Tag "Africa"

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The Trump Administration Will Not Punish African Countries That Discriminate Against LGBTQ People

Mick Mulvaney, a former Republican lawmaker who is Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Trump administration, has made comments which imply that the Trump administration will

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So, You Think Homosexuality Is Un-African?

Well, it’s Not. Anti-gay sentiments in Africa, which run counter to a history of same-sex practices across the continent, are often fuelled by the hostile attitudes of some in key

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#FineQueerCouples: LGBT couples in Africa celebrate love online with trending hashtag

It may still a taboo topic in most African nations, but same sex love is gaining grounds despite the risk to life and intolerance of LGBT rights. South Africa is

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Emeli Sande urges Commonwealth leaders to see LGBT+ people ‘as human beings’ and overturn anti-gay laws

Singer Emeli Sande has urged Commonwealth leaders to overturn anti-gay laws and “see people as human beings”. Speaking to the Commonwealth leaders that have gathered for CHOGUM (Commonwealth Heads of

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Theresa May apologizes for UK’s colonial anti-gay laws

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she deeply regrets the UK’s role in criminalizing same-sex relations in its former colonies. The laws were passed under British rule and are

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Black Panther and the Promise of a Queer-Affirming Africa

Originally published on out.com Rapturous reviews, record-breaking box office, and legit cultural phenomenon aside, Black Panther is a landmark, especially for black folks. The mythical Wakanda, King T’Challa/Black Panther’s homeland,

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The African Homophobe Is Not Special. He Is Simply Behind Schedule

There’s a faux attempt by some members of the African public to paint their homophobia as something new and special, to see it as a vestige of our burgeoning religious

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Homosexuality Is Not Un-African But Homophobia Is

Previously published on africanexponent.com Homosexuality is considered an anathema to African societies. In Tanzania’s semi-autonomous Zanzibar, 12 women and 8 men were arrested over homosexuality. They were in a hotel

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In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

Originally published on washingtonpost.com 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,