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4 men arrested over gay bashings in Senegal

Senegalese police have arrested 4 men over a spate of vigilante attacks on alleged homosexuals last Thursday but local Muslims have marched calling for their release Four Senegalese men have been arrested after they attacked five men they alleged were homosexuals with stones and batons on Thursday but protests have been held urging authorities to… Read more »

Senegal says no to gays

Macky Sall, Senegal’s president, says there is no way his country will legalize gay sex There is no question of decriminalizing same-sex acts in Senegal, affirmed the country’s president Macky Sall. In a statement released today (12 April) by the presidency, he ‘firmly stressed that the state has never considered such an option and it… Read more »

Prove You’re Gay Or Go Home, Home Office Tells Senegales Student

A gay student has been told to prove his sexuality or face deportation to his home country Senegal, where homosexuality is outlawed. Serigne Tacko Mbengue, who studies at Newham College in east London, and is a LGBT campaigner for the NUS, fled to the UK in 2008 to escape homophobic persecution. But the 26-year-old is… Read more »

Senegal: Gay Couple Brutally Assaulted by Parents

Very troubling news to report from the beautiful West African nation of Senegal. A gay couple was viciously beaten when one of the men’s parents caught them having sex, according to Gay Star News. The men were later outed in Senegalese media, which has reportedly used the incident to launch another round of anti-gay hysteria… Read more »

Growing Up Gay in Senegal

Djamil Bangoura has known he is gay since childhood. Growing up in Pikine, a slum of Senegal’s sprawling capital city, Dakar, he kept his sexual orientation a secret for fear of violence, imprisonment, and alienation from his family — the core of Senegalese life. But one day in 2002, colleagues in the recording studio where… Read more »

New Senegalese president called on to protect gay rights

Macky Sall, the new president of Senegal who takes office this week, has been called on to improve the legal protection for gay and lesbian people in his country. The group Human Rights Watch wrote an open letter to the president congratulating him on his election victory and calling on him to address several rights… Read more »

Senegal: Double Sentence — AIDS in a Local Prison

From U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Though Senegal’s HIV rate of less than 1 percent is among the lowest in sub-Saharan Africa, vulnerabilities remain in this majority-Muslim country. Some 22 percent of Senegalese men who have sex with men (MSM) are HIV-positive. And the country’s prisons are a high-risk environment for HIV transmission… Read more »

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at high risk for HIV in Senegal

Abstract Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at high risk for HIV in Senegal, with a prevalence of 21.5%. In December 2008, nine male HIV prevention workers were imprisoned for “acts against nature” prohibited by Senegalese law. This qualitative study assessed the impact of these arrests on HIV prevention efforts. A purposive sample… Read more »