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Kenyan Court says LGBT Group can register as an NGO

The LGBTIQ community in Kenya can celebrate another milestone as a court affirmed that the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGHLRC) can officially register under the Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination (NGO) Act. Three judges dismissed the appeal by the NGO coordination board, agreeing with the High Court that ALL, including LGBT persons, should be… Read More Kenyan Court says LGBT Group can register as an NGO

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New research shows LGBT+ discrimination is costing Kenya between $181 million to $1.3 billion per year

This demonstrates the catalytic power of LGBT+ inclusion in helping Kenya achieve its economic goals Open For Business, a coalition of global companies making the case that inclusive and diverse societies are better for business and economic growth, released new research today which found that LGBT+ discrimination is costing Kenya between $181 million to $1.3… Read More New research shows LGBT+ discrimination is costing Kenya between $181 million to $1.3 billion per year

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Safer Nudes Nigeria is holding a one day workshop on ‘kito’ and online/offline dating

Safer Nudes Nigeria is calling on queer individuals in Lagos and Abuja who are interested in participating in a one day meeting to discuss in real time and find solutions to: Safer ways of meeting dates online and offline. Sending nudes safely. Dealing with revenge porn, blackmail and extortion. Avoiding kito and other stories that… Read More Safer Nudes Nigeria is holding a one day workshop on ‘kito’ and online/offline dating

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You can lend your voice in solidarity with LGBT+ Egyptians. Here’s how

The Egyptian government hates rainbows. In fact, waving a rainbow flag can have very serious consequences in Egypt. In September 2017, 75 people were arrested after someone did just that at a concert in Cairo. And last year, at least 76 people were arrested and taken to court, just because authorities assumed they were LGBT+.… Read More You can lend your voice in solidarity with LGBT+ Egyptians. Here’s how

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India records progress with Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ movie

Released on the first of February, “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga …” (“When I Saw That Girl, I Felt …”) is Bollywood’s first LGBT+ mainstream film and one focused on lesbian romance. The transgender writer, Gazal Dhaliwal says she “feels responsible for telling LGBT+ stories”. “I have lived this life. I felt responsible… Read More India records progress with Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ movie

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“My body is strong but my soul is stronger,” Jussie Smollett speaks about the attack

About a week after the racist and homophobic attack on actor, Jussie Smollett, he has released his first statement to reassure everyone that he’s recovering and thankful for the support he’s received over the last few days. As earlier reported on the Rustin Times, Jussie Smollett was stopped while reportedly exiting a Subway restaurant in… Read More “My body is strong but my soul is stronger,” Jussie Smollett speaks about the attack

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Kenya’s LGBT+ refugees fall sick at U.N. shelter but UNHCR says the outbreak was not linked to conditions at the shelter

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

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Actor, Jussie Smollett hospitalized after racist, homophobic attack in Chicago

Jussie Smollett, popularly known for his lead role as Jamal Lyon in Fox Television show — Empire, was attacked around 2:00 am CT Tuesday morning in Chicago. According to Chicago police reports on The Advocate, Jussie Smollett — who came nout as gay in 2015 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show — was stopped while reportedly exiting… Read More Actor, Jussie Smollett hospitalized after racist, homophobic attack in Chicago

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Boy Erased, Grey’s Anatomy, Pose, Queer Eye makes nominee list for GLAAD Media awards

2018 was definitely the year of accurate representation for Queer people. From movies to series to songs nd even video games, Queer people and Queer issues moved from being a minority to a major part of the media. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the… Read More Boy Erased, Grey’s Anatomy, Pose, Queer Eye makes nominee list for GLAAD Media awards