Algeria is one of the 34 African countries where homosexuality is illegal. Same-sex sexual activity can receive fines or up to three years in prison. There are also no anti-discrimination laws and no laws protecting same-sex couples. Based on reports from Metro, 21-year-old Algerian medical student, Assil Belalta returned home around 7pm on Sunday night… Read More Killers of Algerian man, Assil Belalta wrote ‘He is gay’ on a wall in the victim’s own blood after slitting his throat
Thanks to brilliant reporting from the Thomas Reuters Foundation, it has been revealed that “Dozens of LGBT+ refugees living in a shelter run by the United Nations in Kenya were taken to hospital after falling sick on Thursday, days after they complained of overcrowding and poor sanitation at the facility”. According to the refugee representative,… Read More Kenya’s LGBT+ refugees fall sick at U.N. shelter but UNHCR says the outbreak was not linked to conditions at the shelter
In a Rustin Times news article dated 20th of December 2018, it was reported that The Kano Hisbah Corps, a religious police force in Kano state, Nigeria responsible for the enforcement of Sharia Law arrested 11 women for allegedly organizing a same-sex marriage in Sabon Gari area of Fagge Local Government Area. However, in a… Read More Kano Hisbah frees 2 of the women arrested for participating in same – sex marriage
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
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
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
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.
The 44th President of the United States of America; Barack Obama has rebuked Kenya and other African countries that have criminalized homosexuality and ignored the need for gay rights. To mark 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013 aged 95, Obama gave a speech to mark Mandela Day in Johannesburg,… Read More Barack Obama reprimands Kenya & other African countries for dismissing gay rights.