High Court of Botswana Decriminalizes Gay Sex

The High Court in African country Botswana has repealed laws that criminalize gay sex, according to PinkNews. The court voted unanimously yesterday (June 11) to overturn Sections 164(a), 164(c), and 167 of t...

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, April 25

1. MSNBC Host Joy Ann Reid has blamed hackers for a string of anti-gay posts on her blog, but there's little evidence to show they were planted, Internet Archive said. The posts first surfaced in December, and ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 1

1. Barely three months into 2017 and six transwomen of color have been killed. Ciara McElveen was stabbed to death. Her murder is the second reported death of a black transwoman in New Orleans this month, occur...
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Uganda’s ‘Kill the Gays Bill’ expected to pass

Uganda Kill the Gays Bill

Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, known by opponents as the “Kill the Gays Bill,” was expected to be voted on this week in the African country’s Parliament, where leaders said they want to pass the bill before the Dec. 15 recess as a “Christmas gift” to citizens.

At press time on Monday, Nov. 19, Ugandan newspaper The Daily Monitor reported the bill was likely to be debated Tuesday, Nov. 20.

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, wrote in a Nov. 13 letter that there is high public pressure to pass the bill. She has stated she wants the bill passed before the end of the year to give as a “Christmas gift” to the people of Uganda.

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By the numbers: Gay Malawi couple

20 & 26 Ages of Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, gay men who held an engagement ceremony in Malawi 14 Years of hard labor in prison to which the two were sentenced for “gross indecency and unnatural ...