December 2014

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UGANDA: 2014 Community Favorites Results

shares It has been an amazing period seeing community members participant socially in this campaign as they voted their favourite activists of the year in Uganda. 213 participated in the voting and below are the results. ALUTA CONTINUA VOTER SELECTIONS 1. Most Outstanding Male Activist- Frank Mugisha 2. Most Outstanding Female Activist- Kasha Nabagesera 3. […]

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UGANDA: Transgender Web Series ‘The Pearl of Africa’ Releases Episode 3

shares Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been sharing the story of Ugandan transgender activist Cleopatra Kambugu, whose decision to publicly transition in her home country serves as the basis for Swedish filmmaker Jonny von Wallström‘s forthcoming documentary feature, The Pearl of Africa. The doc offers a glimpse into the life of Cleo and her boyfriend […]

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INDONESIA: Anti-Gay Law In Aceh Province Forces LGBT People Into Hiding

shares By Gayatri Suroyo and Charlotte Greenfield BANDA ACEH, Indonesia/JAKARTA, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main gay rights group in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh started burning piles of documents outside their headquarters in late October, worried that the sharia police would raid them at any moment. Indonesia’s northernmost […]

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UGANDA: African LGBTI Asylum Seekers Face ‘’Double-Alienation’’

shares By: Fr Anthony Musaala African LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, intersexual) persons are already among the most alienated and stigmatized people in their own countries, but the level of rejection and trauma increases significantly when they become asylum seekers. This is mainly due in to the severing of family ties, because of rejection. Most […]

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Comment: Why we should reflect on the state of LGBT persecution this Christmas

shares The head of the Human Dignity Trust writes for PinkNews on why we should look to other countries this Christmas, where LGBT people are still persecuted. 2014 has taken the persecution of gay men and lesbians to a new level. Not content with the existing criminal laws which already outlawed gay sex, Nigeria, Uganda […]

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ZIMBABWE: Unity Day..a façade for LGBTI Zimbabweans

shares By Teclah Matare Zimbabwe celebrated its unity day yesterday, yet for many LGBT people the day has lost its meaning. The continuous violation of their constitutional rights by the state coupled with the unabated attacks on those who are or perceived LGBT persons by state appendages speaks volumes of the many challenges bedeviling the community. Friday 19th […]

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GAMBIA: Three suspected gay men to be prosecuted.

shares Three men who were arrested for allegedly engaging in homosexual practices in the country are set to be prosecuted, an official of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), told the Daily Observer Monday. The three men were recently rounded up by operatives of the NIA and have been investigated for their alleged crime, which is […]

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EUROPE: European Parliament votes to protect LGBT people in global development

shares The European Parliament this week voted for a report which will outline its input in the global future development policy, which includes a strong commitment to protect LGBT people, and those living with HIV. In 2000 the UN adopted the Millennium Declaration, specifying concrete targets to be reached by 2015: the Millennium Development Goals. […]