Africa

Thousands in Gambian anti-gay protest

We re-publish here the un-edited news story  by the Banjul-based Gambia Observer published on December 10th, International Human Rights Day, so that you may read for yourselves the manner in which this kind of information is conveyed to Gambians.   This government-backed demonstration, to distract Gambians from their real problems, was attended by President Jammeh, included the reading … Continue reading

Africa

Gambia plans life sentences for gay ‘repeat offenders’

The Associated Press reports: Gambia’s National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said [today, Sept. 8], potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa’s most vocal anti-gay leaders. The bill amending the criminal code was passed last month and brings life sentences … Continue reading

Africa / Americas

32 anti-gay African leaders, 32 smiling Obama photos

The issue of African countries imprisoning LGBTI people for their sexual orientation wasn’t on the agenda at this week’s United States/Africa summit in Washington, D.C. Instead, President Obama spoke about security, trade and economic development. Then, on Aug. 5, he and First Lady Michelle Obama posed for friendly photos with 32 leaders of countries with … Continue reading

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Gay sex tourism in anti-gay Gambia

Gambia’s strong-man president, Yahya Jammeh, devoted his recent speech at the opening session of parliament to railing against homosexuality along with the nation’s growing murder rate, police corruption and European countries’ deportation of Gambian citizens. At much the same time, the United States-based Gambian website Freedom Newspaper published a harsh depiction of life in the … Continue reading