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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 Tunisia News & Reports 2006-10

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 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 »

Sudan and South Sudan News & Reports 2004-11

1 The rape of slave boys in Sudan 6/04 2 A Sudanese gay man tells what life is like in Arab Africa 10/04 3 homosexuality In Sudan’s Nubian and Cushite societies 3/05 4 “I tell people I have HIV so they can know it’s real” 12/07 5 Gay Africans and Arabs come out online 2/08… Read more »

Gay Togo News & Reports

1 Men in the Middle: Reaching Non-Gay Identified MSM in Togo 3/09 March 18, 2009 – PSI BCC Blog 1 Men in the Middle: Reaching Non-Gay Identified MSM in Togo A growing body of evidence around men who have sex with men (MSM) in Africa suggests that this long-ignored population is not only present, but… 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 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 »

Gay Sierra Leone News & Reports

1 Sierra Leone activist Fannyann Eddy killed 11/04 2 Sierra Leone activist FannyAnn Eddy’s killer caught 1/05 3 Police say no hate crime in gay activist murder 1/05 4 Alleged Fannyann Eddy Murderer Reportedly Escapes Police in Sierra Leone 7/05 4a Protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender 10/07 5 African lesbian conference… Read more »

Gay Kenya News & Reports 1998-2006

Also see: Behind the Mask LGBT African website ‘7 Years’: film about gays in Kenya (2007) 1 Homosexuality takes root in Kenya 6/98 2 The "Myth" of Homosexuality in Kenya Society 6/98 3 Homosexuality and Aids: A double-edged sword by Wanjira Kiama 6/98 4 AIDS in Kenya: Where Are Kenya’s Homosexuals? 8/98 5 Kenya’s President… Read more »

Time for Lesbians

They no longer hesitate to walk the streets, frequenting bars and other parts “hot” in the capital. And even kissing in public. Morals are they changing? It’s the least we can say. After the girls, fans of alcohol, here come the hour of lesbians. In the old days Malian women were ashamed to display their… Read more »

The Killing Disease

Editor’s note: Swaziland has the highest HIV infection rate in the world. Life expectancy there has fallen from 55 to 29 since AIDS first appeared. Peace Corps has had a strong presence in Swaziland for many years. Almost all volunteers there are involved in some form of education or community development that involves AIDS prevention,… Read more »

South Sudan Anglican Church rejects tribalism and homosexuality

Rumbek — The Anglican Church of Sudan said preferring to establish its own hierarchy in the country in a manner to mark its distance from other reformist churches for tribalism and their practices of homosexuality and abortion. The Archbishop of Anglican Church of Sudan, in South Sudan Rt. Rev most Archbishop Abraham Mayom Athiaan told… Read more »

Mauritius Holds First Gay Pride

Activists on the tiny island nation of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa staged the nation’s first Gay Pride parade over the weekend in the town of Rose Hill. Carrying hundreds of brightly colored balloons and waving banners saying “Viva sexual freedom!” and “To be gay is not a crime,”… Read more »

Oil and Tourism Threaten to Treble Rate of HIV Infection in Five Years

Sao Tome – The HIV prevalence rate in Sao Tome and Principe could treble over the next five years as tourism and the development of offshore oil bring thousands of people flooding into the remote island state in the Gulf of Guinea, a prominent local AIDS campaigner has warned. Antonio Amado Vaz, executive director of… Read more »

Book review: Kendall, K. (1997) “Looking for Lesbians in Lesotho” Scottsville: University of Natal Drama Department

…The women in northern Mozambique and Lesotho are examples of same-sex relationships and sexualities located outside of the “heterosexual norms in Africa.” These relationships were socially and culturally accepted in Mozambique, and were celebrated by women and their husbands in the Lesotho context, maybe because they existed alongside women’s heterosexual relationships and were not disruptive… Read more »

Eritrea expels three hotel employees for ’immorality’

Asmara,(AFP) — Three Western employees working at a luxury hotel in Asmara were expelled from Eritrea last week over “a question of immorality,” Eritrean Information Minister Ali Abdu Ahmed said Friday. The three employees were expelled and left the country last week because “they exercised immoral activities, which invade our tradition and culture,” Ahmed told… Read more »

In a Time of Torture

The Assault on Justice in Egypt’s Crackdown on Homosexual Conduct I used to think being gay was just part of my life and now I know it means dark cells and beatings. It is very, very difficult to be gay in Egypt. I’ll tell you something. Some things that happen in your life you can… Read more »

Your Basic Little Paradise

Sao Tome and Principe is a tiny two island African nation, near the equator, off the coast of Equatorial Guinea. Luis has lived and worked there for several years and finds that the ‘live and let live’ attitude of the country means that while there are no facilities for gay people, there is little to… Read more »