KAMPALA - Human rights campaigners who filed a recent legal petition against Uganda’s draconian anti-gay law believe that they have a compelling case for its nullification. By Amy Fallon “Judges are human beings. But we are pretty sure we have made a compelling case for the nullification of the law and the judges will exercise their judicial […]
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When Patrick Muiru* met George* on a Facebook dating page, little did he know this was the start of his problems that will leave him naked, sexually assaulted, beaten and humiliated. Patrick is a 26 year old closeted gay man who has fallen prey to blackmailers and extortionists targeting gay men. Patrick who lives in […]
Skyjacking Focus Of Massive Search For Missing Malaysian Jetliner By Nathan James Nine days after a Malaysian Airlines plane disappeared from the skies over the Gulf of Thailand, skyjacking is becoming the central focus of authorities looking for the missing jetliner. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200ER, carrying 239 passengers and crew, vanished from tracking radar, […]
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 […]
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 […]