In Zimbabwe, Mugabe resumes his gay-bashing

MUGABE’S LATEST ANTI-GAY TIRADE As has become the norm, as soon as Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was inaugurated for his seventh term in office, he resumed making scathing remarks against homosexuality. During his inauguration ceremony on Aug. 22, attended by thousands of people as well as African dignitaries Mugabe spoke at length about Zimbabwe, trade, … Continue reading


Vigilante brigade hunts Cameroon gays, says anti-gay activist

An anti-gay vigilante brigade patrols the streets of Cameroon’s capital every Friday and Saturday, hunting for homosexuals. So said anti-gay leader Sismondi Barlev Bidjocka during today’s march against homosexuality in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Just last Friday, Aug. 16, he said, the brigade arrested four gay men, who are still in custody. His statements contradict assertions that … Continue reading


Gay Somali refugees face death threats if they return

The African social justice website Pambazuka reports: Gay, lesbian and HIV-infected refugees from Somalia are facing persecution – and even the threat of death – should they return home. Refugees have been under pressure to leave accommodations in Kenya, where many also face racist discrimination, after claims the country is now significantly safer than when … Continue reading


How Cameroon locals, others paid for slain LGBT leader’s funeral

Donations from around the world Many people from Cameroon and at least seven other countries helped pay for the funeral of journalist and activist Eric Lembembe, who was murdered last month. The following summary of funds donated to and spent on the funeral of Aug. 2-3 was prepared by three Cameroonian organizations combating discrimination against … Continue reading


Ugandan activists win a battle vs. anti-gay U.S. pastor

The Center for Constitutional Rights reports: August 14, 2013, Springfield, MA – Today, in a first-of-its kind case brought by a Ugandan LGBTI advocacy organization against a prominent U.S. anti-gay extremist, a federal judge ruled that persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is a crime against humanity and that the fundamental … Continue reading