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Pan Africa ILGA Press Statement
Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009.
10/12/2009
On behalf of the Pan Africa ILGA part of the global Pan Africa International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA). We write to express our concern...
Anachist and Queer
Anarchists are Queer and Proud
07/10/2009
Anarchism is an ideology that fights against exploitation and all forms of oppression. We fight for a world in which women will be equal to men, a world without racism and class...
Sexual Violence
Sexual Violence Against Lesbian Women in South Africa
02/02/2009
South Africa was the first state worldwide that placed sexual orientation under the protection of constitutional law. The constitution grants gender equality, gender equity and...
Senegal
Homosexuality must no longer be a crime
14/02/2008
Paris, Dakar, Ouagadougou, Maputo, Brussels, February 8, 2008. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisations in Senegal, the Rencontre africaine...
Solidarity with Lesbian Killing In South Africa
ILGA Statement on the murder of two South African Lesbians
09/08/2007
August 8, 2007 August 8, 2007 The International Lesbian and Gay Association, ILGA, would like to join the South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities,...
ILGA
First Pan African LGBTI Conference
African LGBTI activists meet in Johannesburg and elect a regional body to further advance towards equal rights in Africa.
11/06/2007
May 23, 2007 -- Earlier this May, 2007 more than 60 Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) activists from 15 African countries gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa...
ILGA
First ILGA Pan African conference
African Lesbian and Gay activists meet in Johannesburg to challenge State Homophobia in 38 countries on the continent
04/05/2007
The first regional conference of ILGA, the International Lesbian and Gay Association, in Africa will take place in Johannesburg May 5 - 8, 2007. It aims at gathering a large number...
Johannesburg May 5-8 2007
ILGA to hold its first consultation in Africa
16/03/2007
After its 19th World Conference held in Johannesburg in 1999, the International Lesbian and Gay Association* will hold its second meeting in Africa. It will be ILGA's first regional...
Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act
European Parliament calls on Nigeria to respect human rights for LGBT people
16/03/2007
Yesterday the European Parliament adopted a resolution on human rights violations in Nigeria and amongst other things called on Nigeria not to adopt the bill currently being debated....
World Social Forum - Nairobi 2007
Respect for All! Another world is possible – for African LGBT people, too
26/02/2007
As a project manager at ILGA, a worldwide federation of LGBT groups, Stephen Barris was in Nairobi at the end of January to attend the first World Social Forum in Africa, an event...
Stephen Barris / ILGA
Violence against women driven by prejudice
Tide of violence against women drowns out homophobia
19/02/2007
JOHANNESBURG, 1 February (PLUSNEWS) - Violence against women is one of the most pervasive forms of discrimination in South Africa and there is mounting concern that some assaults...
Medilinks
LGBT rights in Africa
Incorporating Gay Rights into Human Rights: Moving from Localism to Universalism
16/01/2007
On 14 November 2006 South Africa became the first African nation to legalise same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, the idea of same-sex marriage and the rights of gays and lesbians...
World Social Forum 2007
Rich LGBT program at the World Social Forum 2007 in Nairobi, a milestone for the Kenyan LGBT movement
16/01/2007
The World Social Forum (WSF) is an annual meeting held by members of the anti-globalisation movement to coordinate world campaigns, share and refine organizing strategies, and...
Sexual Minorities Uganda
Sexual minorities Uganda condemns Homophobic threats
08/12/2006
On behalf of Ugandan lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), condemns the actions of Pastor Martin Sempa, Chairperson of the Political Parties...
www.smug.4t.com
Same Sex partnership in South Africa
JOINT WORKING GROUP RESPONSE TO PASSING OF CIVIL UNION ACT
14/11/2006
The Joint Working Group, a national network of 17 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organisations, welcomes the historic step taken by Parliament to allow lesbian and...
Joint Working Group - South Africa
The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya
Statement from the LGBTI coalition in Kenya
31/10/2006
16th October 2006 The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya is a recently formed umbrella body consisting of eight Kenyan groups of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex...
LGBT rights at UN
UN Body Condemns Cameroon Imprisonment Of Gay Men
20/10/2006
In an opinion made public today, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention declared that the detention of 11 men in Cameroon on the basis of their presumed sexual...
IGLHRC
Press Homophobia
Uganda: Press Homophobia Raises Fears of Crackdown
08/09/2006
Government Campaign against Gay and Lesbian Community Escalates: In a country where a sodomy conviction carries a penalty of life imprisonment, a Ugandan tabloid’s decision to...
Human Rights Watch
Lesbian and HIV/AIDS
Positive Living LBT Women in Africa
06/09/2006
"My presentation will look at Positive living LBT women in Africa. I believe the term “positive living” when it comes to health is associated with HIV/Aids. Basically for this...
