In solidarity with "Colors and Shapes" LGBT and gay-friendly individuals living outside of Algeria also took part in the action. A booklet of these pictures and testimonies of LGBT victims of homophobia has been completed and will be shared on the Alouen Association website and Facebook page. >>>
On this day, we will raise our voices and take our cause to the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. Iranti-org in collaboration with: Forum for the Empowerment of Women, Transgender & Intersex Africa, Coalition of African Lesbians, Ekurhuleni Pride Organising Committee, Pan Africa ILGA, Gender Dynamix, TransBantu Zambia, Sexual Rights Centre Zimbabwe and Uthingo the Rainbow, will be hosting the first large-scale IDAHOT event in South Africa.
The 53rd Ordinary session of the Commission was held in Banjul in The Gambia from 9 to 22 April. It was preceded by a three day NGO Forum (5 to 8 April) which brought together human rights defenders from across the continent and beyond. >>>
As part of UHAI's commitment to supporting the capacity strengthening of our partners, we will support the participation of active members of the LGBTI and sex worker community to attend and participate in this fellowship. >>>
Iranti-Org is a collective of media advocates who use media tools and platforms such as an online space or a face to face spaces to advocate for the rights of LGBTI persons. Iranti-Org is a finalist for the Kalamazoo College Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice Leadership. >>>
GALZ joins the nation in celebrating and honouring Zimbabwe’s men and women who sacrificed their lives to bring freedom for ALL. One of the reasons for the struggle for independence was to bring about equality for all before the law and GALZ strives to see this becoming a reality in present day Zimbabwe.
ILGA Bulletin 4/1999
In a successful and the biggest ever ILGA conference, 200 delegates from 40 countries gathered at the plenary session to elect Unisons’s Kursad Karhamanoglu from the United Kingdom and GLOW’s Phumizile Mtetwa from South Africa as their secretaries general. The next world conference will be held July 2000 in Rome. >>>
The human rights organization Friends of Rainka issued a plea today to Zambian officials and religious leaders to avoid making inflammatory statements that might lead to increased violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. >>>
A snap survey by The Observer suggests that if their MPs' views are anything to go by, many Ugandans want the bill passed immediately. But many MPs prefer to discuss the bill behind closed doors for fear of retribution from Western interests. >>>
First lady, Janet Museveni is reported to have said that the Anti Homosexuality Bill is not meant to persecute gay people, noting that Ugandans do not necessarily kill them although adding that they are not admired either. >>>
Speaking during a dialogue on HIV-Aids for the LGBTI community at Constitution Hill on Tuesday, Clr Nonceba Molwele called on all South Africans to respect the human rights of gays and lesbians and remember those who had been murdered or raped because of their sexual orientation. >>>
Davis Mac-Iyalla, a leading African gay activist who had risked prison in his native Nigeria where homosexuality is illegal, finally said “I do”. And he did so with a message of hope for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Africans: “Don’t give up, be proud of who you are.” >>>