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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 »

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 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 Madagascar News & Reports

Also see: http://www.lgbrpcv.org/articles.htm 1 The Mysterious Fiancée Halfway across the World 2/09 2 The number of people infected with HIV / AIDS is increasing 10/11 February 18, 2009 – lgbrpcv.org 1 The Mysterious Fiancée Halfway across the World by Michael Foster, RPCV Madagascar As any PCV or RPCV will tell you, it is completely fascinating… 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 Tanzania News & Reports

Also see: Behind the Mask http://www.mask.org.za/ 0 A Gay Muslim Marriage in Tanzania 1 Anti-Gay Protest Targets Gay Tourists 3/03 2 Hundreds protest cancelled visit of gay tourists 3/03 3 Tanzania Implements HIV Prevention Measures as World Marks AIDS Day 11/07 4 Dar man gets life imprisonment for carnal knowledge 2/08 5 African lesbian conference… Read more »

Gay Uganda News & Reports 2002-2006

Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website S.M.U.G. Uganda’s Gay Lesbian Alliance Uganda Blogspot Gay Kampala personals GalaUganda 1 An ignorant homophobic article about the fledgling gay organization GALA 8/02 2 Uganda pan-africanists rap gay sympathizers 7/03 3 Reject Homosexuals and Lesbians, Uganda Anglican Church Urges 8/03 4 New political party for gay Ugandans?… 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 »