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International Bar Association‚Äôs Human Rights Institute calls on Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo to repeal “discriminatory LGBTQ+ Bill”

Graham Robson April 9, 2024

The International Bar Association‚Äôs Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is calling on Ghana‚Äôs President Akufo-Addo to repeal the ‚Äúdiscriminatory‚ÄĚ LGBTQ+ Bill passed by Ghana‚Äôs Parliament in what is widely seen as further criminalisation of LGBTQ+ communities in the West African country. The IBAHRI regards the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill (the Bill) […]

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HIV

University of Brighton graduate who lost both parents to AIDS awarded grant from Elton John AIDS Foundation

Graham Robson March 27, 2024

Caroline Mukebezi, who graduated with a Master‚Äôs degree in Health Promotion from the University of Brighton‚Äôs School of Sports and Health Sciences, has been awarded $50,000 from Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) for her project aimed at improving access to HIV response for vulnerable people ‚Äď especially adolescents and young girls ‚Äď in her native […]

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LGBTQ+ News

Sir Lindsay Hoyle urges Home Secretary to ban Uganda leader, Anita Among, who promoted ‚ÄúKill the Gays‚ÄĚ law

Graham Robson February 8, 2024

The Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, met with LGBTQ+ campaigner Peter Tatchell last night (Wednesday, February 7) in Parliament and has agreed to press the Home Secretary, James Cleverly, to ban the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, Anita Among, from entering Britain. Acting at the request of Ugandan LGBTQ+ campaigners, Mr […]

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International News

Ugandan LGBTQ+ activist in critical condition after stabbing

January 4, 2024

Steven Kabuye, a prominent LGBTQ+ rights activist in Uganda, where sexual minorities have faced a wave of abuse since an anti-gay law was enacted last year, was stabbed on Wednesday, January 3, and is in critical condition, his organisation, Coloured Voices Media Foundation-Truth to LGBTQ+ Uganda, said. Kabuye was “stabbed to near death by unknown […]

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Transgender News

Activist seeks help for threatened trans shelter in Uganda

Graham Robson December 18, 2023

In 2020, Kampala LGBTQ+ activist Wejuri Benjamin decided he had had enough of the extreme pressure that the Ugandan government has put on transgender Ugandans since the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) earlier this year. ‚ÄúNot only is it now illegal to be LGBTQ+ in Uganda, but many of us, especially those who are […]

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International News

Ugandan President‚Äôs signing of highly repressive anti-LGBTQ+ law ‚Äėdark day‚Äô for human rights

Graham Robson May 30, 2023

The Ugandan President‚Äôs signing of highly repressive anti-LGBTQ+ law is a ‚Äėdark day‚Äô for human rights, according to Amnesty International. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill imposes a punishment of life imprisonment for same-sex sexual acts, and up to ten years behind bars for attempted same-sex sexual acts. It also imposes the death penalty for ‚Äúaggravated homosexuality‚ÄĚ. The […]

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LGBTQ+ News

Ugandans lead ‘kill the gays’ bill protest in London

Graham Robson April 26, 2023

Fifty LGBTQ+ campaigners and allies staged a noisy vigil outside the Ugandan High Commission in Trafalgar Square, London on Tuesday, April 25, chanting ‚ÄúMuseveni! Kill the bill‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúThe world is watching! Kill the bill.‚ÄĚ They were protesting in solidarity with Ugandan LGBTs against Uganda‚Äôs Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which includes long jail time and even execution […]

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