Nigeria’s anti-gay law boosts anti-LGBT extortion, violence
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Nigeria’s anti-gay law boosts anti-LGBT extortion, violence

Nigeria’s Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, 2013 (SSMPA) has made a bad situation much worse for Nigeria’s beleaguered lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, Human Rights Watch said in a recent report. The law has led to an increase in extortion and violence against LGBT people and imposed restrictions on nongovernmental organizations providing essential services … Continue reading

Africa / Commentary

Activist: Cheers, fears over historic African resolution

Much work needs to be done throughout Africa to follow up on an African Commission resolution opposing violence and human rights violations against sexual minorities, says Juliet Mphande, a human rights, media and peace activist from Zambia. In this commentary, Mphande  describes the message the resolution  sends to African governments and  its meaning to African human … Continue reading

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African Commission backs LGBT rights

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights recently adopted  a ground-breaking resolution against violence and other human rights violations committed against people on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).  BuzzFeed reported: “It is a big deal,” said Monica Tabengwa, a longtime lesbian activist from Botswana who now works for Human … Continue reading

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Aidez-nous dans la lutte pour les droits des africains LGBTI

Publié le 12 septembre 2013 Aidez nous à envoyer des militants LGBTI camerounais à la Commission africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples! Quelques semaines seulement après avoir parlé publiquement des menaces et la violence ciblant les groupes LGBTI au Cameroun, le Directeur de CAMFAIDS, Eric Ohena Lembembe  a été brutalement torturé et assassiné … Continue reading