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Kenya’s court to consider India’s ruling in their gay rights case.

Kenya, like most of Africa, treats homosexuality with up to a 14-year jail sentence, but in recent years LGBTQ advocates have become increasingly vocal. And the government has also become more understanding of gay rights and the many plights in the community. This opportunity has led an activist movement to challenge the ruling and they… Read More Kenya’s court to consider India’s ruling in their gay rights case.

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Ghana’s president talks about upholding his Christian values and saying no to same-sex marriage.

There has been a lot of negative focus on gay rights in Ghana and hope was earlier introduced when the President previously said the country was “bound” to decriminalize homosexuality eventually. Unfortunately it appears that his stance has bowed to religious pressure as a recent speech by president Nana Akufo-Addo, delivered to the 2018 Synod… Read More Ghana’s president talks about upholding his Christian values and saying no to same-sex marriage.

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Drag Race Royalty; Bebe Zahara Benet talks about returning to Cameroon this year.

CAMEROOOOOOOON Rupaul’s Drag Race season 1 winner and AllStar season 3 finalist; BeBe Zahara Benet has revealed she hopes to visit her birth place; Cameroon this year. She revealed this in an interview with Gay Star News and she talked about the last time she went to the motherland, her family/friends there and the current political… Read More Drag Race Royalty; Bebe Zahara Benet talks about returning to Cameroon this year.

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Trump administration says it won’t press African countries over their anti-gay laws.

White House official; Mick Mulvaney, a former Republican lawmaker who is Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Trump administration, talked about Africa’s anti-gay laws and how the administration has no interest in the matter at the State Department’s ‘Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Conference‘ in Washington, DC. In his speech, Mick Mulvaney lashed… Read More Trump administration says it won’t press African countries over their anti-gay laws.

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Zimbabwe’s government educates health care providers to give better care to LGBT persons.

The Zimbabwean ministry of health has approved a training manual to be used by all health practitioners in the country in treating LGBT persons and sex workers in the country’s health institutions. LGBT persons and sex workers have in the past complained of being met with negative stereotypes in the country’s health institutions, something that… Read More Zimbabwe’s government educates health care providers to give better care to LGBT persons.

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Here’s how to celebrate LGBT Pride in Africa without getting arrested.

LGBT PRIDE month is fast approaching and the international LGBT community is gearing up for a celebration of love and gay rights. Gay pride or LGBT pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a… Read More Here’s how to celebrate LGBT Pride in Africa without getting arrested.

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The Ghanaian Times make a seriously blind argument in support of LGBT discrimination.

Still in the aftermath of Theresa May’s plea to commonwealth leader for a general reform and a support system for the LGBT community in Africa. The Ghanaian Times took to a torch bearing frenzy in a bid to blindly shut down any hopes for a society where LGBT youths are free from violence and discrimination.… Read More The Ghanaian Times make a seriously blind argument in support of LGBT discrimination.

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How Africans are responding to the Global Conversation on LGBT Rights

Last week, we reported that Theresa May told 53 leaders of various commonwealth states at their annual summit, that she “deeply regrets” the laws adding that it is is time to overhaul “outdated”, colonial-era legislation that treats members of the LGBT community as criminals. This has increased the conversation regarding LGBT rights across the continent.… Read More How Africans are responding to the Global Conversation on LGBT Rights