German embassies have repeatedly stymied the LGBT support group Hamiam when it invites human rights activists for training in Cologne, Germany. One of the latest activists to be blocked is the founder of a Mauritanian human rights advocacy group.
The Gambia’s new leader has downplayed concerns about the so-called “threat” of homosexuality — a stark contrast to his outrageously homophobic predecessor.
LGBTI Africans in the United Kingdom cheered yesterday’s rejection of a bishops’ report on same-sex marriage that they consider discriminatory and exclusionary.
Carine, a 26-year-old Cameroonian lesbian, was released in September 2016 after four years in jail because of her sexual orientation. Now she wants to resume a productive and happy life.
Manvendra Singh Gohil, an openly gay member of an Indian royal family, is working hard to end anti-gay stigma and turn back the AIDS epidemic, Agence France-Presse reports via the Indian publication FirstPost.
As Uganda seeks to reverse rising HIV infection rates, Ugandan LGBTI activists are seeking improved contacts with leaders of anti-AIDS programs and an end to stigma that excludes LGBTI people from HIV services.
LGBTQ refugees and others have reached the United States in recent days, benefiting from the court-ordered stay on President Donald Trump’s Jan. 29 executive order that sought to tighten border controls. Among them was pre-screened Ugandan refugee Simon Kwesigabo, who had been left homeless on the streets of Nairobi, Kenya, after Trump’s executive order canceled …
A new coalition of LGBTQI organizations in the eastern Caribbean is setting its sights on improving the lives of the region’s sexual minorities. The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality Inc. (ECADE), which was launched late last year, issued this update:
Two LGBT rights supporters have vanished in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine and are feared to have become victims of anti-LGBT forces there, Human Rights Watch says.
Russian official have blocked plans for Pride marches at nine locations, including one in Salekhard, at the Arctic Circle.