Middle East / North Africa

Tunisia: Death threats against LGBT activists

The Huffington Post Mahgreb/Tunisia reports death threats against the vice-president and other members of the LGBT association Shams: Hedi Sahly, vice-president of “Shams” has left Tunisia due to death threats. (Interview) Hedi Sahly, vice-president of Shams, an association for the decriminalization of homosexuality, has left Tunisia following death threats. Since its creation and legal registration, … Continue reading

Africa / Middle East / North Africa

Three-year jail sentence for six Tunisian youths

From Tunisia, kapitalis.com reports (in French): On Dec. 10, 2015, a court in Kairouan [Kirwan or al-Qayrawan] sentenced six youths from Rakkada [Raqqada] to the maximum 3 years imprisonment provided by the Penal Code’s Article 230 [Tunisia’s law against sodomy]; again, discredited anal tests were used as evidence. The court also convicted one of the … Continue reading


Malawi Law Targets LGBTI People

We re-publish here today’s news release from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) expressing serious concerns over a discriminatory Malawi law targeting LGBTI people.  Half of Malawi’s population of about 15 million live below the poverty line. (New York)—The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) today raised serious concerns about discriminatory … Continue reading


Panama summit concludes as LGBTI struggles continue

We re-publish here the news release issued by Coalition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Travesti, Transgender, Transsexual and Intersex Organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean (LGBTTTI Coalition), at the conclusion of the 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama City as this touches upon the entire region of the Americas.  Released on behalf of the Coalition by Marcelo … Continue reading


LGBTI, development and globalisation

by Caleb Orozco We publish this editorial commentary by Caleb Orozco, Executive Director of  the United Belize Advocacy Movement.  Caleb wrote this on April 8, in the context of discussions within a SOGI, LGBTI online network, hosted by Geneva-based ARC International.  Discussions relating to LGBTI human rights, globalization, development and negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement prompted … Continue reading