KAMPALA – Uganda’s gays are bracing themselves for a spate of arrests and harassment as the country’s draconian anti-gay bill was signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni on Monday, Feb. 24. By Amy Fallon One gay man from Kamapla told IPS after the signing of the bill that there was nothing that he could […]
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Four gay men were publicly whipped in a northern Nigeria Islamic court today, after being convicted of having gay sex, human rights observers said.
As diplomatic tensions over Uganda’s harsh new “Anti-Homosexuality Act” escalate, the Scottish foreign-affairs office has indicated it will grant political asylum to LGBT people seeking to flee persecution in the central African country.
A senior United Nations official has broken ranks with his organisation and called for “full compensation” for the victims of a cholera epidemic in Haiti. Gustavo Gallon, the UN’s top human rights officer in Haiti, also said in his report that “those responsible” for the outbreak should be punished. It is the first such call […]
BANGALORE – It is Wednesday afternoon in Bangalore, known as India’s tech city for being the hub of information technology companies. In her small four by four-foot studio, Vaishalli Chandra, channel manager of QRadio which is dedicated to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, is in conversation with Ankit Bhuptani, a 21-year-old gay […]
WASHINGTON – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s authorisation of the Parliament’s so-called “kill the gays” bill has led Washington officials to announce a review of U.S. aid to the African country. By Bryant Harris While the new law no longer provides the death penalty for LGBT people, as it did when parliament first introduced it, it […]
ABUJA — Nigerian activists say anti-gay legislation passed this year has sparked mob violence, blackmail, homelessness and joblessness among gays across the country. The legislation is somewhat different than the anti-homosexuality law adopted this week in Uganda, but activists say the suffering in their country is the same. By Heather Murdock Off the main road in […]
WASHINGTON — The World Bank on Thursday said it postponed a $90 million loan to Uganda’s health system over a law that toughened punishment for gays, an unusual move for an institution that usually avoids wading into politics. “We have postponed the project for further review to ensure that the development objectives would not […]
With the passage of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality act, which imposes life imprisonment on anyone convicted of being gay or lesbian, a national witch hunt has begun, with leading newspapers posting pictures of known or “suspected” homosexuals, and their addresses, on their front pages.
Six South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have condemned the passing of the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill, signed into law on 24 February 2014 by Ugandan President Museveni. These NGOs – OUT (Pretoria), Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (Johannesburg), Forum for the Empowerment of Women (Johannesburg), Durban Lesbian and […]