Amankwaa’s Tweets Spark Rage

The fate of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) soccer analyst, Coudjoe Amankwaa, who has sparked outrage with his homophobic comments on Twitter, is still in the balance.
SABC spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyago, “We don’t know exactly what happens until management deals with this. We can only comment afterwards. We can only gather what happened when he meets with his bosses.”
As outrage at the comments escalated, AIDS activist, Zackie Achmat, called Amankwaa’s tweet “the most ignorant for a while”.

MSM Recognised For Fighting Homophobia

Mpumalanga’s Gert Sibande District recognises 24 leaders from the local community of men who have sex with men (MSM) for making a difference in their communities and fighting homophobia.

The Anova Health Institute, in partnership with the Department of Health and national associations of people living with HIV, launched the HIV prevention Boithato Project where MSM are provided with condoms, water-based lubricant and MSM-friendly HIV testing spaces.

Campaigners Slam Homophobic States

Campaigners at the World AIDS Conference are taking aim at countries with anti-gay laws, accusing them of creating conditions that let HIV spread like poison.

Powerfully mixing concerns over human rights and health, the issue threatens to divide western donor countries where gay equality is making strides from poor beneficiary nations where anti-gay laws persist or have been newly passed.

No Gay Rights' Echos State - Minister

Zambia has reiterated its position not to recognise gay rights, saying that ‘gaysm’ runs counter to the country’s culture and is an affront to the Constitution which recognises the country as a Christian Nation.

The country’s foreign affairs deputy minister, Gabriel Namulambe, who also urged foreign missions accredited to Zambia to respect the views of the country about gay rights, says the country will abide by Christian values.

Mozambique Urged to Recognise LGBT

As gay Americans make headlines fighting for their marital rights, in Mozambique, and many other countries in Africa, the battle looks different and is much quieter.

Danilo Da Silva, executive director of the Mozambican Association for the Defense of Sexual Minorities (LAMBDA), points out that, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is afraid of losing the people they love, of being rejected and being an outcast.

Anti-Gay Pastor Refused Entry Into SA

Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, has announced that controversial United States pastor, Steven Anderson, will not be permitted to visit South Africa.

Gigaba announced his decision on the visit at Parliament in Cape Town after receiving two petitions from the lesbian‚ gays‚ bisexual‚ transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community with more than 60 000 signatures opposing the intended visit.

South Africa Leads in HIV Prevention Among Gay Groups

As homophobic discrimination continues to sweep across the African continent, we should be acutely mindful of the diverse ways it harms societies. While we are most aware of the direct effect homophobic physical violence has on sexual minority groups, it is also crucial that we be cognisant of the many insidious ways which stigma and discrimination impact not only on sexual minorities but society at large.

Social Media, Rape Culture, and How Women Fight Back

The recent suspension and dismissal of FHM editor, Max Barashenkov, and editorial assistant, Montle Moorosi, for having made a joke out of ‘corrective rape’ on the former’s Facebook page, come at a point at which the border between our public and private lives is not only blurred by our participation in social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), but in an age where violence against women has run rampant.

Zozo’s Friends Call for Action

The friends of slain lesbian, Duduzile Zozo, made themselves heard at the Thokoza police station on the East Rand, demanding an update on the murder investigation.
While confronting patrolling police officers outside the deceased's house, Zozo's friend Bianca Laban said: "It is b…*t that the perpetrators are still walking the streets after killing our friend."
Activist, Jabu Pereira, says more effort was needed from government to ensure the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country.

Mugabe Slam Opposition Parties, Gays

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has accused his political rivals of wanting to ‘bring back the white people’ and criticised gay rights ahead of that country’s elections.
Mugabe, who attacked gay marriage because it is ‘alien to Africa’, appealed to thousands of members of a church in Eastern Marange to support his bid for re-election after 33 years in power.


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