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U.S. vs. ‘Dictators’ Club’ of anti-gay African strongmen

While African leaders meet this week at a trade summit in Washington, D.C., it’s important to recognize that some of Africa’s most repressive (and mostly anti-LGBTI) leaders are gaining strength from each other by providing mutual support, writes Alyssa Rickard, program associate for Africa Programs at democracy watchdog group Freedom House. She argues that the … Continue reading


Violence greets Russian protests against anti-gay bill

Several people were injured when Russian anti-gay opponents attacked protests against a proposed national ban on “homosexual propaganda.” Protests were held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Arkhangelsk, Tomsk, Syktyvkar and Samara advocating rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people and opposing the “gay propaganda” bill, which would outlaw public discussion of gay rights if … Continue reading


Cameroun: Le plaidoyer provoque une menace de mort

Publié le 10 mars 2015 Après avoir parlé franchement en février contre les infractions des droits humains par les forces camerounaises opposant les troupes insurgés de Boko Haram dans le nord du Cameroun, Maximilienne Ngo Mbe, défenseur des droits humains, est devenue la cible d’une vraisemblable menace de mort diffusée à la télévision et aussi … Continue reading