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Africa Homophobia

How Homophobia In African Churches Threatens LGBT Individuals

Religion News Service | Gay Clark Jennings | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion

(RNS) In the last month, many Westerners watched in horror as Uganda, and then Nigeria, enacted laws that are brutally repressive to lesbian, gay, bis...

Mandela's LGBTQ Advocacy Has Fallen on Deaf Ears in Africa and African Diasporic Communities

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

If truth be told, Mandela's advocacy has shown very little light even in his country. South Africa has a serious problem with its LGBTQ population, and especially with lesbians. And its method to remedy its "problem" with lesbians is "corrective rape."

How to Approach the Issue of LGBT Rights in Africa

Udoka Okafor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Udoka Okafor

LGBT issues in Africa must be approached from multiple angles: political, social, legal, and cultural. Many of the things understood about the African community, even by some people within Africa itself, are understood through the lens of a culture that was redefined by the West.

LGBT Rights in Africa: A Step Forward?

Udoka Okafor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Udoka Okafor

Whenever someone from the LGBT community in Africa is beaten, raped, or killed, the government of the states they belong in, do not condemn the acts, so for a president in Africa to condemn these acts as unlawful, is something that cannot and must not be taken lightly.

David Kato: A Hero of Hope

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 03.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

One year ago we lost a hero: David Kato was murdered in his home in Uganda. David did not become a hero because he died as an advocate for LGBT people; he was a hero because he lived for equality, despite death threats and despite all apparent odds.

Fighting For LGBT Rights In Africa

Chi Mgbako | Posted 07.03.2011 | Impact
Chi Mgbako

African community groups championing the rights of Africa's sexual minorities are publicly condemning institutionalized homophobia and filing lawsuits arguing for the recognition of LGBT rights.

Gay Men In Africa Have 10 Times Higher HIV Rate Due To Homophobia: Report

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HIV rates among gay men in some African countries are 10 times higher than among the general male population, says research in medical journal the Lan...