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Puerto Rican performer, Ricky Martin and husband, Jwan Yosef welcome their baby girl

It’s only a few days into the new year but for Puerto Rican Performer, Ricky Martin and his husband, Jwan Yosef, it’s more. It’s the celebration of the birth of their daughter. On the 1st of January 2019 Ricky announced the arrival of the baby in an Instagram post, showing the infant’s tiny hands. In… Read More Puerto Rican performer, Ricky Martin and husband, Jwan Yosef welcome their baby girl

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The Refugee Coalition of East Africa is raising funds to empower LGBT+ refugees

Many LGBT+ people in Uganda and other Eastern Africa countries face unbelievable discrimination and violence, forcing them to flee their homes and seek refuge in a neighbouring country. They can end up stuck in impoverished and homophobic refugee camps or unwelcoming cities for years, with very little resources or help. Transgender refugees often face additional… Read More The Refugee Coalition of East Africa is raising funds to empower LGBT+ refugees

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Cuba removes language about Same-Sex Marriage from draft of new Constitution

Cuba is undertaking its most significant political change in over 40 years, and the government is encouraging citizens to get involved. Thousands of community meetings are being held across the country, so people can share their thoughts on the new draft constitution. The proposed 224-article new constitution is designed to modernize the nation by recognizing… Read More Cuba removes language about Same-Sex Marriage from draft of new Constitution

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11 women arrested by Kano hisbah for allegedly participating in a same-sex marriage

The Kano Hisbah Corps, a religious police force in Kano state, Nigeria responsible for the enforcement of Sharia on Monday, 17th December was reported to have arrested 11 women for allegedly organising a same-sex marriage. The women were arrested in Sabon Gari area of Fagge Local Government Area. The officer in charge of the operation,… Read More 11 women arrested by Kano hisbah for allegedly participating in a same-sex marriage

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BBC announces Presenter, Ben Hunte as the first LGBT correspondent

Award-winning Journalist and Reporter for BBC WhatsNew — an exciting weekly TV programme by the BBC for young people in Africa — Ben Hunte was recently announced as the new (and first) LGBT correspondent for the BBC. The news of his appointment was shared on the BBC’s official website and twitter handle on Thursday, 13th December 2018. According to… Read More BBC announces Presenter, Ben Hunte as the first LGBT correspondent

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Newly Appointed President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi speaks up for LGBTI rights

Africa is a generally a dangerous place for LGBTI+ persons. The continent’s long-standing relationship with laws, culture and religion that criminalize and endanger the lives of LGBTI people make it difficult for LGBTI people across the continent to express themselves without fear. In a 2018 report by Amnesty International, only 22 countries out of 54 countries… Read More Newly Appointed President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi speaks up for LGBTI rights

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Africa’s First Sporting Event promoting the rights of LGBTI individuals, Afro Games comes to an end

Afro Games is a Sports & Cultural event promoting the rights of LGBTI individuals in Africa. The event, the first of its kind in Africa is the brainchild of KZN LGBT Recreation; A non profit organisation for LGBT Youth and Women. The Afro Games aim to promote social cohesion under the University of KwaZulu-Natal campus community… Read More Africa’s First Sporting Event promoting the rights of LGBTI individuals, Afro Games comes to an end

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Nigerian Politician, Andy Obuoforibo says he believes in LGBTQ rights

With Nigerian elections only a few months away, the spotlight has been on Nigerian political aspirants. From TV shows like On the Couch to regular twitter engagements, Nigerians are asking questions regarding their aspirants’ stance on the economy, education and among other things, LGBTQ rights. While some have provided insightful responses to questions on the… Read More Nigerian Politician, Andy Obuoforibo says he believes in LGBTQ rights