Stand Up for Gay Rights in Nigeria: Oppose the Anti-Gay Marriage Law – Homophobic politicians in Nigeria have since 2006 have been scheming to tighten laws against homosexuality in the country. They sponsored anti same sex marriage bills, incited Nigerians against sexual minorities and politicized homosexual issues.
Cameroon: Gay man who was jailed for sending affectionate text message dies at 34 – A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man, saying “I’m very much in love with you,” has died.Roger Jean-Claude Mbede, 34, passed away on Friday roughly one month after his family removed him from the hospital where he had been seeking treatment for a hernia. Mr Mbede was arrested in March 2011 in connection with the text message and received a three-year sentence.
Namibian political leader stands up for gay rights – Leader of the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance in Namibia says ‘Africans must stop hiding the reality’ of LGBTI citizens. The leader of one of Namibia’s political parties has spoken out for gay rights and gone head-to-head with his opponents who claim homosexuality is un-African.
In an interview with Jay Leno on NBC’s tonight show, US President Barack Obama made the following assertions: “I have no patience for countries that try to treat gays and lesbians and transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them. “Every judgement should be made on the track, or in the […]
As the Ugandan Government prepares to debate a reformed anti-homosexual bill, the BBC Radio 4 Today programme featured interviews with a gay couple and a transsexual woman who have fled the country after abuse including imprisonment, sexual assault, beatings and harassment. To hear the report and the interviews go here.
At the African Union summit in the first week of February 2012, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon made a brief but noteable mention of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Though the portion of the speech dedicated to this topic was only a couple of sentences long, it was significant for those of us who […]
A new bill that will make Nigeria one of the most homophobic states in the world is about to be signed by its President Goodluck Jonathan. The Bill, which was originally designed to ban same sex marriage but has grown much more wide ranging in its discriminatory measures, has been voted through in the Senate and only […]