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British-Nigerian Actress Seyi Omooba dropped from ‘The Color Purple’ Musical After Anti-LGBT Remarks Surface

Just a week ago, Seyi Omooba went on Twitter to thank God for her new role in ‘The Color Purple’ Musical. She would be one of the leads, playing the role of Celie in the critically acclaimed production. I can’t believe this is happening, I am so excited and privileged to be apart of this… Read More British-Nigerian Actress Seyi Omooba dropped from ‘The Color Purple’ Musical After Anti-LGBT Remarks Surface

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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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LGBT+ advocates are hopeful as Kenya is set to rule on decriminalising gay sex

As the countdown draws closer towards Friday for the much-awaited ruling by Kenya’s High Court to repeal Section 162 of the Penal Code, which criminalizes gay sex , advocates, particularly from the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), are optimistic. The National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) is an independent human… Read More LGBT+ advocates are hopeful as Kenya is set to rule on decriminalising gay sex

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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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Killers of Algerian man, Assil Belalta wrote ‘He is gay’ on a wall in the victim’s own blood after slitting his throat

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

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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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“Being openly gay has held my career back” – Phuti Lekoloane, South African openly gay footballer

“I believe I am Africa’s only (full time) soccer player who has come out as gay,” Phuti Lekoloane tells the BBC News Africa. Phuti Lekoloane is the goalkeeper for South African team, Tornado FC. He had initially come out as gay in December 2015 but it wasn’t until a July 2016 radio interview with Robert… Read More “Being openly gay has held my career back” – Phuti Lekoloane, South African openly gay footballer