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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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Mozambique decriminalises homosexuality

Mozambique decriminalises homosexuality

The government of Mozambique have made amendments to their laws, effectively decriminalising homosexuality in the African country. The revision removes the phrase “vices against nature” from constitutional documents, a remnant of Portugal’s colonial roots in Africa’s south east. Other African countries have been moving in a very different direction, intensifying laws that persecute the LGBTIQ […]

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Chad Considers Anti-Gay Legislation

Chad Considers Anti-Gay Legislation

According to Amnesty International, the African nation of Chad may be on the verge of putting into place anti-gay legislation. A draft bill is reportedly being proposed which would make amendments to the penal code criminalizing same sex conduct in Chad. Possible punitive measures for homosexual acts would include 15 to 20 year jail terms […]

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Africa’s First Openly Gay Black MP

Africa’s First Openly Gay Black MP

The continent of Africa on Wednesday gained its first openly gay black parliamentarian when Zakhele Mbhele was sworn in in South Africa. South Africa, the only nation on the continent that has outlawed discrimination based on sexuality in its constitution, has had several gay MPs in previous years, but none of them were black. In […]

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Ugandan Men Arrested Over Gay Sex

Ugandan Men Arrested Over Gay Sex

Two men have been arrested in Uganda for allegedly having gay sex. Police arrested Maurice Okello, 22, and Anthony Oluku, 18, in the northern town of Oyam. District Police Commander Najibu Waiswa told NTV Uganda that the teenager “sodomised” Mr Okello. Commander Waiswa told the TV crew there was no doubt that the men had […]

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Cameron Sithole-Modisane: “I’m African and I’m Gay”

Cameron Sithole-Modisane: “I’m African and I’m Gay”

Check out this video from Tshepo Cameron Sithole-Modisane speaking at TEDx in Soweto on November 2nd this year. Sithole-Modisane speaks about challenging homophobia in Africa and his experience of marrying his partner in a traditional wedding in rural South Africa. Sithole-Modisane shares his experience of having to catch and slaughter a bull, part of the […]

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Gay in Africa – The Struggles of Living in Botswana

Gay in Africa – The Struggles of Living in Botswana

When Africa and homosexuality come up in the same sentence, there are often assumptions of extreme homophobia, imprisonment, and death. Although these labels can be correctly applied to various African countries (Cameroon, Uganda, Nigeria), it is worth nothing that South Africa is known for having progressive LGBT views, and a lot of African countries fall […]

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