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Theresa May ‘deeply regrets’ the UK’s anti-gay colonial laws

Following various petitions and protests from many groups urging the British Prime Minister to apologise for the UK’s anti-gay colonial laws, Theresa May told 53 leaders of various commonwealth states at their annual summit, that she “deeply regrets” the laws. May said the laws were wrong then and are wrong now. They were passed during… Read More Theresa May ‘deeply regrets’ the UK’s anti-gay colonial laws

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Uganda’s MPs want anti-gay bill reintroduced in Parliament

Members of Uganda’s parliament want to reintroduce the antigay bill that was deemed unconstitutional in 2014. This comes after the MPs moved a motion to praise the speaker Rebecca Kadaga for “upholding cultural values” and speaking against LGBT issues at the March Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference. She added that Uganda will withdraw from the Union if they… Read More Uganda’s MPs want anti-gay bill reintroduced in Parliament

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DHQ Condemns Amnesty International over report; Spokesperson says Nigeria’s culture forbids homosexuality

Following Amnesty International’s report on Nigeria’s security situation and human rights abuses, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has released a statement saying that it is a gross disservice to the nation’s security command; adding that the actions of the organisation is geared towards “weakening the efforts of the Nigerian military at ensuring peace and security in the… Read More DHQ Condemns Amnesty International over report; Spokesperson says Nigeria’s culture forbids homosexuality

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Zimbabwe’s President says he won’t campaign for LGBT Rights

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has shared his thoughts on the rights of LGBT people in his country. In an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest at the World Economic Forum in Davos, he said “Those people who want it are the people who should canvass for it, but it’s not my duty to campaign for this.”  In Zimbabwe,… Read More Zimbabwe’s President says he won’t campaign for LGBT Rights

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Ekene Odigwe: Nigeria’s exclusion of the LGBTIQ community from the National HIV discourse

According to Dr Aliyu of NACA 900,000 Nigerians are on HIV Treatment while 700, 000 funding comes from USAID. Let me see if I can break this down, the fact is South Africa has the largest antiretroviral treatment (ART) programme globally and these efforts have been largely financed from its own domestic resources. The country… Read More Ekene Odigwe: Nigeria’s exclusion of the LGBTIQ community from the National HIV discourse

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Canada will officially apologise to the LGBTQ Community for years of discrimination

The LGBTQ Community in Canada is getting an official apology for years of discrimination and harassment. The country’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau made the announcement over the weekend on Twitter. On November 28, the Government will offer a formal apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians in the House – for the persecution & injustices they have suffered,… Read More Canada will officially apologise to the LGBTQ Community for years of discrimination

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Liberian Presidential Candidate Alexander Cummings says he will not support LGBT Rights

The presidential candidate and standard bearer of Liberia’s Alternative National Congress, Alexander B. Cummings has clarified his stand on LGBT rights. According to FrontPageAfricaNews, he made the statement at the unveiling of his party platform in Monrovia. He said he is not in support of gay rights in Liberia and has no intention of legalising… Read More Liberian Presidential Candidate Alexander Cummings says he will not support LGBT Rights

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Nancy Pelosi surprises crowd at 2017 GLAAD Gala and Speaks Against Proposed Ban on Transgender Service Members

CNN’s Don Lemon receives Davidson/Valentini Award from Van Jones and condemns white supremacy in powerful speech GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, honored CNN anchor and correspondent Don Lemon and Y Combinator president Sam Altman at the 2017 GLAAD Gala on September 9 in San Francisco. The event recognizes tech innovators and storytellers… Read More Nancy Pelosi surprises crowd at 2017 GLAAD Gala and Speaks Against Proposed Ban on Transgender Service Members

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Chika Amadi quits UK Labour Party following homophobic remarks

Chika Amadi has quit the UK Labour Party following her homophobic remarks on social media. She made the announcement on her Twitter page.   No longer a Labour Councillor.No longer suspended. But still serving my community – free from the exclusive club – Labour @naijcom @ChrLeft — Chika Amadi (@chikadreams) August 4, 2017 Having reflected… Read More Chika Amadi quits UK Labour Party following homophobic remarks