Thursday, March 29, 2012

Taboo on homosexuality

  • Youth activists in James Town, Accra, Ghana, try to stop a marriage between two women (JHR, March 11)
  • Students attacked after hanging out at a holebi party in Leuven, Belgium (, February 25)

  • Four men arrested for killing Ihsane Jarfi when he left a holebibar in Liège, Belgium (De Morgen, May 4)
  • Despite tough anti-gay bill of 2009, which proposed the death penalty for sexual minorities, Uganda’s gays see some progress in public opinion war (Washington Post, March 20)

  • Gay rights in Uganda (PBS, February 24)
  • 'Hang them': Uganda paper publishes photos of gays (NWOR)

17th of May, international day against homophobia:

  • The Poltics of Being Gay (Farah Momen at JHR Ghana on June 6, 2012)
  • “Pedophiles or other sexual deviants are not welcome in Ghana.” (Noah Wernikowski at JHR Ghana on June 18, 2012)
  • Nigerian lawmakers have approved a bill banning same-sex marriage, setting jail terms of up to 14 years for offenders. (BBC on May 30, 2013)

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