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Gays and Africa: Quotes

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s High Court on Friday issues a potentially historic ruling that could roll back colonial-era laws penalising same-sex relationships. Here is a selection of quotes illustrating the situation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in sub-Saharan Africa: “Worse than pigs and dogs.” – Former Zimbabwean …

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Gay marriage around the world

Paris, France | AFP | Gay marriage, legalised on Thursday in Australia in a parliamentary vote, is now recognised in more than 25 countries, of which 16 are in Europe. Here is a breakdown. – European pioneers – In April 2001 the Netherlands became the first country in the world …

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Gay friendly Madrid gears for WorldPride, Uganda to feature

The annual “drag race” through Chueca with men in high heels, wigs and figure-hugging dresses is another must, as well as the Mr Gay World competition Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Some two million revellers are expected in Madrid starting Friday as the Spanish capital hosts WorldPride 2017, one of …

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UN member-states reject African bid to block UN LGBT expert

United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN General Assembly on Monday rejected a bid by African countries to block the appointment of the first-ever UN expert tasked with investigating violence and discrimination against LGBT minorities. It was the second time that the African group had tried to push …

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Daughter of US Olympic sprinter Gay fatally shot

Washington, United States | AFP |  The teen daughter of former US Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay was fatally shot early Sunday, police said. Police say 15-year-old Trinity Gay, a star high school runner herself, was struck by a bullet during a shootout at about 4 a.m. in the parking lot …

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Influence of the global gay lobby

By Kintu Nyago Western governments oblivious to the fact that  it’s not only gays who have human rights to protect The pressure exerted on Uganda, by the US and some European countries, after President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the now defunct Anti-Homosexual  Bill into law,  was not premised, genuinely …

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