Tag: african gays

Ugandan gays rejoice at pride rally after court rejects oppressive law

Ugandan gays rejoice at pride rally after court rejects oppressive law

| August 14, 2014

(GIN)—At a gay pride rally on the shores of Lake Victoria, over 100 members of Uganda’s oppressed sexual minority led a party of music, dancing and laughter. The event marked the “unbanning” of the gay community by an act of the Supreme Court which found a draconian anti-homosexual ordinance to be unconstitutional. Festival-goers wore Pride-themed […]

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BBC News – Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for ‘homosexual offences’

BBC News – Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for ‘homosexual offences’

| March 10, 2014

Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for ‘homosexual offences’ Islamic courts operate in mainly Muslim northern Nigeria Four Nigerian men have received 20 lashes each after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicted them of gay sex, officials say. Confessions had been forced from the Muslim men after they were beaten up in custody, […]

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