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Gay Morocco News & Reports 2009-10

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 00 Interview with Abdellah Taia 1/09 1 Gay seminar stirs outrage… Read more »

Gay Cameroon News & Reports 2008-10

Useful website for LGBT Africa: http://www.mask.org.za/ 1 Cameroon men get six months jail for being gay 1/08 2 Alternatives-Cameroun Celebrates Release of Accused Gay Men 3/08 3 HIV-Positive People in Cameroon Face Resistance to Second-Line Antiretrovirals 11/08 3a Fighting to Free Those Found ‘‘Guilty’’ of Homosexuality 2/09 4 IFJ Warns of Dangers of Intolerance 3/09… Read more »

Gay Nigeria News & Reports 2009-10

1 Reps vote against gay marriage 1/09 1a MEPs demand end to foreign aid to Nigeria over gay marriage ban 1/09 2 Nigeria urged to drop proposed new law against gay relationships 1/09 3 Nigeria tells UN that gays don’t exist in their country 2/09 4 US State Department Criticises Russia & Serbia 2/09 5… Read more »

Gay South Africa News & Reports 2008

1 Gay Nobel Nominee Weds Partner 1/08 2 African lesbian conference demands equal rights 2/08 3 Rift Over AIDS Treatment Lingers in South Africa 3/08 3a New website highlights gay African heroes 4/08 4 ‘Township Lesbians too Scared to Picket Murder Trial of Lesbian Friend’ 4/08 5 Prince Harry to tackle Aids in southern Africa… Read more »

Gay Africa News & Reports (All Africa) 2008-09

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 Gay Africans and Arabs come out online… Read more »

Gay Zimbabwe News & Reports 2008-09

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 African lesbian conference demands… Read more »

Gay Egypt News & Reports 2008-09

Also see: Islam and Homosexuality Behind the Mask website for LGBT Africa Human Rights Watch: In a Time of Torture: The Assault on Justice In Egypt’s Crackdown on Homosexual Conduct by Scott Long, March 2004 Gay Middle East Web Site: http://www.gaymiddleeast.com/ Queer Muslim magazine: Huriyah 1 Onscreen lesbian kiss upsets Egyptian academics 1/08 2 Egypt… Read more »

Gay Ghana News & Reports 2007-10

Useful websites for LGBT Africa Gay Ghana web sites Personals web site with many Ghana postings   1 Ghana’s secret gay community 3/07 2 Ghana: Anglicans Flay Gay Bishops 7/07 3 British man in prison for gay sex in Ghana 11/07 4 The Truth About Gay Guys 1/08 5 A Muslim Woman Treads the Thorny… Read more »

Gay Uganda News & Reports Jan-Sep 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 »

Gay Lesotho News & Reports

1 Secret lives of lesotho gays and lesbians 3/09 2 AFRICA: Prevention efforts and infection patterns mismatched 5/09 3 Clash over gays 2/10 4 Open Society Hosts Meeting Of LGBT Activists From So. Africa 8/11 March 10, 2009 – Behind The Mask 1 Secret lives of lesotho gays and lesbians by Lesego Tlhwale (BTM intern)… Read more »

Swaziland News & Reports

1 ‘Brand HIV-positive people on the buttocks’ 5/09 2 Africa: Prevention efforts and infection patterns mismatched 5/09 3 African MP apologizes for call to brand PWAs 5/09 4 ‘Gays turned back in clinics’ 2/10 5 Open Society Hosts Meeting Of LGBT Activists From So. Africa 8/11 May 24, 2009 – African Eye News Service 1… Read more »

Gay Nigeria News & Reports 2007-08

Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website 1 Nigerian anti-gay laws about to pass 1/07 2 Nigerian Primate has unexpected Valentines Day gay encounter 2/07 3 LGBT Nigerians’ response to the Same-Sex Prohibition Act 2/07 4 Nigeria: World’s Worst Anti-Gay Law May Pass Soon 2/07 4a Anti-Same Sex Marriage Bill Before Senate 2/07 5… Read more »

Gay Africa News & Reports (All Africa) 2007

Gay Africa News & Reports (All Africa) 2007 Also see: Gay Africa News & Reports 1999-2006 Gay Africa News & Reports 2008 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… Read more »

Gay South Africa News & Reports 2007

  Useful website for LGBT Africa: http://www.mask.org.za/ 1 Pride and prejudice 1/07 2 Fatal attraction 1/07 3 Archbishop Tutu of South Africa Tutu stands up for gays 1/07 4 One step forward, two steps back for Africa’s gay people 2/07 4a Mixed Response As Gays Come Out 2/07 5 Anti-gay discrimination fuels HIV/AIDS in Africa… Read more »

Gay Uganda News & Reports 2008

Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website S.M.U.G. Uganda’s Gay Lesbian Alliance Gay Uganda 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 – IV Gay… Read more »

