Africa

Homophobic Zimbabwe obstructs anti-Aids workshop

Zimbabwe officials disrupted a workshop for people most at risk of HIV infections over the weekend, seizing documents at the Harare airport and tearing down an exhibition stand displaying materials they found offensive. The seizure is just the latest example of government obstruction of Aids fighters’ attempts to provide health information to sexual minorities, who … Continue reading

Uncategorized

Zimbabwe activists reject call for anti-gay crackdown

Zimbabwean LGBT activists have slammed a Bulawayo-based anti-gay political organisation that is calling on the country to ban local groups that help LGBT people. The pressure group argues that LGBT advocacy organisations are un-African and in violation of the Zimbabwean constitution. The organization, based in Zimbabwe’s second-largest city, calls itself Africa Against Western Influence and … Continue reading

Uncategorized

Mixed feelings among LGBTs as Zimbabwe turns 33

Zimbabwean LGBT people across the world have expressed mixed feelings on the country’s Independence Day celebrations as Zimbabwe turned 33 today. For some LGBT Zimbabweans who fled from the country because of its widespread homophobia, Independence Day was a time for grieving and for remembering what they had lost. During the day’s celebrations in Harare, … Continue reading