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Uganda: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people targeted
04/09/2006
Amnesty International today strongly condemned the ongoing targeting and intimidation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Uganda. The organization is particularly...
Amnesty International
Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)
SMUG official statement on the Red Pepper gay list published on the 8th August 2006
22/08/2006
As a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersexed (LGBTI) human rights organization we strongly contest the information recently released in the Red Pepper tabloid exposing...
Lesbian Conference in Johannesburg
Lesbian movements grow to tides in South Africa
16/08/2006
Despite emotions stoked by recounting of personal stories of marginalization among lesbians that led to tears, four-day lesbian conference hosted by Forum for the Empowerment...
BTM
Religion: Changing Attitude
First Anniversary of Changing Attitude Nigeria (CAN)
08/08/2006
Changing Attitude Nigeria is proud to celebrate the first anniversary of our founding. CAN started in the diocese of the Niger Delta, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion on...
Activism in Africa
CAL Aims to Lead Lesbians' Projects
11/07/2006
Two weeks ago, the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) held its second leadership training in Johannesburg, South Africa. Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) spearheaded...
Behind the Mask
Trans Issues in Africa
First Transgender Association Established in Africa
06/07/2006
The gender question - "is it a boy or a girl?" - immediately follows any birth. This past weekend, a non-profit organisation catering to the needs of transgendered people has...
Gender DynamiX
Africa
Gay and Lesbian People 'Are Here in Africa'
26/06/2006
"We are here in Africa. We live in the mainstream, we pay taxes like everybody else in the mainstream, we relate with people in the mainstream. We are a naturally occurring phenomenon...
Mail and Guardian
Arrests in Cameroon
Seven Men Convicted and Sentenced on Sodomy Charges
14/06/2006
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has learned that seven of the nine men who have been on trial for homosexuality in Cameroon have been found...
IGLHRC
Marriage Bill
Nigeria: Rights activists form alliance against anti-gay marriage bill
06/06/2006
Human rights activists in the country have formed an alliance against the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill now in the National Assembly, saying it violates people's sexuality...

Cameroon: Government Refuses to Release Nine Men Discharged on Homosexuality Charges
08/05/2006
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has learned that the Cameroonian government has refused to release nine men jailed on charges of homosexuality...
IGLHRC
Nigerian Statement
His Excellency Joseph U. Ayalogu Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
24/04/2006
Geneva, 2 April 2006: We, the undersigned individuals and organizations from 34 countries and all regions of the world, are outraged by Nigeria’s move to violate human rights...
AFRICA: Statement on Homophobia
END HOMOPHOBIA IN AFRICA
19/04/2006
Press Release, Geneva, April 3rd, 2006: We are African lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and trans people, we are human rights defenders and we are delegates to the XXIII world...
Africa's participation in the 23rd ILGA World Conf
African LGBT strongly represented at the ILGA World Conference
13/04/2006
More than 15 African representatives participated in the 23rd ILGA World Conference in Geneva. African people made their communities highly visible and called for greater internal...
ILGA
Cameroon: situation for LGBT people still critical
CALL FOR DECRIMINALISATION OF HOMOSEXUALITY
20/02/2006
Press release, ADEFHO / Warning Douala, February 16, 2006 The ADEFHO (The Cameroonian Association for the Defense of Homosexuality) and WARNING, a French association working...
The UAE condemned for jaling gay people
UAE jails 12 men for homosexuality
15/02/2006
13-Feb-2006 - Marc Shoffman The USA has condemned the United Arab Emirates after twelve men were jailed for participating in a gay wedding. Officials in the country...
Launch of Pride Shelter Trust
Africa's first formal shelter providing short-term accommodation to sexual minority groups during crisis periods
11/02/2006
A shelter for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community is being established in Cape Town. This will be Africa's first formal shelter providing short-term accommodation...
Pride Shelter Trust
A PRESS WITCH-HUNT TARGETS LISTS OF HOMOSEXUALS
For three weeks, Cameroon has been living to the rhythm of 'revelations' on homosexuality
11/02/2006
A press witch-hunt for homosexuals -- which includes publishing lists of names of scores of men and women accused of being gay -- has been going on for three weeks in the Cameroun...
Direland
LGBT GROUP UNITE AGAINST BILL ON SAME SEX
Nigerian minister of information: LGBT orientation is alien to Nigeria
11/02/2006
SPIN have totally condemned the bill initiated by the Fed govt of Nigeria to stop same sex relationships and marriages in Nigeria. Saying that it would contravene the universal...
SPIN
Harmful cultural practices and beliefs for women
Women’s Leadership Centre Namibia Press Statement
12/12/2005
Breaking the silence around harmful cultural practices and beliefs As women and young women of Namibia we are very proud of those aspects of our various cultures and traditions...