Gay Egypt News & Reports 2003-07

Also See: Islam and Homosexuality Important Report: In a Time of Torture: The Assault on Justice In Egypt’s Crackdown on Homosexual Conduct 3/04 by Scott Long, director of the LGBT Rights Project at Human Rights Watch 1 Recent documentary films about LGBT in the Middle East 2 Egyptian Police Entrap Gay Men Through Internet 1/03… Read more »

Angola News & Reports

1 Angola: Invisible and vulnerable 6/08 2 Israeli ambassador first to be accompanied by gay spouse 11/09 19 June 2008 – PlusNews 1 – Angola: Invisible and vulnerable Luanda (PlusNews) – It was a wedding that pulled out all the stops, including a party at the Marine Club on the island of Luanda and a… Read more »

Gay South Africa News & Reports 2005-06

FRONTLINE: South Africa – The World’s Largest AIDS Epidemic 1 In South Africa, Stigma Magnifies Pain of AIDS 1/05 2 Taking Gay Pride to South Africa’s black townships 3/05 3 South Africa high court weighs lesbian marriage case 5/05 4 New Publication on South African Gay and Lesbian Youth 6/05 5 Thousands celebrate Gay Pride… Read more »

Gay Uganda News & Reports 2007

1 Introduction of Uganda Gay Association 2/07 2 One step forward, two steps back for Africa’s gay people 2/07 3 The Homosexual Struggle is a Human Rights Issue 7/07 4 Museveni’s Lawyer to Help Sodomy Victim 7/07 5 Uganda rejects a gay rights call 8/07 6 Concerns Increase for Safety of LGBT in Nigeria 8/07… Read more »

Ethiopia tightens its already strict anti-gay laws

Ethiopia tightens its already strict anti-gay laws25 March – It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.… Read more »

Gay South Africa News & Reports 2003-04

1 8 Killed at S. Africa Gay Massage Parlor 1/03 2 GLA to meet cops over ‘gay’ murder 1/03 3 Africa’s Rainbow Nation 1/03 4 Lesbians: Both are Biological parents by Law 2/03 5 ‘Pink Refugees’ in South Africa seek refuge from persecution at home 2/03 6 Gay cops carve out a new beat in… Read more »

Gay Cameroon News & Reports 2003-07

Useful website for LGBT Africa: http://www.mask.org.za/ 1 To be or not to be a lesbian? …Cameroon’s Women Soccer Players 2003 2 17 homosexuals face charges in Cameroon 7/05 3 Seven Months Behind Bars On ‘Suspicion’ Of Being Gay 12/05 4 Human Rights Groups Protest Incarceration of Suspected Gays 12/05 5 Row over Cameroon ‘gay’ witchhunt… Read more »

Mauritius-Rights: Sceptical Welcome for Equality Law

Port-Louis (IPS) – Nobody shall suffer prejudice in his social life or his place of work because of his or her ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, political conviction or physical handicap. This is the challenge of Mauritius’s new Equal Opportunities Act (EOA). In Mauritius, the Constitution guarantees everybody’s rights. Yet, women, minorities and many… Read more »

Gay Namibia News & Reports

See also: Behind the Mask LGBT African website 1 Sister Namibia’s Office Gutted In Suspected Anti-Gay Attack 7/00 2 Pandemonium in Namibian Parliament 12/00 3 Hard times for Gay Dogs in Namibia 12/00 4 Gay Rights Challenge to Nujoma 3/01 5 Another African Epidemic 3/01 6 Namibia–The Bermuda Triangle of African Homophobia 3/01 7 Namibia… Read more »

Gay Botswana News & Reports 2004-10

BBC Report 1998: Africa is Dying of AIDS–Botswana Worst Hit 1 Botswana: Is there hope in ‘Vision 2016’? 5/04 2 Botswana Gays Rejoice As Opponents See Red 11/06 3 Botswana refuses to register gay advocacy group 12/07 4 African lesbian conference demands equal rights 2/08 5 Is homosexuality by choice? 12/08 6 HIV Prevalence, Risks… Read more »

Gay Ethopia News & Reports

Useful websites for LGBT Africa: http://www.mask.org.za/index2.html Also see: Gay Ethiopian Yahoo Group Ethiopian News 1 Beware the gays 6/03 2 We are gay and Ethiopian 1/05 3 Being Young, Ethiopian-American and Homeless 6/05 4 Sexuality and HIV/AIDS among male street youth 7/05 5 Gays threatened as clerics seek homosexuality ban 1/09 6 Faith leaders call… Read more »

Gay Liberia Reports 2008-09

Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website Republic of Liberia -capital: Monrovia -head of state: President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf -state: multi party -population: 3,042,004 (July 2006 est.) -independence: from Britain in 1847 -languages: English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages -religion: indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20% -currency: Liberian dollar (LRD)A Status of… Read more »

Gay Rwanda: Horizon Community Association of Rwanda (HOCA) reports

Gay Rwanda: Horizon Community Association of Rwanda (HOCA) reports Also see: Gay Rwanda 2005 story Gay Rwanda 2008 story Behind the Mask LGBT African website Rwanda News & Reports 1 Horizon Community Association of Rwanda HOCA Rwanda : Background and Activities (2007) 2 In Defense of Rwandan Homosexuals–Letter to editor of Kigali New Times newspaper… Read more »

