African LGBT activists praise, mourn Nelson Mandela

Memories, mourning and inspiration The death of South African liberator Nelson Mandela on Dec. 5  brought sadness and words of deep appreciation from African LGBT activists. “Nelson was a person who fought against discrimination in all its forms,” said Dominique Menoga, president of Camfaids (the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS). Ugandan LGBT rights activist Kasha Jacqueline … Continue reading


Seeking change for LGBTs in India, South Africa, Uganda

Here are links to noteworthy recent coverage of issues related to treatment of LGBT people in countries where homosexuality is illegal, and elsewhere: From India: Sexual Minorities and the Gender Agenda (blogs.worldbank.org) “India’s estimated 700,000 hijras, or transgender women, generally get little or no schooling, their families often reject them, and they join marginalized and … Continue reading