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Prominent Gay Rights Activist Tortured And Killed

AP | ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices

DAKAR, Senegal — A prominent gay rights activist in Cameroon was tortured and killed just weeks after issuing a public warning about the threat ...

Cameroon Upholds 3-year Jail Term For Gay Man Who Sent 'I Love You' Text Message

AP | DIVINE NTARYIKE and ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 02.16.2013 | Gay Voices

DOUALA, Cameroon -- An appeals court on Monday upheld a three-year sentence against a man found guilty of homosexual conduct for sending a text messag...

LGBTI Rights in Uganda: A Call for Global Solidarity

Frank Mugisha | Posted 08.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Frank Mugisha

As these esteemed human rights defenders have supported human rights for LGBTI people in Uganda and worldwide, I hope the support of other leaders will have the same impact. If religious leaders defended our human dignity, how could anyone threaten us with violence?

U.N. Chief Makes Bold Statement On Gay Rights

AP | Posted 03.30.2012 | World

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says African nations should stop treating gays as "second-class citizens, or even cri...

Uganda's Gays Fight Back Against Crackdown

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Gregory Branch KAMPALA, Uganda -- Even as Uganda's parliament considers the Anti-Homosexuality Bill -- which calls for the death penalty for som...

Malawi: Police Say Man Arrested In Anti-Gay Sweep

AP | RAPHAEL TENTHANI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Police in Malawi say they have arrested a man in what they describe as a sweep against homosexuals. There is a debate over g...

Uganda: President Yoweri Museveni Wants Anti-Gay Bill To "Go Slow"

GlobalPost | Gregory Branch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After weeks of mounting domestic and international concern over the "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" currently before the Ugandan parliament, President Yower...

Malawi Police Arrest 2 Gay Men For Engagement Ceremony

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BLANTYRE, MALAWI — Officials in Malawi say they have arrested two men for celebrating their engagement to each other in the conservative souther...