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New videos shine a light on LGBTI+ life in Middle East and North Africa

New videos shine a light on LGBTI+ life in Middle East and North Africa

A new campaign from Human Rights Watch is telling the stories of LGBTI+ people living in North Africa and the Middle East. The #NoLongerAlone series was created in partnership with the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality and released alongside Audacity in Adversity: LGBT Activism in the Middle East and North Africa – a report from the […]

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Boxer Anthony Mundine says gay people confuse society

Boxer Anthony Mundine says gay people confuse society

Boxer Anthony Mundine has described gay people as being confusing to society, and will says gays will be judged by God. The latest series of Channel Ten’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here commenced on Sunday night with nine celebrities dropped into the African jungle. At the end of the show hosts Julia Morris […]

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Kenyan official explains gay lions by blaming gay people

Kenyan official explains gay lions by blaming gay people

Kenya’s ‘moral policeman’ Ezekial Mutua has expressed concern about two male lions who were observed having sex in the Masai Mara game reserve and suggested that the should be separated. Ezekial Mutua, the chief executive of the Kenya Film Classification Board, said the pair must have been influenced after they viewed a human same sex couple […]

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Tanzanian government investigating “homosexuality syndicate”

Tanzanian government investigating “homosexuality syndicate”

The Deputy Health Minister of Tanzania says he is preparing to release a list of gay men’s names in an attempt to strengthen the nation’s anti-homosexuality laws. MP Hamisi Kigwangalla revealed on Twitter that his government is looking into what he describes as a “homosexuality syndicate”, and will arrest men who are actively seeking sex […]

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Chad criminalises homosexuality

Chad criminalises homosexuality

The African nation Chad has approved a new criminal code for the country, among the many new laws is one that makes homosexuality illegal. The new laws were passed by 111 members of parliament who voted in favour of the new penal code, only one politician voted against the wide ranging laws, while four others […]

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George Ogurie says human race might not survive because of gay marriage

George Ogurie says human race might not survive because of gay marriage

The leader of a Nigerian Christian Group has called on all world leaders to reverse their laws allowing marriage equality. George Ogurie, President of Nigeria’s Family Federation for World Peace Unification (FFWPU) claims that allowing gay couples to wed will affect the survival of the human race. “It is unfortunate that such people will do […]

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Ugandan police break up gay rights event

Ugandan police break up gay rights event

  Police stormed a LGBTI rights event in the suburbs of Kampala on Thursday night and arrested a dozen people for promoting homosexuality according to Ugandan activists. Witnesses have described police scuffling with people, dragging them out of the club, beating them and stripping them naked to ascertain their gender. There have been unconfirmed reports […]

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Cardinal Sarah: ‘Deviation’ is the only word for homosexual marriage

Robert Sarah, a Catholic Cardinal has said the only word that can be used to describe homosexual marriage and gender theory is ‘deviation’. Cardinal Robert Sarah reportedly made the comments in Italy while presenting his new book titled ‘God or Nothing’. Cardinal Sarah called on all Christians to fight against those he saw as “deviation”. […]

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Mugabe’s ‘We Are Not Gays’ speech gets disco treatment

Mugabe’s ‘We Are Not Gays’ speech gets disco treatment

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was making headlines last week for declaring ‘we are not gays’ while denouncing LGBT rights before the United Nations. The soundbite from the man who has decried homosexuality as a “filthy disease” was skewered by a number of comedians and public figures, including US Democratic Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and comedian […]

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Senegal journalist faces jail time for homosexuality

Senegal journalist faces jail time for homosexuality

Tamsir Jupiter Ndiaye, an eminent journalist in Senegal, has been sentenced to six months in prison for committing acts of homosexuality. The reporter was accused of attempted rape by another man, leading to his arrest. Homosexuality is a criminal offence in Senegal, fetching between 1 and 5 years imprisonment or fines up to 1,500,000 francs […]

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