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Yahya Jammeh

Why All LGBT People Should Care About Places Like Russia, Uganda and Gambia

Kevin Jennings | Posted 05.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin Jennings

As barriers to legal equality seem to be falling like dominoes in the United States, it's easy for LGBT Americans and their allies to feel a sense of giddiness. But even as the momentum in the U.S. seems to be accelerating in the right direction, a disturbing countertrend has emerged.

Two Americans Disappear in West African Dictatorship

James Moore | Posted 04.26.2014 | World
James Moore

The U.S. needs to immediately hold him responsible for the welfare of two American citizens and demand verifiable information on their safety, or proof of their deaths and the return of their remains.

Kerry Denounces Gambian Leader's 'Unacceptable' Anti-LGBT Comments

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry responded to harsh, anti-gay comments made by Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh in a Wednesday statement. In a Tuesday ...

Gambia President Orders Arrest Of Journalists

AP | Posted 03.16.2014 | Media

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A newspaper editor in Gambia says two of its journalists have been arrested after reporting that 19 supporters of President Ya...

Gambia's President Calls Being Gay One Of The 'Biggest Threats To Human Existence'

AP | Posted 09.27.2013 | Gay Voices

UNITED NATIONS -- The president of Gambia is using his address to the United Nations General Assembly to attack gays and lesbians, calling homosexuali...

African President Warns Homosexuals To Stay Away, Or Regret Being Born

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.02.2013 | Gay Voices

The leader of a small West African nation that receives American humanitarian aid has warned that any gay or lesbians found in his country will "regre...

Trymaine Lee

Rev. Jesse Jackson Celebrates Birthday By Springing American Captives From Gambian Prison | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.08.2012 | Black Voices

Depending on who's telling it, the Rev. Jesse Jackson is either a civil rights icon and trailblazer or a self-serving opportunist and attention-monger...

Gambia Rounds Up 1,000 'Witches': Rights Group

AP | TODD PITMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAKAR, Senegal — Authorities in Gambia have rounded up about 1,000 people and forced them to drink hallucinogens in a witch-hunting campaign tha...