Police arrest 7 students in Kano for ‘killing’ colleague accused of homosexuality

Police in Kano have arrested seven students of Government Technical College Ungoggo in Kano State in connection with gruesome death of their colleague . Mohammed Ali, a final year student, was reported to have been killed by the suspects following allegation of homosexuality against him. Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Magaji Majiya, […]

Kenyan art exhibition highlights need for gay rights

A Kenyan art exhibition is challenging lawmakers to respect the rights of homosexuals.The artworks are inspired by real life situations about homosexuality. The exhibition is hoping to reduce discrimination by looking at how the country’s laws protect all its citizens. In Kenya, same sex marriage is banned under the Kenyan Constitution. Lesbian and gay people continue […]


SITTING IN AN interrogation room at Dulles International Airport, Ella was paralyzed with fear. Terrified by the uniformed immigration officials lobbing questions at her, the 23-year-old Ugandan woman could think of only one thing: “I can’t go home.” One year earlier, Ella had been caught in her village in bed with her female partner. Rounded up and […]

Tanzania deports lawyers accused of ‘promoting homosexuality’

Tanzania has deported three South African lawyers after they were accused of promoting homosexuality. They were among 13 people arrested on 17 October for taking part in a meeting to discuss challenging a law stopping private health clinics from providing HIV and Aids services. However, Sibongile Ndashe says they had no right to do so, […]

Egypt In Talks To Criminalize Homosexuality

The Egypt Independent reports that Egypt was in talks this week to criminalize homoesexuality after Egyptian Member of Parliament Ryad Abdel Sattar introduced a five-part anti-LGBTQ law to the Speaker of Parliament Ali Abdel Aal. The law has already received approval from multiple members of Parliament who are allegedly “[ready] to approve it.” Riding on the […]

UN expert: Anti-gay sex laws wane; rights ‘crucible’ endures

UNITED NATIONS –  Laws criminalizing consensual gay sex have been scrapped in about 25 countries in the last 20 years, but more than 70 nations still have such prohibitions, a U.N. expert said Friday. And in many places around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people live in “a crucible of egregious violations” of […]

Tanzania arrests 12 for ‘homosexuality’ in Dar es Salaam

Tanzanian police said on Wednesday they had arrested 12 men, including two South Africans and a Ugandan, for presumed homosexuality as part of an ongoing crackdown against gays. “We arrested the criminals at (the hotel) Peacock – they were promoting homosexuality. Two are South Africans, one Ugandan and nine Tanzanians,” Dar es Salaam police head […]

Russia: Formal complaint made over gay crackdown in Chechnya

A gay Russian man accused authorities in Chechnya on Monday of jailing and beating him as part of a broad crackdown on LGBT people. Maxim Lapunov said during a news conference that unidentified people detained him on a street in the Russian region’s provincial capital, Grozny, in March and drove him to a detention facility. Guards beat […]

Azerbaijan considered worst place to be gay in Europe

During the last two weeks of September, Azerbaijani police launched a violent campaign of “arresting and torturing men presumed to be gay or bisexual, as well as transgender women,” according to Human Rights Watch and local advocacy organizations. On Oct. 2, by all accounts, police released all the detainees, officiallyacknowledging that 83 had been detained. […]

LGBT activists worry about Trump impact in Africa

Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon. Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama administration and the […]