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World Celebrates Nelson Mandela Day

To many, Nelson Mandela was the nonpareil example of a leader. Today, the first black South African president would have…

Gay Travel Profile: Jody Cole, Founder of Wild Rainbow African Safaris

by Kelsy Chauvin Few people can claim community and entrepreneurial accomplishments like Jody Cole, but among her most impressive is…

Despite his country in dire need of outside aide, Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, has said he would refuse any outside…

Malawai will hold a national referendum on same-sex marriage and legalizing homosexuality, according to President Peter Mutharika. The country, in…

Ugandan Minister for State for East African Affairs Shem Bageine announced that he wants to ban all countries that have…

Today, gay rights groups are urging the Obama Administration to take additional action against Gambian leaders as the regime continues to…

A high court in the East African country of Kenya has demanded that the government register a gay-rights group that…

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) today raised serious concerns about discriminatory provisions in a law signed…

Gay-rights and human-rights organizations worldwide are condemning the decision by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to sign into law horrific new…

Ray Cole, the 69-year-old gay British man who was jailed in Marrakesh, Morocco on the charges of homosexuality, spoke in…

Gambia’s National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for “aggravated homosexuality,” according to minority leader Samba Jallow. Homosexual…

A new bill that is being drafted in Kenya seeks to criminalize nationals found guilty of sodomy with life in…

  In a sad move, the UN General Assembly unanimously elected Uganda’s Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa, who famously called gays…

President of The Gambia Yahya Jammeh (above), who is known for hate speech directed toward gay people, has made new…

In Morocco, homosexuality is punishable by as much as three years in prison. It’s a far cry from the barbaric…

John Abdallah Wambere, a prominent Ugandan gay activist who was featured in the documentaries “Call Me Kuchu” and “Missionaries of…

Five Nigerian men were detained, stripped, and then beaten after refusing to pay a blackmailer from Lagos. According to GSN:  “…a…

Following Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s signing of a strict anti-gay bill into law, European countries have taken steps to distance…

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni today signed an archaic anti-gay bill into law. The bill, which once included the death penalty,…

President Obama condemned a measure in Uganda that criminalizes gay men by proclaiming that the existence of such legalized homophobia…

In a new Bank of America commercial to air during the Super Bowl, U2 will debut a new single. “Invisible.”…

There may be hope for the LGBT community in Malawi—who have suffered from both cultural discrimination and institutional discrimination since…

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has released a statement via his spokesperson yesterday expressing concerns that Nigeria’s new law that…

Cameroonian man Roger Jean-Claude Mbede, who was jailed for a text sent to another man that read “I am very…

The West African country of Nigeria has outlawed gay marriage, public displays of same-sex relations, and gay organizations in a…

Uganda’s parliament on Friday passed an anti-homosexuality bill that punishes “aggravated homosexuality” with life imprisonment, the bill now goes to…

Nelson Mandela who became South Africa’s first black president after the end of apartheid in 1994 has passed away. Mandela’s…

In a country marked by anti-gay hate crimes and arrests, Zambia’s first lady made an unusual move by speaking out…

Few people have inspired me more than Desmond Tutu. He has dedicated his life to bringing peace and justice to…

Cameroon in central Africa has “one of the highest prosecution rates for consensual same-sex sexual relations in the world” according…