Same sex marriage approved in South Africa
Organised lesbian and gay sector welcomes the Constitutional Court’s judgment on same sex marriages
01/12/2005
Press release by the Joint Working Group (JWG) 1 December 2005 The organised gay and lesbian sector welcomes this morning's Constitutional Court judgement and urges...
Behind the Masks
Anti homosexual laws in Uganda
Human Rights Activists Brutalised By Police and local government official
27/07/2005
On July 20th, an LC1 Chairman (local government official) and another man forcibly entered the home of J.M. at Kireka, who is a human rights activist and chairperson of SMUG (Sexual...
Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)
GAY MAN FACES DEATH BY STONING IN NIGERIA
The man was charged with sodomy in a Sharia court and sentenced to death after admitting having sexual relations with other men.
12/07/2005
LAGOS (Reuters) - A U.N. human rights expert raised the alarm on Friday over the case of a man who is on death row in northern Nigeria awaiting execution by stoning after a...
Beijing +10 review
Beijing +10 review: another missed opportunity for lesbians?
24/05/2005
From February 28th to March 11th 2005, the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York conducted the ten-year review and appraisal of the Beijing Platform for Action (Beijing...
Dorothy Aken'ova
LGBT Voices from the UN / 2005
Some States retain colonial laws that criminalize same-sex sexual activity and non-normative sex and gender expression. In fact, some of these laws have been extended in the name of religion and culture
11/05/2005
Item 6: Racism, Racial Discriminiation, Xeonophobia and all Forms of Discrimination Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Chairperson, distinguished delegates, My name is Hudson...
ILGA Panel at the 61rst UNCHR
It is difficult to be different as a woman
11/05/2005
I would like to share with you the context from which I come and how lesbian and bisexual women are perceived within that context. Just like in most places around the...
ILGA member GALZ wins 2005's Felipa de Sousa award
Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) Honored with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission’s 2005 Felipa de Souza Award
01/02/2005
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) proudly announced today that its 2005 Felipa de Souza Award will be presented to Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe...
ILGHRC
Appeal for same-sex marriage succeeds
A lesbian couple's appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal to have their marriage legally recognised and registered succeeded on Tuesday.
01/12/2004
The court, in a majority decision, declared that under the Constitution the common law concept of marriage was to be developed to embrace same-sex partners. The appeal, brought...
Rosanna Flamer Caldera recalls Fanny Ann
Fannyann had the courage and the strength to fight for our rights and in doing so, made the ultimate sacrifice
05/10/2004
I first met Fanny Ann in Johannesburg last February. She boldly walked into my hotel room and introduced herself. We were attending the All African Symposium on Human rights and...
ILGA
The LGBT community mourns the death of Fanny Ann
The activist from Sierra Leone was murdered
05/10/2004
Dear Friends, It is with great pain that we share with you the news of the brutal murder of Fanny Ann Eddy. Fanny Ann was attacked in the offices of SLLAGA, the Sierra Leone...
ILGA
UNCHR 2004 - NGO Statements on Human Rights
Silence creates vulnerability. You, members of the Commission on Human Rights, can break the silence.
04/10/2004
Intervention by MADRE Item 14 ˆ 60th Session, Commission on Human Rights Distinguished members of the Commission, My name is Fannyann Eddy and I am representing MADRE I am...
SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS REMAIN A CRIME
LGBT in Ghana to boycott December polls
18/08/2004
This is our first letter to you to introduce our selves to you as gays/ lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people living in Ghana. We as gays, lesbians, bisexuals in Ghana have...
Gays, lesbians, bisexuals & transsexuals of Ghan
Zimbabwe International Book Fair
GALZ member attacked by a member of the public.
04/08/2004
In August 1996, the Supreme Court confirmed the right of GALZ to participate at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair. Between 1997 and 2002, the association exhibited by placing...
Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ)
South Africa: campaign for same sex marriage
The Equality Project challenges the laws that prevent same-sex couples from marrying
09/07/2004
The Lesbian and Gay Equality Project (“the Equality Project”) today announced that it and eighteen other applicants have filed an application in the Johannesburg High Court challenging...
The Lesbian and Gay Equality Project
MSM
Meeting the Sexual Health Needs of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Senegal
16/06/2004
Research conducted in many countries has highlighted the vulnerability of men who have sex with men (MSM) to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Yet in Africa,...
Population Council, 2002
UN 2004 - NGO statement: Alternative families
Which is the traditional family? Our definition, not the Vatican's
27/04/2004
Speech given by Cesnabmihilo Dorothy Aken’Ova / INCRESE, Minna 19th April 2004 At: WE ARE FAMILY - a Panel of the IRCSM and ISHR. I have followed the UN processes since...