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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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EU court forbids tests for gay asylum seekers

In reaction to the often degrading questions gay asylum seekers had to answer in some European countries the EU court of justice ruled that methods which infringed the privacy of people were no longer allowed. In countries like the Czech

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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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Ugandan MPs pass life in jail anti-homosexual law

Ugandan MPs pass life in jail anti-homosexual law A law was passed in Uganda which convicts every person who engages in “homosexual activity” to a life sentence in prison. Even those who fail to report other’s homosexuality face a prison

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‘God Loves Uganda’: How Religion Fueled An Anti-Gay Movement

‘God Loves Uganda’: How Religion Fueled An Anti-Gay Movement Article and Audio on ‘God loves Uganda’ a film project by Roger Ross Williams. Williams’ documentary shows the situation of LGBT people in Uganda and how the mere talk of an

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LGBT Rights in Africa: A Step Forward?

LGBT Rights in Africa: A Step Forward? An article on the situation of the LGBT community in Africa and how important a simple statement,  by the President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, condemning the violence against LGBT people is for

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