LGBTI

SA Seeks Clarity on LGBTI Rights

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation says government has noted the recent global issues on lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, and intersexuals (LGBTI).

On 24 February 2014, a Zambian court reportedly freed a rights activist arrested last year for publicly advocating gay rights.

On 25 February 2014, Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, signed off an anti-gay bill - which states that first-time ‘offenders’ could be jailed for up to 14 years while repeat offenders could face life imprisonment - which would see gays imprisoned.

Gay and Lesbian Network: Senior Outreach Coordinator

The Gay and Lesbian Network is a young and dynamic NGO working towards creating positive change in the wellbeing of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex LGBTI community in Pietermaritzburg and the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

The Gay and Lesbian Network seeks to appoint a Senior Outreach Coordinator, based in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Tanzania Threatens to Ban LGBTI Groups

Tanzania has threatened to ban non-governmental groups that ‘promote’ the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the first public statement the government has made against the minority group.
 
In a press statement, the deputy minister for health, community, development and gender, Hamisi Kigwangala, says the Tanzanian government take traditional values seriously and will ‘always protect them’.
 

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.

Gender DynamiX: Advocacy Officer

Gender DynamiX (GDX) is a Human Rights organisation focusing our advocacy on transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming people’s rights and access to services. Gender DynamiX provides information about transgender, transsexual and gender non-confirming identities and seeks to promote awareness and acceptance by means of educating and empowering people from diverse communities, including: government departments, service providers such as medical professionals, teachers, employers, police, journalists and universities.

Gender DynamiX: Office Administrator

Gender DynamiX is a NGO working to protect the rights of transgender, transsexual and gender diverse people on a national level. The organisation provides assistance and referrals about trans health, mental health and legal information. Gender DynamiX consults with trans people and their significant others, friends, families and allies (SOFFA’s) and liaises with employers. Educational workshops and seminars are one of the organisations main activities.

Gender DynamiX seeks to appoint a transgender female Office Administrator, based  in Cape Town.

African Men for Sexual Health and Rights: Executive Director

African Men for Sexual Health and Rights [AMSHeR], one of Africa's biggest coalitions for the health and human rights of men who have sex with men/lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [MSM/LGBT] persons, is looking for a new Finance Manager.

AMSHeR is a coalition of LGBT organisations formed to provide a response to the grave human rights violations faced by LGBT people and the disproportionate way in which HIV affects men who have sex with men (MSM) on the continent.

African Men for Sexual Health and Rights: Finance Manager

African Men for Sexual Health and Rights [AMSHeR], one of Africa's biggest coalitions for the health and human rights of men who have sex with men/lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [MSM/LGBT] persons, is looking for a new Finance Manager.

AMSHeR is a coalition of LGBT organisations formed to provide a response to the grave human rights violations faced by LGBT people and the disproportionate way in which HIV affects men who have sex with men (MSM) on the continent

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