Idi Amin tyranny in the seventies. His rise to power… Read more »

Gay Uganda News & Reports Oct-Dec 2009

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 »

How Did These Homophobes Lose Their Humaneness?

(Humaneness: marked by compassion, sympathy, or consideration for humans or animals) Well, isn’t this a sweet headline from a government official: Ugandan Ethics Minister James Nsaba Buturo spoke with journalists today. While acknowledging the great numbers of “foreigners” who express grave concern over the possibility of such a [proposed anti-gay] bill becoming law, he made… Read more »

Proposed Anti Homosexuality Bill in Uganda

Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG) Condemn the Proposed Anti-homosexuality Bill Last year GlobalGayz visited Uganda and met several of the LGBT activists involved in SMUG and other rights organizations. Their story is one of persecution, clandestine living, arrests and police abuse. Just before and after my visit members were harassed by authorities and roughed up… Read more »

Equatorial Guinea News & Reports

1 Equatorial Guinea: Resource Cursed 8/09     (non-gay background story) August 28, 2009 – Human Rights Watch 1 Equatorial Guinea: Rich in Resources, Cursed by Corruption (non-gay background story) by Tutu Alicante, Lisa Misol Imagine a tiny country flush with oil money, where the wealth per person is on par with that of Spain or… Read more »

Gay Kenya News & Reports 2009

Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website ‘7 Years’: film about gays in Kenya (2007) 1 Kenyan male sex workers serve “politicians and religious leaders” 1/09 2 IDAHO – Report from Nairobi 5/09 3 Kenyan Gays Advised To Strategise Struggle For Rights 5/09 4 NGO Sets Agenda For Sexuality Discussions 5/09 5 Africa: Prevention… Read more »

Gay South Africa News & Reports 2009

See this link for special report on AIDS: Global Health Watch 1 Interview (in India) with Justice Edwin Cameron 1/09 2 South African gay couple plan legal action after wedding refusal 1/09 3 In South Africa, a Justice Delayed Is No Longer Denied 1/09 4 South African Treatment Program Targets Gay Men 3/09 5 Rise… Read more »