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EXCLUSIVE: Progressive Prudes report reveals SA attitudes to LGBTI rights
EXCLUSIVE: Progressive Prudes report reveals SA attitudes to LGBTI rights
Seventy-two percent of South Africans think that sex between people of the same gender is morally wrong.
Bid to shift the 'movable middle' — working to change harmful views of queer people
Bid to shift the 'movable middle' — working to change harmful views of queer people
"I remember once, I was walking alone and a bunch of guys started whistling and calling me ‘baby’. When they saw I was ignoring them, they...
​Flight to safety: A lesbian's story of persecution in Uganda and her SA experience
​Flight to safety: A lesbian's story of persecution in Uganda and her SA experience
"You know, in Uganda, if you tell people you’re a lesbian, they’ll say you’re Satan.
Obama calls for gay rights in Africa, decries corruption and conflict
Obama calls for gay rights in Africa, decries corruption and conflict
US President Barack Obama on Saturday called for gay rights in Africa, comparing homophobia to racial discrimination he had encountered in the...
Moz lifts gay laws but queer fight goes on
Moz lifts gay laws but queer fight goes on
Gay rights activists welcome the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Mozambique but said they still face a long struggle for full equality.
[Slideshow]Celebrations following US gay marriage ruling
[Slideshow]Celebrations following US gay marriage ruling
Friday’s landmark Supreme Court decision legalising same-sex marriage in all 50 American states is an outcome few thought possible just years ago.
Fear of the feminine recurs
Fear of the feminine recurs
Last year Nigeria and Uganda passed laws with draconian penalties for people engaged in same-sex relationships and their allies – the...
Pupils Speak Out: Wrath and hate where there should be warmth and love
Pupils Speak Out: Wrath and hate where there should be warmth and love
The article you are about to read is part of a weekly series of comment pieces written by pupils about the problems they encounter in their...
Sharp rise in classroom homophobia
Sharp rise in classroom homophobia
South Africa’s schools are a hostile environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex pupils, said gender activists this week....
Obama to sign order barring federal discrimination against gays
Obama to sign order barring federal discrimination against gays
The order does not include new exemptions for religious organisations, a fact that was cheered by gay rights activists.
Cyprus holds first gay pride parade
Cyprus holds first gay pride parade
Thousands of people marched in Cyprus's first gay pride parade on Saturday, calling for equal rights in a country where homosexuality is still...
Sweden stops aid to anti-gay Uganda
Sweden stops aid to anti-gay Uganda
Sweden said on Wednesday it would stop development aid payments to Uganda "because of the anti-gay legislation" passed in late February....

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