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“Double Lives” photoseries by Daniella Zalcman

Daniella Zalcman is a photojournalist who is based in London and New York. In her new photoseries “Double Lives” she took pictures of LGBT activists in Uganda using “double exposure”. In this interview with the Huffington Post she explains why

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Homophobia in Ghana

Kinto Rothmans, CEO of Get Familiar, an organisation which hosts the well-known Friday Friends club night in Ghana’s capital Arcana was ambushed by a mob and brutally beaten. Rothmans was on his way to a date when instead of the

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First LGBT magazine in Uganda

In Uganda activists defy Ugandan laws and plan to launch an LGBT magazine at the end of the month. 30,000 copies of “Bombastic” were printed and will be distributed by hand. One of the magazine’s organisers said that they wanted

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Persecution of LGBTs in Egypt

Since the military took over the government in Egypt about 18 months ago. The situation for homosexuals drastically deteriorated. Two weeks ago a group of men were arrested in a hammam for “indecent behaviour.” Some claimed that the police regularly

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Scott Lively on trial for crimes against humanity

Scott Lively who is best known for his promotion of hatred against LGBTs all over the world is now facing a trial for crimes against humanity. Lively is said to have been actively involved in the sketching of the anti-homosexuality

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I’m a homophobe and Yes, I’m gay too

http://thisisafrica.me/im-homophobe-yes-im-gay/ This is a very touching story that shows what growing up in an ignorant and bigotted society can do to people especially the young who have just started discovering their sexuality.

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Liberia gays attacked over Ebola

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/liberia-gays-attacked-over-ebola241014 Churches in Liberia blame homosexuals for Ebola epidemic which already cost thousands of lives. They see it as a punishment sent by God and call upon the population to seek God’s forgiveness through prayer and fasting. Meanwhile hatred and

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Chad intends to make homosexuality illegal

Chad is following the homophobic lead of other African countries and intends to change its law to make homosexuality punishable. So far being LGBT was seen as immoral in the country but it was not illegal, in fact it was

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Buyondo, Gay and Unapologetic

As an addition to the previous post:

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Uganda LGBT Law

After the good news that Ugandan courts struck down the anti-gay law which was passed earlier this year lawmakers now started to sign a petition with which they hope to vote about the law again and have it reinstated as

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