They listed a failed land governance regime, the failure to effectively tackle climate change, the failure to build an economically inclusive environment, the hefty national debt burden, corruption, delayed justice and the abuse of freedom of speech and expression as some of the major challenges that must be tackled in 2019.
To commemorate eight years since David Kato Kisule was brutally murdered, Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG) and Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) conducted a one-day breast and cervical cancer screening drive dubbed, “Strengthening Health Services for LBQ Women in Uganda”.
ANGOLA DECRIMINALISES HOMOSEXUALITY: African LGBTQ Movement Calls for Practical Implementation of New Penal Code
This came after the Angolan Parliament, yesterday, adopted its new penal code Act that saw these colonial provisions dropped. The new penal code also provides more protection for sexual and gender minorities as discrimination of persons based on their gender identity or sexual orientation is now a crime by law. Article 214 of the new Penal Code, forbids discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment and the provision of goods and services
With less than a month for the ruling to be heard on Kenya’s groundbreaking case to have homosexuality decriminalized, it cannot be denied that the movement is setting precedence in the struggle for the rights of LGBTIQ persons in the region.
The project was birthed after the realization that the existing interventions and research data exclude and deliberately sideline LBQT persons due to already existing societal homophobia and fear. The findings also revealed that people only understand Intimate Partner Violence(IPV) in the heteronormative context thus leaving a gap within the gender and sexual minorities and the misconception that IPV doesn’t occur in same sex relationships/ partnerships especially within LBQ/ WSW women is undeniable.
Buckle up Marvel fans, you will be meeting the world’s first ever drag queen superhero in the pages of a comic book. The drag queen named Shade made her first appearance in Marvel’s monthly series Iceman and fans are ecstatic with hopes that she will be a regular in the series or even get her own comic. Shade’s superpower is teleportation through her hand-held fan.
The report also documents the ways in which Nigeria’s legal system has failed the LGBTQ community by endorsing the violations inflicted on them and continuing to deny them their basic human rights. It lists physical attacks, extortion, blackmail, invasion of privacy, arbitrary arrests, and unlawful detention as some of the common trends of violation.
In Africa as a whole, the fight to have a third gender recognized is not yet at its peak as most countries still criminalize the mere existence of LGBTQ persons. South Africa is the only African country that legally recognizes gender and sexual minorities.
This comes at a time when many LGBTQ identifying Ugandans had abandoned their different faith doctrines due to the judgment and segregation they were facing based on their sexual orientation or/and gender identity.