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Ghanaians are reacting to President Nana Akufo-Addo’s indefinite stance on legalization of homosexuality and it is mostly negative

Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo recently sat to an interview with Al Jazeera and expressed a surprising lack of firmness against the possibility of legalizing homosexuality in Ghana. Even though he

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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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What’s The Difference Between Gay And Queer?

To some people, the terms “gay” and “queer” are one and the same, but that’s not exactly the case. Let’s start from the beginning. Both words are derived from definitions

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“As a queer Zimbabwean, the ousting of Robert Mugabe does not bring me much hope.” Says Writer Joyline Maenzanise

Joyline Maenzanise, a queer writer based in Zimbabwe, responds to the resignation of the country’s long-serving homophobic President Robert Mugabe. * I must say, I never thought I would see

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Australia Says Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

“Today love has had a landslide victory.” Australia has taken a decisive step towards legislating marriage equality by Christmas after 61.6% of voters in an unprecedented national postal survey approved

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“I Will Fight For You But…” The Shame Of The LGBT Activist

The post you’re yet to read is very contextual. Without revealing much, especially considering the group’s terms of security, there exists on Facebook a group for Nigerian men. In this

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Dear Self Righteous Nigerian: Open Letter From a Humanist

Dear Self Righteous Nigerian At what point did we become so comfortable with raising glasses to murder, with saying cheers to the act of one man taking another man’s life?

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“You Are Loved. Period!” Uzo Aduba gives rousing speech while receiving Ally for Equality Award, references Nigerian LGBT

Uzo Aduba was awarded the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality Award at the 2017 HRC National Dinner at the Washington Convention Center on Saturday evening (October 28) in Washington,

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United Nations LGBT Rights Expert warns of ‘global crisis’ as homophobic crackdowns continue

The UN’s independent LGBT Human Rights Expert has warned of a brewing global crisis amid reports of homophobic purges in several countries. This year, there have been a number of

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Egypt Set to Enact One of the World’s Most Extreme Anti-LGBTQ Laws

Egypt is set to enact one of the world’s most sweeping and extreme pieces of anti-LGBTQ legislation following a harsh crackdown on the local queer community. On Wednesday, member of