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 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 Gambia News & Reports

Useful website for LGBT Africa: Behind the Mask Gambia information: Gambia News (general): 1 The Gambia: Bumster Trouble 10/02 2 Homosexuals and HIV/Aids 12/02 3 Maryland gay man fights deportation to Gambia 8/04 4 In Gambia, AIDS cure or false hope? 3/07 5 How is it to be gay in Gambia now? 6… 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 West Africa News & Reports

1 Grist for the Mill–Homosexuality: The Gatekeepers 5/98 2 Long Road Home 12/02 The Hungry Soul Magazine (On-line) July 1998 1 Grist for the Mill–Homosexuality: The Gatekeepers by Sobonfu E. Somé The west African author and teacher Sobonfu E. Somé, whose work has influenced numerous western luminaries, including Alice Walker, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Robert Bly,… Read more »

Gay Zimbabwe News & Reports 1998-2007

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 gays live in… 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 »