Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of 10 years or more
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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Has your LGBTI family been affected by your sexual orientation in TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF?
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Yes, my children have been discriminated against
Yes, we have all been discriminated against
As Uganda battles donor backlash for passing a law that outlaws homosexuality, a Tanzanian MP is working on a private member’s Bill that seeks to tighten the law against same sex relationships.
Ezekiel Wenje from the main opposition Chama cha Democrasia na Maendeleo party told The EastAfrican that he had already given parliament notice of his intention to draft the Bill. >>>
Wezesha is partnering with local health providers to establish a LGBT-friendly clinic in Dar es Salaam. The clinic will provide free quality health services, including HIV testing, TB screening, treatment care, and support to more than 500 poor LGBT people who do not access services due to homophobia based on their sexual orientation. This will be the first and only clinic in Tanzania where LGBT people can access free quality health services. >>>
The Tanzanian government has committed on paper to reduce the stigma for at-risk groups, but that commitment is meaningless if the police regularly rape, assault, and arrest them. The government’s HIV policy can’t succeed if police are driving away the very people the public health programs most need to reach. >>>
The only similarities between Maurice Mjomba and David Kato are that they were both African and gay and died (for whatever reason) horribly. One was struck down with a fatal blow to the head and the other, suffered the most excruciating tortures and had his life squeezed out by strangulation. >>>
Following a hearing today before an British immigration judge, Tanzanian gay asylum seeker Edson 'Eddy' Cosmas was released from Harmondsworth Removal Centre at 5pm and was also removed from the 'detained fast track' process. >>>
The Tanzania Film Censorship Board of the Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports has barred the public showing of five local films, some being blamed for "promoting homosexuality, which in a criminal offence in Tanzania."
The realisation that specific population groups are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS has prompted the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences together with the University of Oslo to host the HIV and most at risk populations (MARPS) short course in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 18-29 October 2010, to create awareness about HIV infections amongst vulnerable groups. >>>
PAI is excited to provide a small grants program dedicated to supporting and empowering young people to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). PAI will support organizations and networks in the three following countries: Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Young people are often at a great disadvantage, especially when it comes to accessing accurate, timely information about their reproductive health needs. Thus, PAI seeks to provide dedicated resources for advocacy to support young people in developing appropriate strategies for increasing resources and attention for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Deadline for applications: January 20, 2010. >>>
Tanzania criminalizes homosexuality under Section 154 of the Penal Code, and LGBT people already suffer persecution and violence at the hands of state and non-state actors. Attacks have reportedly become more direct and aggressive following media coverage of the UNHRC's recommendations, particularly by individuals acting with the encouragement of the police. >>>