Gay Somalia News & Reports

1 Death Hangs Over Somali Queers 5/04 2 Soul mates: The price of being gay in Somalia 9/07 3 Transsexual wins landmark case after epic 10-year battle 10/07 4 Welcome to the Somali Gay Community 11/07 5 Somali Online Gay Community Causing Worldwide Outrage 11/07 6 Somalia mayor grilled 11/07 non-gay background story 7 Somali… Read more »

Gay Mozambique News & Reports

 Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website Gay Mapuro (personal ads) LGBT Mozambique Organization: LAMBDA Book: Hungochani: The History Of A Dissident Sexuality In Southern Africa By Marc Epprecht Novel by Guilherme de Melo ‘A Sombra dos Dias’  (‘In Shadow Two Days’; homosexuality in colonial Mozambique) 1 A First in Mozambique 7/06 2 First… Read more »

Gay Nigeria News & Reports 2002-06

Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website 1 Gays of Nation Unite! Interview with gay leader in Nigeria 4/02 2 A Gay Murder in Jigawa–A student dies over homosexuality 4/02 3 Homophobic report about Nigerian homosexuality 4/02 4 ‘Pink Refugees’ in South Africa seek refuge from persecution at home 4/03 5 Nigerian Church threatens… Read more »

Gay Rwanda News & Reports 2003-10

Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website Gay Rwanda: Horizon Community Association of Rwanda (HOCA) reports 1 The tough life of being a transvestite in gay-hating Rwanda 9/03 2 Rwandan gay and lesbian people are short 6/05 2a New Law Criminalizing Same-Sex Conduct Proposed in Rwanda 1/07 3 Africa, Offline: Waiting for the Web… Read more »

Gay Africa News & Reports (All Africa) 1999-2006

Gay Africa News & Reports (All Africa) 1999-2006 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… Read more »

Gay Morocco News & Reports 2002-08

Also see: Islam and Homosexuality Behind the Mask LGBT African website Love, Sex and Religion–Murder in Muslim Morocco Also see: More information about Islam & Homosexuality can be found at: www.al-fatiha.org Other articles of interest can be found at: groups.yahoo.com/group/al-fatiha-news Queer Muslim magazine: Huriyah Gay Islam discussion groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/muslimgaymen     http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lgbtmuslim http://groups.yahoo.com/group/queerjihad          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bimuslims http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transmuslims       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lesbianmuslims 1… Read more »

Gay Burundi News & Reports 2004-09

Useful website for LGBT Africa: Behind the Mask 1 Two men flee muslim law enforcers 10/04 2 Burundi Refugees Suffer As AIDS Takes Toll in Botswana 8/07 3 Burundi’s last rebel group signs peace deal 9/07 4 Activists seek internal solution to new law on homosexual acts 11/08 5 Burundi: A belated start to HIV… Read more »

Gay Senegal News & Reports 2000-08

Useful websites for LGBT Africa: http://www.mask.org.za/ 00 Same-Sex Sexuality in Africa: A Case Study from Senegal 5/00 0 Surprising Senegal, France meets Africa in this land of music and… 10/04 1 Senegal: Gay community plays it quietly in face of social taboos 1/05 2 SenegalL: HIV-positive gays face double stigma 2/06 2a Hidden Homosexuality Presents… Read more »

Gay Mali News & Reports

Not much information about gays in Mali but some related stories and reports appear on the Internet: Behind the Mask–Mali Gay and Lesbian Arabs website Gay and Lesbian Arab Society-Ahbab Also see: Gay Middle East Web Site: http://www.gaymiddleeast.com/ More information about Islam & Homosexuality can be found at: www.al-fatiha.org Other articles of interest can be… Read more »

Gay Ivory Coast News & Reports

Useful Website for LGBT Africa 1 Shadows and Eye-Shadow 9/98 2 Ivorian gay community fights for right to life and love 9/06 3 United Nations Human Right Council 13th Session 3/10 4 Jimmy Leon Interviews Carlos 12/10 5 Ivory Coast president refuses to ‘abdicate’ 12/10 (non gay background story) Website for LGBT organization ‘Arc en… Read more »

Mauritania News and Reports

Also see: More About Coup 0 The situation of homosexuals, including treatment by government authorities 1/04 1 Status of homosexuality: illegal 1/05 1a Mauritania: Fight against AIDS slow to take root in port city of Nouadhibou 4/05 2 AIDS "caravan of hope" travels river valley to break taboos 5/05 3 Mauritanian government, NGOs discuss human… Read more »

Gay South Africa News & Reports 2000-02

1 Military Mutilation: Another Victim Steps Forward 8/00 2 Tukkies Was Warned Of Levin’s Experiments 8/00 3 Gay Cultures in Capetown, South Africa 8/00 4 Gay judge fights for human rights in South Africa 11/00 5 Faiths unite to fight gay invasion of Cape Town 3/01 6 Drag queens to march on church 9/01 7… Read more »