Representatives of several LGBTI organisations attacked at a gathering organized as part of a week of IDAHO events in Yaoundé, with the goal of providing a forum where young LGBTI artists could “pass along a positive message to the community.” >>>
The world listened last week as Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf defended her country’s laws that discriminate against its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex population. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, she spoke of preserving Liberia’s “traditional values” and said in part, “We like ourselves the way we are.” >>>
Dr Ngarikutuke Tjiriange reflects on the statements of British Prime Minister and United States Secretary of State when "the two said they would reconsider their ties with African countries that did not enshrine 'gay rights'." >>>
Gay rights in Africa are in the spotlight again after the arrest of two men in Cameroon, allegedly for "looking feminine". There have also been reports of other arrests this year, with four men between the ages of 17 and 46 named, and Alice Nkom, lawyer and president of the Cameroonian Association for the Defence of Homosexuality (Adefho), who discovered in 2007 a gay man who had been jailed without trial for two years, has herself been threatened with arrest.