Uganda: Gays ask for separate police cell

Protesting discrimination and harassment by other suspects, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Uganda want police to lock them up in separate police cells if and when they get arrested. A rights group says that LGBT persons living in the country have suffered humiliation and harsh judgement in society and at the hands […]

Turkey bans LGBT events in capital, citing ‘public security’

Turkish officials have banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in the country’s capital, in a move LGBT organizations call illegal and discriminatory. The ban took effect Saturday for an “indefinite” period and applies to all LGBT film screenings, theatres, panels and exhibitions. The Ankara governor’s office announced Sunday that the ban […]

Homophobia in Africa: Between rigid laws and finding refuge in Art

Homophobia is not just the attitude of few bigots in our continent. The intimate and personal lifestyle of African LGBTQ+ people is being politicized. Lawmakers and politicians seem to be highly concerned with what two consenting adults are doing behind closed doors. Rampant homophobia in Africa 38 African nation prohibit homosexuality by making it illegal. Five […]

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, […]

Man accused of killing teen son because he was gay

A Nevada man faces murder charges after authorities say he shot and killed his 14-year-old son, and friends say the father may have targeted his son because he was gay, KTNV reports. Dozens of high schoolers gathered together Sunday night trying to understand how one of their friends was allegedly killed by his own father. “I was […]

UK student expelled for belief that homosexuality is a sin

A U.K. court has ruled that the University of Sheffield’s decision to expel a Christian student over his comments on homosexuality is legal. The controversy started two years ago when devout Christian student Felix Ngole of Barnsley, South Yorkshire was in his second year studying for his master’s degree. Around this time, the Kim Davis […]

Will India Ever be Free of Homophobia? What Are We Waiting For?

Column originally appeared on The Quint ======= No Indian with a straight face can deny that sex is a taboo subject in India. If the simple mention of sex can cause so much hullabaloo in our society, it is no surprise to see all hell break loose at the very mention of homosexuality. While sex […]

Kenya Bans ‘Andi Mack’ Over Gay Character, in Crackdown on LGBT Content

Kenyan authorities have banned the Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack” because of the program’s upcoming gay storyline, part of an ongoing crackdown in the African country on LGBT content. The decision by the Kenya Film Classification Board underscores the challenge for creators of LGBT content on a continent where local mores – and criminal codes – don’t always align with […]

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 […]