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Tanzania steps up fight against queer rights
Tanzania steps up fight against queer rights
“Everyone is afraid. We’re all afraid. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Nobody knows.”
The collateral damage in Africa’s anti-homosexuality laws
The collateral damage in Africa’s anti-homosexuality laws
“We know where your children go to school. We are going to rape your daughters and turn your boys into homosexuals if you don’t stop defending...
​African states biggest culprits of forced anal testing to ‘prove’ homosexuality
​African states biggest culprits of forced anal testing to ‘prove’ homosexuality
‘When I entered the examination room, the doctor asked me to go on the examination bed and take off my trousers … I said no, so the doctor...
​Botswana’s football has a new identity
​Botswana’s football has a new identity
For the tournament, we get various LGBTI [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersex] support groups across Botswana to participate in five-a-side...
​Tackling a sports world that sidelines queer people
​Tackling a sports world that sidelines queer people
From the stands at the Wanderers sports grounds, Ronald Esbach watches with measured nervousness as his partner, George Groenewald, tries for a...
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...

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