LAGOS -- Facing human rights abuses, gender nonconforming Nigerians want the chance to live and express themselves safely.
JOHANNESBURG -- A proposed amendment to South Africa’s Civil Union Act, which legalized same-sex marriage in 2006, would prevent civil servants from refusing to marry same-sex couples on the basis of conscience, religion or belief.
ZANZIBAR -- As Tanzania’s government continues its LGBTQI+ crackdown campaign, sexual and gender minorities devise new survival strategies to avoid arrest and discrimination.
YAOUNDE, Cameroon – Human rights groups in the Central African country are working with religious leaders to discuss the consequences of homophobic attitudes and hate speech.
YAOUNDE, Cameroon – Quant au discours religieux, les leaders de toutes les confessions religieuses présentes au Cameroun ont le même discours, celui de la condamnation de l’homosexualité.
JOHANNESBURG—Mally Simelane’s daughter was murdered for her sexual orientation, a tragic event that she has channeled into promoting LGBTI acceptance at her church and in KwaThema.
LUSAKA, Zambia -- The Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia’s chairperson has welcomed the country’s intersex and transgender communities and said discriminating against them is a sin and insult to God.
JUBA, South Sudan -- In socially conservative South Sudan, LGBT people face discrimination and abuse, their non-traditional sexualities and genders often considered taboo.
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- “You have not graduated into sex work if you are not raped,” Munashe said of what he has come to consider a terrible inevitability for male sex workers who have sex with men in Zimbabwe.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar -- For LGBTQ people in Madagascar, backlash is still more common than tolerance or respect.
LOME, Togo --LGBTQ people face numerous barriers to accessing justice in Togo, including the fear of being jailed if their sexual orientation or gender identity is made public.
LOME, Togo -- Pour les personnes LGBT, des barrières d'accès à la justice sont renforcées par le regard de la société, qui ne tolère pas l'homosexualité et les pratiques y afférentes.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (RNS) Human rights campaigners in the West African nation are cherry-picking which rights they defend on the basis of religion, culture, and tradition, leaving LGBTQ communities vulnerable.
CAPE TOWN -- Amid social and religious discrimination, sexual and gender minorities are often shunned by traditional support networks and struggle to access higher education.
MASERU, Lesotho -- Following a recent police raid and facing serious legal and health risks, sex work provides financial reward and opportunity to some women in this Southern African nation.