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EDITORIAL: Nigerian law is the criminal, not gay people

Social mores and prejudices forged in Lagos are echoed in the intimate spaces of people all over the continent

​Kenya high court will not repeal anti-LGBT law

The three-judge bench ruled that the laws do not in any way violate the rights of LGBT Kenyans

Folau code of conduct hearing set for May 4

Super Rugby's record try scorer will have a hearing over homophobic comments made on social media on May 4

Landmark India ruling ends same sex ban

Section 377 of the Indian penal code, enacted by British rulers in 1861, banned 'carnal intercourse against the order of nature'

No pride in anti-gay Nigeria

Britain bestowed homophobia on the country and the state and religion cling to it

​African states biggest culprits of forced anal testing to ‘prove’ homosexuality

Haunting testimonies of LGBTQ Africans appear in a Human Rights Watch report on violations.

Pressure on SA to host talks to end gay persecution

Rights groups are putting pressure on SA to hold an Africa-wide seminar on discrimination and violence that has been postponed several times.

Museveni denies Uganda forced to drop anti-gay law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni denied on Saturday that the scrapping of a tough anti-gay law had anything to do with an Africa-US summit next week.

Uganda’s constitutional court overturns anti-gay law

Uganda's constitutional court has overturned an anti-homosexuality law that punished gay sex with long prison sentences.

New regime reigns supreme in Zambia

As Zambia celebrates 50 years of freedom, its old laws against gays and lesbians are tightened.

US sanctions will have little impact, says Uganda

Uganda says US penalties put on the country for passing anti-gay laws won't have much of an effect as Ugandans move "away from donor dependency".

UN: Discrimination against LGBTIs just as irrational as racism

If any other group of individuals was forced to live with such fear and stigma, the international community would surely unite in condemnation.

Life on the run from homophobia

Gay and trans Africans often seek asylum in South Africa, supposedly a "safe haven" for LGBTI people. But it's no bed of roses here either.

Ugandan anti-gay law sparks ‘surge in human rights violations’ – report

Human rights NGOs have released a report showing the impact of Uganda's controversial law on the wellbeing of homosexual people in the country.

First gay trial under new laws starts in Uganda

A couple arrested in January are the first homosexuals to be prosecuted since President Yoweri Museveni passed stringent new anti-gay laws.

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